Instructions for Abstract Preparation and Submission
Once you begin the submission process, you will be required to submit the following information:
- Full name, degree(s), credential(s)
- Mailing address
- Daytime telephone, fax, and e-mail
- Current institution
- Previous institution (where research was conducted, if applicable)
- Submitting author type: Junior Faculty or Fellow
- Study type: Clinician Scientist, Research Scientist, Clinical Fellow, or Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Abstracts should be uploaded as a Microsoft Word document with your last name in the document name.
Abstracts should consist of a brief title (bolded) descriptive of the research. Include first and last names and degrees of the authors. Underline the presenting author’s name and list the name and location of the institution where research was completed. Do not identify authors or institutions in the body of the abstract. Sans serif font (such as Arial or Helvetica) is preferred. Do not use font sizes smaller than 10 point.
Abstract text must be 500 words or less. Please make sure all figures are high resolution (at least 300 dpi). No more than a total of 4 figures and/or tables per submission are permitted. Please limit figures to 1 graph or image each (i.e., no multiple-part figures). All figures will be printed in black and white. Please keep this in mind and adjust your figures and legends accordingly. Legends should be included with the abstract text and not as part of the figures (not included in the 500-word limit); figures should be embedded in the abstract file and not included as separate attachments.
Organize the body of the abstract in the following manner:
a) Disclosure of relevant financial relationships (not included in word count)
b) A sentence stating the purpose of the study
c) A brief statement of methods
d) A summary of results
e) A statement of conclusions reached. It is not satisfactory to state, “The results will be discussed.”
An automatic email confirming abstract submission will be provided upon completion of the online submission process.
Notification of abstract acceptance, or rejection, will be provided to you via e-mail at the end of February.