The Abstract Submission Deadline has passed. Please consider submitting an abstract for ABRF 2021!
All abstracts submitted will be reviewed by the Education Committee and will be considered for poster presentation. A limited number of oral presentations will be selected by the Program Committee. All accepted abstracts will be published in the meeting app.
Please read through the following instructions and guidelines thoroughly prior to submitting an abstract.
(1) Things to Remember
- All abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission website using the online text submission form (Attachments are not permitted).
- When you log into the abstract submission portal for ABRF 2020 the first time, click “Create account” to set up a user profile. Maintain your login information for future submissions.
- Set up your profile first, then click “Submissions” in the Abstracts menu to enter your abstract information.
- Co-authors will not be set up in the system in advance, if adding co-authors to a submission, you will have to click “add co-author” and hit “search” on the next page to access set up for new contacts.
- Individuals may submit multiple abstracts.
- The first author acknowledges: (1) adherence to the rules and scientific validity of the presentation, and (2) that all reported investigations involving humans and animals have been reported in the abstracts and has been conducted in conformance with guidelines for experimental procedures as set forth in the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki and NIH “Guidelines for the Care and Use of Animals.”
- Complete all the information requested on the online abstract form. Required fields are noted with red tabs. Be sure to indicate whether you want your poster to be considered for the ABRF Poster Award, and select your poster category from the drop down menu.
- Please be sure to review your submission before you hit “Submit.” You will not be able to login to edit your abstract after it has been submitted. If you need assistance with a previously-submitted abstract, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(2) Abstract Content & Formatting
All abstracts should have the following:
- A brief statement of the study’s objective (unless given in the title).
- A brief statement of methods, if pertinent.
- A summary of the results obtained.
- A statement of the conclusions. It is not satisfactory to say “the results will be discussed.”
A well written and correctly formatted example of an abstract, presented by Johnson et al in J Biomol Tech v.24(2); Jul 2013 (doi: 10.7171/jbt.13-2402-003), can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3605922/.
Other formatting guidelines:
- You are encouraged to limit your abstract to no more than 300 words.
- Type or copy and paste your abstract text into the text field. Copy from a simple text file instead of a word processing document, to avoid problems with hidden formatting characters.
- Use a short, specific title.
- Do Not CAPITALIZE ALL LETTERS IN THE TITLE OR SPEAKER INFORMATION. Use Sentence Format.
- Do Not bold letters in the title, unless necessary.
- Capitalize initial letters of trade names.
- Use standard abbreviations for units of measurement. Other abbreviations should be spelled out in full at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Exceptions: DNA, RNA, etc.
- Please note that abstracts should only contain text. Do not include tables, graphs or pictures.
- To associate authors and their institutional affiliations, please place number in parenthesis after each author’s name (if more than one author) and the corresponding number before each affiliated institution’s name (if more than one institution).
- Please proofread carefully (abstracts submitted with errors may be published as submitted). It is suggested that you use a word processing program to assist with checking for grammar and spelling errors, as well as word count.