Abstract Specifications & Submittal
Abstracts are due August 31, 2021.
The program will be developed through an intense, multilevel review by the Program Committee and the session chairs.
The technical program scope can be found on pages 4-5 of the Call for Abstracts. The technical program scope is neither a final nor comprehensive list. Abstracts are welcome on all relevant topics.
Abstract Preparation & Submittal
August 31, 2021
Abstracts must convey the information reviewers will need to assess the scope of the work and the data likely to be available at the time of the presentation, determine its relevance, compare it with other proposed presentations, and, if accepted for the program, assign it to an appropriate platform or poster session.
Because more than 1,200 submissions are expected, abstracts must be well written, clearly and concisely outlining the material being proposed for presentation. Abstracts with a pronounced commercial or marketing tone will not be accepted.
See the example abstract for format specifications.
Abstracts must be organized under the following required subheadings shown in the example abstract:
- Results/Lessons Learned
Abstracts may be submitted online only. The submission form will require the following:
- Agreement to the abstract submission terms & conditions
- Complete contact information for the corresponding/presenting author and all co-authors (postal mailing address, phone number, and email address)
- Your one-page Microsoft Word® abstract for upload
Note: If you are submitting an abstract on behalf of someone else, please remove your information as the corresponding/presenting author on the submission form and reassign the “corresponding/presenting author” designation to the person that will be giving the presentation.
Session placement and format preference (platform or poster) may be entered on the submission form but are not guaranteed. Final decisions on session placement and format will be based on the best overall design of the Conference program.
In late December 2021, the corresponding/presenting author of each abstract will be notified by email of the placement decision.
If the abstract was accepted, this email will state the session and format (platform or poster) to which it was assigned and provide information on preparing the presentation and submitting an updated abstract before the Conference.
Presenter Registration Requirement
Financial assistance is not available to support registration or other costs of attending the Conference. All presenting authors (platform and poster), session chairs, and panel participants are expected to register and pay the standard technical-program registration fees. Registration fees are the major source of funding for the Conference and a significant percentage of registrants will make presentations or chair sessions.