Submitting an Abstract

Guidelines for abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline

Friday, July 12th 2019

Abstract submission requirements

Size limitation: One page, ≤ 500 words. The title, authors and institution list is not included in the word count. The online submitter will not accept abstracts that exceed this limit.

Font Type: Times New Roman

Font Size: 10

Margins: One inch

File Type: Word document (preferred) or PDF

General abstract submission information

  1. Presenters must register to be able to attend and present at the Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum.
  2. If an abstract is accepted but the presenter does not register, the abstract will be withdrawn.
  3. Abbreviations may be used in the body of an abstract after being defined at their first mention in the text.
  4. Authors should prepare and proofread their abstracts carefully prior to submission.
  5. Abstract submitters will receive an initial notification of receipt in the form of a confirmation screen.

Basic and Clinical Science research abstract

Should include the following

  1. Title – This should indicate the content of the abstract clearly. No Abbreviations should be used in the title.
  2. Authors’ names and their affiliations
  3. Introduction or Background – This should indicate the purpose and the significance of your study.
  4. Hypothesis – Clearly define your hypothesis.
  5. Methods – Define the study design. Clear and concise description of the pertinent experimental procedures.
  6. Results – Summary of the pertinent research data. No tables or graphs for abstract submission.
  7. Conclusion – Concluding statement. You may include the future direction of the study.

Case report abstract

Should include the following

  1. Title – This should indicate the content of the abstract clearly. No Abbreviations should be used in the title.
  2. Authors’ names and their affiliation.
  3. Case presentation – Clear and concise description of the pertinent history and physical exam, in addition to pertinent workup.
  4. Discussion – This should include:
    1. Introduction – This should include epidemiology and statistics
    2. Pathophysiology
    3. Diagnostic workup or criteria which confirm the diagnosis
    4. Latest evidence-based or guideline-based treatment options and/or challenges
    5. Prognosis – Include your patient outcome
    6. Conclusion –Concluding statement. You may include the future direction of the study

Abstract Selection Criteria

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum Co-Directors will assess the quality of the submitted abstracts on the basis of following criteria:

  • Novelty of the Basic and Clinical Science Research (not applicable to case reports)
  • Significance of the findings
  • Clarity
  • Organization

Abstract acceptance email notification timeline

Registrants will be notified by Friday, July 26, 2019 about their abstract acceptance.

Questions?

Please contact Larry Compton if you have any questions.

 

Abstract Submission Form