CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2017 Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, May 6 – 9, 2017. ACOG accepts abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentation. All abstracts must be original work, and not previously published or presented at non-ACOG scientific meetings. All submissions are peer-reviewed and scored based on: scientific merit, originality, and relevancy to obstetrics and gynecology.
The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT. You will be notified of your acceptance for either an oral or poster presentation by January 2017.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION TYPE
A limited number of meritorious abstracts will be accepted for oral presentations. The presentations will occur during the first 10 minutes of certain colloquia sessions and scheduled oral sessions. They are limited to 7 minutes for presentation followed by 3 minutes for questions-and-answers. Accepted oral presentations will be eligible for awards of $500, $200, and $100. More detailed information about this will be provided upon acceptance of your abstract.
ACOG will be utilizing ePosters. An ePoster is an electronic poster displayed digitally instead of printed on paper as a traditional poster. Poster presenters are required to submit an electronic version of the poster prior to the meeting. Attendees will be able to view the electronic posters online before, during, and after the meeting. Kiosks (on-site computer terminals) will be available in the poster area for viewing of the electronic presentations. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance of your abstract.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION
The title is limited to 100 characters (including spaces), and should be upper and lower case.
The abstract text is limited to 250 words. Please DO NOT include artwork, images, or tables/graphs. The text should be organized into four section headings as follows:
Introduction - A brief statement about the purpose of the study and pertinent background.
Methods - The method(s) of study or data collection employed.
Results - A summary of study research including sufficient details to support your conclusions.
Conclusion/Implications - A statement explaining the significance of your work and the implications for further research, practice and/or policy.
Please adhere to the following text guidelines:
Spell out symbols for “less than” and “greater than.”
Do not use right justify or center text.
Use the appropriate letters and numbers (e.g., 0 –zero vs. the letter O).
Use only one space after colons and periods.
View the 2017 Annual Meeting manuscript style guide.
Provide contact information for each author. All authors are limited to three (3) abstracts submissions. An individual may only be the primary author for one oral presentation. No more than six (6) authors should be listed on an abstract and include:
At least one ACOG member with an ACOG ID listed.
A designated presenting author (can be the same as the primary, but both must be listed).
Any additional secondary authors, as long as the total does not exceed six. Contact information for secondary authors must include their full name with degrees and their own unique email address for inclusion on the abstract.
The applicant submitting the abstract is responsible for providing all of the authors’ disclosures during submission.
Please ensure accuracy of your contact information and review the abstract for grammar, spelling and punctuation prior to submission. Abstract information cannot be altered after the submission site is closed. Please save your login and password as you will need them to edit/view submitted abstracts. Please print a copy of your abstract for your records. Incomplete abstracts will NOT be considered for presentation. Please note that the type of presentation (oral or poster) selected during the submission process is a request only.
All questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Abstract Submission Deadline
Submission Site Now Open
Deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT