Abstracts - Submission Guidance and Instructions
Abstract/Poster Topical Categories
Submit your abstract for consideration under one of the four categories below:
- Applied, Clinical, & Translational Research
- Basic Sciences & Natural Sciences
- Public Health, Epidemiology, & Health Sciences
- Social, Behavioral, Educational Sciences, & Humanities
Your abstract must include the following components:
- Should include research context/significance (what question the research is answering, importance in today’s climate), hypothesis or purpose. This should be brief and attractive to the reader.
- Succinct description of the type of study and pertinent information
- Results & Conclusion:
- Describe what your results were, what you conclude, and significance of the findings.
NOTE: The abstract should be a summarization—not direct quotations or defense—of the proposed presentation. It should not contain references.
Your abstract must consist of ≤350 words.
Scoring/Selection (by local judging committee)
The goal of the judges is to recognize true excellence. Judges will use a numerical scoring system with a range of 1 to 5, with 1 being the best (half point scores are allowed: e.g., 1.5, 2.5). The overall score of an abstract will be calculated using the scoring rubric detailed below. That score will be used to determine which authors will be invited to submit posters for next round judging (for virtual presentation selection and then for best student poster prizes in each of the topical categories).
- Innovation [1=Contains new concepts/theoretical frameworks, methods, or devices; 5=Contains no new concepts, methods, or devices]
- Relevance/Importance [1=Significantly advances knowledge in an area which has potential to improve people’s lives; 5=Study does not advance current knowledge]
- Significance and future directions [1=Importance of findings and where they lead in the future makes sense in the context of the study; 5=Importance of findings or future work absent or extremely unclear]
Score #1 (Average of three scores above)
- Well described overall study strategy, methodology, and results [1=Methodological approach and findings are clearly and fully described; 5=Methodological approach and findings are absent or extremely confusing]
Final Score (Average of Scores # 1 & #2)
Your abstract must score ≤2 in order to receive an invitation to submit a poster for next round judging. Posters to be presented will be selected by a central committee from among posters that receive local scores of ≤2. Student posters selected for presentation will be eligible for prize consideration (NOTE: Student posters are defined as posters where the student is either sole or first author listed on the poster; posters with multiple authors consisting of the research team (including faculty members) are eligible for consideration, so long as the first author is a student at one of our campuses.)
Submitting Your Abstract - Deadline: April 4, 2022
Chose the proper link below, enter the required information in the related Qualtrics survey, and submit by April 4, 2022.