Guidelines and Instructions

The abstract submission process contains many steps. These steps should be completed in the order listed, although you can go back and edit information at any time. The steps do not have to be completed in one session.

  • Abstract Info (title, presentation style, topic area, and keywords)
  • Author Info
  • Author Info II
  • Disclosure Statement (online form)
  • Abstract Body
  • Additional Images
  • Preview Abstract
  • Submit Abstract

Once an abstract is submitted, information cannot be edited.

The Body of the Abstract

The body of the abstract will be typed or pasted onto the online form. References should be included at the end of the abstract body.

Character Limit: 3300 (Additional images count as 300 characters)


You may include up to three image files with your abstract. If you are submitting supplemental graphic files with your abstract, please convert them to jpeg format at a width no greater than 600 pixels. This includes:

  • Charts
  • Graphs
  • Tables
  • Photographs
  • Slides
  • Anything other than the text content of your abstract

Please note that supplemental files in formats other than jpeg will not be accepted.

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