by trainees and junior investigators will be accepted for presentations
as either an oral presentation format or poster presentation format.
are scheduled on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 1:30 -- 3:00 p.m. and
involve four 15-minute presentations each followed by 5 minutes for
questions. Further information and instructions will be provided in
advance of the meeting. The Program Committee reserves the right to
assign abstracts that are not selected for an oral presentation to a
involve display of a poster on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5:00 --
7:00 p.m. Use of laptops during poster presentations is prohibited.
Posters should be clear and organized for viewing, measuring no larger
than 4' x 4'. Logos promoting commercial companies are prohibited.
Posters need to be put up by noon on the day of the presentation and
remain on display until 7:00 p.m. Authors with the last name initial
of A-L should plan to be present at their poster from 5:00-6:00 p.m.;
authors with the last name initial of M-Z should plan to be present
at their poster from 6:00 -- 7:00 p.m.. Selection of the poster presentation
type at the time of submission indicates that you are only interested
in presenting your work in this format. The Program Committee will not
designate any abstract submitted for poster presentation as an oral
To submit an
abstract of investigative work, carefully review all abstract submission
information noted below.
required to write an original abstract that fulfills accepted criteria
for copyright purposes. Accepted abstracts will be published and copyrighted
in a special online publication. By submitting an abstract, all authors
attest that the abstract submitted has not been previously published
elsewhere. If an author chooses to submit information from
an abstract that has previously been presented and/or
published, all data must be updated, current, and rewritten in a manner
that does not infringe on copyright laws. Authors are responsible for
obtaining permission to include any copyrighted material in their abstract
presentations. All authors will be required to agree to a copyright
assignment statement when submitting an abstract.
abstract body (including the introduction, methods, results and conclusion)
is limited to 300 words.
7. Each author
of abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be required to disclose
conflicts of interest and submit a CV and biographical