Call for Late Breaker Abstracts

General Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be in English.
  • Abstracts should describe original work.
  • An individual may submit more than one abstract.
  • In total, the abstract text must contain no more than 300 words. No images, charts, or tables are allowed.
  • For each presenter, please provide: name, degrees, job title, mailing address, email address, phone number, fax number, education, professional experience, and conflict of interest disclosure. These items are not included in the 300 word limit.
    • For all other authors you are only required to provide name, affiliation, city/State, and email address.
  • You are strongly encouraged to compose the abstract text in your own word processor before submitting it online. Be sure to check spelling, word count, and conformance with the guidelines given below.
  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically Abstracts sent by mail, fax or email will NOT be accepted.
  • Please do not include grant acknowledgements, literature references, or copyright or trademark symbols. Multiple abstracts reporting results from the same study and overlapping abstracts from the same group of investigators are strongly discouraged.

Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.

Abstracts Requirements

Abstracts should be submitted in one of the formats described below.

There are two types of sessions:

  • oral presentations
  • posters

Selected abstracts not accepted for oral presentation may be accepted for presentation in poster form during a designated poster session. The timing of poster sessions will be confirmed when the program is finalized.

Authors are required to be available for discussion of their work during the designated poster session. Further instructions for presentations accepted as posters will be given on notification of acceptance.

Oral Presentation (see example)

Information required for submission:

  • Abstract (300 words in length) with the following components:
    1. Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis
    2. Methods: the methods used (including the statistical analyses employed)
    3. Results: specific findings (promises such as "to be completed" or "to be presented" are not acceptable; no figures or tables)
    4. Conclusions: a summary of findings that are supported by your results (statistical analyses used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included; concluding statements such as "the results will be discussed" are not acceptable)

Poster Presentation (see example)

Posters will be displayed throughout the conference with designated times for authors to be present at their poster for discussion.

Information required for submission:

  • Abstract (300 words in length) with the following components:
    1. Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis
    2. Methods: the methods used (including the statistical analyses employed)
    3. Results: specific findings (promises such as "to be completed" or "to be presented" are not acceptable; no figures or tables)
    4. Conclusions: a summary of findings that are supported by your results (statistical analyses used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included; concluding statements such as "the results will be discussed" are not acceptable)

Deadline for Oral/Poster Submissions: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:59 pm PST

For all types of submissions, the abstract text must conform to a structured format, including each of the components listed above (enter n/a for any sections which are not applicable).

Do not override the existing headings. Copy-and-paste your text under each heading instead.

Abstracts can be withdrawn until Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. After that date, abstracts cannot be withdrawn.

Technical Support

Technical support may be obtained by calling (401) 334-0220 between 8:30 a.m and 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday-Friday, or at all times by contacting tech support.

Contact Us

If you have questions or require additional information, please email us at

STDconf@std.gov