Abstracts

Abstract Submission

Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts

Whether you have new data to present or were unable to submit your abstract in February, you have the opportunity to submit an abstract for poster presentation during the 2022 meeting. Accepted late-breaking abstracts will be assigned to either Poster Session 1 on Sunday, June 26, or Poster Session 2 on Monday, June 27. The accepted late-breaking abstracts will be included in the online registration materials available to all attendees. Poster presenters will also be assigned to present their poster in one of the two Pre-Meeting Virtual Poster Showcases before the start of the meeting. The showcases will be held on Tuesday, June 21, and Wednesday, June 22, and are open to all Annual Meeting attendees.

Deadline: May 31, 2022
Abstracts must be submitted by e-mail to Becca Isakower by May 31, 2022.

Note: Abstract submission is separate from meeting registration.

Instructions for Abstract Submission

Abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail only to Becca Isakower. If email submission is impossible for any reason, please contact Becca Isakower. The preferred method is as an attached Word document.

Abstracts should be no more than 350 words in length—not including Title, Authors, or Institutions. This limit includes all text, spaces, and punctuation.

  1. Font size must be 11-point Arial.
  2. Do not indent the title. State authors' names using initials only for first and middle names. Include institution, city, and state/country. Omit degrees, titles, institutional appointments, street addresses and zip codes. Underline the abstract title. (See sample format below.)
  3. The text of the abstract should consist of a single paragraph and start with a single tab indentation. The abstract should be factual and informative. It should adequately summarize the paper to be presented, including results and conclusions. Do not indicate that "results will be presented."
  4. The use of standard abbreviations is desirable (e.g., rbc, kg, mg). A special or unusual abbreviation should be placed in parentheses after the first appearance of the full word which it represents. Numerals rather than words should indicate numbers, except to begin sentences.
  5. Copies of the late-breaking abstracts presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting will be posted as part of the on-line registration materials.
  6. For questions or further instructions, send an e-mail message to bisakower@birthdefectsresearch.org or telephone (703) 438-3104.

Format for single institution submissions
Jones B, Smith TM. XYZ Organization, Reston, VA, United States. Single Institution Abstract Title

Take care to make sure that all italics, superscript, subscript, and any special characters are in place before submitting an abstract. Double check the list of authors for accuracy, order, and make sure that the presenting author is underlined.

Format for multiple institution submissions
Jones B1,2, Smith TM1, Brown AB2. 1XYZ Organization, Reston, VA, United States, 2ABC University, Reston, VA, United States. Multiple Institution Abstract Title

Take care to make sure that all italics, superscript, subscript, and any special characters are in place before submitting an abstract. Double check the list of authors for accuracy, order, and make sure that the presenting author is underlined. Ensure that the correct author has the correct institutions noted after their name.