Abstract guidelines and requirements:

  1. No commercial, advertising, or individualized promotions allowed
  2. Limited to 250 words using Times New Roman in 12 pt font, double space between lines. Word count excludes title, author’s names, institution, images or tables.

Conflict of Interest:

  1. The presenter must state whether they have any conflict of interest at the beginning of the talk.
  2. The presenter must include Conflict of Interest disclosure slide even if there is nothing to disclose.
  3. The presentation must include an acknowledgment of funding sources of commercial nature that could be affected by (or affect) the results of the study.


  1. Poster dimensions not to exceed (48″ x 36″)
  2. Poster presenters will be provided with a cork board.
  3. All posters must be in place by (8:30) the morning of Oct 29, 2018.
  4. If accepted to a platform presentation:
    1. Presentation length will be 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.

Important dates:

  1. Submission deadline is September 21, 2018 at 11:59 pm (EST). Any abstract submitted after that date and time will not be reviewed.
  2. Submitters will be notified by October 5, 2018.

For questions contact: virginianpc17@gmail.com