Call for Scientific Abstracts and Case Reports 2016
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PCD On The Move: Advances in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Research, Diagnosis and Care
September 14-16, 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota



Scientific Abstracts:

Accepted abstracts will be presented in the form of a poster.
Your scientific abstract must contain:
1.  A descriptive title, list of authors and institutions;
2.  An introduction/rationale to the study;
3.  The methods used;
4.  The results of the study;
5.  Conclusions of the study.

Case Reports:

Accepted case reports will be presented in the form of a poster or a 10-minute oral presentation.
Case reports must contain:
1.  A descriptive title, list of authors and institutions;
2.  An introduction;
3.  A description of the case including a detailed description of how the diagnosis was made;
4.  A discussion of the novelty and importance of the scientific case.

Language: The abstract must be submitted and presented in English.

Prior publication: Abstracts which have already been presented at previous meetings can be submitted provided they offer information pertinent to the study of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

Funding source: All abstracts must specify the funding source.

Co-authors: It is required that all authors listed on the abstract have knowledge of the abstract submission.

Disclosure: It is required that the primary author disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

Abstract length: The total word count may not exceed 500 words (title, authors’ information, institutions, tables, images, and spaces between words do not count towards the 500 word count).

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be spelled out on the first occurrence in the text.

Tables/Images: You may include 1 table or figure.


Five case reports will be selected for oral presentation during a Fellows Case Report session on Thursday, September 15.  If your case report abstract is chosen for an oral presentation, the presenter will receive a scholarship to cover travel, lodging, food and registration costs.


Two poster presentations will be recognized for exceptional merit at the conclusion of the poster session and will receive a $250 cash award.  Awards will be based on both scientific content and poster presentation. 


  • Accepted scientific abstracts will be presented as a poster presentation
  • Accepted case reports will be assigned as either an oral or a poster presentation
  • The person assigned as the presenting author will be expected to present at the conference
  • Authors assigned to a poster presentation will be expected to display illustrative material in the form of a poster
  • Authors assigned to an oral presentation will be expected to prepare and 10-minute presentation with Power Point visual aids.  This will be followed by a 5-minute question and answer period.
  • Oral and poster presentations will take place in the afternoon on Thursday, September 15, 2016. 


Posters will be displayed throughout the conference.  Poster set-up and take-down instructions will be provided on-site.  Posters must be formatted to one of the two following dimensions:

• 48”w x 36”h (122cm w x 91cm h)
• 60”w x 36”h (152cm w x 91 cm h)

Please note: The PCD Foundation will not be responsible for posters left at the end of the meeting on Friday, September 16, 2016.


Abstracts are to be submitted in Microsoft Word Format to the PCD Foundation c/o Lynn Ehrne at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will be sent electronically to the presenting author within a few days of the deadline.

The body of the email must contain the following information:

  • Name of presenting author
  • Address, email address and phone number of presenting author
  • Title of abstract


Friday, July 22, 2016
5:00 PM, Eastern Time