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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

CALL FOR SCIENTIFIC ABSTRACTS AND CASE REPORTS

ABSTRACT CONTENT

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

AWARDS

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. 

ABSTRACT 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. 

POSTER GUIDELINES:

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.

SUBMISSION:

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

DEADLINE:

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