Conference Abstract Submission

Submission Deadline:  September 7, 2017

This year’s conference will provide ample opportunities to present research updates or new pilot project ideas.

All meeting participants are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract about an ongoing or a proposed collaborative research project. Abstracts should be submitted by PeDRA Active Members or residents/fellows/junior faculty/research associates in collaboration with Active Members.

The PeDRA Conference Planning Committee will review all proposals and will select specific abstracts to be presented during the plenary session that features key PeDRA projects.  The committee will be looking especially for projects that demonstrate effective collaborative work.

Those selected for the plenary session, will be presenting on Friday, October 27th.  Abstracts related to ongoing or completed PeDRA projects will be presented during the scientific poster viewing reception on Friday, October 27th.  New ideas will be discussed during the workgroup breakout sessions and other venues.

All abstracts will be included in the printed Conference Program distributed to all attendees at the conference.

Important Reminders

  • Read all Abstract Guidelines below before submitting your abstract.
  • Abstract submission are due on September 7, 2017
  • One attendee may submit for the entire group of a collaborative abstract, listing all authors.
  • Authors will be notified of their approval/selection by September 28, 2017

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submission Deadline:  September 7, 2017

General Instructions

  • Established workgroups are encouraged to submit abstracts for ongoing or completed PeDRA projects.  These abstracts will be presented during the scientific poster session, and considered for oral presentation.
  • New project ideas that are not already involved in a workgroup are strongly encouraged.  New project ideas will be discussed by the disease breakout groups.
  • All abstracts will be included in the printed Conference Program distributed to all attendees at the conference.
  • One attendee may submit an abstract for the entire collaborative group, listing all investigators.
  • Abstract content for the conference program should be 1 page, inclusive of title, investigators, Institutions and references, if desired.

Abstract Content Requirements:

Ongoing/Completed PeDRA Project:

  1. Project title
  2. Investigators (complete name, credentials, and Institution)
  3. Aims
  4. Methods
  5. Funding resources
  6. Data management
  7. Whether it is open or closed to new participants
  8. Please include any preliminary results, if available

Ongoing or completed PeDRA projects will be presented during the Friday poster session. You are responsible for your own poster.  All abstracts will be included in the conference booklet.

New Projects:
A project that could be reasonably undertaken by PeDRA members in the next year or two.

Please include:

  1. Proposal title
  2. Potential investigators (complete name, credentials, and Institution)
  3. Resources needed
  4. Resources available at your institution
  5. How many centers would be required
  6. Timeframe estimate
  7. Estimated cost/budget for the project

If a long range project, or visionary proposal is being proposed to stimulate thought and discussion, then please provide a statement about the significance of the proposal, why PeDRA is essential to its success, what resources would be required to develop this concept and describe the first steps to undertake in advancing these ideas.  These could include areas with lack of effective treatments or need for clinical care guidelines.

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