Abstract Submission Guidelines
PeDRA will accept abstract submissions for posters to be displayed during a Digital Poster Forum at the 2020 Virtual PeDRA Annual Conference. All abstracts will undergo peer review by the PeDRA Outcomes Committee, selected based upon their suitability for display at the Conference and the following guidelines:
- Abstracts should demonstrate findings ready to share with PeDRA membership and/or other stakeholders (including patients, parents, and advocates) in attendance at the Conference.
- Abstracts will be prioritized if they are from a PeDRA Study, PeDRA-funded grant, or include at least one PeDRA member as an author.
- Abstract submissions will be considered from any Conference attendee, including representatives from industry and patient advocacy.
- At least one author must be a registered attendee at the Conference for an abstract to be considered.
- Encore abstracts will be considered.
Abstracts submitted for consideration in the Digital Poster Forum will not automatically be considered for discussion during research breakout sessions, nor is submission of an abstract required to participate in a breakout session. Due to the special format of the Virtual Annual Conference, breakout sessions will be planned by workgroup leads, study teams, or other groups of investigators interested in using the forum being provided. Attendees will have the opportunity to indicate interest in discussing project(s) during breakout sessions when they submit an abstract, register for the conference, or may email us or contact workgroup leads directly to get involved.
All authors will have the opportunity to record a short audio/video synopsis of their poster, which will be accessible to conference attendees on-demand throughout the Digital Poster Forum. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to communicate with authors through the virtual event platform to ask questions and initiate collaborations.
Please note that no abstracts will be selected for oral presentation during the Virtual Annual Conference due to the condensed conference schedule.
Abstracts will be limited to a maximum of 250 words and may be accompanied by an optional 150-word maximum layman’s summary suitable for the patient stakeholder audience. Authors who choose to provide a layman’s summary will have the opportunity for their poster to be part of a special virtual guided poster tour for patients, parents, and advocates who attend the conference.
Digital posters will be accessible as viewable pdfs to registered conference attendees through PeDRA’s Virtual Conference platform for a set amount of time. Specific details for the digital poster format will be communicated to authors no later than Thursday, October 1.
All posters included in the Digital Poster Forum will also have the ability to include QR codes or hyperlinks to relevant supplemental resources, publications, or presentations.
Tuesday, July 7
Abstract submission portal opens
Thursday, September 3 at 9:00 PM PDT
Abstract submission deadline
Friday, September 25
Authors notified of peer-review outcome
Wednesday, October 14
Deadline to submit digital posters and accompanying audio/video synopses
Thursday, October 22 – Friday, October 23
Digital Poster Forum
Last updated June 11, 2020