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Guidelines for Submission

  1. All abstracts must be submitted by the Primary Author electronically via the ONS Online Abstract Submission System.
  2. The primary author’s educational background, most recent presentations and publications pertinent to the topic, and full disclosure information must be submitted with the abstract in order to meet the ONS CE Provider Unit requirements.
  3. Authors (including students) or institutions should not submit multiple abstracts on the same topic or from the same topic. If data are from a multi-site study, however, each site can submit one abstract.
  4. The components of the abstract are divided into sections to help authors assure that they have included all the required information based upon the scoring criteria. Authors are encouraged to write the abstract in a word processing file (e.g. MS Word) and then cut and paste the appropriate sections into the abstract system.
  5. The final abstract must be no more that 350 words (excluding the title and authors’ names). Abstracts that contain more than the specified number of words will not be reviewed. Check the word count of your abstract (excluding the title and authors’ names) in a word processing program prior to cutting and pasting the sentences into the online submission form.
  6. The abstract submission will not be reviewed unless all required fields are completed.
  7. To ensure consistent, high-quality content, all abstracts must be organized into the required format based upon the abstract category.
  8. The abstract title should clearly indicate the nature of the subject. Acronyms should not be used in the title and should be written out on first mention. The body of the abstract should be in paragraph form, using complete sentences, and avoiding special characters. Abstracts should include no more than six authors' names (first and last names), credentials, and all institutions or places of employment’s name, city and state. Abstracts should have all funding sources written out completely.
  9. If the work is in progress, include all planned methods, projected sample size, analyses, and timeline.
  10. For abstracts with more than one author, the primary author will be considered the contact person.
  11. Podium session speakers who choose not to attend any other Congress sessions are not required to register for the conference.