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ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROCESS

Deadlines:  Fellows and Nurses - September 1, 2016
                    All Others - October 1, 2016



NEW THIS YEAR – POSTER SESSIONS

Based on feedback from attendees, both the Quality Conference and Hot Topics in Neonatology® will be hosting poster sessions, where poster presenters will be asked to stand by their posters to answer questions about their work, with the goal of increasing awareness and sparking collaboration. 

Quality Conference - Sunday, December 4, 2016, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Hot Topics in Neonatology® - Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Hot Topics in Neonatology/Quality Conference

Posters for both the Quality and Hot Topics conferences will be accepted for continuous display during the conference. Poster must be on a subject that is being presented at the meeting. 

The presenters for abstracts which are selected for posters will be required to register for the conference. The conference will not provide an honorarium or reimburse travel, hotel, and/or related expenses. 



NEW THIS YEAR - FELLOWS

Hot Topics in Neonatology®, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, has created an award for the best abstract written by a fellow and submitted to the Hot Topics abstract review committee by September 1, 2016.

Each submitted abstract will be judged on its suitability as a poster or a podium presentation. Those fellows who are selected to give a podium presentation (10 minutes with an additional five minutes allotted for questions) will receive complimentary Hot Topics in Neonatology® conference registration and hotel accommodations at the Marriott Marquis during the conference for up to four nights. Abstracts which are selected for a podium presentation must have the potential to be impactful on clinical care on a national and international level.

For those whose abstracts are selected as poster presentations, posters will be displayed during the Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Poster presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses, hotel and conference registration. 



NEW THIS YEAR - NURSES

Hot Topics in Neonatology® (www.hottopics.org) has created an award for the best abstract written by a nurse and submitted to the Hot Topics abstract review committee by September 1, 2016. 

Each submitted abstract will be judged on its suitability as a poster or a podium presentation. Those nurses who are selected to give a podium presentation (10 minutes with an additional five minutes allotted for questions) will receive complimentary Hot Topics in Neonatology® conference registration and hotel accommodations at the Marriott Marquis during the conference for up to four nights. Abstracts which are selected for a podium presentation must have the potential to be impactful on clinical care on a national and international level.

For those whose abstracts are selected as poster presentations, posters will be displayed during the Monday and Tuesday of the conference. Poster presenters are responsible for their own travel expenses, hotel and conference registration. 


ABSTRACT GUIDELINES
Attendees interested in having their abstracts considered for any of the above must follow the formatting guidelines below. Abstracts which do not meet those guidelines will not be considered. Hot Topics staff will NOT edit your abstract to make it conform to the guidelines. All abstracts accepted for Hot Topics posters and/or presentations will be published in the syllabus. 


Format

The abstract should provide a brief and concise idea of your main arguments and conclusions. Please follow the format below: 


Title [UPPERCASE, bolded] 

Author [First Initial. Last Name] 

 Institution [Italicized] 

Body of abstract should include the following headings: 

   Introduction: 
   Methods: 
   Results: 
   Conclusion: 

Keywords 


In addition, please follow the formatting guidelines listed below: 

1. Clear, descriptive, self-explanatory and the body should be no greater than 250 words. 
2. Suitable for publication in abstracting services. 
3. Abbreviations: Except for units of measurement, abbreviations are strongly discouraged. The first time an abbreviation appears, it should be preceded by the words for which it stands. 
4. Must be written in English; use Times New Roman 12 point font throughout the abstract; use left justification, single space, and no columns. 


Submitting Your Abstract

  • Please email completed abstracts to info@hottopics.org
  • Please include the corresponding author’s name, mailing address, telephone number and preferred email address. 
  • Please indicate either Hot Topics in Neonatology or Quality Conference in the subject line of the email
  • If you are submitting an abstract for Hot Topics in Neonatology, and would like to submit for either the fellow or the nurse  
    award – please indicate either fellow award or nurse award in the subject line of your email as well. 
  • Please note that the electronic submission of scanned abstracts (i.e. image data files) and faxed submissions are not 
    acceptable. 
  • Due to limited space for exhibiting posters, we will be limiting submissions to two posters per submitting author. 

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Thank you to all of the clinicians who submitted abstracts. The submission period has now ended.