The organizing committee encourages everyone to submit an abstract! There will be three sections this year:
- Basic Research
- Translational, Clinical and Epidemiological Research
- Technologies and Methodologies Development
The abstract may have a maximum length of of 500 words (no tables or figures) and should be divided into the following parts:
- Background and Hypotheses,
- Study Design and Methods,
- Results and Conclusions.
Poster boards are to be 6' wide x 4' high.
Abstract title and name of the presenting author will be posted online shortly before the Retreat. Full abstracts will be published in the Retreat book, which will be distributed at the meeting.
BEST POSTER PRESENTATION AWARD
Both abstracts and posters will be judged and best presentations will be recognized with travel awards. Travel awards for the winners of the poster competition will be provided for by CCR, DCEG, and Leidos.
Please note you need to be available during your poster session to be considered for an award.
ORAL PRESENTATION RECOGNITION
A few abstracts will be selected for oral presentations based on abstract judging.
Please indicate in the registration form if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation.
Retreat Organizing Committee members will not compete for an award or oral presentation.
Please register using our online registration form.
How will the abstracts/presentations be judged?
Data identifying the author/laboratory will be removed for the purpose of abstract evaluation, including also their own literature citations and credits.
Using a scale of 1 - 5 (5 = best) abstracts/presentations will be evaluated in the following categories:
Does the work make a significant contribution and/or extend existing body of knowledge or methodology in the field?
Is there potential for the high impact of the work on advancement in the field?
Does the work employ or develop novel concepts, approaches, methodologies, tools, or technologies for the field?
Does the project challenge existing paradigms or develop new and better methodologies or technologies?
3. Hypotheses, Study Design and Analysis
Are there adequate data, controls, and analyses to support the conclusions?
Are research objectives met and conclusions reasonable given the results?
4. Overall Quality
Are the study objectives and answers well defined and clearly stated?
Is the work clearly and thoughtfully organized, and presented comprehensively?