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Abstract Formatting Guidelines

ABSTRACT FORMATTING GUIDELINES (see sample abstract at bottom of page)
 
Title:
  • Provide a brief title in Bold Italic font using Title Case**.
**Title Case: Capitalize the first word and all major words (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs). Do not use capital letters for prepositions, articles, or conjunctions unless one is the first word.  
 
Author(s):
  • Type first name, last name, and middle initial in Title Case.
  • Bold the name of the presenting author only.
  • Do not use periods in degree abbreviations (example: use PhD, not Ph.D.)
 
Affiliation(s): Type using Title Case and include the following information
  • Institution, City, State (if applicable), and Country.
    • Do not use abbreviations for states (example: use New York, not NY).
  • If multiple affiliations are to be indicated, list each on a separate line.
  • Superscript numbers should be in numerical order preceding each affiliation without a space between the number and the first word.
  • If an author has multiple affiliations, use superscript numbers after the last degree separated by commas with no spaces (example: John Doe, MD, PhD1,2).
 
Abstracts: Strict limit of 1,500 characters max. Absolutely no graphics should be included.
  • Abstracts should be single-spaced in Arial 10 point font.
  • Place special abbreviations in parentheses after the full word, the first time they appear.
SAMPLE ABSTRACT:

Effect of Early-Life Pulsed Antibiotic Treatment on T-Lymphocyte Populations
John Smith, PhD1, Robert Smith, MSc1, Jane Doe, MD, PhD2, and Martin Rose, MD1
1
New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States
2Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
 
The human microbiota accounts for about 90% of the cells in the human body. These bacterial communities have co-evolved with humans and have functional roles in metabolism and immunity. Commensals play a role in immunologic homeostasis.........
 

Abstract submissions should contain ALL of the following elements:
  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Affiliation(s)
  • Abstract Text