Call for Abstracts: Guidelines for Submission
The following guidelines are provided for submitting your abstract and other required material for Clinical Investigators' Day oral presentations on Friday, October 5, 2018.
Eligibility: Interns, residents and research fellows from the following units are eligible to submit abstracts:
- Department of Clinical Sciences
- Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
- Ambulatory and Production Medicine
- Cornell University Hospital for Animals
- Shelter Medicine
- Center for Animal Resources and Education
Requirements for applicants:
- Personal photo, if applicable
- Curriculum Vitae
- Learning objective (1 sentence statement of what audience should learn or take away from talk.)
- Applicants should discuss the preparation of their abstract(s) with their mentors well in advance of the submission deadline.
- Applicants are eligible to submit up to 2 abstracts; however, depending on the quality and number of abstracts submitted, the organizing committee retains the option of restricting each trainee to 1 presentation.
- Abstracts from residents in the second or third years of their program will be given priority for inclusion in the program.
- All abstracts will be pre-screened by the selection committee for inclusion in the program.
- Studies in their early stages are welcomed.
- Complete or partial results of research projects will be accepted for presentation.
- Preference will be given to projects which are in more advanced stages.
- Case series of greater than 3 cases that highlight novel or unusual presentations will be accepted.
- Single case reports will not be considered.
- Abstract(s) should include an introduction outlining the background to the work, a brief description of methods, followed by a results and discussion section.
- The body of the abstract must not exceed 250 words including sub-headings.
- Information on the preparation of an abstract is provided below and links to sample and template abstracts may be found in the Important Dates section.
- 1st & 2nd Year Research Proposals should include:
- Pertinent Literature Review
- Rational for Study
- Scientific Design
Hypothesis & Expected Outcomes
Preliminary data not required for Research Proposal
- Use the Abstract Instructions and Sample Abstract for guidance. (Right-hand column)
- Use the Microsoft Word Abstract Template as a form to fill in. Insert the document as an attachment to the email.
- Applicants must email Kim Eaton the completed abstract by the abstract deadline: 5 pm, Monday, August 20.
IF SUBMITTING AS A 1st OR 2nd YEAR RESEARCH PROPOSAL, INCLUDE THE WORD 'PROPOSAL' IN THE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE.
Review, Revise & Resubmit
- This process is designed to assist in the presentation of concise abstracts and is highly recommended.
- A review and critique of the abstract will be provided by members of the organizing committee.
- Comments and recommendations for improvement will be returned by Tuesday, September 4.
- Your mentor must be copied on the e-mail to Mr. Eaton when submitting the final abstract.
- Submission of revised FINAL abstracts are due to Kim Eaton by email by 5 pm, Monday, September 17.
- Ensure the following four items are included in the final submission email:
- Final Abstract
Personal Photo (optional)
- Your CUHA arrival photo will accompany your abstract in a booklet of the day's events.
- If you wish to use a photo different than your CUHA photo, please submit an attachment containing the image to accompany the final abstract.
- Photographs may be in the jpg or gif format or inserted in a Microsoft Word document.
- An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae is required.
- Email this Microsoft Word attachment with your final abstract.
- Please submit the learning objective in the body of the email containing the final abstract.
- Place in email after heading “Learning Objective:”
One sentence stating what the audience will know or be able to do as a result of your seminar. (required for NYS Continuing Ed credit)
- Oral presentations will take place during Clinical Investigators' Day, Friday, October 5, 2018 in Lecture Hall 3.
- Each presentation will be limited to a maximum time duration. Depending on the number of abstracts to be presented, it is anticipated that presentations will be 10-15 minutes; 10-12 minutes for presentations and 2-5 minutes for questions and answers.
- Presentations will be judged based on scientific content of the abstract (including significance of the study, experimental design/approach, interpretation of data, and written abstract presentation) and the Oral Presentation (Delivery, Organization, Visual Aids, Clarity, and Response to Questions). Go here for Scoring Rubric.