Early Career Professionals are invited to submit scientific abstracts from Aug. 11, 2014 through Oct. 22, 2014.to be considered for a special Poster Session at the Early Career Educational Summit: Secrets for Success on Dec. 12-13, 2014 at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University in Chicago.
The scientific poster presentations will take place in the Foyer during scheduled breaks, social functions, and a special poster review session. This is an outstanding opportunity for young leaders to network with the SGO Leadership and experts in their field. This will also provide an excellent forum for Residents and Fellows to present their research at a prestigious national meeting.
The Early Career Educational Summit Planning Committee will review the submitted abstracts, in a blinded review, for scientific quality and relevance. There will be ten (10) abstracts selected for display and discussion. Grading will be based on scientific content, originality, potential impact on the field and quality of presentation.
Submission Rules and Regulations
- Abstracts that have been previously published are not eligible for submission; however, abstracts that have been previously presented are eligible for submission.
- Please write your text in proper English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these). Use decimal points (not commas). Please carefully check your spelling.
- An abstract must have a title that indicates the nature of the investigation. Capitalize the first word in the title. Example: The current clinical use of HPV genotyping
- Each abstract submission must clearly identify the following:
- Objectives: an introductory sentence indicating the purpose of the study
- Methods: a brief description of pertinent experimental procedures, including statistical evaluation where appropriate
- Results: a summary of the data
- Conclusions: a statement of the conclusions
- Within the title and text of the abstract, omit any reference to your institution to ensure a proper, blinded review.
- Trade names should not be used.
- Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to present it if accepted.
- Acceptance and decline notices will be sent in Mid-November 2014.
- Authors should submit a clinical abstract covering all four of the above elements that will be reviewed by the SGO and the Early Career Educational Summit Planning Committee.
- All abstract submissions must be received by Oct. 22, 2014, to be considered for acceptance.
- Authors will be notified by email within approximately 30 days of the submission close date of acceptation/rejection.
Unauthorized recordings of presentations by means of audio tapes, video, or still photography requiring flash devices, special lighting, or bulky equipment will be prohibited. The SGO reserves the right to all video and/or audio recordings of presentations and materials at the SGO Early Career Educational Summit: Secrets for Success.
Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of abstracts are the responsibility of the presenter, and are not reimbursed or covered by the SGO.