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Abstract Submission

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Only NIH Director's Pioneer, New Innovator, Transformative Research, or Early Independence awardees are allowed to give oral presentations or posters at the symposium. For talks, only awardees are allowed to present. For posters, awardees are strongly preferred, but designees may be accepted in exceptional circumstances. All awardees attending the symposium are encouraged (but not required) to participate in the program as either a speaker or poster presenter. Interested awardees should submit an abstract for a talk or poster, but given the limited number of speaking slots and poster space, not all submissions may be selected. NIH staff will make programmatic decisions on which abstract submissions are selected for the final program. Remember to register for the symposium as well.

Oral Presentations

Due to the limited number of slots available for oral presentations, speaker preference will be given to those who have not spoken at the symposium before and have awards nearing completion. In addition, speaker selection will seek programmatic balance across science areas and award types. Speaker selections will be made by early May of 2018, and speakers notified via email. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and answers.

Poster Presentations

Space is available for up to 100 posters. If the number of poster abstracts exceeds the number of poster boards available, posters will be selected on a “first-come” basis. Poster selections will be made by early May of 2018, and presenters notified via email. Posters will be presented on 4’ x 6’ boards.

Abstract and Presentation Guidance

The symposium is unusual in the breadth of the science represented. Abstracts and presentations should be prepared with a broad audience in mind. Please prepare with sufficient background and at such a level that non-experts in the field can readily understand the significance and impact of the research.

How to Submit an Abstract

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This page last reviewed on May 29, 2018