Women's Health 2013: The 21st Annual Congress March 22-24, 2013 Washington, DC

Women's Health 2014: The 22nd Annual Congress

April 4-6, 2014
Grand Hyatt • Washington, DC

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION 2014 - CLOSED

Women's Health & Sex Differences Research Scientific Poster Session
Deadline Extended until December 15, 2013

Thank you for your interest in the Women's Health & Sex Differences Research Scientific Poster Session: in partnership with the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH). We look forward to your participation in our exciting conference and reviewing your abstracts. All abstract presenters will be given the early-bird discount rate to attend the Annual Meeting. Conference registration will open in October. Authors are required to register for the conference. You are strongly encouraged to submit your abstract before then. Notifications regarding acceptance of submitted abstracts will be emailed in January.

Who Should Submit:

We invite researchers at all levels to submit abstracts on current and emerging issues in women's health and sex differences including basic, clinical, translational, behavioral, epidemiologic, disparities, and health services research. In addition, we welcome abstracts on innovations in education and career development for health researchers. Scientific abstracts report the results of original research and must contain data (either quantitative or qualitative) and report research results.

Poster Categories:

  • ★ Clinical and Translational Research
  • ★ Community and Public Health Research
  • ★ Basic Research
  • ★ Innovations in Health Professions Education and Career Development

What to Submit:

Using this electronic submission tool, please submit a structured abstract with Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Tables are not permitted in abstract submissions. Please see the table of definitions for each category below and specify which category best suits your poster. Awards will be made based on category, so it is important that your poster be properly classified.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure information is required for submission of all abstracts.

Abstract Review Process:

Acceptance and rejection notifications will be sent in January. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee and evaluated based on: 1) Quality and importance of the scientific question, 2) Relevance to women's health or sex differences, 3) Scientific content - design and methodology, 4) Poster organization and clarity.

Notification of Receipt and Acceptance:

Receipt of abstract submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail to the submitting author. After the review process is complete, the author will be notified regarding the acceptance or rejection of their submissions.

Authors will then be required to confirm that they will be present. All poster presenters must register for the full meeting and attend the poster session in which their poster is displayed. Accepted abstracts will be published in the March issue of Journal of Women's Health.

Poster Judging Process:

Posters and presentations will be reviewed by the Poster Judging Panel and evaluated based on: 1) Quality and importance of the scientific question, 2) Relevance to women's health or sex differences, 3) Scientific content: design and methodology, 4) Oral explanation by author. In order to be considered for a poster prize, the author must be present during the designated poster review session in which their poster is displayed to provide a brief explanation of their research.

Explanation of Poster Categories:

Clinical and Translational Research

Clinical Research includes research that is:

  1. Patient-oriented and conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena). Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual. This can include:
    • mechanisms of human disease
    • therapeutic interventions
    • clinical trials
    • development of new technologies
  2. Epidemiological and behavioral studies
  3. Outcomes research and health services research

Translational research includes:

  1. The process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans.
  2. Research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community.
  3. Cost-effectiveness of prevention and treatment strategies is also an important part of translational science.

Community and Public Health Research

Community and Public Health Research includes epidemiological research and community based participatory research.

Basic Research

Basic Research is defined as studies designed to increase our understanding of fundamental concepts or life processes and which lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. This may include, for example, molecular and cellular studies, computational modeling, animal models, and bench experiments using human tissue, but not human subject research.

Innovations in Health Professions Education and Career Development

This category encompasses all projects designed to enhance the health professional pipeline and includes curricular models, mentoring efforts, career development programs or activities, and institutional programs for women in science and medicine.

 

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS HERE


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IF YOUR ABSTRACT HAS MORE THAN ONE AUTHOR PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:

YOUR SUBMISSION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL ALL CO-AUTHORS COMPLETE THE ELECTRONIC CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. SUBMITTING AUTHORS COMPLETE THEIR DISCLOSURE IN THE ABSTRACTS SYSTEM. THE SUBMITTING AUTHOR MUST ENSURE THAT ALL CO-AUTHORS SUBMIT THEIR DISCLOSURE. YOU CAN DO THIS EITHER BY FORWARDING THEM YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL WHICH INCLUDES A LINK TO THE DISCLOSURE FORM FOR CO-AUTHORS OR DIRECT THEM TO THE WEBSITE: CLICK HERE FOR DISCLOSURE (FOR CO-AUTHORS ONLY).

We look forward to reviewing your submission.

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