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Abstract Submission

The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) will hold a Late-Breaker Session at the 48th Annual Meeting.  This session will provide a forum for presentations of investigations, analyses, or methods that have been conceived, conducted, and/or completed so recently that authors could not meet the deadline for regular abstract submission (February 2, 2015).  Abstracts on all topics will be considered.  Accepted abstracts will be distributed at the June meeting and will also be published online.  Each accepted abstract will be presented at the meeting in typical Late-Breaker format as a five-minute oral presentation followed by five-minutes of discussion. 

Please use the following guidance to prepare your abstract for online submission:

1. All abstracts must be submitted online. Use sentence case for your title.

2. Do not include references, figures, tables, or mathematical equations in the abstract. Avoid acronyms and, where necessary, spell them out when used for the first time (ORs, RRs and CIs do not need to be spelled out). Select one topic area from the list below, which will be used to organize concurrent contributed sessions. The abstract should not exceed 2,000 characters, INCLUDING spaces. Author information is in addition to the 2,000 characters.

3. Presentation of specific data and methodologic details assist reviewers in judging the quality of the research and are weighed more favorably than affirmation of known relations. Clarity and brevity of writing will allow evaluation of the importance of the research. Each abstract is scored by two reviewers. An overall acceptance proportion is applied to each subject area. The allocation of papers therefore represents the number of abstracts submitted for the subject areas.

4. The submitting author will be notified by email on or before May 1, 2015 with a final decision. If you do not receive a notification, please contact Ms. Sue Bevan ( after this date. 

All Abstract submissions are now closed.

General Topic Areas:


Alternative Medicine





Environment/Climate Change




Global Health

Health Disparities

Health Services


Infectious Disease


Men’s Health

Mental Health








Perinatal & Pediatrics










Substance Use


Women’s Health

Abstract Submission Policy

The Society for Epidemiologic Research expects that oral and poster presentations at its meetings will represent new work. Presentations should not have previously appeared as published work, presentations at other meetings, or in any other publicly available forum. 

Abstract Submission Policy relating to SER and SPER presentations

The Society for Epidemiologic Research expects that oral presentations at its annual meeting will include content not previously presented elsewhere, including at the same year’s meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER). Duplicate poster presentations in the same year at SER and SPER are allowed. If the abstract you are submitting will also be submitted to SPER, please check the box so that the two societies can work together to assure that all presentations at both meetings are novel.