Updated Abstract Submission Policy:
The SER Executive Committee has provided further policy details relating to qualifications for submitting a late-breaking abstract. Please review the policy below for eligibility requirements.
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Late Breaking Abstract Policy
What is the difference between the General Abstract Submission and Late Breaking Abstract Submission?
1. The General Abstract Submission and Late Breaking Abstracts run on a different submission schedule.
2. All submission categories remain the same fro the General Abstract Submission and Late Breaking Abstract Submission
3. A higher percentage of abstracts are accepted through the General Abstract Submission.
4. Late Breaking Abstract Submissions will now require a short summary as to how the abstract qualifies as ‘late breaking’.
What is considered ‘late breaking’?
Generally, “late breaking” abstracts are those which are (i) of high relative urgency for dissemination (substantively or methodologically), and which (ii) for compelling reasons could not have been submitted under the regular deadline. Compelling reasons might include data becoming available for analysis soon before the regular due date; “I forgot to finish my abstract on time” is unlikely to pass muster. Truly late breaking results which are not of high importance are less likely to receive serious consideration.
2019 Abstract Categories
HIV / STI
Perinatal & Pediatric
Translational & Implementation Science
We encourage abstracts representing all areas of research.
This year, we especially encourage submissions (with no guarantee of acceptance) in the following key public health areas: gun violence, opioids, suicide, mental health, cardiovascular diseases, translational research and clinical epidemiology.