2023 ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DATES
General Abstract Submission:
November 8, 2023 – January 13, 2023 (11:00am EST)
NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT BY: March 31, 2023*
Latebreaker Abstract Submission*:
February 7, 2023 – March 3, 2023 (11:00am EST)
NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT BY: May 1, 2023*
*If you have not received notification by the dates listed above, please contact Courtney Long (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Abstract Submission Policy
Abstracts derived from papers already published, either in print or in an online format, are not eligible for consideration to present at SER. Papers that have been accepted for publication but not yet published may be submitted but, in the event that the paper is published in advance of the SER meeting, the author is required to notify SER and withdraw the abstract from presentation.
Please use the following guidance to prepare your abstract:
All abstracts must be written in English and submitted through the online submission system. Use sentence case for your title.
Do not include references, tables, or mathematical equations in the abstract. Avoid acronyms and, where necessary, spell them out when used for the first time (common abbreviations in epidemiology such as OR, RR, RD, and CI do not need to be spelled out). Select a primary and secondary topic area from the list, which will be used to organize concurrent contributed sessions. The abstract should not exceed 2,000 characters, INCLUDING spaces. Title and author information are not included in the 2,000 character limit. One figure is allowed to accompany each abstract submission (optional).
Presentation of methodologic details and analysis results will assist reviewers in judging the quality of the research. Findings that advance knowledge are weighed more favorably than confirmation of established relations. Clarity and brevity of writing will allow evaluation of the importance of the research. Each abstract is scored by at least three reviewers.
For the general submission, the submitting author will be notified by email on or before March 31, 2023 with a final decision. Notifications for Late-breaking Abstracts will be sent on or before May 1, 2023. If you do not receive a notification, please contact Ms. Courtney Long (email@example.com) after this date.
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 after the General Abstract Submission due date. “I did not manage to finish my abstract on time” is unlikely to pass muster.
2023 Abstract Categories
Big Data/Machine Learning/AI
HIV / STI
Perinatal & Pediatric
Science Communication & Media
Translational & Implementation Science