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Late-breaking Abstracts

Late-breaking Abstract submission period will open August 1


Instructions for Late-Breaking Abstract Submission

For the World Congress of Gastroenterology at ACG2017 in Orlando, ACG/WGO will consider late-breaking abstracts of high quality clinical research results that were not available or fully analyzed at the standard (June 5, 2017) abstract deadline. ACG/WGO will consider extending the program to create a few additional oral presentation slots to accommodate submissions of great merit and clinical interest. The College invites abstracts from all physicians, including gastroenterologists, internists, surgeons, hepatologists, radiologists, pediatricians, and fellows-in-training. Authors who are not ACG members may submit abstracts.

Each submitted abstract must include a disclosure declaration indicating the relevant financial relationships for each author on the abstract. Download the form available from the link below, complete it and email it to abstracts@gi.org. Any author who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a part of this CME activity.

For complete information on Call for Abstracts policies and procedures, view the Call for Abstracts brochure. Acceptance and non-acceptance notifications will be emailed to presenting authors by or before the first week of September.

IMPORTANT:

  • Do NOT resubmit abstracts already considered during the regular 2017 abstract review process. Late-breaking abstracts should describe high-quality clinical research results that were not available or fully analyzed at the standard (June 5, 2017) abstract deadline.
  • Clinical vignettes, case reports, and video submissions will NOT be considered as late-breaking abstracts.
  • Late-breaking abstracts are considered only for oral presentation and NOT as posters.
  • Abstracts submitted during the late-breaking abstract process will NOT be included in the October supplement issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are required to register for and present their abstract at the WCOG at ACG2017 Scientific Meeting.

Preparation of Abstract

Title and Authors: Title should be brief and clearly state the content of the paper. List the presenting author’s name first. Give the name and the location of the institution where the work was done. If not done at an institution, then only give the city and state. Authors are instructed to not include any direct or indirect reference to their institution(s). AUTHORS WHO ARE FELLOWS OF ACG SHOULD INCLUDE “FACG” (see format below).

Example:

Biofeedback Therapy for Fecal Incontinence. David Goldenberg, MD, Kathie Hodges, Horacio Jinich, MD, FACG, Theodore Hersh, MD, FACG, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Body: Organize the body of the abstract as follows:

  1. Purpose of the study (one sentence if possible)
  2. Simple statement of methods
  3. Summary of results obtained
  4. Statement of the conclusions reached (do not state: “The results will be discussed.”)

General Instructions:

  • Standard abbreviations may be used: RBC, gm, kg, mg, ml, % (percent), / (per)
  • Simple tables or graphs may be included if they fit within the abstract.
  • Abstracts cannot contain any advertising, corporate logo, trade name or a product-group message of an ACCME-defined commercial interest. Do not use proprietary names in the abstract. Generic names are typed in lowercase.
  • Splitting the results of research into multiple abstracts (i.e., minor variations of a drug treatment protocol) is discouraged. Abstracts chosen for oral presentation must be delivered by an author who speaks and understands English well enough to ensure satisfactory understanding and later discussion.
  • Unless otherwise indicated, all correspondence will be conducted with the primary author. It is assumed that in the event the abstract is accepted, the primary author will present.
  • Authors are invited to submit complete manuscripts to the Editors of The American Journal of Gastroenterology to be considered for publication.

Font Style and Size: All abstracts should be submitted using Arial or Times Roman font, in either 10 or 12 font size. Abstract titles should be typed in upper and lower case letters.

Abstract Length: The size limit of the abstract body is 2,500 characters, including spaces but not including title and authors information. Images and tables can be incorporated into the abstract, and do not count towards the 2,500 character limit.

Keywords: Authors must provide three keywords or short phrases that will be used to create subject and search indices. Avoid use of acronyms or overly broad topics.


How to Submit Your Late-Breaking Abstract

STEP 1: Each submitted abstract must include a disclosure declaration indicating the relevant financial relationships for each author on the abstract. Download the disclosure form from the link below, complete it, and return it to ACG by the August 22 deadline. Email it to abstracts@gi.org, or fax it to 301-263-9025. Any author who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a part of this CME activity. Download Disclosure Declaration.

Policies for Disclosure and Participation: The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACG, as an ACCME accredited provider, ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its directly and jointly provided education activities. All who are in a position to control the content of an education activity (including their spouse or partner) are required to disclose to ACG all relevant financial relationships in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with any commercial interest that may create a conflict of interest related to the subject matter of an education activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place by ACG. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified. ACG ensures any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs and discloses all relevant financial relationships to the learners prior to the beginning of an education activity.

STEP 2: Payment Information: A NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee of $60.00 per abstract in U.S. funds is required. Authors can make a secure payment online. Once the submission fee has been paid, the abstract can be emailed. Online payment will open on August 1.
STEP 3: Submit Abstract: Abstract submissions will ONLY be accepted between August 1-22. After providing payment, the abstract can be emailed (email address will be provided here on August 1). Acceptance and non-acceptance notifications will be emailed to presenting authors by or before the first week of September.