ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE Invitation to Submit Abstracts to the 2020 Annual Meeting

Deadline: February 28th, 2020 11:59:59PM (Eastern time)

All participants at the 2020 Annual Forensic and Pediatric Conference are invited to submit abstract. Complete abstracts must be submitted online no later than 11:59 PM (Eastern) on Thursday, February 28, 2020. Faxed, emailed or mailed abstracts will not be considered. All accepted abstracts will be published in the ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE Program Booklet.

Theme: 

A View of Forensic and Pediatric Pathology from the Hill: Exploring Issues in the Determination Cause, Mechanism and Manner of Death"

This theme was designed to allow submission of proposals that are unrestricted to particular subject areas. Prospective presenters are encouraged to propose topics that encompass both personal interest and value to the death investigation community. We seek excellent proposals on any relevant topic. The Program Chair will organize related topics into sessions of similar content. 

PRESENTATION FORMATS
 

1) Long Platform Presentation. These will be 30 minutes. Use of more than one presenter is welcome, if appropriate to the topic.

2) Short Podium Presentation. These will be 15 minutes or less in length and recognizable as the more common format at ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE meetings. Presenters must focus on a narrow topic. Most presentations will be based on an individual case or small case series.

3) Poster Presentation

ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE RULES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

  1. Product advertisements are not appropriate for presentation. ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE reserves the right to exclude abstracts that promote commercial interests inappropriately or are viewed as unethical in content.
  2. Complete abstracts must be submitted online no later than 11:59PM (Eastern) on Thursday February 28, 2020. No changes can be made to abstract content or authors after the submission deadline.
  3. All abstracts must be submitted online. Faxed, emailed or mailed abstracts will not be considered.
  4. Once an abstract is accepted, additional authors cannot be added.
  5. The Presenting (First) Author should be the primary contact.
  6. Notification of acceptance or rejection and all future correspondence will be e-mailed to the Presenting (First) Author from the ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE office by March 20, 2020.
  7. ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE reserves the right to withdraw a presentation at any time.
  8. Accepted abstracts will be available online and in print.
  9. The Presenting (First) Author is required to register and attend the ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE Meeting and present the paper or poster at the assigned time on the assigned day. He/she must be available to answer questions. If the Presenting Author is unable to attend the ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE Annual Meeting to present the paper or poster, every effort should be made to arrange for one of the other authors to present. Dr. Alfredo Walker (aewalker@toh.ca) must be notified of any change in presenters. The Presenting Author verifies that all authors agree to the publication of the abstract in the ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE Program Booklet. The Presenting Author verifies that all authors agree, and any supervisors have given permission, to the presentation of a scientific poster at the annual meeting.
  10. The Presenting (First) Author is responsible for notifying all other authors of acceptance, rejection, scheduling and any other information provided by ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE.

 

 ABSTRACT FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS

Abstracts that are not submitted properly will receive an administrative reject and will not be reviewed
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  1. Language: The abstract must be written in English.
  2. Presentation Format: Your paper may be presented orally or as a poster. You must indicate your preference. Space for oral presentations is limited and therefore the Program Chair and Committee may need to override your preference.
  3. Title: Title must be initial caps throughout. Example: Lipoid Pneumonia in the Paralytic Patient after Brain Injury
  4. Abstracts must be 400 words or less.
  5. Abstracts must be submitted properly. The online system is a database with data fields (title, author 1, author 2, author 3, etc) that are used to generate the published abstracts. Therefore, pay careful attention to the submission instructions and to the submission process. Ask for technical support (see link at top of submission screens) if you are not sure.
    Abstract Limits: 
    Number of Authors: 30
    Abstract Title: 200 characters 
    Abstract Content: 400 words 

    You may include Greek letters and special symbols, e.g. ° (degree sign), ® (registered trademark), etc. However, the system will not preserve tables. Tables may be included in your poster or presentation, but data must be reported in narrative format in the abstract submission.
  6. Confirmation: When you finish submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation screen verifying your submission and assigning a tracking number to your abstract. SAVE YOUR TRACKING NUMBER! It will serve as your identification number for corrections, scheduling, and notification.  Modify your submitted abstracts (until May 14, 2018) by clicking on the ID number of the abstract you wish to edit. DO NOT CREATE A NEW SUBMISSION.

NOTE: You can edit your completed abstract an unlimited number of times until the deadline, for example, to add an author or correct spelling, etc. However, after the deadline, no changes of any kind can be made.

IMPORTANT: A disclosure report of relevant financial relationships is required for each author of a submitted abstract. We recommend that you collect disclosure information from each author before you begin your abstract submission in order to expedite the online entry process. Each time you add an author during the online submission process you will be asked to complete a disclosure report that is specific to that author.

POSTER INFORMATION

  1. Poster Size Requirement: The maximum poster size is 4 feet (122cm) high by 6 feet (1.8 meters) wide. ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE reserves the right to remove posters that exceed the size requirement.
  2. Posters must be attended by the Presenting Author during the assigned time period(s). Award applicants may be required to attend their posters at additional designated time period/s. The poster attendance schedule will also be noted in the Meeting Program Book.
  3. If the scientific content of the submitted abstract has been altered since its submission, a notice that a revised abstract has been posted must be included.

Agreement 
I have read, understand and agree to the ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE Rules for Abstract Submission, the poster presentation, layout and size requirements. I understand that failure to adhere to these rules may result in denial of permission to display the poster, disqualification for an award, and/or forfeiture of future rights to submit abstracts to the ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE Annual Meeting.

If you have read and agree to the ANNUAL FORENSIC AND PEDIATRIC CONFERENCE rules and instructions, click here to begin your abstract.

 
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