Call for Poster Abstracts
Have you ever wanted your research work presented to patients and caregivers directly? Now’s your time to make a direct connection to patients and caregivers on your research. Here’s your opportunity! HFA is starting a new initiative to bring your research directly to the 2019 Symposium.
In order to make research findings and presentation more accessible to patients and caregivers who participate in research projects and initiatives, HFA is inviting you to have the opportunity to present your findings to those who matter most, patients and their caregivers.
HFA invites you to submit your previously presented poster(s) for HFA’s upcoming annual Symposium’s Research Poster Presentation and Exhibit in San Diego from April 4-6, 2019.
Deadline: Poster Abstracts must be received by Dec. 31, 2018.
Notification of Selected Abstracts: March 8, 2019.
- All abstracts must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2018 via 2019 Research Poster Abstract Submission
- Submitted abstracts must be in PDF format.
Submit Your 2019 Research Poster Abstract
Theme: Bringing Research To the Community
- All abstracts discussions and findings must relate directly to patients and caregivers within the bleeding disorders community.
- Abstracts clearly promoting a product or service will NOT be accepted. All posters must be noncommercial and without brand names or logos.
- Appropriate submissions will be original research.
- Original Research abstracts are original work utilizing either a quantitative or qualitative. These are systematic investigations whose results expand the knowledge base relevant to the bleeding disorders community
- Case reports can be considered original research.
- Abstracts are accepted for first time and previously presented research.
- Abstract of 5,000 words maximum
- For our inaugural research poster presentation and exhibit, a People’s Choice Award will be presented to the poster with the most number of ballots casted by Symposium attendees. The award for the People’s Choice Award will be presented at the Final Night Events on April 6th, 2019.
Basic Evaluation Criteria:
All submitted abstracts will be evaluated according to the following basic criteria:
- The abstract should have a clear message of original work and include only one or two major points. If there are more, an additional abstract should be written.
- The abstract should not be based on anticipated data. Abstracts stating that “results will be presented” or some variation thereof will be rejected.
- The abstract should not be an advertisement for a particular product or service. Abstracts that are clearly promoting or marketing a product or service will be rejected.
- Definition of all abbreviations before the abbreviation is used.
Additional Information for Submitted Abstracts:
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR ORIGINAL RESEARCH ABSTRACT: Original research abstracts are evaluated for quality of the study, novelty, generalizability or insightfulness of results, and relevance to the field. Quantitative studies are assessed for their success in testing a hypothesis or describing findings from an exploratory or pilot study. Qualitative studies are assessed for their success in describing a previously unexplored topic or increasing insight into a well-researched area. Research quality is assessed according to how well study aims and design match the research question, within the context of the methodological approach, i.e., qualitative, quantitative or mixed-methods. Authors should consider the following elements when writing their original research abstract, as they reflect the evaluation criteria used by the Abstract Workgroup:
- Clear statement of the research question
- Justification of the need for the research (identification of a knowledge gap or what is novel and/or important about the study)
- Selection of appropriate target population to answer research question
- Clear discussion of methods, which may include statistical analysis appropriate for answering the research question (quantitative research) or how questions were derived and description of coding and thematic analysis process (qualitative research)
- Clear presentation of results
- Discussion accurately reflects the results and their implications, consistent with the scope of the findings and addresses the research question
- While the above elements should be addressed in an original research abstract, there is no required format or organization for abstracts. Authors may choose (but are not required) to structure abstracts using the following headings: Introduction, Hypothesis (for quantitative research) or Purpose (for qualitative research), Methods, Results and Conclusions.
Poster Specs and Appearance
- All posters must be able to fit in an area of 4 feet x 4 feet (48 inches x 48 inches).
- Make sure your poster can be easily mounted on the poster board using push pins.
- The poster should be self-explanatory to allow viewing even when you are not present, in particular patients and families.
- It may be a good idea to bring about 50 copies (black and white is fine) of a letter-paper size version of your poster that you can pin to your poster board so that people can take a copy of your poster away with them.
- Bring extra paper for you to use to help you explain your poster to viewers.
- Bring business cards for people who might be interested in contacting you about your poster. Consider putting a sign-up sheet on your poster board for those who want more information.
- The organization, printing, and cost of shipping all materials to the conference will be the sole responsibility of the presenter.
Poster Set-Up and Tear-Down
- Poster set-up: Begins 8:00 am on Thursday, April 4th, 2019.
- Please make every effort to leave your poster displayed for the length of the conference.
- Posters can begin to be taken down on Saturday, April 6th at 2 pm. All posters must be taken down by 4pm. HFA is not responsible for any posters that are not taken down by the deadline.
Conflict of Interest
I understand that I must indicate that either (a) I have NO financial interest in any commercial entity whose products or services are described, reviewed, evaluated or compared in the Presentation; or (b) I have a financial interest in a commercial entity whose products or services are described, reviewed, evaluated or compared in the Presentation. I must disclose any financial interest I may have in any commercial entity whose products or services are described, reviewed, evaluated or compared in the Presentation. For example, I must disclose if I (i) have an ownership interest in such a commercial entity; (ii) have a financial interest in any product or service discussed in the Presentation; (iii) am employed (whether full or part-time) by such a commercial entity; (iv) own all or part of any patent licensed to such a commercial entity; (v) have an ongoing relationship (e.g., as a consultant, agent, representative, speaker, etc.) with such a commercial entity; or (vi) have received financial compensation for my Presentation.
- If an author on the abstract has since changed affiliations, do I include the author’s current affiliation or affiliation at the time the abstract was written?
- Please use the author affiliation that was relevant when the abstract was written/submitted.
- Can more than one person present this Poster Presentation?
- Due to space, logistics and the limited time available, we ask that only one author present each abstract.
- If I cannot attend the Annual Conference, can someone present on my behalf?
- If you are unable to attend the conference, ONLY another author on the abstract may present in your place. To withdraw your abstract, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by
- Can I change my assigned presentation slot?
- We do not have the flexibility to make any changes to the Poster scheduling. No changes are permitted to the assigned schedule. Changing the presentation date/time for one author can easily have a ripple effect as we would have to move another author from his/her scheduled slot to fit in any requested changes. If another author on your abstract is available, we do allow other authors listed on the abstract to present on behalf of the primary author when he/she is not available.
- Can I edit my abstract after the submission deadline?
- If accepted, your abstract will be printed as it was received during the Call for Abstracts. No changes are permitted.
- Can I defer my abstract to next year?
- We are unable to allow authors to defer their presentations to the following year. We encourage authors to submit an abstract on a different aspect of the abstract topic in any following years.
For any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to the HFA Research Team at email@example.com or (202) 675-6984.