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Call for Poster Abstracts

In an effort to make research findings more accessible to patients and caregivers who have an interest and who participate in research projects and initiatives, HFA is inviting you to disseminate your research findings to patients and/or their caregivers in an atmosphere that is comfortable and encourages one-on-one opportunities for questions and dialogue.

The Research Poster Session, in which presenters will be able to interact with attendees through online chats, will take place during our Virtual Symposium on Tuesday, October 26th from 8:00-9:00 pm ET. Poster presenters will also be asked to provide a short (less than 5 minute) video in which they explain their posters and present their research in layman鈥檚 terms. Posters and videos will be available for attendee viewing through the entire Symposium.

Our community is ready and invested in knowing about research findings and learning from you. This is your opportunity to present and engage directly with patients from all over the country.

Objective:A patient-centered research poster session in which bleeding disorders community members get to learn about research in plain language. Patients will have the opportunity to ask questions to gain a better understanding about the research and what has been done on behalf of the bleeding disorders community.

Basic Evaluation Criteria:

All鈥痵ubmitted鈥痑bstracts鈥痺ill be鈥痚valuated according to鈥痶he鈥痜ollowing basic criteria:

  1. 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.
  2. The abstract should not be based on anticipated data. Abstracts stating that 鈥渞esults will be presented鈥 or some variation thereof will be rejected.
  3. The abstract should not be an advertisement for a particular service.鈥Abstracts that areclearlypromoting ormarketing a product orservice will be rejected.
  4. Definition of all abbreviations before the abbreviation is used.
  5. Abstracts should reflect work not previously presented in previous HFA Annual Poster Sessions. Abstracts that have been presented previously will be rejected.

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 or 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 quality 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:

  1. Clear statement鈥痮f the research鈥痲uestion
  2. Justification of the need for the research (identification of a knowledge gap or what is novel and/or important about the study) for the research (identification of a knowledge gap or what is novel and/or important about the study)
  3. Selection of appropriate target population to鈥痑nswer research question
  4. 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)
  5. Clear presentation鈥痮f鈥痳esults
  6. Discussion accurately reflects the results and their implications, consistent with the scope of the findings and addresses the research question
  7. While the above elements should be addressed in an original research abstract, there is no required format or organization for abstracts; however, authors should keep in mind the audience will be primarily patients. 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.

Dates of Note:

Email Abstracts to HFA Research Team by August 16, 2021

Announcement of Accepted Abstracts: August 30, 2021

Final Posters and Videos Due: September 30, 2021

Poster Presentation: October 26, 2021 from 8:00-9:00 pm ET


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