CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
All presentations at the BEDA conference are subject to review before acceptance. Reviewers will have access to the entire abstract. To increase the probability that your abstract will be accepted, in your preferred format, please consider the following criteria carefully:
- Scientific and clinical merit
- application to science, clinical value, policy and education
- clarity of presentation (e.g. abstract begins with a clear statement of an issue and ends with a substantive conclusion)
AUTHOR REGISTRATION DEADLINE
All presenters of accepted abstracts must be registered and paid in full by the early bird registration cut-off in order to present. Authors failing to comply with this rule will not be included in the conference program and risk losing their poster and/or presentation slot.
Oral presentations will be grouped by topic and limited to 15 minutes: 12 minutes for presentation and three minutes for questions. All oral presentation rooms will be equipped with a computer and a projector.
Poster presenters will receive general instructions on poster format in the email notification of acceptance. Each poster presenter will be provided with a surface on which to mount their poster. In order to accommodate two posters on each side of the board, each poster is limited to a rectangle 42″ tall by 60″ wide. Poster materials must be legible from a distance of 6.5 feet (2 meters). Please see http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign for tips on designing conference posters. The title of the paper, the authors, and author affiliations should appear near the top of the poster in letters approximately 1″ (25 mm) high.
Posters will be displayed during the conference in the exhibit halls of the Westin Denver Downtown. One dedicated poster session will be held at a time to be determined to allow in-depth discussion between authors and attendees. Presenting authors are requested to attend this session to take advantage of opportunities to discuss their work with Congress participants. You will receive detailed instructions about the location and time for setting up posters prior to the poster session. Our staff is currently organizing special events during the conference and information is forthcoming about the dedicated poster session.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING ABSTRACTS
Abstracts must be submitted for oral and poster presentations by October 18, 2013. Abstracts may only be submitted electronically using the web submission form.
It is your responsibility to verify that all information submitted is complete and correct. No changes will be made after the abstract submission deadline of August 16, 2013 and the abstract will be printed in the conference program as submitted. After you submit your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive an email, your abstract has not been received. Early registration (paid in full) is mandatory to be included in the conference program.