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Research Day Abstract Submission Instructions
Please read these instructions carefully.
- You may want to print off a copy of these instructions from your browser to use as a reference while you complete the instructions below
1. Eligibility: To participate in Research Day 2012, you must either be a student, postdoc., resident or fellow registered at MUSC on November 2nd, 2012 and have performed research sometime during the year prior to November 2nd (not necessarily at MUSC) or be a student (or postdoc., resident or fellow) registered elsewhere on November 2nd who has performed research at MUSC sometime during the previous year. Presenting authors may submit one abstract only.
2. Deadline: The abstract submission deadline is: September 21st, 2012.
3. Category: Select the one category which applies to you. Your selection will be the basis for determining which session you wll be in. If you are in the undergraduate or clinical professional or Masters categories, select for the type of project (Basic Science or Social/Behavioral Science). For PhD, select whether you are in your first two years of graduate work or three years plus. If you are not sure what section you should be in, select "uncertain" and the Research Day Committee will determine in which session you will participate. Or, contact Steven Kubalak via e-mail at (email@example.com)
4. Address: Complete your contact address, phone and e-mail details.
5. Scientific Topic: Select the scientific topic that most closely matches the content of your abstract. This is information is used to help organize the abstracts into sessions with similar topics where possible.
6. Title of Presentation: Type in the title of your abstract in Title Case (i.e. do not use all caps) into the box provided (max 200 characters). Note that special characters (e.g., Greek symbols) will not paste correctly, so it's best to spell them out (e.g., beta).
7. Keywords: Give at least 3 keywords which can be used to index your abstract.
8. Authors: Give all author's names individually in the boxes provided. List yourself first (if you are the presenting author) and your mentor last. Select the yes/no choice for the author that is also your advisor/mentor(s) for the project. Boxes are provided for up to eight authors; if your abstract has fewer than eight authors, leave unused author boxes empty. If your abstract has more than eight authors, NOTE: NO MORE THAN EIGHT AUTHORS will be printed in the abstract booklet. Therefore, be sure to include your mentor on your abstract submission. You should include all authors on your printed poster and give credit to all authors/contributors in your presentation (that is, if you have more than eight, you should list them all). Make sure all authors are included on the Word file copy of the abstract that you will be emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Affiliations: Indicate your College, and type in the department affiliation (or institute/company, if not MUSC) of each of the authors in the boxes provided.
10. Abstract Text: The information contained in your abstract should include an introduction/rationale, methods, results, and conclusions. Cut and paste your abstract in from a word processing file. You can also type directly into the text box, but pasting is easier. Limit your abstract to 300 words.
Note that special characters (e.g., Greek symbols) will not paste correctly, so it's best to spell them out (e.g., beta).
Do not include tables or graphs in your abstract. [Abstracts of published papers do not contain tables or graphs; abstracts submitted to major national meetings electronically do not allow tables or graphs; however, if your abstract really will not work without a table or graph then put your table or graph in MS Word format and email to Steven Kubalak (email@example.com) AFTER you have submitted the text of your abstract.
11. WARNING: Read the warning about publishing your abstract in the public domain and select the appropriate choice regarding printing your abstract in the Research Day 2012 booklet.
12. Delivery: Check your preference for method of delivery - no preference, oral (PowerPoint), or poster. The Committee will make every effort to assign your presentation according to your preference, however, this may not be possible in every case, and the Research Day 2012 Committee reserves the right to assign a presentation to an alternate session.
13. Awards: Select the appropriate answers to the special awards categories (default answer is 'No"). These awards are in addition to the regular first and second place awards in each session.
14. Submission: Review your form and then submit using the "Submit Abstract" box at the end of the form.