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Call for Abstracts: Guidelines for Submission

The following guidelines are provided for submitting your abstract and other required material for Clinical Investigators' Day oral presentations on Friday, October 5, 2018.

Eligibility: Interns, residents and research fellows from the following units are eligible to submit abstracts:

  • Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Ambulatory and Production Medicine
  • Cornell University Hospital for Animals
  • Shelter Medicine
  • Center for Animal Resources and Education

Requirements for applicants:

  1. Abstract
  2. Personal photo, if applicable
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Learning objective (1 sentence statement of what audience should learn or take away from talk.)
  5. Oral Presentation

Abstracts Requirements

  • Applicants should discuss the preparation of their abstract(s) with their mentors well in advance of the submission deadline.
  • Applicants are eligible to submit up to 2 abstracts; however, depending on the quality and number of abstracts submitted, the organizing committee reserves the option of limiting each trainee to 1 presentation.
  • All abstracts will be pre-screened by the selection committee for inclusion in the program.
  • Abstracts from residents in the second or third years of their program will be given priority for inclusion in the program.
  • Studies in their early stages are welcomed.
  • Preference will be given to projects which are in more advanced stages.
  • Complete or partial results of research projects will be accepted for presentation.
  • Case series of greater than 3 cases highlighting novel or unusual presentations will be accepted.
  • Single case reports will not be considered.
  • Abstract(s) should include an introduction outlining the background to the work, a brief description of methods, followed by a results and discussion section.
  • The body of the abstract must not exceed 250 words including sub-headings.
  • Information on the preparation of an abstract is provided below and links to sample and template abstracts may be found in the Important Dates section.
  • 1st & 2nd Year Research Proposals should include:
  1. Pertinent Literature Review
  2. Rational for Study
  3. Scientific Design
  4. Hypothesis & Expected Outcomes
    Preliminary data not required for Research Proposal

Submitting Abstracts

  • Use the Abstract Instructions and Sample Abstract for guidance. (Right-hand column)
  • Use the Microsoft Word Abstract Template as a form to fill in.  Insert the document as an attachment to the email.
  • Initial abstract and the following must be emailed to Kim Eaton by 5 pm, Monday, August 13:
    • Abstract (attachment)
    • Curriculum Vitae (attachment)
      1. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae is required.
    • Personal Photo (optional attachment)
      1. Your CUHA arrival photo will accompany your abstract in a booklet of the day's events.
      2. If you wish to use a photo different than your CUHA photo, please submit an attachment containing the image to accompany the final abstract.
      3. Photographs may be in the jpg or gif format or inserted in a Microsoft Word document.
      4. Learning Objective
        1. Please submit the learning objective in the body of the email.
        2. Place in email after heading “Learning Objective:” 
        3. One sentence stating what the audience will know or be able to do as a result of your seminar. (required for NYS Continuing Ed credit)

    Review, Revise & Resubmit

    • This process is designed to assist in the presentation of concise abstracts and is highly recommended.
    • A review and critique of the abstract will be provided by members of the organizing committee.
    • Comments and recommendations for improvement will be returned by Tuesday, September 4.
    • Your mentor must be copied on the e-mail to Mr. Eaton when submitting the final abstract.
    • Submission of revised FINAL abstracts are due to Kim Eaton by email by 5 pm, Monday, September 17.

      Oral Presentations

      • Oral presentations will take place during Clinical Investigators' Day, Friday, October 5, 2018 in Lecture Hall 3.
      • Each presentation will be limited to a maximum time duration.  Depending on the number of abstracts to be presented, it is anticipated that presentations will be 10-15 minutes; 10-12 minutes for presentations and 2-5 minutes for questions and answers.
      • Presentations will be judged based on scientific content of the abstract (including significance of the study, experimental design/approach, interpretation of data, and written abstract presentation) and the Oral Presentation (Delivery, Organization, Visual Aids, Clarity, and Response to Questions).  Go here for Scoring Rubric.

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