Size limit for abstracts is 250 words or 1,500 characters, excluding the abstract title, authors’ names and affiliations. Any characters in a table and/or figure will count towards the size limit.
All documents must be submitted as a Word Document (.doc) or Rich Text Form (.rtf). Adobe PDF Files (.pdf) will not be accepted.
: The abstract title should be in UPPER CASE BOLD. Do not use subtitles (e.g., Methods, Results) in the abstract body.
: Author(s)' complete first and last name(s) should be listed in Title Case. The name of the presenting author should be Underlined. If an author appears on more than one abstract the name should be listed the same way on all. Do not list credentials, degrees, academic title(s) (e.g., MD, RN).
: Include departments, division, institutional affiliation(s), city and state (postal abbreviations) or country of origin of work. Do not include street address and zip code. Affiliation(s) should be listed in Title Case italic.
REGULATION OF INSULIN RECEPTOR SIGNALING PATHWAYS
John Jones1, Jane A. Doe, Adam Smith, Mary Brown2
1 Department of Endocrinology and 2 Department of Immunology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
: Abstracts must be as informative as possible, including a brief statement of the purpose of the study or why it was done, the methods used, the results observed, and the author(s)' conclusions based upon the results. Actual data should be summarized. It is inadequate to state "The results will be discussed" or "The data will be presented."
Use of standard abbreviations is requested. Examples include kg, g, mg, mL, L (liter), meq, m (meter), / (per), and % (percent). Place a special or unusual abbreviation in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears, then use the abbreviation throughout the rest of the abstract. Use numerals to indicate numbers, except when beginning a sentence.
Nonproprietary (generic) names should be used the first time a drug is mentioned and typed in lowercase letters; names are always capitalized, for example, aspirin (Bufferin).
Do not include references, credits, or grant support information in the abstract.
: Tables and graphics may be used to present data and will count towards the character limit.