Race, Ethnicity, and Disabilities Conference, Call for Submissions

Race, Ethnicity, and Disabilities Conference, Call for Submissions


Race, Ethnicity, and Disabilities: State of the Science Conference

Abstract Deadline: December 15th, 2011
Date of Conference: March 1-2, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University will be hosting the Race, Ethnicity and Disabilities: State of the Science Conference in Arlington, Virginia. This conference is a great opportunity for professionals in the fields of rehabilitation, physical therapy, disability research, psychology, or any related field. In addition to our numerous presentations by internationally recognized invited speakers, we will be having a poster session the evening of March 1st.

Please visit our website for more information about the conference and its poster session in the left side box. Note that you may find the forms for submitting an abstract and for registering to attend the full conference in our brochure, which can be downloaded from the website.
Below you will find information regarding the guidelines for submitting an abstract for the poster session.
Race, Ethnicity, and Disabilities: State of the Science Conference
Format and Submission Guidelines for Poster Session
To facilitate the review process, author(s) are requested to submit abstracts for their posters in a structured format. There are two different formats for research articles and review articles. Abstracts that are longer than 300 words will be returned and asked to be revised.
Structured Abstract

The structured abstracts must have the following sections:
-Title -Title
-Author(s) -Author(s)
-Objective(s) -Objective(s)
-Research Design -Data Sources
-Setting -Methods
-Main Outcome Measures -Results/Outcomes
-Results/Outcomes -Conclusions
-Conclusions -Key Words
-Key Words

When preparing an abstract, authors are requested to abide by the following guidelines:
· Abstracts must not exceed 300 words.
· Author should provide no more than three key words based on the National Library of Medicine’s Permuted Medical Subject Headings available at: www.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/Mbrowser.html.

· Do not include background or context sections in abstract.
· Only submit abstracts of completed work. Works in progress will not be accepted.
· By submitting an abstract, you are making commitment to present you poster if accepted.
· Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted.
· Authors must spell in full on first introduction before any acronyms are used.
· Authors are invited to submit more than one poster, but must submit separately.

Additional instructions, if poster is accepted:
· The size of the poster is to be a maximum of 4’ x 4’.
· Use a font size that is readable from a distance of approximately 5’.
· Please try to bring 50-100 handouts for colleagues visiting your poster.
· Authors are responsible for mounting and removing poster at the appropriate time and space that will be indicated later. They are also responsible for bringing their own pushpins to mount the posters.
· Authors will be given a specific time by which they will have to remain by their poster and present to colleagues.