ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Timeline: All abstracts that wish to be considered for oral presentation are due by midnight on April 10, 2017. This will allow for scoring of the abstracts and selection of the trainee talks by April 24, 2017. If you do not wish to be considered for oral presentation, abstracts for posters ONLY will be accepted until April 17, 2017 at midnight. One trainee per section (transplant, tumor and tolerance) will be selected for an oral presentation.
Eligibility: Graduate students, postdocs, clinical fellows (or equivalent)
Format: All abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length. This does not include the title, authors, or funding source (optional). There should be no figures within the abstract. The trainee should select the TTT section that is most applicable to their abstract for scoring purposes (transplant, tumor and tolerance). The sections of the abstract should be Introduction, materials and methods, results, and conclusions (per the template provided).
Scoring: All abstracts will be scored on an NIH scale and three components: scientific content, innovation/significance and clarity of the concept. Each component will receive a score from 1 to 9 (1= highest and 9=lowest) and the scores will be combined for a total score. Each abstract will be reviewed by two experts within the fields of transplant, tumors and tolerance. The scores of the judges will be averaged and the trainee with the lowest average score will receive the oral presentation slot for the 2017 TTT meeting. On the day of the retreat, posters will be scored in the same manner, with an additional section to score poster presentation.
Awards: The top abstract for each section will receive an oral presentation. These trainees will also participate in the poster presentations to receive feedback on their work, however, they will not be part of the poster competition. Each section (transplant, tumor and tolerance) will have three prizes for posters based on the judges’ scores. Each poster will receive two judges. The trainees that receive the top score for poster presentation will be awarded a talk at next year’s TTT retreat.
Poster sessions will be held the day of the Retreat, Friday, May 5. Participants must complete the attached form and provide it to Carla Forsythe (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midnight, April 10, to be considered for oral presentation. Posters will be assigned numbers, with the odd numbers presenting in the morning and the even numbers presenting in the afternoon session. Presenters are asked to please leave their posters up throughout both sessions. They may be taken down at the conclusion of the retreat.
Dimensions of posters should not exceed 4'x4'. Poster boards with pins and numbers will be provided.
The organizing committee hopes that you'll encourage your postdocs and students to participate ... and we look forward to a great day of science and socializing!