PHM Focus

Schedule at a Glance

Abstract Writing for Scientific Meetings

Primary Leader:
Samir Shah

Derek Williams
Ronald Teufel
Joanna Thomson
Katherine Auger

Objective 1:
To recognize the differences between abstracts for manuscripts and for scientific meetings

Objective 2:
To understand key steps in writing an exceptional abstract

Objective 3:
To identify common problems and solutions to those problems in abstracts submitted for presentation at scientific meetings

Research findings are commonly disseminated to the medical community through scientific meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journal. Research is selected for presentation and publication based upon a written submission. Writing is a formidable undertaking and many researchers wonder how it is possible to condense months or years of work into a few hundred words or single manuscript. Nevertheless, creating a well-written abstract is a skill that can be learned. Mastering the skill will increase the probability that your research will be selected for presentation. The objective of this workshop is to acquaint the reader with practical strategies for producing abstracts that are informative, interesting, and concise. We will provide guidance on abstract writing writing, critique abstracts submitted to national meetings int he small group setting, and summarize take hope points. Along the way, we will provide tips for improving your writing style and ways to avoid common pitfalls.