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Call for Abstracts

The NSGC Abstract Workgroup is looking for high-quality abstracts for presentation in both the presented paper and poster sessions at the NSGC 43rd Annual Conference. Appropriate submissions will match the criteria in one of two abstract tracks: (1) original research or (2) case reports.

Be sure to review the Guidance from the Abstract Workgroup document before submitting your application. It outlines the criteria used for evaluating abstracts for acceptance.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Call for Abstracts Opens: March 8, 2024
Call for Abstracts Closes: April 29 , 2024

Abstract Tracks 

Original Research abstracts are original work utilizing either a quantitative or qualitative methodology. These are systematic investigations whose results expand the knowledge base relevant to the practice of genetic counseling or genomic medicine, in the broadest sense.

Case Report abstracts address observations of patients or families that add to the knowledge of the etiology, pathogenesis and/or delineation of the natural history or management of the condition described. They may describe a single patient or family or a small series of patients or families related by genotype, phenotype, or counseling issues.

Please note you need an NSGC account to submit your Abstract Submission.

Guidelines for Submitting Abstracts

  • Abstracts will be accepted electronically through April 29, 2024 at 11:59 pm CT.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 2,600 characters including spacing.
  • Do not include tables and/or charts in the text of your abstract.
  • All are encouraged to submit abstracts, including full and associate NSGC members, students, and non-members.
  • Student-member submissions must be sponsored by a full member of the NSGC (this would usually be the direct supervisor of the study) and this person should be included as an author on the submission.
  • The abstract, regardless of track, should be original work with a clear message and include only one or two major points. If your submission contains more than one to two points, an additional abstract should be written.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts submitted by one author.
  • For each accepted abstract, at least one author must register for the conference for the presentation.
  • You may submit an abstract with a preference for a platform or a poster presentation, though the final decision regarding the presentation's format will be made by the Abstract Workgroup.
  • The work should not have been previously published as a manuscript or accepted for presentation at another national conference.
  • The abstract should not be based on anticipated data. Abstracts stating that "results will be presented" or some variation thereof will be rejected.

Past Annual Conference Abstracts

2023 - 42nd Annual Conference Abstracts

2022 - 41st Annual Conference Abstracts

2021 - 40th Annual Conference Abstracts

2017 and prior: Available through the Journal of Genetic Counseling


How to Cite Abstracts

Abstracts selected for presentation at the NSGC Annual Conference are available online here and on the Past Conference webpage. To cite an abstract from 2018 and beyond, use the URL for the meeting in which the abstract was presented. The following is a suggested example style for citing abstracts from the NSGC Annual Conference. Author Name 1, Author Name 2, Abstract Title; (Poster or Session #). Presented at the xxth NSGC Annual Conference, Date, Location (example: November 14, 2018, Atlanta, GA).