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 Annual Conference from November 14-17, 2018. Appropriate submissions will match the criteria in one of two abstract tracks: (1) original research or (2) case reports.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Abstract notifications will be sent out by July 27, 2018 

Call for Abstracts closes May 14, 2018

Abstract Tracks Defined

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 case or a small series of cases related by genotype, phenotype, or counseling issues.

Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts will be accepted electronically through May 14, 2018, at 11:59 pm CT.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 2,100 characters including spacing (approximately 300 words).
  • 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 be present at 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. For questions regarding this criteria, please contact Meg or Courtney
  • The abstract should not be based on anticipated data. Abstracts stating that "results will be presented" or some variation thereof will be rejected.

For more information on how your abstract will be reviewed, please refer to this Guidance from the Abstract Workgroup document.


Questions may be addressed to NSGC's Executive Office, the Abstract Workgroup Chair (Meg Bradbury), or Vice-chair (Courtney Berrios).

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