Guidelines for Preparation and Submission of Abstracts


  • Healthcare providers and researchers from Tower Health, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Drexel University are eligible to submit abstracts.
  • Abstracts of posters that have been previously presented at a national meeting/conference within the last 12 months ARE eligible for consideration.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for projects that are ongoing (preliminary data).

General Guidelines

  • All abstracts must be submitted online.
  • Brand names are to be avoided when referring to medications.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations should be placed in parentheses after the first use of the phrase.
  • Abstracts should contain the following headings: Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion. The exception is case reports which should include Introduction, Case Description, Discussion.
  • The objectives and methods should be described clearly. Findings should be reported in enough detail to support the conclusions.

Abstract Acceptance

  • Abstracts will be selected based on scientific merit. Most of the accepted submissions will be considered for poster presentations. The authors of the top-ranking submissions will be invited for platform presentations.
  • By submitting an abstract, the presenting author agrees to the mode of presentation determined by the planning committee (platform or poster).

Abstract Withdrawal

Additional Information

  • Everyone who submits an abstract will be requested to complete a disclosure form to participate.
  • Researchers who submit work through the research day web site will be required to sign off on a submission agreement.