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Abstract Submission

Abstract Preparation and Submission

Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2023 (11:59 pm midnight EST)

Submit your Abstract online here

Encore abstracts that have been previously published elsewhere are acceptable as long as the authors have not already signed a copyright agreement to another publisher.

Abstract Category Choices

Appetite Regulation, Satiety, Obesity, and Nutrition
Biliary, Pancreatic and Small Intestinal Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Disorders
Brain Gut Axis in Health and Disease
Colon and Anorectum: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Disorders
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Research
Enteric Nervous System Neurobiology and Circuitry: Neurons, Glia, Smooth Muscle Cell,  ICC
Epidemiology, Genetics, Cross-Cultural and Psychosocial Factors in Functional GI Disorders in Adults
Esophageal Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Disorders
Gastric Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Disorders
GI Motility and Functional GI Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Gut Electric Stimulation and Recording
Microbiome and Probiotics in GI Health and Disease
Neuroimmune Modulation of Secretomotor, Vasomotor, Pain and Barrier Functions in Health and Disease
New Methods and Approaches to Understanding Neruogastroenterology and Motility
Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacogenomics
Psychogastroenterology and Behavioral Interventions
Sex Differences in Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Signaling: Hormones, Neurotransmitters, Receptors, Channels, Secondary Messengers

Instructions for Authors on Setting up Abstract
  1. Type the abstract in 10 point Times New Roman. The title, authors, and affiliation must be included on the MSword file that is uploaded as well as included in the on-line submission form. Simple graphs and tables may be included if they fit within the template. The size of the template is 6.5 inches wide x 5.28 inches high (landscape mode). The page margins are top, right, and left 0.25 inches and bottom 0.29 inches. Check your document to ensure the margins are set as above before submitting.  The abstract document is limited to 2,500 characters not including the title, authors, affiliations, city and state.
  2. Title: The title should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the study. Type is in bold and all CAPS.
  3. Authors: State all authors’ initials and last names only. Italicize the presenting author’s name.
  4. Affiliation: List institutional affiliations, city, and state, separated by a semicolon (;). The following symbols *, †, and ‡ may be used to denote more than one affiliation.
    See the following example:
    The annual meeting will be held in San Francisco, California. J Wiley,* G Mawe.† *University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; †University of Vermont, Burlington, VT..
Step-by-Step Instructions for Electronic Submission
  1. Click on the link Submit Abstract.
  2. On the screen that appears, review the instructions and click Continue.
  3. Sign up” and create an account. If you already have an account, click the “sign in here” link instead.
  4. After creating an account, sign in and click on the “Create a new abstract submission button“.
  5. You will be asked to complete the CME disclosure / content validation form. A new screen will open. Complete this form and then return to the abstract submission screen.
  6. Verify that you have completed the CME disclosure / content validation form and proceed to create a new abstract submission.
  7. Complete the abstract submission form.
  8. In the “Co-author” section, add each co-author’s details individually and click “Save” for each co-author.
  9. In the “Abstract Microsoft Word document” section, click “Choose file” to select the abstract Microsoft Word document that you have created and click Open/Upload to attach your abstract document to the submission.
  10. Before clicking the “Submit” button, review your submission for accuracy. When you click “Submit“, you will receive a message that your abstract submission form has been accepted. Print this page as a confirmation of your submission.

A note about the uploading your abstract document:
There are two submission options: 1. download the preformatted Microsoft Word template or 2. upload an existing abstract document that meets the size requirements. Note, the title, authors, and affiliation must also be included in the uploaded abstract document – a whole abstract that would appear in publication.  All authors are to be input on the abstract submission form as well..
If you use the pre-formatted Microsoft Word template, download the template to your hard drive, paste your abstract inside it, and save it. When you open this template, display it in the Print Layout mode (under View) to ensure that the correct formatting has been maintained. If you have already typed your abstract, you may copy and paste it into the template. IMPORTANT: Font must be 10 pt Times New Roman. The abstract must fit within the template on one page or it will be considered a non-submission. The template is 6.5 inches wide x 5.28 inches high (portrait mode). The margins are top, right, and left 0.25 inches and bottom 0.29 inches. Check your document to ensure the margins are set as above before submitting.