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abstract submission


Important Dates
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Abstract Submissions Open
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - Deadline Extended!

Submission Instructions

We are pleased to offer several enhancements to the 2018 CGA Abstract Submission. These enhancements are designed to streamline the submission process and allow us to collect complete information on your abstract(s). Please see below for important information and guidelines for your submission. The abstract submission deadline is 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, July 15, 2018.


  1. Provide contact information for the presenting author.
  2. If you are submitting on behalf of the presenting author, please provide your email.
  3. All correspondence for poster and podium presentations will be sent to the presenting author.


  1. All presenting authors must submit any relevant financial relationships. Disclosures are not required for co-authors.
  2. Failure to complete disclosure form will result in an incomplete submission and will be returned to the author.
  3. To access the disclosure form, click here. You will have the opportunity to submit the completed disclosure form when submitting your abstract.

Abstract Body

  1. The body is limited to 350-word count. Abstracts that exceed the word count will be returned.
  2. You will be asked to submit the abstract electronically AND as a word document. The electronic submission will ensure that you are within the word count limit, and the word document will ensure that your abstract maintains original formatting in the meeting program. Note: the electronically submitted abstract will NOT maintain special characters or formatting.
  3. The body should be organized in the following sections: Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. Define all abbreviations.
  4. On the Word document, include the abstract title, full name of all co-authors, institutional affiliations of all co-authors.
  5. Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless the author has obtained permission.

Tables and Figures

  1. You can include up to 2 tables and/or figures (e.g., 2 tables, 2 figures or 1 table and 1 figure). Do not exceed this limit or the abstract will be returned.
  2. Each table and/or figure should be uploaded separately.
  3. Tables and Figures do NOT count toward the 350-word count.

Submissions not meeting the above specifications will not be accepted
and returned to the submitter.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, July 15, 2018. All presenting authors will receive confirmation of their abstract submission via email.

Abstracts will be selected for podium presentation based on scientific merit. Notification of acceptance for podium and poster presentations will be acknowledged by email in August 2018. Any questions regarding abstract submission should be directed to CGA at