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PCRS 2021 Abstract Submissions

The PCRS 69th Annual Meeting is going virtual! Please review our frequently asked questions.

NEW!
 
Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts 

PCRS recognizes the results of some exciting research were not available by the general abstract submission deadline of November 6, 2020. As such, PCRS is now accepting late-breaking abstracts that highlight novel and substantive studies of high impact.

These abstracts will enrich the PCRS annual meeting with [new, outstanding studies completed after our initial abstract submission deadline.

The same rules and preparation guidelines below apply to late-breaking submissions.

The deadline to submit a late-breaking abstract is Friday, January 29, 2021, at 11:59 PM (PT).


Submit an Abstract: General Abstract Submissions | Deadline November 6, 2020

The Pacific Coast Reproductive Society invites you to participate in the 69th Annual Meeting through the submission of abstracts of original scientific research.

Please note: Certain deadlines for the general abstract submissions have been extended due to the meeting dates moving to May. The last date to withdraw an abstract accepted for presentation, without penalty, is now Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PT). Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to the presenting author by mid-February 2021. Thank you for your patience.

Rules and Preparation Guidelines

  • Abstracts submitted to PCRS must contain original work not published previously or presented at a meeting of another national or international scientific organization prior to the 2021 PCRS Annual Meeting.
  • Your account will be listed as the Abstract Presenter for this submission. You may not submit an abstract for another person. Each Abstract Presenter must have their own account. New to PCRS? Create your account.
  • Abstracts must adequately describe the research performed in order for the PCRS Abstract Review Committee to evaluate the quality, originality, and completeness of the work.
  • Two copies must be submitted. Failure to submit correct documents may render your submission ineligible.
    1. Document Number One: The first copy must be a Word document (.doc, .docx) and include all authors' full names with respective institutions and city and state.
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    2. Document Number Two: The second copy must be a PDF of the same document with the authors' names and institutional identifiers removed.
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  • Only abstracts structured with the following headings may be submitted:
    • Background: A briefly worded description of the reasons for the study.
    • Objective: An introductory sentence indicating the objective and purpose of the study.
    • Materials and Methods: A description of experimental procedures including applicable statistical evaluation.
    • Result(s): A summary of the new previously unpublished data and results.
    • Conclusion(s): A statement of the conclusion(s).
    • Financial Support: List financial support for each author.
    • References: Acknowledge applicable sources, if any.
  • Abstracts must be limited to 500 words, excluding authors, institutions, graphs, equations, and tables.
  • Use 11 pt Arial Regular font. Set title in ALL CAPS.
  • All sources of support for the research must be disclosed and identified in the abstract. This includes any industry employment of authors, even if direct research funding was not received.
  • Ensure the email address entered for each author is current and correct.

Good Things to Know

Withdrawal: The last date to withdraw an abstract accepted for presentation, without penalty, is Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PT). Penalty: Authors whose abstracts are accepted for oral or poster presentation who fail to present their work, fail to have it presented by a co-author, or withdraw the abstract after Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PT), will be ineligible to have abstracts considered for presentation at the PCRS Annual Meeting for the following two years. Exceptions will be considered if the PCRS is promptly notified for extreme, unforeseen circumstances.

  • You will receive an on-screen confirmation following the successful submission of your abstract. Print or capture this screen for your records.
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to the presenting author by mid-February 2021.
  • All decisions made by the PCRS Abstract Review Committee are final.
  • All presentations, oral and poster, must be made in English.
  • Presenting authors of abstracts selected for oral presentation will be required to submit a provided Declaration of Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest. This form must be completed and submitted even if you have nothing to declare.
  • The second slide of all oral abstract presentations must contain full financial disclosure or a statement attesting to the absence of financial support. Subsequent slides must not contain advertising, trade names, product or group messages, or logos, whether commercial or institutional.
  • The presenting author will be the recipient of any earned PCRS award.
  • Submission of an abstract for consideration for presentation implies that the presenting author will register for and attend the meeting to present her/his work. Scholarships are available to qualified reproductive health professionals in training. Scholarships will open soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When I attempt to submit my abstract, I can't enter or edit my name. What do I need to do?

A: Because you may not submit an abstract for another person, your name must auto-populate from your account. If your name is not already in your account, you will need to update your profile. Update your PCRS profile information to add or edit your name to your account. 
Q: I don't have a PCRS account. How can I create one?

A: Create your free PCRS account here.
Q: There is not enough room to add all of my abstract co authors to the submission form. Can I still list all of them in my uploaded documents?

A: Yes. Adding your co authors to the submission form fields is optional. All author names in Copy Number 1 will be included should your abstract be accepted and published.