Abstract Submission

There are two basic types of abstract presentation formats available to present your original work at Pathology Informatics Summit: either a 15 minute oral presentation or a traditional poster style abstract.  The submission form is the same for each. A select number of abstracts submitted for oral presentation will be elevated to a 35 minute podium presentation. See details for each format below.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM on March 10, 2019


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Abstracts for Short Oral Presentations

The Short Abstract Presentations will be presented from 8:00 am to 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 and Wednesday, May 8, 2019. 

Short Abstract Presentations consist of a series of 10-12 minute talks, each of which are to be immediately followed by questions posed by the audience. Researchers interested in presenting as part of these sessions should submit a 350-word abstract. There is particular interest in submissions that focus on a few main areas of sub-specialization: pathology informatics, biomedical informatics, molecular pathology and imaging. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, controlled vocabulary, digital microscopy, telemedicine, computer-assisted decision support, pattern recognition, tissue/gene array analysis, data-mining, education, outcomes research, clinical imaging, optics, imaging storage and management, standardization, automation, image based query, integration and workflow.       
 
Pathology Informatics Summit 2019 will feature a few main areas of concentration: 
  • Pathology Informatics (such as controlled vocabulary, decision support, digital microscopy, distance learning)
  • Biomedical Informatics (such as oncology outcomes research, clinical trials informatics, consumer-health informatics, computational biology, data-mining, tissue and gene array analysis)
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Imaging (such as enhanced reporting, optics, storage and management, standardization, automation, image based query, integration and workflow)
Selection is competitive and will be based on how the presenter’s work furthers the fields of informatics and/or imaging as well as upon the content and clarity of the presentation. The work may be motivated by problems encountered in pathology and reflect research on algorithms, systems, software, databases, or it may describe novel laboratory applications and any new technologies or systems impacting informatics. Presenters may employ PowerPoint, multimedia, and/or any other Internet-based technologies as indicated. 

 Authors wishing to participate in the Short Oral Presentations must submit an electronic abstract and must adhere to the specified formatting guidelines (see below).  Non-complying submissions will be rejected without review.  All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Pathology Informatics.
The program committee will be selecting a small number of short abstract presentations for elevation to 35-minute podium presentations.  If you wish to have your short abstract presentation considered for a podium presentation, please submit it early as these opportunities will be limited and offered on a first come/first served basis upon review by the program committee.


Abstracts for Poster Presentation

Posters will be placed in the Vendor Exhibit area on either Tuesday, May 7, 2019 or Wednesday, May 8, 2019
This year, only paper posters may be submitted for presentation. Online submission of the abstract is required, and all abstracts must adhere to submission compliance and formatting guidelines. All accepted Poster abstracts will be published in the Journal of Pathology Informatics. A prize will be presented to the single best poster, as judged across all entries for both days.


Abstract Formatting

General Content

The abstract may contain a maximum of 350 words. Additionally, it must be organized under (and contain) the following headings:
 
  • Background
  • Technology* (optional)
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions
**If describing a new/novel use for technology, please include under the Technology heading


Formatting      

  • The text must be prepared in accordance with American Medical Association (AMA) Manual of Style, 9th edition.
  • Do not use abbreviations unless they appear 5 or more times, in which case you must spell out the abbreviation the first time it appears.
  • Do not begin the abstract by repeating the title, and do not cite references
  • List sources (name of company, city, state, and country) for all software and reagents.
  • Use conventional units of measure.
  • Use generic drug names unless the specific trade name of a drug is directly relevant to the discussion.
  • The name of the corresponding author should be shown in bold.
  • Separate each author name with a semicolon.
  • Affiliations for each author must be clearly listed, including full department and institution names.
  • The submitting author must sign and submit an Authorship Form. See the Authorship Form section below for complete information. 

Special Notes regarding figures:
  • A single table or figure may appear in the Results section. A table may have no more than 5 columns. Make certain any acronyms used in a table are clearly defined in the text. Most figures should be submitted in TIF format at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. If any text appears in the figure, it must be set at 12 points or larger.
  • Do not submit photomicrographs as either Word or PowerPoint files.
  • Do not add a figure label on figures. When preparing figures, authors must remember that figures will be printed at a width of 3 ½ inches. Thus, computer screen shots and other figures that contain small text are not good submission options. Also review the information regarding figures shown below (see Illustrations).
  • If submitting a figure or table, the authors must provide a description of the figure or table content, including a specific reference to the figure or table (e.g. Figure 1), in the Results section. Do not submit a separate figure or table legend; legends will not be printed.


Submission Information/General Instructions for Authors

Authorship/ Copyright Transfer Form: The submitting author must complete and sign the Authorship/Copyright Transfer form. This is for publication in the Journal of Pathology Informatics. Only the submitting author needs to sign this form. Abstracts cannot be accepted until this form is submitted to Beth Gibson at bethgibs@umich.edu.

Authorship/Copyright Transfer Form
 
Informed Consent
If the manuscript reports the results of an experimental investigation of human subjects, state formally that consent was obtained from the subjects after the nature of procedure(s) had been fully explained. Include a signed statement of consent from the patient (or, if the patient is a minor, from both parents or the legal guardian) with all identifiable photographs. Consent forms must contain a specific statement that photographs and information related to a case may be published separately or together, and that the patient’s name will not be disclosed. 

Ethical Requirements
For human or animal experimental investigations, specify in the ‘‘Methods’ section of the manuscript what protocols were followed, e.g., ‘‘Institutional guidelines regarding animal experimentation were followed.’’

Illustrations
Authors must email figures directly to Beth Gibson at bethgibs@umich.edu. Halftone and color images should be submitted at a minimum of 300 ppi, while line art should be submitted at 1200 ppi. Digital color files must be submitted in CMYK mode. Acknowledge fully all illustrations and tables taken from other publications, and submit a copy of the permission letter to reprint from the copyright owner.


Verification of Receipt of Abstract

An e-mail address for the corresponding author is required in the submission program. You will receive an immediate email confirmation of your abstract submission. If you do not receive e-mail notification of receipt of your abstract, it is your responsibility to immediately follow up (Contact Beth Gibson by e-mail: bethgibs@umich.edu or by phone at (734) 615-5727). She will confirm receipt of your abstract or will assist you to ensure that your abstract has been received.)


***REMINDER TO ALL ACCEPTED ABSTRACT SUBMITTERS
  • No travel funding is provided by the conference.
  • Please remember to register for the meeting – your notification of abstract acceptance does NOT include registration to the meeting.
  • Please go to the Hotel Reservations page and make your room reservations. 
 
Questions? Please send to Beth Gibson at bethgibs@umich.edu.

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