Rules for Submitting an Abstract to PCICS Meetings
- The work covered by the abstract must not have been published (manuscript or abstract) or presented at a national or international meeting before the date and time of presentation at the PCICS meeting. Abstract presentations at local or regional meetings prior to the PCICS meeting are acceptable.
- If the abstract is submitted to more than one national/international meeting, investigators must include new and scientifically meaningful informationat time of submission to the PCICS.
- If identical abstracts are accepted at two national/international meetings, then one must be withdrawn and PCICS staff must be notified. If acceptance of a previously presented abstract is discovered prior to presentation, it will be withdrawn and acceptance of future abstracts will be jeopardized. If dual presentation of identical abstracts is discovered after presentation, the acceptance of future abstracts may be jeopardized and any award associated with the abstract will be withdrawn.
- Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present it if accepted. Failure to present, if not justified, will jeopardize future acceptance of abstracts for PCICS meetings.
- If the accepted abstract is submitted as a paper for publication, note that rapid publication has become the norm. Investigators are responsible for coordinating simultaneous publication with the journals involved. If publication occurs online or in print before the time of presentation, then the abstract must be withdrawn. Please notify PCICS staff by sending an email to PCICS@societyhq.com
- There is no limit to the number of abstracts an investigator may submit. If selected, the presenter must be one of the co-authors listed. If multiple submissions are accepted, if there are schedule conflicts, the presenting author must arrange for a co-author to present. Due to the number of abstracts being presented, abstracts cannot be moved to a different timeslot.