CALL FOR POSTERS
The Scientific Program Committee of the 71st POGS Annual Convention welcomes the submission of research and interesting cases abstracts on all topics in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Accepted abstracts will be presented as either Oral or Poster presentation during the convention.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
1. Abstracts must be written in English.
2. All materials used in the abstracts are original works and should not have been previously published.
3. An appropriate ethics committee or institutional review board must have approved the research. If applicable, informed consent should have been obtained for all subjects.
4. All abstracts must be submitted via the POGS Annual Convention Website not later than September 1, 2017.
5. An acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent to the presenting author by email upon the on-line submission.
6. The acceptance of abstracts will be notified by email to the presenting author.
7. Upon acceptance of the abstract, authors are expected to attend and present their abstracts at the Convention as either oral or poster presentations. Registration may be done online.
Abstracts should be brief and clear indicating the nature of the presentation:
1. Title: The title should not exceed 25 words and should be written in a sentence format (initial capital/lower case, not all capital letter).
2. Authors details: Author/s should be written in the surname-first name format, capitalize first letter only. Email addresses and hospital/institution affiliations of all authors should be indicated.
3. Abstract Text: The abstract text should be limited to 250 words. Use standard abbreviations only. Use numerals for numbers. It should not contain tables and images. The body of the abstract should be structured following the headings as indicated below:
Dates to Remember:
1, Deadline for abstract submission - September 1, 2017
2. Abstract acceptance notice - September 25, 2017
Oral Presentation Guidelines
A 15-minute PowerPoint presentation (or any other PC based application) should be prepared. All speakers are requested to include a slide disclosing conflicts of interest at the beginning of their presentation. All presentations should be on USB Memory Stick or CD/DVD and load it on one of the Convention’s computers. All speakers should be in the holding area of the Convention at least 1 hour before the start of the session. If PowerPoint presentations have video films clipped, please make sure to check it in the session hall where your lecture will take place at least 30 minutes before the start of the session.
Poster Presentation Guidelines
The poster should have a dimension of 90 cm wide by 120 cm tall. The poster should be in PORTRAIT style. The top of the poster should indicate the title and authors as stated on the submitted abstract. The text, and the illustrations should be bold enough to be read from a distance of 2 meters.
Posters should use a simple and clear typeface (Arial, Arial Black, Calibri, Tahoma, Times New Roman, etc.) and regular text size of not less than 28 for the body of the different sections. Images, pictures and graphs should have a resolution of 300 dpi. High quality images and graphs should be used when creating the poster and avoid stretching the images. Clear labels and headings should be provided for each section of the presentation to avoid confusion. Make sure the file is a single slide only (no multiple slide PowerPoints will be accepted).
The Poster should display the content of the submitted abstract of not more than 250 words. The title of the poster should be brief and clear indicating the nature of the presentation. The abstract should be structured as it indicates the Objectives, Methods, Results and Discussion and Conclusion of the study/presentation. The content of the poster should be elucidated clearly.
Title: Brief and Clear, indicating nature of the presentation
Objective(s): State the purpose of the study in a concise manner
Study Methods: Indicate the location without naming the institution to facilitate anonymous/unbiased peer review, number and type of subjects, the principal test(s) performed and the type(s) of statistical analysis used.
Results and Discussion: Highlight the actual results of the study, confirm or refute the hypothesis, support the statistics. May include graphs, tables and texts.
Conclusion(s): State the effect of study on patient management, scientific or clinical significance of the work or the way in which students and patients will benefit.
Declaration of interest (mandatory)
Poster presenters are requested to disclose potential conflicts of interest regarding their current poster presentation at the bottom of the poster. The disclosure will allow the audience to take into account the potential conflicts of interest when assessing the objectivity of the presentation.