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This information is provided to assist in the submission of your abstracts for the North American Conference of Gastroenterology Fellows (NACGF). Please follow these guidelines carefully. The NACGF is sponsored by the American College of Gastroenterology and endorsed by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology.

The abstracts are intended for presenting and discussing "work in progress." Work submitted to other conferences is eligible, but not if published in full within the past year. Presentation at the NACGF is not intended to preclude later presentation at national meetings or publication in scholarly publications. Presented abstracts will be reproduced in the annual NACGF proceedings book. Appropriate materials for submission include work in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. Adult and pediatric work is acceptable.

Abstracts must be submitted through the NACGF website at www.nacgf.org.

Abstracts can be submitted to the website between November 20, 2017 and midnight of January 8, 2018.

A Fellow may submit up to three abstracts, but only one abstract from a Fellow will be accepted for presentation.

The judges may not be knowledgeable in your specific area of research; therefore, you may introduce your abstract with a one-page cover letter explaining its significance. This will help in identifying where your research fits into the literature and will prevent over-looking novel studies. Instructions are included on the website for submitting a cover letter. 

The abstract should be presented as follows:

  1. Abstracts must be Microsoft Word documents with all charts, tables, photographs, and graphs imbedded in the file. They must be single-spaced and use Times Roman font size 10. The title should be centered, brief, & clearly indicate the nature of the research. Capitalize the entire title. Underline the author’s name(s) in the title only. Abbreviations must NOT be used in the title of the abstract. Immediately following the title, state the author's name(s) and institution affiliation. Omit degrees, titles, appointments, etc. Paragraphs should be separated by one line and not indented. Length of the abstract should be limited to approximately 4,000 characters including spaces (highlight your document, then go to Tools, then Word Count to check number of characters)
  2. Abstract should be accurate in its presentation (e.g. no misspellings, incorrect abbreviations, etc.)
  3. State the purpose of the study, preferably in one sentence
  4. State the methods used
  5. Summarize the results in sufficient detail to support conclusions
  6. Avoid excessive use of abbreviations other than standard abbreviations commonly used in medicine and gastroenterology
  7. Non-proprietary (generic) names of drugs, not capitalized, are required for the first time a drug is mentioned. Proprietary (brand) names should be capitalized

If your abstract is accepted, the abstract you submit will be published as is in the syllabus materials. Please follow the guidelines for submissions carefully and review your abstract for any spelling errors prior to submitting.

Up-to-date instructions for submitting the abstract will be posted on the website, so check it carefully before submitting an abstract. Also, demographic information will be required when submitting the abstract including a dependable email address for the Fellow. The Program Director’s name and indication of the Program Director’s approval of the Fellow submitting the abstract and support for the Fellow attending the meeting will also be required on the website. We strongly discourage anyone from applying if there is not a likelihood that attendance will occur, as each abstract is reviewed by the Review Committee in earnest.

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