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Gender Specific Medicine &
Women's Health Symposium
Highlighting research and education in the areas of
women's health, sex and gender differences


Women's Health

Abstract Submission

What to Submit:

Structured abstracts must be approximately 300 words or a total of 2250 characters using the subheadings Background, Objectives, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.Tables are not permitted in abstract submissions. See the table of definitions below for each category and specify which category best suits your poster. Awards will be made based on category, so it is important that posters are properly classified. Please indicate whether you would like your abstract considered for an oral or poster presentation or both, and if you would like your poster to be judged for a prize in its respective category.

*NOTE: Both original and previously published works focused on women's health and/or sex and gender research (basic, clinical, translational, community/public health and innovations in education) will be accepted for this TTUHSC conference.

Abstract Review Process:

One goal of this conference is to highlight activities within TTUHSC in the areas of women's health and sex and gender-specific medicine; therefore, all work will be peer-reviewed in order to choose top-ranked abstracts better suited to an oral presentation. We anticipate most work submitted will be chosen for either a poster or oral presentation.

Acceptance notifications for poster or oral presentations will be sent no later than September 13, 2013. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Abstract Review Committee and evaluated based on:
  1. Quality and importance of the scientific question
  2. Relevance to women's health or sex differences
  3. Scientific content - design and methodology

Notification of Receipt and Acceptance:

Receipt of abstract submissions will be acknowledged via e-mail to the submitting author. After the review process is complete, the author will be notified regarding the acceptance or rejection of submissions.

Authors will be required to confirm that they will be present. All presenters must register for the meeting and attend the poster session in which their poster is displayed. Conference abstracts will be published on the Symposium website.

Poster and Presentation Judging Process:

Posters and presentations will be reviewed by the Poster Judging Panel and evaluated based on:
  1. Quality and importance of the scientific question
  2. Relevance to women's health or sex differences
  3. Scientific content: design and methodology
  4. Oral explanation by author
In order to be considered for a poster award, the author must be present during the designated poster review session in which their poster is displayed to provide a brief explanation of their research. *NOTE: The number of posters for the Symposium may be limited. Standard posters should be 4'x4'. If other dimensions are required, please let us know.

Women's Health

Poster Categories

Basic Research

Basic Research is defined as studies designed to increase our understanding of fundamental concepts or life processes and which lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. This may include, for example, molecular and cellular studies, computational modeling, animal models, and bench experiments using human tissue, but not human subject research.

Clinical and Translational Research

Clinical Research includes research that is:

  1. Patient-oriented and conducted with human subjects (or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena). Excluded from this definition are in vitro studies that utilize human tissues that cannot be linked to a living individual. This category can include:
    • mechanisms of human disease
    • therapeutic interventions
    • clinical trials
    • development of new technologies
  2. Epidemiological and behavioral studies
  3. Outcomes research and health services research

Translational research includes:

  1. The process of applying discoveries generated during research in the laboratory, and in preclinical studies, to the development of trials and studies in humans.
  2. Research aimed at enhancing the adoption of best practices in the community.

Cost-effectiveness of prevention and treatment strategies are also an important part of translational science.

Community and Public Health Research

Community and Public Health Research includes epidemiological research and community-based participatory research.

Innovations in Health Professions Education

This category encompasses all projects designed to enhance education and curricular models across the continuum of health professions of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public and allied health.

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