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Abstract Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words; not including title, authors, and spaces. Characters within a table are counted towards the character limit. Figures, title, and authors do not count against the 300 word limit. Use simple fonts.
  • Always include the abstract title, authors, affiliations, and text.
  • Figures are accepted and they do not count towards character limit. You are limited to three images in one abstract. Acceptable file types for images are .gif, .jpeg, and .png. color images are allowed. Please provide high-resolution images.
  • An author may not revise or resubmit an abstract in order to make changes or corrections after this deadline; adding or removing authors after the submission deadline is not permitted.


Use a concise title that summarizes the content of the abstract. Capitalize the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles, and species names. Italicize all specific/scientific names of microorganisms as appropriate.


Enter complete author(s) names (example: John S. Doe, MD). Include the name, degree, institution, city, state, and country of all authors and author groups. You must specify the “presenting author” with a prefix *. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to communicate future correspondence to all co-authors. Notifications will be sent to the presenting author only


List the name of each author’s institution, city, state, and country (do not include department, division, laboratory, etc.).

Abstract Text

Describe the relevance of the research using background, methods, results, and conclusions.

Deadline for Submission of Abstract: October 15, 2018. Abstracts to be sent to,

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