An abstract is a single paragraph summary of your entire poster in 350 words or less. It is not an outline of what you are going to present. An abstract is a summary of the major or key points of your methods, results, and conclusions or discussion. It should be concise and focused.
o In one sentence, describe the general topic you are presenting and why it is important. o In one to two sentences, write your scope and purpose of your study or project. o Describe in one to two sentences how you did your study (methods). o In one to two sentences explain your results, be specific and state only your main points. o Finally, in one sentence summarize what you found out about the general topic or question you studied (conclusion).
In the abstract do not include literature citations or references to figures or tables.
Abstracts must use Standard English, and follow English syntax, grammar, and punctuation rules. Remember, your abstract becomes part of the meeting program and is a permanent record of your presentation. Poorly written abstracts will be REJECTED.