Poster sessions are abstracts that have been selected and grouped together by category/topics. Poster presentations give authors an opportunity to acquaint attendees and experts in the field with the fundamentals of their abstracts and research. Presenting authors are required to be present at their poster boards for one and a half hours on assigned dates.
The presenting author is expected to discuss his or her scientific research and summarize the data into a comprehensive 10-minute presentation, with five minutes designated for questions and answers. Presenting authors are required to use PowerPoint slides to accompany their oral presentations.
Late Breaker Abstract
Late breaker abstracts are intended for new, cutting-edge science that was not ready to submit at the regular abstract deadline. Because of the nature of late breakers, IDWeek will accept very few submissions for presentation, less than 10 percent. Retrospective studies will not be considered. Late breaker abstracts are always oral presentations and authors of late breaker abstracts are not eligible to apply for IDWeek travel grants or awards. Late breaker submission will begin on June 1.
Abstract disposition notices will be sent on Thursday, July 9 via e-mail to presenting authors only. Late breaker abstract disposition notices will be sent on or before Wednesday, September 16 via e-mail to presenting authors only. Abstract dispositions will not be provided over the telephone. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to notify and ensure that all co-authors are informed that the abstract has either been accepted or rejected, and to disseminate the presentation scheduling information. If your abstract is accepted, you will receive guidelines for preparing poster or oral presentations. Please note that due to the large number of abstracts, IDWeek will not consider special scheduling requests for poster or oral presentations.
If the presenting author does not receive their notification by 5 p.m. on July 9, 2020 (September 16 for late breaker abstracts), please send an email to email@example.com. Include the abstract ID number, the name of the presenting author, and the title of the abstract in the request. Notifications will not be provided over the phone.
Withdrawal and Penalties
If you wish to withdraw an accepted abstract for any reason, you must send your request in writing by the withdrawal deadline of July 17, 2020. Withdrawal of an accepted abstract after July 17 or failure to present an accepted abstract could result in disqualification from presenting an abstract at IDWeek for the subsequent year.
Send your withdrawal letter by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org