Abstract Submission

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society are pleased to announce the 2020 Call for Abstracts.  Meritorious abstracts will be selected for poster or oral presentation during the meeting. 

Poster presentations will be divided into the three topic areas:  Transplant ID (Thursday afternoon), Original Research (Friday afternoon), and Global Health (Saturday afternoon).  Oral presentations will be scheduled for Thursday, March 12 or Friday, March 13.

Abstracts must be submitted by 5:00 pm PT on Friday, December 13, 2019 through the online portal below.  Please follow the guidelines to ensure review.  Abstracts that do not follow the guidelines below will not be accepted for the meeting.  

Abstract Text Guidelines:

Your abstract should use the following structure in order to provide a concise statement of the research you are conducting. Please describe the Background, Methods, Results and Conclusions of the research (these headers are required). Statistical analyses should be used when appropriate to support the conclusion; concluding statements such as "the results will be discussed" are not acceptable.

Describe experimental methods briefly (including relevant numbers of patients, etc.). Include specific findings and data. Please avoid future-directed phrases such as "will be completed" or "experiments are underway." Define all concepts and abbreviations upon first use (e.g., methicillin-resistant S. aureus [MRSA]).  Finally, submission of single case reports are not encouraged.

Abstract submissions should be limited to 500 words, excluding title and authors, and limited to either one table or figure.  Abstracts with more than one figure or table cannot be accepted.   

Abstracts should be uploaded as a Word document (.docx) and formatted as below: 

  • Title
  • Author(s) and Affiliations, listed as LastName, FirstInitial [Author 1]; LastName, FirstInitial [Author 2]
  • Background
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Click here to view a sample abstract.

Click here to submit your abstract online.