Abstract Submission

General Guidelines

The material must not have been published online or in print prior to submission of the abstract. Simultaneous submission of the same abstract to other meetings is prohibited.


A Declaration of Conflict of Interest Statement (DCOI) is required from each submitting and presenting author. The submitting author will provide a DCOI as part of the abstract submission process. If the presenter is not the submitter the presenter will be contacted by the Conference Secretariate to provide their DCOI.


The submitting author will be advised of the results of the peer-review by the end of July. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to advise other team members of the result.


Each abstract must have one author as the presenter. Multiple presenters are not permitted. The presenting author must register for the program if their abstract is accepted. 


Any individual will not be accepted to present more than two abstracts at SHSA 2021.


The deadline for abstract submission is July 12, 2021, 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time 

There will be a competition for the top three posters voted by the attendees. A leaderboard will display on the Friday and Saturday. The winning authors will be notified in advance and have the opportunity to present orally on Sunday, September 26th.

Specific Guidelines

All abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, not including title or authors. English and French language abstracts will be accepted.


Abstract titles should be brief – a maximum of 100 characters. Titles should be in upper and lower case, NOT ALL CAPITALS.


One image and one data table are permitted, however each image and table counts as 50 words towards the 300 word maximum.


There is no limit on the number of authors on any abstract.


Authors will be asked to categorize their abstract by topic. The options are:

  • Epidemiologic and Population Health Research

  • Bench and Translational Research

  • Clinical Research: Observational, Trials, and Treatment

  • Disease Assessment & Outcome Measurement Research

Authors should indicate if they wish an oral or poster presentation. Those selecting oral will be offered a poster if an oral presentation is not possible. Those selecting poster will not be considered for oral presentation.


Each abstract should follow the following structure:

  • Background: Brief summary of the rationale for the work.

  • Objective: Clearly state the purpose of the work. 

  • Method: Describe the procedures/activities or methodology used to conduct your work. Please provide specific Information about subject characteristics or health-care setting where relevant. 

  • Results: Summarize key findings or important results that you wish to share with colleagues in a clear and concise manner. Where results warrant, provide reasonable conclusions that relate back to the study purpose/objectives. 

  • Discussion: Clearly state how the outcomes and potential applications are pertinent to the audience.


Submit Your Abstract

When ready, please click here to submit your abstract.