Attendees are invited to contribute abstracts of presentations for the scientific program. All presentations should report the results of original research. Presentations that promote commercial interests will not be accepted. Presenters are encouraged to report on recent work or work in progress. In order to facilitate the discussion of new work, there will be no formal publication emanating from the IHCON conference. Contributed abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance/rejection in the program. Accepted abstracts will be designated either for oral or poster presentations.
Abstracts for all invited and contributed presentations are required and must be received by June 1, 2012 for inclusion in the conference program. This deadline cannot be extended as it has been for some previous meetings. All abstracts should be submitted electronically using the Abstract Submission Form provided, or via email with an attached MS Word file. Abstract length should not exceed 400 words. Contributed abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Chair and Co-Chairs, who will make the final decision to accept or reject an abstract. Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection will be made June 25, 2012. Please view the Sample Abstract available on this web site for further instructions.
In addition to the oral presentations in the scientific program, there will be several sessions devoted to poster presentations. A continuing priority of IHCON is to make poster presentations an integral part of the general scientific program, while still allowing for productive interaction and exchange that can go on among small numbers of individuals during poster viewing. Posters will be available for viewing during the 24-hour period commencing at 5 PM the day before the scheduled session, and ending at 5 PM the day of the poster session. Poster boards (4 ft high X 6 ft long) will be provided by the conference center.
New to IHCON 2012:
At least one oral session will be devoted to smaller research projects with limited, but clinically relevant and important findings. Given the more limited scope of this work, these contributed presentations will be shorter in duration than other oral presentations. Individuals who wish to have their abstract considered for a clinical session can so indicate on the abstract submission form.