Abstract Submission Information

Application Deadline: June 1, 2021, 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The application site is now closed for 2021.  

If you need a receipt for your abstract submission, please log back into the site to retrieve a copy: https://naspghan2021.abstractcentral.com/

The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition NASPGHAN, the Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses, APGNN, and the NASPGHAN Council for Pediatric Nutrition Professionals, CPNP, are now accepting scientific abstracts and clinical vignettes for presentation at their Annual Meeting, November 4-6, 2021. All submissions must be completed electronically by clicking on the "Submission" tab in the upper left corner. A $55 submission fee for each abstract/clinical vignette will be assessed. APGNN and CPNP abstracts may be submitted at no charge. Abstracts and clinical vignettes will be competitively reviewed and presented as follows:

  • Scientific abstracts may be selected for oral or poster presentation and will be published in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
  • Clinical vignettes will be presented in poster format and will not be published.
  • Video Abstracts will be selected for oral presentation.
  • APGNN abstracts will be presented in poster format and will be published.
  • CPNP abstracts will be presented in poster format and will be published.
 Abstracts that will be considered include:
  • Original work that has never been presented
  • Abstracts submitted to other scientific meetings (i.e., DDW, AASLD, ACG, CCFA, ANGM) in the last 12 months
  • Abstracts submitted to local/regional meetings in any calendar year
  • Abstracts describing work that has been submitted as a manuscript or accepted as a manuscript for publication at the time of submission, but not yet published in a print edition of a journal may be submitted.
  • Clinical Case Reports and small case series should only be submitted to the Clinical Vignettes section. They will be rejected if submitted to the Scientific Abstract Section.
There are some helpful resources for constructing the best abstract. A few links are provided below:

http://www.sccur.uci.edu/sampleabstracts.html

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136027/‎

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/706/1/

Please conform to the word limits and specification in the abstract instructions.

AWARDS

The Young Faculty Investigator Award is given to a laboratory scientist submitting an outstanding scientific abstract. Candidates for this award must be: 1) less than five years beyond fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition in North America; 2) first author 3) a member of NASPGHAN. Eligible applicants may submit only one abstract for this award. The award is $1000 plus travel expenses to the annual meeting. 

The Young Faculty Clinical Investigator Award is given to a clinical investigator submitting an outstanding scientific abstract focusing on clinical investigation or outcomes research and must be: 1) less than ten years beyond fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition; 2) first author; 3) a member of NASPGHAN. Eligible applicants may submit only one abstract for this award. The award is $1000 plus travel expenses to the annual meeting. 

The Fellow Research Award is given to a fellow in pediatric gastroenterology/nutrition submitting an outstanding abstract. The recipient must be a fellow in training, be the first author, and be a NASPGHAN member. Eligible applicants may submit only one abstract for this award. The award is $500 plus travel expenses to the annual meeting. 

Five Latin America Travel Awards will be given to LASPGHAN members residing in a LASPGHAN country or Mexico who submit outstanding scientific abstracts. Clinical vignettes are not eligible. The 1st ranked abstract will receive a full award of hotel, travel, registration, postgraduate course expenses. The 2rd-5th ranked abstracts will receive a waiver of the annual meeting registration and postgraduate course fees. Awardees must be conversant in English and be able to present the abstract in a poster or oral session. The awards will be given to the presenting author.

NASPGHAN Travel Award for Mexican Pediatric Gastroenterologists: Ten Travel Awards will be given to members residing in Mexico who submit outstanding scientific abstracts. Clinical vignettes are not eligible. The 1st and 2nd ranked abstract will receive a full award of hotel, travel, registration, postgraduate course expenses. The 3rd – 10th ranked abstracts will receive a waiver of the annual meeting registration and postgraduate course fees. Awardees must be conversant in English and be able to present the abstract in a poster or oral session. The awards will be given to the presenting author.

The NASPGHAN Endoscopy Prize has been developed to promote the pursuit of research related to endoscopy and other procedures in children. This award, in the amount of $500.00, will be offered twice a year, once at the ASGE/NASPGHAN co-sponsored pediatric endoscopy forum at the DDW meeting and once at the annual meeting of NASPGHAN. NASPGHAN members whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation may be considered for the prize. One author on the abstract must be a NASPGHAN member. Abstracts whose focus is primarily on endoscopy or other procedures and that have been accepted for presentation at sessions other than the ASGE/NASPGHAN Pediatric Endoscopy Forum will still be eligible for consideration. Members of the abstract reviewing committee/ judging committee are not eligible for the prize. 

The NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology and Motility Prize has been developed to promote the pursuit of research related to Functional and Motility disorders in children. The Awards in the amount of $500 each will given to one outstanding clinical abstract and one to the outstanding basic science abstract. One author on the abstract must be a NASPGHAN member. The winners will present their work during the meeting.

The NASPGHAN Nutrition Prize has been developed to promote the pursuit of research related to nutritional disorders in children. The Award in the amount of $500 will be given to the outstanding nutrition abstract. One author on the abstract must be a member of NASPGHAN. The winners will present their work during the meeting.

The NASPGHAN Amin Tjota Award for Excellence in Pancreatic Research Prize has been developed to promote the pursuit of research related to pancreatic disorders in children. The Award in the amount of $500 will be given to the outstanding pancreas abstract. One author on the abstract must be a member of NASPGHAN. The winners will present their work during the meeting.

The APFED Outstanding EGID Abstract Award has been developed to encourage the pursuit of research related to eosinophil-associated diseases in children. Two awards in the amount of $750 each will given to the two top-scored abstracts as determined by NASPGHAN. One author on each abstract must be a NASPGHAN member. The winners will present their work during the meeting. This award is being generously sponsored by the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED).

The Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association (CVSA) Young Investigator Prize in honor of B Li in Functional GI Disorders has been developed to promote the pursuit of research in these conditions. This award will be given to a young investigator submitting an outstanding scientific abstract focusing on basic science, clinical investigation or outcomes research in in the following conditions: Cyclic vomiting syndrome, aerophagia, rumination syndrome, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, or functional abdominal pain (submissions for any other condition must have a written justification for inclusion in this category). The investigator must be: 1) less than ten years beyond fellowship training in pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition or from receiving a PhD; 2) first author; 3) a member of NASPGHAN. Eligible applicants may submit only one abstract for this award. The award is $750.

The Feeding Matters Outstanding Pediatric Feeding Disorder Abstract Award encourages the pursuit of research related to pediatric feeding disorders in children. Two awards in the amount of $500 each will be given to the top-scored 2 abstracts as determined by NASPGHAN. One author on each abstract must be a NASPGHAN member. The winners will present their work during the meeting. This award is being generously sponsored by Feeding Matters.

CLINICAL VIGNETTE POSTER SESSIONS

NASPGHAN recognizes the importance of patient-related clinical information in furthering knowledge and approaches to diverse problems in the management of pediatric gastrointestinal disorders. Accordingly, a separate abstract category of Clinical Vignettes will again be held this year. This poster session will permit the submission of interesting clinical cases, or case reports that: 1) describe new clinical problems; 2) demonstrate important teaching points; or 3) amplify clinical experiences. Submitted abstracts might include the presentation of interesting or challenging cases, discussion of a new or incompletely understood clinical problem, or consideration of a treatment protocol that differs from traditional approaches. Clinical Case Reports should only be submitted to the Clinical Vignettes section. They will be rejected if submitted to the Scientific Abstracts section. 

Accepted submissions will be presented as posters, encouraging informal and collegial discussion. Clinical vignette abstracts will be integrated with other poster sessions, subdivided by appropriate organ/disease category. By sharing important clinical experiences in a meaningful and instructive format, we encourage practicing pediatric gastroenterologists and fellows-in-training to consider a submission to this session. All abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the clinical vignettes subcommittee of the Clinical Care and Quality Committee.

VIDEO ABSTRACTS

Outstanding video submissions will be featured during a  session at this year’s Annual Meeting. The focus is on cutting-edge techniques and unusual cases in GI endoscopy. Accepted authors will present their video live and then have 1-2 minutes to answer questions. 

The NASPGHAN Video Symposium is designed to showcase interesting endoscopic cases or techniques in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Programs can demonstrate accepted techniques, difficult or interesting cases, complications or innovations within the field of endoscopy. Program should focus on interesting and novel cases or techniques in the field of pediatric endoscopy. All entries must be oriented toward physician rather than patient education.

Submissions should demonstrate an individual technique or case or series of cases and should be between 3-5 minutes in length (it cannot exceed 5 minutes). Accepted videos will be narrated DURING the playing of the video. (Video played at NASPGHAN will not have sound).

You are limited to videos of 100MB in size. Click HERE for additional detailed format and submission requirements.

 

Poster Presentation Information
If your poster is accepted you will be emailed details in early August. Please consult the final program for your location and poster board number. A designated author is expected to be present at the poster session on the allotted day/time:
Poster Session I: Thursday, November 4, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Poster Session II: Friday, November 5, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Poster Session III: Saturday, November 6, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
We cannot change the day of your presentation.

If you have two posters in this session, every effort has been made to place them in proximity to one another.

Suggestions for preparing posters are included below.  Posters are displayed on fiberboard panels measuring 4 ft x 8 ft and should be designated so that titles, legends, graphs, and illustrations can be read easily at a distance of 4-6 ft.  Your cooperation in following the enclosed recommendations will help maintain the high standards of our meeting.

You do need to register for the meeting to gain access to your poster space. The program details are on line at https://members.naspghan.org/annualmeeting . You may also register online and book your hotel room on the NASPGHAN website.   Please note that the early bird registration deadline is September 2, 2021.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTER PRESENTATION 
A poster session comprises simultaneous information presentations by several investigators.  The presenters remain in a fixed location for the specified time period and discuss their research personally with interested individuals, using graphs, diagrams, and photographs, affixed to a 4 x 8 foot poster board to illustrate and communicate their findings.  In a sense, one can think of it as a Science Fair or as browsing through an art museum with the advantage of having the artist explain his or her work to you.

The poster board area is 4' high and 8' wide.  Prepare a label for the top of your poster space indicating the title and authors of your presentation.  The lettering for the label should not be less than 1 1/2".  We will provide a printed "number" identifying each station.

All illustrations should be made up beforehand.  Remember that your illustrations must be read from distances of 3 - 5 feet or more.  Charts, drawings, and illustrations should be similar to those you would use in making slides, but more heavily drawn.  Do not mount them on heavy board because they may be difficult to keep in position on the poster boards.  Hand-lettered material should contain heavy lettering approximately 1" high for minor titles (i.e. questions, methods, conclusions, etc.) and all printing should be a minimum of 1/2".  Do not use normal "typewriter-size" type.  Keep illustrated and written materials simple.  One or two authors should be in attendance at each poster during the presentation time.  Do not allow yourself to be monopolized for an inordinate period of time by a single individual.

We also want to share a new and more interactive way of preparing a poster presentation: https://tinyurl.com/y4lq34fw

A packet containing pushpins will be available.  Please do not write or paint on the poster boards.

If you would like to order your poster to be picked up on-site, please use this link to find details and pricing: https://www.genigraphics.com/naspghan