Inaugural 2020 San Diego Dermatology Symposium September 11-13, 2020
The opportunity to present new ideas and original research in Dermatology to the San Diego Dermatology Symposium attendees is an integral part of the conference’s continuing education program. Encore abstracts/posters are permitted. Posters will be available on the SDDS website until May 31, 2021 and distributed to paid conference attendees via the conference flash drive.
Poster submission is a 2-step process:
All abstracts will be submitted electronically via the San Diego Dermatology Symposium website. Send an abstract of the study by August 14, 2020, which will be reviewed and accepted based on scientific value and educational need. Abstracts may be submitted by dermatologists, dermatology residents, medical students and dermatology researchers at universities, medical schools, or industry. Please allow up to 1 week from date of submission for notification of approval or denial.
If approved, poster submissions of approved abstracts are electronically due on August 21, 2020.
Abstract Submission Rules & Guidelines Submission deadline: 11:59pm Pacific Time on Friday, August 14, 2020. After this date/time, the submissions site will close automatically and can no longer accept submissions. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Abstract submission fee: The fee is $400 per abstract (residents and students have special pricing: please email Maya at email@example.com for details). Each abstract must be submitted separately. There is no limit on the number of abstracts a company may submit. Payment is required upon submission of this form. The fee is non-refundable unless your abstract is not accepted, in which case you will receive a full refund. Format: Abstracts must be submitted as .pdf documents. File name: must include supporting company name and lead author’s last name. Margins: 1-inch top, bottom, left and right, single spaced; laser printer quality. Font: font size must be 12-point Times Roman. Length: 500 words maximum inclusive of title, author and affiliations. Abstracts should be a maximum of one 8.5” x 11” page.
Content: Abstracts should reflect content of the poster and must include the poster title. Abstracts should contain the following: a) introduction that states the purpose of the study; b) brief description of the procedure/study; c) brief description of the results; and d) conclusion. Tables/illustrations may not be included in abstracts.
Brand Names: Generic or scientific names of drugs/devices should be used in place of brand names. If brand name is necessary to understand poster content, it should be used only once (after the first mention of the drug or device’s name). Pharmaceutical or other support of any study should be acknowledged at the end of the abstract and at the end of the poster.
Copyright: Copyright is shared. The Dermatology Research and Education Foundation owns copyright for its own use. Author(s) retain the rights for all other uses.
Note: Pricing is available if interested in additional features such as uploading to the SDDS website audio slides, audio files/commentaries, and author videos for presentations.
Content: Poster content should be organized into background, objective, methods, results, and conclusion. Inclusion of graphs, tables and other visual is strongly recommended to enhance engagement. Include all authors and affiliations. All authors must disclose financial relationships. Lead author is not required to attend the conference.
Commercialism: Any display at the 2020 San Diego Dermatology Symposium in which cost is underwritten by a pharmaceutical company or other entity must avoid commercialism. Drugs, instrumentation, or devices must not use brand names. If such situations occur, the author/exhibitor is responsible for identifying and clearly stating on the poster that a portion or portions of the cost were provided by the commercial company named.
Flash Drive Format and Deadline: All submissions must be formatted as a PDF and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following email subject line: 2020 SDDS Poster. File name must include supporting company and lead author’s last name. The deadline for submitting materials for inclusion on the conference flash drive is August 14, 2020.