Abstract Formatting Guidelines

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be relevant to the scientific topic of the symposium and must contain primary scientific data. Only one abstract should be submitted per presenter. 

ABSTRACT FORMATTING GUIDELINES (see sample abstract at bottom of page) 

Abstracts that do not conform to these guidelines will be rejected!

Strict limit of 1,500 characters (including spaces, not including title/affiliations) max. Absolutely no graphics should be included. 


  • Provide a brief title in Bold Italic font using Title Case**.
  • Titles should be aligned to the left of the page, not centered.

**Title Case: Capitalize the first word and all major words (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs). Do not use capital letters for prepositions, articles, or conjunctions unless one is the first word.  


  • Type first name, last name, and middle initial in Title Case.
  • Bold the name of the presenting author only.
  • Do not use periods in degree abbreviations (example: use PhD, not Ph.D.)

Affiliation(s): Type using Title Case and include the following information

  • Institution, City, State (if applicable), and Country.

    • Do not use abbreviations for states (example: use New York, not NY).
  • If multiple affiliations are to be indicated, list each on a separate line.
  • Superscript numbers should be in numerical order preceding each affiliation without a space between the number and the first word.
  • If an author has multiple affiliations, use superscript numbers after the last degree separated by commas with no spaces (example: John Doe, MD, PhD1,2).
  • Affiliations should be aligned to the left of the page, not centered.


  • Abstracts should be single-spaced in Arial 10 point font.
  • Place special abbreviations in parentheses after the full word, the first time they appear.
  • Special Characters should be spelled out where possible (e.g. alpha not α).


Effect of Early-Life Pulsed Antibiotic Treatment on T-Lymphocyte Populations

John Smith, PhD1, Robert Smith, MSc1, Jane Doe, MD, PhD2, and Martin Rose, MD1
New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States

2Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany 

The human microbiota accounts for about 90% of the cells in the human body. These bacterial communities have co-evolved with humans and have functional roles in metabolism and immunity. Commensals play a role in immunologic homeostasis.........

Abstract submissions should contain ALL of the following elements:

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Affiliation(s)
  • Abstract Text