The FH Foundation is happy to announce, for the first time, the inclusion of scientific posters at the 2019 FH Global Summit, October 20 & 21, 2019 at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. We encourage submission of abstracts on FH research from all areas of inquiry, including but not limited to:

  • basic science
  • genetics
  • epidemiology
  • clinical care
  • clinical trials
  • registry reports
  • behavioral science
  • quality improvement
  • implementation science

All abstracts must be submitted online via email to summit@thefhfoundation.org. This is the only way to submit your abstract. Please be sure to read all instructions, information, and policies closely.
If you do not see an appropriate topic listed above that best relates to your abstract, please contact the FH Foundation at summit@thefhfoundation.org.

Important Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, May 31, 2019 5:00pm PST

Abstract Acceptance Notification
Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:00pm PST

Presenting Author Registration Deadline for FH Global Summit
Monday, August 5, 2019 5:00pm PST

Poster Presentations
All accepted abstracts will be displayed in the Poster Hall at Emory Conference Center. Accepted abstracts will be presented in the poster hall during the evening receptions. Additional presentations during the full summit program may also be awarded. Young Investigators will be able to discuss their research and connect with physicians and patients in our FH community.

Awards Disclaimer
If your poster is chosen for presentation, you are required to register and attend the 2019 FH Global Summit, as well as attend all abstract-related responsibilities. These responsibilities include hanging your poster in the Poster Hall, standing by your poster in the poster hall during the designated time, as well as attend the oral presentation session. If you fail to attend these events, your prize could be revoked and you could be blacklisted from future abstract awards.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions below before preparing your abstract:

  1. Read the General Information and Policies for the submission of an abstract.
  2. Write your abstract, following the Abstract Guidelines.
  3. Review the Acceptance and Presentation Process for abstracts.
  4. Submit your abstract as a Word Document to summit@thefhfoundation.org.

General Information and Policies

  • CREATE your abstract as a Word document and COPY and PASTE it into your email. This way, you will not have lost your abstract in the event of disconnection from the Internet, etc. Be sure to check for errors when pasting.
  • The lead author must register for the 2019 FH Global Summit to ensure his or her abstract(s) are included in onsite materials. Deadline for author registration is Monday, August 5, 2019, 5:00pm PST.
  • Lead authors MUST BE registrants at the 2019 FH Global Summit.
  • To submit an abstract, all of the authors listed on the abstract must approve the final
    version. In addition, each author listed on the abstract should have made a substantial contribution to it, such as 1) contributing to the conception and design of the study and the acquisition of data; 2) analysis and interpretation of the data; and/or 3) drafting the poster and/or revising it critically for important intellectual content. Full disclosures must be provided for each author. These requirements are taken seriously by the FH Foundation and any failure to fully comply with these requirements may result in an abstract being withdrawn from the pool.
  • It is the responsibility of the lead author to ensure that his or her abstract is submitted correctly.
  • Abstracts will be graded by the FH Global Summit Steering Committee.
  • Faxed or mailed hard-copy abstracts or abstracts sent on a CD/disc WILL NOT be
    accepted. If you are unable to submit via email, please contact the FH Foundation at: Phone (626) 583-4674 or Email summit@thefhfoundation.org

The FH Foundation will not be responsible for abstract submissions not received via email or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages, or unforeseen events.

Abstract Guidelines
Content Guidelines
Abstracts for poster entries submitted for competition can only be accepted via email at summit@thefhfoundation.org and must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Abstracts are limited to 350 words or 250 words and one Table/Figure. (Word count excludes the abstract title, author names, and affiliations.)
  • Abstracts must be divided into sections: Title, Background/Synopsis, Objectives/Purpose, Design/Methods, Results, and Conclusion that states the importance and potential implications of the observations.
  • Abstracts must be proofread carefully to avoid errors before submission.
  • Abstracts must contain generic drug names only.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a
    quality suitable for publication.
  • Lead and secondary authors must disclose all financial relationships.
  • Any funding support for the research must be disclosed.
  • Abstracts submitted to other meetings are acceptable as long as the material has not
    been accepted as a manuscript in a peer reviewed journal by May 15, 2019. Abstracts will be included in the program but will not be published.

Below you will find a checklist for abstract preparation. All abstracts are considered equally for selection, and the quality of the abstract is the single most important factor in the Committee’s decision.

  • Title
  • Background/Synopsis – A concise description of your subject matter and prior work in
    this area.
  • Objective/Purpose – The question your material answers or the hypothesis that it tests.
  • Methods – The experimental design or technique employed.
  • Results – Outcomes & measurements, with statistical significance, if appropriate
  • Conclusion – Conclusions, clinical pertinence, and value or for Workshops and
    Presentations, the prevailing point of view.
  • Proofread – Make sure to proofread your abstract. Misspellings and typographical errors
    reflect badly on your scientific work. Prepare to substitute plain text for special characters as these characters may not be rendered reliably (i.e., plus or minus for ±, alpha for a etc.)
  • Authors – For each author you must provide first and last name, city and state, institution, country as well as preliminary financial disclosure information. The Primary Author should include a brief paragraph describing their qualifications in the chosen subject area and/or a CV.

  • Acceptance and Presentation Process
    Abstract will be graded and selected by the FH Global Summit Steering Committee on the basis of quality and merit. You will be notified by Thursday, July 18, 2019 5:00pm PST, if your poster is accepted. All lead poster authors are required to register for the 2019 FH Global Summit by Monday, August 5, 2019, 5:00pm PST.

    *Expenses related to airfare, lodging, and social events/guest fees are the responsibility of the presenter.

    Questions? Contact the FH Foundation office at summit@thefhfoundation.org or call 626-583-4674.