It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference (AWR) with a poster abstract.

This is your chance to interact with general, plastic, and trauma surgeons, wound care specialists, and WOCNs to educate and expose your work to leaders in your field.

We invite you to participate by submitting a 250 word abstract, which should describe work with relevance to abdominal wall reconstruction.

If there is more than one author, the first author listed should be the primary author, the person that has done the majority of the work. This is the author upon whom the classification of the submission should be based.

All material presented in the abstract must be current, relevant and free from ethical bias. Company logos of the supporting company are prohibited on any part of the presentation. All abstracts received will be considered to be presented as POSTER ABSTRACTS during the conference.

Rules For Abstract Submission

Author Name(s)

The submitting author is designated as the presenting author and must be listed first. All other authors should be listed thereafter. Each institute or affiliation represented by the authors should be listed.

Abstract Title

An abstract must have a short, specific title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the investigation.

Abstract Format

  • Abstracts should use the Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion format.
  • Describe briefly the Purpose of the study. Include a brief statement of Methods. State Results in detail sufficient to support Conclusions.

Abstract Text

  • All abstracts and poster presentations must be in English.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations (please keep to a minimum) must be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
  • Do not include references, credits or grant support.
  • Do not include the names or personal information of any patient participating in the study or trial.
  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words, not including title and all author-facility related information.
  • Any table should be placed at the end of the abstract. Graphics or illustrations are encouraged for presentation at the conference session.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission.


Abstracts must be submitted by May 18, 2017.

Abstract Acceptance

  • Acceptance notification will be sent via email before May 22, 2017.
  • Abstracts are selected on the basis of scientific merit.
  • Expenses associated with the presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • At least one presenting/submitting author per abstract must register and pay. Registration fee for a fellow, resident, or student will be waived only if accompanied by appropriate documentation from the program director.

Abstract Presentation

All accepted abstracts will be poster presentations. Poster size is 8 feet x 4 feet (243cm x 121cm) horizontal.

Contact Us

Contact Alison Marinelli with your abstracts, important dates, and contact information.

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