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14th Annual Meeting - Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise (FACE) Research Association

Call for Poster Abstracts

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The 14th Annual Meeting of the FACE Research Association will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Sheraton in St. John's, NFL. We invite poster submissions on all topics of medical and social science research related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder for the annual FACE Poster Competition.

Please visit http://www.motherisk.org/documents/FAS13/FACE2013program.pdf for conference details.

DEADLINE for submitting poster abstracts: AUGUST 29, 2013. All applicants will be notified of acceptance within one week of receipt of abstract submission.

All accepted abstracts will be published in Canadian Journal of Clinical Pharmacology/Fetal Alcohol Research at http://cjcp.ca/hm/.

Posters will be judged by an expert panel and a winner will be selected to receive a cash award of $200

Guidelines for preparing abstracts

Please read the following guidelines before preparing your abstract(s).

1.0 Abstracts must be submitted by email to susan.santiago@sickkids.ca
2.0 The text of the abstract must not exceed 250 words.
3.0 Please ensure that your abstract includes:

Title: The title should clearly indicate the content of the paper.

Author: The last name(s), first name(s) and organizational affiliation(s) of the co-authors should be stated in the order in which they are to appear in Abstract Supplement.

Source of funding for the study: All sources of funding for the study must be listed. If no source of funding, please indicate "none."

Conflict of interest: Conflict of interest or lack thereof must be declared on behalf of all authors.

Student/ trainee: Please indicate whether you are a full-time or part-time student. State "No" if you are not a student.

Background / Objectives: Clearly state the problem, study goal, research question and/or hypothesis.

Methods: Please include a brief description of the research design, study population, setting, procedures for data collection and the analysis (including statistical techniques) used.

For conceptual, institutional, educational, or policy papers: Please include approaches used, institutional, organizational, or theoretical frameworks applied, or development of rationale discussed.

Results: State important study findings.

Conclusions / Discussion: Provide a concise statement of the conclusions drawn from the data.

Keywords: Please provide up to three key words. At least one should refer to the methodology used for the study.

4.0 Please format your abstract as follows:

  1. All letters in the title of the abstract should be capitalized.
  2. Author names should be listed as Last Name, Initials of First Name (e.g. Smith, MJ)
  3. Ensure the presenting author's name is listed.
  4. The text should be single-spaced.
  5. No tables, charts or graphs will be accepted.
  6. Do not leave spaces between paragraphs.
  7. Use indenting to indicate each new paragraph.
  8. Abstracts exceeding 250 words may be truncated.

Note: You will receive notification via email that your abstract has been received by the FACE secretariat within 24 hours. If you do not receive confirmation please contact caryn.feder@sickkids.ca

All Poster Presenters must register for the FACE Research Roundtable. A registration form will be sent to all those chosen to participate in the competition.

Posters will be displayed in or near the main conference hall. Poster Presenters will be asked to be at their posters during conference registration, and all breaks in the regular proceedings.

For questions about abstract submission please contact: Susan.Santiago@sickkids.ca

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FACE (Fetal Alcohol Canadian Expertise) was established in 2000 to promote open discussion and collaboration in all areas of medical and social science research related to the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy and lactation. Today the FACE Network includes researchers, clinicians, front-line workers, government and industry representatives, policy-makers and other stakeholders from across Canada.

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