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ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

The Obesity Society (TOS) is now accepting Late Breaking Abstracts through 5:00PM, Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Download TOS Late Breaking Abstract Submission Instructions Here

Submit Abstracts Here.

The American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Abstract Submission is CLOSED.

POSTER PRESENTATION INSTRUCTIONS

All posters will be displayed in the Exhibit Hall of the Boston Convention & Exhibit Center.

Poster Display Dates: Tuesday, 11/4, through Thursday, 11/6.

EXHIBIT HALL DATES AND TIMES

• Tuesday, 11/4 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
• Wednesday, 11/5 – 10:00am – 3:30pm
• Thursday, 11/6 – 9:30am – 3:30pm

SET-UP AND TEAR-DOWN INSTRUCTIONS

•Access to the Exhibit Hall for poster set-up will be available during the following times:
• Monday, 11/3, from 12:00pm – 5:00pm
• Tuesday, 11/4, from 6:00am – 8:00am
•Posters are required to be in place by the first break on Tuesday morning, 11/4, at 9:15am.
•Posters must be removed following the afternoon break on Thursday, 11/6, and are not to be removed prior to this break. Any posters NOT removed by 4:00pm Thursday, 11/6, will be discarded.

RULES FOR PRESENTATION

•There are no required times for official poster presentations; however, poster presenters are encouraged to be standing by your poster during the breaks and lunches to be able to discuss your poster with attendees.

•If you have accepted this invitation and then do not display your poster, both the poster presenter and first author will be disqualified from presenting at ASMBS for one year.

POSTER SIZES

•Poster sizes may be up to, but are not to exceed, 8-feet-wide by 4-feet-high. An 8’-wide x 4’-high cork display board will be available for mounting posters.
•The poster does not have to fill the entire surface; however, it should not be any larger than the surface.
•Thumb tacks will be provided.

COMPLIANCE CRITERIA

•Posters must be free of commercial bias: (1) All treatment/management recommendations must be based on strongest levels of evidence available; (2) Presentations must give a balanced view of therapeutic options. Use of generic names will contribute to this impartiality. If the CME educational material or content includes trade names, trade names from several companies, where available, should be used, not just trade names from a single company.
•Do not use corporate brand names or organizational logos on your poster.
•For compliance with HIPAA Privacy Rule, all information that could potentially be used to identify a patient must NOT be included in the presentation/poster.
•Posters must not contain any offensive comments or images (i.e., vulgarities, obscenities, etc.).

ABSTRACT BOOK

Abstracts for posters will be published in the Abstract Book and placed on the OW website one week prior to the meeting.

REGISTRATION

Abstract presenters and authors, whether oral or posters, in the Scientific Sessions at the 31st Annual Meeting of the ASMBS at ObesityWeek are required to register for the Scientific Sessions, and are expected to pay the registration fee.

CONTACT INFORMATION

ASMBS

ASMBS ONLY Posters & Videos: Teresa@ASMBS.org
ASMBS ONLY All other Abstract Questions: SGood@ASMBS.org

TOS

TOS ONLY All Abstract Questions: JLevin@Obesity.org

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