The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) invites you to submit an abstract to FOCIS 2018. Take advantage of the opportunity to share your science with the FOCIS community and have your work reviewed by experts in the field. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the submission site by the appropriate deadlines.
Submission Fees and Deadlines
Only the presenting author may submit an abstract. There is a $30 non-refundable submission fee per abstract. The submission fee is waived for presenting authors who are FOCIS members. Abstract submission fees will not be refunded to presenting authors who join the FOCIS membership after submitting an abstract. Revisions to the abstract may be made until Friday, April 6 2018, 11:59 p.m.ET, at which time it will be sent for review.
to take advantage of free abstract submission, reduced FOCIS 2018 registration rates, eligibility for travel awards and much more!
The extended abstract submission deadline is Monday, February 5, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET
. Abstracts submitted by February 5 will be considered for oral or poster presentation.
The late-breaking abstract deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:59 p.m. ET
. Abstracts submitted during the late-breaking submission (after February 5) are eligible for poster presentation only. Abstracts submitted before February 5 will be considered for oral or poster presentation.
Submission Guidelines and Instructions
Presenting authors must submit the abstract and must be prepared to present the abstract at FOCIS 2018 should it be accepted. Posters will not be allowed without an accompanying presenter.
All presenting authors must submit a completed disclosure form. This policy has been established in cooperation with ACCME guidelines. If a disclosure form is not submitted by the presenting author by the submission deadline, the abstract may be withdrawn.
During abstract submission, presenting authors may indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation format.
Graphic elements, such as charts, pictures, etc., should not be included in abstract submission and will not be considered.
Please review your submission carefully. No revisions, including author revisions and/or new data, will be accepted after the deadline.
Abstract Review Process and Placement
After the submission deadline, completed abstracts will be blinded for review by the Abstract Review Committee. Each abstract is blinded and peer-reviewed by three members of the Abstract Review Committee. Authors must choose one subject area and one FOCIS pillar during online submission.
The Abstract Review Committee has sole discretion regarding placement of abstracts within the FOCIS 2018 program.
Accepted abstracts will be selected as either a short oral presentation or a poster presentation. Oral presentations are placed into the FOCIS 2018 program on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday afternoon. Oral presentations are allotted a maximum of 15 minutes, with 10 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 minutes allotted for questions and discussion.
Poster presentations are scheduled into poster sessions held on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday evening, beginning at 6:15 p.m.
FOCIS will notify the presenting author of the status of their abstract in mid-March. It is the presenting author’s responsibility to then notify all co-authors.
FOCIS 2018 Registration
Presenting authors must register to attend FOCIS 2018 by April 7, 2018
, for the abstract to be included in the abstract supplement and scheduled into the program.
Submission or acceptance of an abstract does not automatically register the presenting author for FOCIS 2018 or ensure hotel accommodations. All presenting authors are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees and arrange hotel accommodations. Abstract presentation dates will be finalized in May, so presenting authors should plan to attend the entire meeting.
Late-breaking abstract presenting authors will be notified the week of April 14, 2018. Presenting authors of late-breaking abstracts must register to attend FOCIS 2018 by April 28, 2018, for the abstract to be included in the abstract supplement and scheduled into the program.
If the abstract's presenting author does not receive a status notification by the dates listed above, please contact the FOCIS Executive Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
A request for withdrawal can only be made by the presenting author and must be submitted via email to email@example.com
. All withdrawal requests must include the following: 1) Abstract Submission Number; 2) Abstract Title; 3) Presenting Author’s Name.
If the presenting author of an accepted abstract is not registered by April 7, 2018, the abstract will be withdrawn, and will not be included in the final program or abstract supplement.
Travel awards are available to FOCIS members only who submit an abstract and are chosen for oral presentation at FOCIS 2018. The number and amount of the awards is based upon several factors including geographic location, placement of abstract within the FOCIS program and funds available.
Per the FOCIS Travel Award Reimbursement Policy
, all receipts submitted for reimbursement must be itemized.
Registration expenses and poster printing are not eligible expenses for reimbursement.
Please contact the Executive Office by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling +1 (414) 359-1670.