CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) invites academic and industry researchers to submit abstracts of their scientific research for poster presentation at the PFF Summit 2017. All applicants must be registered to attend the PFF Summit 2017 in order to be considered for presentation. The call for abstracts will open on June 15, 2017 and close on August 1, 2017.
Subject matter deemed appropriate for poster presentation at the PFF Summit 2017 include original ideas that will help improve the understanding of pulmonary fibrosis in the following areas:
• Basic Research
• Translational Research
• Clinical Research
• Social Science/Quality of Life Research
A panel from the PFF’s Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) will review all academic abstracts. Notification of the Committee’s decision will be completed by September 2017.
Industry posters are not subject to peer review. Space can be reserved by submitting an abstract, and acceptance is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Space allotted will be confirmed by September 2017.
PRESENTATION AND RECOGNITION
The Poster Presentation will take place on Thursday, November 9 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Welcome Reception. Presenting authors are expected to be present at their posters between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Academic posters will be evaluated by the SAC selection panel and the top five poster presenters will be recognized at the Networking Dinner on Friday, November 10. The top five poster presenters will also be asked to briefly present their research during sessions on Friday, November 10 or Saturday, November 11.
In addition to a cash prize, travel awards will be granted to the top five presenting authors, which will include reimbursement for airfare up to $500 for domestic travel or $1,000 for international travel, two nights lodging at the Omni Nashville Hotel, and up to $100 for ground transportation. Note: Industry posters are exempt from scoring and will not be considered for awards.
• First place: $1,500 and travel award
• Second place: $1,000 and travel award
• Third place: $500 and travel award
• Honorable mentions (2): travel award