• Your name, degree, institution, address, phone number, and email address must be provided. As the corresponding author, you will receive all future correspondence from ACMG.
• The submitting author should be the first author (presenter) of the abstract, unless otherwise noted during submission.
• Names of co-authors and institutions must be provided. Changes will not be made to the spelling of authors’ names after the submission deadline;
please proof your co-authors’ names carefully.
• All authors must assign copyright of the abstract to ACMG, unless one of the authors is a U.S. Federal employee (in such case, ACMG does not hold copyright).
• The abstract title should be brief and clearly indicate the nature of the abstract. You may use up to 20 words.
• The abstract title must be in title case. Capitalize all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions (i.e., as, because, although). Except for the first word of the title, lowercase all articles, coordinate conjunctions (i.e., and, or, nor), and prepositions, regardless of length. Also, lowercase “to” when used as an infinitive. See examples here
• Additionally, keep letters lowercase if the lowercase letters have a specific meaning, such as aCGH.
• Do not put a period at the end of the title.
•For example: Cancer Genetics: Translation of New Concepts to Clinical Care
Use of Product Names
• Non-proprietary (generic/scientific) names should be used and should be lowercase.
• If necessary, you may include a proprietary name in parentheses directly following the generic name after its first mention in the body of the abstract; the first letter of the name of a proprietary drug should be capitalized. ACMG reserves the right to replace proprietary names with generic names to adhere to this policy.
• Use standard abbreviations. Place abbreviations in parentheses immediately after the first mention of a term or phrase; the abbreviation can then be used throughout the abstract.
Abstract Body, Tables, and Figures
• Abstracts submitted for the ACMG annual meeting are published online. It is the responsibility of the author to proofread the abstract carefully.
• You are allotted 4,200 characters (excluding spaces) for your abstract. The program will not allow submission if the maximum number is exceeded.
• The abstract may be structured (i.e.abstracts divided into sections using terms such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions, etc.) or unstructured.
• Do not use bold type or underline formatting. Italic type is acceptable.
• Text may be in multiple paragraphs.
• Special Greek and mathematical symbols are available in a character map within the submission system.
• Use numerals to indicate numbers, except when beginning sentences.
• Simple tables and graphs may be included. The online abstract submission system provides step-by-step instructions on inserting tables and graphs in the preferred HTML format.
• Any references should be noted as citations within the text and not as footnotes at the end.<