Submit an Abstract

Abstracts submitted to the MHSRS should represent original, unpublished work (not on-line, not in print). Abstracts can be submitted to MHSRS as well as to professional scientific society meetings. However, if the abstract is submitted to MHSRS and other military-related/DoD meetings and accepted, the submitter needs to decide which meeting to present at. Abstracts presented at other military-related or DoD meetings are ineligible for presentation at the MHSRS, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Abstracts will be accepted through this website via the online submissions process.

Abstracts will be submitted in plain text without any rich text formatting or fonts. No embedded tables, pictures or videos will be accepted.

  1. Abstract Title: Limit of 255 characters (includes spacing)
  2. Abstract length: Limit of 8,000 characters (includes spacing)
  3. Abstract Disclaimer: Limit of 700 characters (includes spacing)
  4. Learning Objectives: Three (3) are required. These should answer the question - What do you expect the attendee to be able to do at the end of the session? Each learning objective should start with an action verb (e.g., Describe, Analyze, Discuss, etc). Each learning objective has a limit of 255 characters (includes spacing).

Abstract Format: Two types of abstracts will be accepted. Follow this format for the abstract:

  • Research Abstracts should include data and conclusions formatted as: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Conclusions.
  • Advanced Product Development Abstracts focusing on mature efforts/technologies supporting the filling of an existing DoD capability gap should be formatted as: Introduction, Capability Description, Methods/Technical Approach, Results, Applicability to Medical Roles of Care, Impact to the Warfighter/Significance, Developmental Status of the Technology.

Completely fill out the Conflict of Interest (COI) form. The Continuing Education (CE) Provider will be reviewing the COI forms for the accepted abstracts. If they identify an unmitigable conflict, then the abstract is ineligible for CE credit. If they identify a discrepancy that can be mitigated, the MHSRS organizers will attempt to contact the presenter to correct the discrepancy. If the requested edits are not made in the time-frame requested, then the talk is voided for CE credits. If one talk in a breakout session is voided, then the entire breakout session is does not receive CE credits.

Those abstracts focused only on product promotion (e.g., sales pitch) will not be considered.

It is the submitter's responsibility to ensure that their abstract(s) have been appropriately cleared by their organization for release. For submitters affiliated with DoD organizations, this involves clearance through Public Affairs and Operational Security, and may require an additional level of clearance through your Foreign Disclosures Office, which is applicable when presenting at a meeting that Foreign Nationals will be attending. Contact your Operational Security Office to see if a Foreign Disclosures Clearance applies to you.

Prior to submitting an abstract, submitting an award, or participating in the abstract review process you must be a registered member of this MHSRS website.