SHEA Spring 2016 Embargo and Copyright Policy

Abstracts are considered official communications of the conference. The presenting author and coauthors must comply with the SHEA Spring 2016 embargo policy that abstracts must be based on results that have not or will not have been published in any journal nationally or internationally, wholly or in part, before SHEA Spring 2016. Abstracts must not be submitted if previously presented at a national or international meeting such as IDSA, SHEA, ICAAC, ASM, CROI, ECCMID or IDWeek. The SHEA Spring 2016 Program Committee will consider abstracts that have been previously submitted at smaller/regional meetings, but have not been published in a journal and on the proviso that no rights have previously been transferred; however, all new or updated data must be included in the abstract. Authors and co-authors transfer any copyrights and agree to release the abstract for future SHEA Spring 2016 publication and grant permission to SHEA Spring 2016 to audio/video record oral presentations for later sale or publication.

Please note: In submitting your abstract you also warrant that you have exercised reasonable care to ensure that the Article is accurate and does not contain anything which is libelous, or obscene, or infringes on anyone’s copyright, right of privacy, or other rights.

All abstracts must be embargoed until May 18, 2016 at 12:01 a.m. ET. SHEA Spring 2016 owns the copyrights to all abstracts accepted for presentation in perpetuity.