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It is the policy of SHEA that all faculty, abstract authors, and staff disclose and resolve any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. According to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standard for Integrity and Independence, SHEA must provide balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored educational activities accredited for continuing medical education (CME). The intent of the disclosure is to provide the audience with information on which they can make their own judgments on program content. The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America is accredited by ACCME to provide CME for physicians.
The following is required to complete the online submission. Please note, detailed instructions are provided online during the abstract submission process.
The title is not included in the 400-word limit. Use a concise title that summarizes the content of the abstract. Capitalize the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles, and species names. Italicize all specific/scientific names of microorganisms as appropriate.
Choose 1 Subject Category in order of preference. Abstracts will be divided into categories for programming purposes. The Abstract Committee reserves the right to reassign your abstract.
Enter complete author(s) names (example: John S. Doe, MD). Include the name, degree, institution, city, state, and country of all authors and author groups. Do NOT insert periods into authors’ degrees.
List the name of each author’s institution, city, state, and country (do not include department, division, laboratory, etc.). Grant acknowledgments should not appear in abstracts but should be included in the CME disclosures.
Describe the relevance of the research using background, methods, results, and conclusions. SHEA will not edit or revise the abstracts. Submitters/authors are responsible for the accuracy of the abstract text. We recommend that a colleague review the abstract for accuracy and grammar.
Provide all pertinent contact information to ensure that correspondence is received promptly and accurately. You must specify the “presenting author.” SHEA will correspond with the presenting author using only the contact information that is provided at the time of submission. It is the responsibility of the presenting author to communicate future correspondence to all co-authors and abstract submitters. Notifications will be sent to the presenting author only.
Changes/modifications, including author and affiliation changes, are allowed for submitted abstracts until the abstract submission deadline. Changes to submitted abstracts will not be possible after this deadline. Once you submit the abstract, a confirmation message will appear on the screen with an abstract tracking number assigned. Keep records of your abstract ID until you receive your abstract disposition letter.