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Abstract Preparation

Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.

Abstract Titles

  • All capital letters, do not include author or institutions, no period at the end and no abbreviations.

Author Information

  • Authors will be printed in the order entered.
  • Enter institutions including the following: department, institution, city, state/province, and country.

Abstract Formatting

  • Character Limit: Abstracts are limited to 2,000 characters.  This includes text plus any graphic/table, but not the title or authors.
  • Tables/graphics deduct 250 characters no matter how many characters the table itself contains.  The submission site supports both .gif and jpg graphic formats.
  • Abbreviations: A maximum of five (5) unique abbreviations are allowed within the body of the abstract. 
  • Format: Abstracts of original work should be structured into the following four (4) content sections:
    • Aim
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Clinical cases should be structured into one content section in their entirety.


Selected abstracts will be published in a supplement of Human Immunology which will serve as the official abstract book for the meeting.

Co-Author Approval

Ensure that all co-authors approve of the abstract submission, publication, and potential presentation.

Contact Author

The presenting author will serve as the contact author and will be responsible to complete disclosure information for all co-authors.  

Abstract Withdrawal

Abstracts cannot be withdrawn after Monday, April 10, 2017, 11:59 PM, Central Time.  To withdraw an abstract prior to Monday, April 10, 2017, please send an e-mail to: oasissupport@coetruman.com.  Please provide the abstract title, number and your contact information for verification.  

Abstract Review

Abstracts are blindly reviewed and graded by experts in the field.  They will be reviewed based on their clinical significance and scientific innovation.  Abstracts failing this criteria will not be accepted.


The complete program and all selected abstracts will be posted on the ASHI website prior to the meeting.  Please note: Authors must agree to publish their submission online and in the journal in order to be considered for oral or poster presentation.  

Previous Presentation of Abstracts

Abstracts are NOT considered for presentation if they were either published as an article or previously presented at a national or international  meeting prior to the date of their presentation.  

Informed Consent

Any studies involving human subjects must conform to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association (Clinical Research 1966: 14:103) and must meet all the requirements governing informed consent of the country in which the study was performed.  Any transplant procedures performed must meet with the prevailing ethical standards.  

Use of Animals

All studies involving the use of animals must conform to the 1991 revision of "Guiding Principles in the Care and Use of Animals" (American Physiological Association).


Awards will be issued to the first author.  The first author is considered the lead researcher and/or takes primary responsibility for the abstract.  

  • International Scholar: $500.00 awarded to the highest ranked international abstract. 
  • ASHI Scholar: $225.00 awarded to the top three abstracts.
  • Case Study Awards: The highest ranking case studies; one for stem cell and one for solid organ will be presented at the respective workshops and will receive a $200.00 award.  Awardees will be announced during the final symposium session.  
  • Posters will be considered for awards in four categories: Most Innovative, Most Clinically Relevant, People's Choice and President's Choice if you indicate you would like to be consider for these.  A maximum of four awards will be granted.  Winning posters will be announced at the Awards Symposium and will be acknowledged with a ribbon and award $100.00 each.  

Changes to Abstracts After Submission

You can edit the abstract in the submission site up until the submission deadline of Monday, April 10, 2017.


When you have completed your online abstract form, click Finalize Abstract, but ONLY when you are sure that your abstract is complete and in final form.


Abstract notifications will be sent on or around Tuesday, May 16, 2017.  Abstracts will be accepted based on the clinical significance and scientific innovation.  Abstracts falling outside of these parameters will not be accepted.