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Call for Abstracts: Deadline Extended

Abstract submission for DDW 2013 is now open. Here is everything you need to know to submit successfully, and details about our upcoming abstracts Q&A Twitter chat.


The Submission Process

All abstracts must be submitted online at You will need to log in or create an account before you can submit. There is a $60 non-refundable processing charge per abstract. You have the option of paying with Visa®, Mastercard®, or American Express®. Abstracts are not fully submitted for consideration until payment has been confirmed.

The site will provide you with instructions, or you can refer to these Abstract Submission Guidelines to walk you through the process.  You may also benefit from viewing the abstract submission demonstration video which will guide you step-by-step.


The online abstract submission site will close at 9 p.m. ET Saturday, December 1, 2012.  Due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. Northeast, the DDW Council has extended the abstract submission deadline to Monday, December 3 at 3 p.m. ET. If you encounter any technical issues on the submission site, please contact ScholarOne Technical Support at or +1(434) 964-4100 for assistance.

After the submission period ends, all abstracts will be peer-reviewed and ranked on the basis of scientific merit by experts in the category selected. The DDW Program Committee will use these rankings to develop the final meeting program.

Abstracts are selected for presentation either as posters or as short lecture presentations.  Authors will receive notification of abstract acceptance or rejection via email in mid-February, 2013.

More Help

Join me for a Twitter Q&A chat on Wednesday, November 14, 2–3 p.m. ET. I’ll be online to answer all of your questions about the abstract submission process. To join the chat, Tweet your questions @DDWMeeting using the hashtag #DDW13. If you’re not a Twitter user, you can still see the answers at, but you won’t be able to see the questions unless you create a Twitter account.

You can also find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the submission process on DDW’s website.

Lorna Lucas is DDW’s Program Manager. She is responsible for the programmatic development of DDW in coordination with the four sponsoring societies, including abstract management for more than 7,000 abstracts submitted to DDW each year.


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