GENERAL ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS CLOSED. A limited number of abstracts with late-breaking data will be accepted for review until July 15, 2015. A late-breaking abstract should contain ground-breaking and novel data that could not be presented without the extended deadline. If you wish to submit a late-breaking abstract, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission Open: September 15, 2014 through March 31, 2015 midnight EST
Acceptance Notification: By June 5, 2015
Late-Breaking Abstracts: Through July 15, 2015
Conference Dates: Friday-Sunday, September 18-20, 2015 (Clinician to Scientist Demonstrations and Post-Conference Workshops Monday, September 21, 2015)
Authors are invited to submit abstracts presenting new research results related to research on fascia. Scholarships will be available to clinicians and students with scientific abstracts accepted for the Fascia Research Congress, who do not qualify for the graduate student discounted $200 registration fee. Preference will be given to those listed as first author. In addition, cash prizes will be awarded by Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Please see our Scholarships page for more information.
Abstracts selected by the Scientific Review Committee will be posted on this web site and published in the 2015 conference proceedings book.
The general categories requested for submitted abstracts are:
Conference on Fascia, Acupuncture and Oncology at Harvard Medical School - November 14, 2015:
This is a joint meeting of the Society for Acupuncture Research, Society for Integrative Oncology and Fascia Research Society. If your abstract is accepted for the 4th International Fascia Congress in September at Washington, DC, you will have the option to have your abstract considered for this conference.
Abstracts must be submitted in English. Submissions will only be accepted online. Please submit MS Word or PDF formats. Total length of the submission must be no more than one (1) page long, using the rules specified below. Approximate maximum length is 373 words total. Longer abstracts will be rejected without review.
Authors of accepted abstracts…
Please be sure to follow the formatting guidelines below.
Please note, submissions not meeting the submission guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.
The Scientific Review Committee consists of scientists with conventional research training and/or experience in relevant complementary disciplines. The panel has been selected to represent a wide range of clinical and scientific disciplines.
Abstracts will be reviewed by at least two members of the review panel. Abstracts should be sufficiently intelligible and self-contained.
Selection will be based on a set of criteria, such as: scientific relevance, substantiated laboratory evidence, hypothesis relevance, implications for applied methods, and relevance for clinicians.
The Scientific Review Committee will make final determination for oral versus poster presentation from among the accepted abstracts. Accepted abstracts will be published on this web site and published in the 2015 conference proceedings book.
Formatting—after editorial changes, if any—will be kept as submitted for abstract publication on the website. Substantial deviation from the requested standard will require author revision. Submissions not meeting the guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.
Each abstract should state the study's objective, briefly describe the methods used, summarize the results obtained, and state the conclusions. Abstracts must stand on their own, giving a synopsis of the project. It is not satisfactory to say, "The results will be discussed." Presentations should emphasize the significance of results and general principles.
When experimental animals are used, the species should be stated, including the gender if relevant. Use standard abbreviations for units of measure but avoid other abbreviations if possible. When necessary, other abbreviations should be fully spelled out on first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
Download a PDF example of properly formatted abstracts:
The following resources are offered to elaborate on the general subject of writing research papers. The guidelines for abstract submissions for the Fascia Research Congress remain as specified above.
Examples of published papers:
Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/13608592)
Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10506411)
Instructions for Authors:
Journal of Neuroscience (http://www.jneurosci.org/misc/itoa.shtml)
Presenting Case Studies:
A T Still Research Institute (http://www.atsu.edu/research/writing_guidelines/index.htm)
|May 15||Workshop proposals open|
|Sept. 15||Workshop proposal submission deadline|
|Sept. 15||Abstract submissions open|
|Nov. 4-20||Workshop presenters notified|
|Dec. 5||Fascia Research Congress and workshop registration opens|
|March 31||Abstract submission deadline|
|Sep. 17||Pre-Congress workshop|
|Sep. 18-20||4th International Fascia Research Congress|
|Sep. 21||Post-Congress workshops|
|Nov. 14||Fascia, Acupuncture and Oncology Session at Harvard|