Submission Guidelines - Americas Hepato Pancreato Biliary

2015 AHPBA Abstract Submission Guidelines
September 26, 2014 11:59pmEDT*
Abstract Acceptance and Presentation
The guidelines for submission of abstracts may be updated, if necessary.
Please read prior to the abstract deadline for any changes. Specific
instructions are listed throughout the submission site, please follow them
carefully. We suggest that you print out these guidelines to refer to them
during the submission process.
AHPBA Abstract Specifications
Abstract length is limited to 250 words.
Special Characters may be entered using the Special Character (Ω)
button below.
There is only one table or one graphic allowed per submitted
You must select a presentation preference from the following
o Full Oral Presentation
o Mini Oral Presentation/Poster Presentation
o Video Presentation (Oral only). As part of the video
submission process, a written abstract must be submitted.
Time limit for videos is up to 10 minutes.
o Place title information in the body of the Abstract.
o Place author information in the body of the Abstract.
o Place department or institution information in the body of the
o Acknowledge research grant support in the body of the
o Use capitals, highlighting, bolding or underlining for emphasis
within the Abstract.
o At the first mention of a drug, the nonproprietary generic
name in lower case is required followed by the proprietary
name capitalized and in parentheses, e.g. furosemide (Lasix)
o Please use Brisbane 2000 terminology to describe liver
resection and anatomy. Click here to view terminology
descriptions and informational graphic
o For survival analyses, include the median follow-up interval
for the cohort. Comparing long-term outcomes beyond the
median follow-up time point is discouraged.
Abstracts are selected on the basis of scientific merit and are allocated to
Oral Presentation, Mini Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation or Video
Presentation. Authors of abstracts accepted for Full Oral (podium)
presentation or the Young Investigator Award Session are required to
submit manuscripts for publication in HPB, the official journal of the
AHPBA and the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA).
Failure to do so will incur a 2-year sanction for the primary and senior
authors. Papers must be submitted electronically by March 25, 2015 at
All manuscripts submitted to HPB are subject to peer review. Abstract
acceptance at the annual meeting is not a guarantee of manuscript
1. Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to
present, if accepted.
2. Expenses associated with the submission and presentation of an abstract
are the responsibility of the presenter and will include hotel, travel and
meeting registration.
3. The AHPBA reserves the right to all video or audio recordings of
presentations at the 2015 AHPBA Annual Meeting.