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Conference Abstract Submission

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018
General abstract submission is open for the 3rd Exploring Realistic Expectations Symposium (ERE 2018); abstracts can be submitted via email to symposium@erc-inc.org.  The abstract submission will be open until June 15, 11:59 PM ET.  Please note that no additional extensions will be provided.  Abstracts submitted will undergo expedited expert review.  We will notify the submitters of the format of their meeting presentation (oral or poster) and the day and session time assigned by August 1, 2018. 
ERE 2018 welcomes submission of abstracts that highlight innovative programs, efforts, and/or research related to or relevant to sexual health in the United States.  We encourage work that introduces new ideas, concepts, research and deepens understanding in the field, as well as analyses of both successes and failures. 
Please read the following information carefully to determine the theme which most closely matches your abstract.  Consider the audience for your presentation when making your decision
  Theme    Explanation 
Clinical Sexual Health  Submissions informing service delivery, workforce development, clinical management of patients. Covers all clinical sexual health, nursing, and primary care settings.  
Laboratory and Basic Science   Submissions relating to the use of laboratory/diagnostics in sexual health.  For example, studies involving point of care testing, cervical screening, technology, evaluation of new diagnostic tests, and antimicrobial resistance.
Psycho-Social Submissions on the psychological and social influences on sexuality, sexual practices and sexual health, the mental health implications of poor sexual health and sexual function. 
Health Education Research or evaluation of sexual health education.  
Health Promotion Development, implementation, evaluation or research of good practice and equitable health promotion actions relevant to sexual health.  For example, strategies, programs, policies or concepts that use a multi-strategic approach (policy, education, structural change, environmental change, and technology), multi-level approach (individual, community, and population), settings or systems to promote sexual health. 
Reproductive Health Submissions regarding service delivery, workforce training and clinical management of reproductive health.
Sexuality and Genders
Submissions on sexual and gender diversity including behaviors and practices, and how they affect individuals, couples and society. This includes research on transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex individuals as well as people who identify as bisexual, lesbian or gay
Intimate Partner Violence Submissions relating to any behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological or sexual harm
Young people Submissions relating to young people and sexual health. For example comprehensive process or outcome evaluation of programs; youth participation and active engagement; innovative programs or service delivery; disadvantaged youth (e.g. out of home care, rural/remote); use of technology etc.
Social marketing and health communications Sexual health-related communications and social marketing strategies to behavior change. For example comprehensive process or outcome evaluation of programs, campaigns etc.; audience segmentation methods and results; innovative research; novel approaches or application of theory.
Other Research regarding sexual health topics that do not fit into above categories
e.g. legal / ethical issues

 

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract:
  • Abstracts can only be submitted via email at symposium@erc-inc.org; submissions by fax or post will not be considered. 
  • All abstracts must be written in English and contain no more than 1,500 characters in the plain text format. 
  • It is the author's responsibility to submit a correct abstract.  Any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author.  Abstract titles will be subject to a spell check if the abstract is selected for presentation.  

 

Abstract Structure

The symposium offers two options for abstract submission: 

Option 1
Suited for research conducted in all disciplines.  Abstracts submitted under the first option should contain concise statements of: 
Background: indicate the purpose and objective of the research, the hypothesis that was tested or a description of the problem being analysed or evaluated. 
Methods: describe the study period/setting/ location, study design, study population, data collection and methods of analysis used.
Results: present as clearly and in as much detail as possible the findings/outcomes of the study. Please summarize any specific results.
Conclusions: explain the significance of your findings/outcomes of the study for HIV prevention, treatment, care and/or support, and future implications of the results.

The following review criteria will be used in scoring abstracts submitted under option 1:
  • Is there a clear background and justified objective?
  • Is the methodology/study design appropriate for the objectives?
  • Are the results important and clearly presented?
  • Are the conclusions supported by the results?
  • Is the study original, and does it contribute to the field?

Option 2
Suited for lessons learned through program, project or policy implementation or management. Abstracts submitted under the second option should contain concise statements of:
Background: summarize the purpose, scope and objectives, of the program, project or policy.
Description: describe the program, project or policy period/setting/location, the structure, key population (if applicable), activities and interventions undertaken in support of the program, project or policy.
Lessons Learned: present as clearly and in as much detail as possible the findings/outcomes of the program, project or policy; include an analysis or evaluation of lessons learned and best practices. Please summarize any specific results that support your lessons learned and best practices.
Conclusions/Next Steps: explain the significance of your findings/outcomes of the program, project or policy for HIV prevention, treatment, care and/or support, and future implications of the results.

The following review criteria will apply to abstracts submitted under option 2:
  • Is there a clear background and justified objective?
  • Is the programme, project or policy design and implementation appropriate for the objectives?
  • Are the lessons learned or best practices important, supported by the findings and clearly presented?
  • Are the conclusions/next steps supported by the results and are they feasible?
  • Is the work reported original, and does it contribute to the field?

 

Disaggregated Sex & Other Demographic Data in Abstracts

Authors are encouraged to provide a breakdown of data by sex and other demographics such as age, geographic region, race/ethnicity, and/or other relevant demographic characteristics in submitted abstracts, when appropriate. Your abstract should include the number and percentage of men and women (and additional breakdown by gender and/or ethnicity if appropriate) that participated in your research or project, and results should be disaggregated by sex/gender and other relevant demographics. Analyses of any gender based differences or any other differences between sub-populations should be provided in the Results or Lessons Learned sections, if relevant.

 

SUBMISSION CONFIRMATION

After submission of the abstract, a confirmation email will be sent to the abstract submitter. In order to receive confirmation, please ensure that emails from symposium@erc-inc.org are not marked as spam by your e-mail provider.


 
 
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