Abstract Submission Infomation



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Oral & Poster Presentations
Every presentation requires an abstract. Abstracts will be available online via an electronic Program. IMPORTANT: All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Abstracts sent to our business office via mail, e-mail, or fax will NOT be accepted.

Abstracts will not be reprinted or made available online. Abstracts will be available only in print format in the program book to those attending the annual meeting in person. Reproduction of abstracts is not allowed by any party.

New Investigator Travel Awards
We are pleased to announce that The Society of Thermal Medicine will provide travel grants for up to 10 New Investigators to encourage participation at the 2018 STM Meeting. Awardees will receive a $500 travel grant to attend the annual meeting. Travel Award recipients are based upon a competitive evaluation of their submitted abstracts and New Investigator Award applications. Application criteria can be found on the Travel Award Application Info page.


Important Abstract Submission Guidelines

1. All abstracts must be scientific in nature and address an appropriate topic of discussion without inclusion of commercial messages or inappropriate references to specific products, services, or commercial concerns.


2. Exhibitors are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation, which will be evaluated for acceptance by the conference program committee with all other abstracts received.


3.  All abstracts should be typed single spaced using Arial 10 pt font, and justified left margin. The title should appear in BOLDFACE and should indicate the content of the abstract


4. Do not indent or leave a blank line between paragraphs.


5. Do not include contributing authors in the body of the abstract or in the title as these author details are submitted during the online submission process.


6. The abstract text should contain Background or Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion.


7. All abstracts must be limited to 400 words in length and submitted in English using  the online submission website. 


8. Tables, graphs, and structural formulae may not be included, although simple mathematical formulae are acceptable.


Presentation Methods
Authors will have the option of submitting abstracts for either Poster Presentation or Oral Presentation. The preferred presentation method is to be indicated on the abstract submission form at the time of the online abstract submission. We will do our best to ensure that you receive the type of presentation you’ve requested - however, due to the quantity and breadth of submissions, we are unable to guarantee this. Note: you must be present and registered for the meeting to display your poster and have your abstract included in the Program Book.


Oral Presentation

As a general rule, when there are multiple presentations in a session, most Oral presentations shall be approximately 7-10 minutes in duration and will include computer-based Audio/Visual aids, using PowerPoint presentation software. Oral presentations will be prepared in accordance with the STM standard room setup – a PC laptop (no Macs) and LCD Projector. The Session Chair will notify presenters of any special instructions – order of presentations, time length, Q/A guidelines, and instructions for loading of electronic files.


Poster Presentation

Poster dimensions are limited to 48 inches x 48 inches and shall include a heading with title & author(s) using lettering at least 25 mm (1") high. The abstract should be part of the poster presentation with printing legible from a distance of 1 meter. Lettering should be heavy and at least 10 mm (3/8") high. Posters exceeding 48 inches x 48 inches may be rejected for presentation due to limited presentation space.


STM 2018 Meeting Abstract Topics

All abstracts must be submitted by the topics listed below:

• Discipline - Biology

• Discipline - Clinical

• Discipline - Physics

• Discipline - Nanotechnology

• Discipline - Cryotherapy

• Poster Presentations

• New Investigator

• Other


Meeting Registrations and Hotel Reservations

You will receive an email confirmation when your abstract has been received and another when your abstract has been assigned to a session. Your registration for the meeting is your confirmation that you accept our invitation to present your abstract. All abstract presenters are expected to register for the meeting and make hotel reservations separately.


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