The opportunity to present original research, case series, case reports, and review articles to the Dermatology Refresher Symposium™ attendees is an integral part of the conference’s continuing education program. Encore abstracts/posters are permitted. This information will be presented as posters in the conference foyer meeting space and listed on the DRS website until December 31, 2022.
Poster submission is a 2-step process:
All abstracts will be submitted electronically via the Dermatology Refresher Symposium™ website. Send an abstract of the study by March 25, 2022, which will be reviewed and accepted based on scientific value and educational need. Abstracts may be submitted by PAs, NPs, PA/NP students, dermatologists, dermatology residents, medical students and dermatology researchers at universities, medical schools, or industry. Please allow up to 1 week from date of submission for notification of approval or denial.
If approved, poster submissions of approved abstracts are electronically due on April 1, 2022. The top 5 posters will be selected for a 5-minte oral presentation during a 30-minute poster session.
Abstract Submission Rules & Guidelines
Submission deadline: 11:59pm Pacific Time on March 25, 2022. After this date/time, the submissions site will close automatically and can no longer accept submissions. There will be no exceptions to this policy.
Abstract submission fee: The fee is $525 per abstract (PAs, NPs, and students who are not submitting on behalf of a corporate company have special pricing). Each abstract must be submitted separately. There is no limit on the number of abstracts a company may submit. Payment is required upon submission of this form. The fee is non-refundable unless your abstract is not accepted, in which case you will receive a full refund. Format: Abstracts must be submitted as .pdf documents. File name: must include supporting company name and lead author’s last name. Margins: 1-inch top, bottom, left and right, single spaced; laser printer quality. Font: font size must be 12-point Times Roman. Length: 400 words maximum inclusive of title, author, author's highest degree and affiliations. Abstracts should be a maximum of one 8.5” x 11” page.
Content: Poster content should be organized into background, objective, methods, results, and conclusion. Inclusion of graphs, tables and other visual is strongly recommended to enhance engagement. Include all authors, highest degree, and affiliations. All authors must disclose financial relationships. One author is required to register for the conference. Either PDF or PPT format is acceptable, but if in PPT format, please limit to 10 slides total.
Brand Names: Generic or scientific names of drugs/devices should be used in place of brand names. If brand name is necessary to understand poster content, it should be used only once (after the first mention of the drug or device’s name). Pharmaceutical or other support of any study should be acknowledged at the end of the abstract and at the end of the poster.
Copyright: Copyright is shared. The Dermatology Research and Education Foundation owns copyright for its own use. Author(s) retain the rights for all other uses.
Poster Submission Guidelines (upon abstract approval) Submission deadline: 11:59pm Pacific Time on April 1, 2022
Content: Poster content should be organized into background, objective, methods, results, and conclusion. Inclusion of graphs, tables and other visual is strongly recommended to enhance engagement. Include all authors and affiliations. All authors must disclose financial relationships. One author is required to register for the conference. The poster should be PDF format. Commercialism: Any display at the 2022 Dermatology Refresher Symposium™ in which cost is underwritten by a pharmaceutical company or other entity must avoid commercialism. Drugs, instrumentation, or devices must not use brand names. If such situations occur, the author/exhibitor is responsible for identifying and clearly stating on the poster that a portion or portions of the cost were provided by the commercial company named.