2013 PH Professional Network Symposium. The Power of Teamwork: 10 Years of Professional Collaboration in PAH. September 26-28, 2013. Crystal Gateway Marriott. Arlington, Va.

Research Abstract myths

Top 5 Symposium Abstract Myths

Myth #1: You need to be an experienced publisher in order to write an abstract.

  • Anyone can write an abstract, even if you are new to the process. If you have any questions about what is appropriate or would like assistance with your abstract, please reach out to PHPN abstract mentor by emailing PHPN@PHAssociation.org by April 1, 2013.

Myth #2: Abstracts need to be scientific.

  • Abstracts can be scientific, but they can also cover non-scientific topics such as clinical care, program development, patient education initiatives or quality of life issues.

Myth #3: Abstracts submitted for Symposium need to be original, unpublished work.

  • Abstracts you submit to Symposium do not have to be original. You can submit formerly published abstracts or abstracts you are submitting to other conferences as well.

Myth #4: You have to be the lead author in order to submit an abstract.

  • You do not have to be the lead author on your abstract in order to submit it for Symposium; supporting authors are encouraged to submit their group's work. If you are not the lead author, please obtain approval from the lead author before submitting.

Myth #5: You need IRB approval in order to write an abstract.

  • Abstracts or posters written on clinical care, program development or patient education do not require IRB approval.
  • IRB approval is required for studies related to human subjects (i.e. patient surveys or randomizing care to different patient groups). Abstracts can summarize a patient study but can also address a change in clinical practice or a quality improvement project.
  • If you have IRB approval for a study, you do not need to seek IRB permission to write an abstract or publish a paper; however, some IRBs request that you notify them on your next annual review if your work is accepted and by which establishment.

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