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APWCA 2018 Abstracts

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Dates to Remember

December 1, 2017Abstract Submission Opens
August 1, 2018
Abstract Submission Closes 
September 6-8, 2018
Conference Dates
September 21, 2018
Digital Archives and Proceedings Publication Available

For submissions and/or questions, contact abstracts@apwca.org or 337.541.2240.

Email notifications confirming receipt will be sent within 72 hours of submission.  Every attempt will be made to notify the primary author of acceptance status within two weeks of original submission to ensure registration and travel arrangements can be accommodated in a timely manner.

Accepted abstracts will be distributed via print format in the “Proceedings of the APWCA 2018 National Clinical Conference” publication. Complimentary copies will be available during the conference, September 6-8, 2018, and will be available for download in PDF format post-conference for APWCA members. Primary authors for accepted abstracts will receive complimentary conference registration. Upon acceptance, registration details will be emailed to the primary author. Authors and oral abstract presenters are responsible for travel and hotel expenses.

Primary authors for accepted abstracts will receive complimentary registration for the National Clinical Conference. Upon acceptance, a promo code will be emailed to the primary contact for use in our online registration system. Presenters are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements.

Poster Presentations

Each accepted abstract will be provided an 8’ by 4’ horizontal poster board display and pushpins. Each board will be numbered corresponding with the number(s) assigned in the “Proceedings of the APWCA 2018 National Clinical Conference” onsite printed book.

Abstracts must be ready for presentation by 8:00 am on Friday, September 7, 2018. Setup time for posters is Thursday, September 6, 2018 and Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00 am. All presenters are required to have posters available for review from Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:00 am until Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Early removal of poster material is prohibited.

Oral Presentations

The top 4 abstracts will be selected to present a 10-minute oral lecture (with power point slides) in the general session room. Presenters will be chosen by the abstract committee and notified no later than August 6, 2018.

Content Guidelines

Abstracts should address an area of Wound Healing, Limb Salvage or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Content must constitute original research, but may include portions of prior abstracts and/or manuscripts presented elsewhere. Clinical studies, basic investigation and animal studies are equally encouraged to be submitted for review.

Abstracts must be submitted in English.

You MUST include Title, Author(s), Author Affiliation(s) and Category data in your abstract before the actual text of the abstract. (See example template below)

Abstracts must include: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion.

Abstract Title 

Abstract titles should be concise and should not contain abbreviations. The first letter of each word should be capitalized.

Abstract Authors 

The submitting author is automatically designated as the primary/presenting author.


    • Wound Healing
    • Limb Salvage
    • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Abstract Format 

Please submit correctly formatted Microsoft Word document, example provided below.

Abstract Title

John D. Smith, MD1; Joe M. Smith, MD2, John W. Doe, MD1
1Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
2Southwest Medical Center, Lafayette, LA, USA






    • The maximum number of words allowed is 500 (title, authors and affiliations do not count as part of the 500 words). The addition of a table deducts 50 words from the 500 word total.
    • Use zeros before decimal points: 0.05, not .05. Use decimal points, not commas: 0.05, not 0,05. Use lowercase "p" values (p<0.05).
    • Provide manufacturer name and location in parentheses for all brand or trade names. For brand drugs, include generic names in parentheses.
    • All abbreviations must be spelled out in parentheses the first time it is used. Do not include references, credits or grant support. 

Abstract Review and Notification 

Abstracts are peer-reviewed by the APWCA peer-review committee selected by the APWCA course directors. All grading is blinded prior to peer-review.

For questions regarding abstracts, please contact us at abstracts@apwca.org or 337.541.2240.

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