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APWCA 2018 Abstracts

Submission Overview

Abstract Submission is Now Closed.

Oral presentations will take place Saturday, September 8 7:00 am - 7:45 am in Holiday Ballroom 1-3.  Click here to view schedule.

Poster presentations will be in the exhibit hall (Holiday Ballroom 4-6) for all accepted abstracts and will be available for viewing during all published exhibit hall hours. 

Poster set up is September 6 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm or September 7 6:00 am to 7:00 am.  We kindly ask presenters not to remove posters prior to the close of the conference on September 8 at 5:00 pm.  

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.  

As a reminder, abstracts will be printed and distributed onsite during the conference and will then be available in PDF format post-conference for download at www.apwca.org/2018 for APWCA members (only).

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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