Call for Abstracts and Poster Instructions

Instructions for Late-Breaking Abstract Submission

Again this year, for the ACG 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, ACG will consider late-breaking abstracts of high quality clinical research results. ACG will consider extending the program to create a few additional oral presentation slots in response to submissions of great merit and clinical interest. The College invites abstracts from all physicians, including gastroenterologists, internists, surgeons, hepatologists, radiologists, pediatricians and GI fellows.

The deadline for submission of late-breaking abstracts is Thursday, August 25, at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. To submit an abstract, authors must e-mail the abstract as a Microsoft Word document by clicking on the link below and attaching the document to the e-mail message. Please follow the instructions below to ensure consideration.

Abstract Submissions are now closed, and will reopen August 1, 2016.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Submit Your Abstract via email


For complete information on Call for Abstracts policies and procedures, view the Call for Abstracts brochure.


Preparation of Abstract

Title and Authors: Title should be brief and clearly state the content of the paper. List the presenting author’s name first. Give the name and the location of the institution where the work was done. If not done at an institution, then only give the city and state. Authors are instructed not to include any direct or indirect reference to their institution(s). AUTHORS WHO ARE FELLOWS OF ACG SHOULD INCLUDE “FACG” (see format below).

Biofeedback Therapy for Fecal Incontinence. David Goldenberg, MD, Kathie Hodges, Horacio Jinich, MD, FACG, Theodore Hersh, MD, FACG, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Body: Organize the body of the abstract as follows:

  1. Purpose of the study (one sentence if possible)
  2. Simple statement of methods
  3. Summary of results obtained
  4. Statement of the conclusions reached (do not state: “The results will be discussed.”)

General Instructions:

Standard abbreviations may be used: RBC, gm, kg, mg, ml, % (percent), / (per)

Simple tables or graphs may be included if they fit within the abstract.

Abstracts cannot contain any advertising, corporate logo, trade name or a product-group message of an ACCME-defined commercial interest. Do not use proprietary names in the abstract. Generic names are typed in lowercase.

Splitting the results of research into multiple abstracts (i.e., minor variations of a drug treatment protocol) is discouraged. Abstracts chosen for oral presentation must be delivered by an author who speaks and understands English well enough to ensure satisfactory understanding and later discussion.

Unless otherwise indicated, all correspondence will be conducted with the primary author. It is assumed that in the event the abstract is accepted, the primary author will present.

Authors are invited to submit complete manuscripts to the Editors of The American Journal of Gastroenterology to be considered for publication.

Font Style and Size: All abstracts should be submitted using Arial or Times Roman typestyles, in either 10 or 12 point. Abstract titles should be typed in upper and lower case letters.

Abstract Length: The size limit of the body of the abstract (including authors, institutions, title, body, tables and figures) is 2,500 characters, including spaces. Images and tables can be incorporated into the abstract, and do not count towards the 2,500 character limit.

Keywords: Authors must provide three keywords or short phrases that will be used to create subject and search indices. Avoid use of acronyms or overly broad topics.

How to Submit Your Late-Breaking Abstract



The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACG, as an ACCME accredited provider, ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its directly and jointly provided education activities. All who are in a position to control the content of an education activity (including their spouse or partner) are required to disclose to ACG all relevant financial relationships in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with any commercial interest that may create a conflict of interest related to the subject matter of an education activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place by ACG. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified. ACG ensures any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs and discloses all relevant financial relationships to the learners prior to the beginning of an education activity.

Each submitted abstract must include a disclosure declaration indicating the relevant financial relationships for each author on the abstract. Print the form available from the link below, complete it, and fax it to ACG at 301-263-9025. Any author who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a part of this CME activity.

Download Disclosure Declaration Here (Microsoft Word document)



A NONREFUNDABLE processing fee of $60.00 per abstract in U.S. funds is required. Authors can make a secure payment online. Once the author has paid, the abstract can be emailed to

Make Secure Online Payment Here (make sure abstract is emailed as well)

Abstract Submissions are now closed, and will reopen August 1, 2016.
Submission Deadline: Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Submit Your Abstract via email

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Instructions for Poster Presenters

If your abstract was accepted for presentation at ACG 2016, click here for poster instructions and set-up times.

Poster Sessions
Poster Setup Dates Poster Setup Times Poster Viewing Times Author(s) Must Be Present at Poster:
Sunday, October 16 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Monday, October 17 8:30 am – 10:30 am 10:30 am – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Tuesday, October 18 8:30 am – 10:30 am 10:30 am – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

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