Call for Abstracts

Instructions for Late-Breaking Abstract Submission

Instructions for Authors

Again this year, for the ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting in Honolulu, 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 Wednesday, August 12, at 11:59 pm Eastern 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.


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.

Nonproprietary (generic) names should be used the first time a drug is mentioned and should be typed in small letters. Proprietary names are capitalized.

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 2500 character limit.

Keywords: Authors must select up to 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.

All presenters must fill out a disclosure declaration. The form is available by clicking on the link below. Authors should print out the form and fax it to ACG at 301-263-9025. Any speaker 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)

Instructions for Poster Presenters

If your abstract was accepted for presentation at ACG 2015, click here for poster instructions and set-up times.

Poster Sessions

Sunday, October 18, 2015 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Authors should be at their posters from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
Monday, October 19, 2015 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (Authors should be at their posters from 11:40 am – 12:40 pm)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (Authors should be at their posters from 11:00 am – 12:00 noon)

Poster Printing

The College will again offer a poster printing service this year so you can order your poster online and pick it up at the meeting. Click here for poster printing services.

Categories of Abstracts

Esophagus Stomach
Biliary/Pancreas Small Intestine/Unclassified
Liver Colon
Clinical Vignettes/Case Reports Outcomes Research
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Functional Bowel Disorders
Endoscopy Pediatrics
Colorectal Cancer Prevention Endoscopy Video Forum

Live from Honolulu! The 3rd Annual Endoscopy Video Forum

Share your unique case or case series with colleagues by submitting it for presentation at the video symposium for ACG 2015, Live from Honolulu! The 3rd Annual Endoscopy Video Forum. Exceptional video submissions will be featured during this special video symposium session at ACG 2015 in Honolulu. All submitted videos will be considered for oral presentation during this special video symposium. Those not accepted for video presentation during the symposium will be considered for poster presentation.

This 75-minute session will focus on endoscopy techniques, challenging or unique cases, and cases in the area of GI endoscopy. Submissions can be a case or a case series and should be no longer than 5 minutes in length. Authors of accepted videos will present their video live and will have up to 2 minutes to answer questions from the Judges and the audience. During the session, the audience, along with the Judges, will vote to select the best video of ACG 2015.

For complete details see the Video Forum Guidelines and Checklist in the Call for Abstracts brochure.


Several categories of awards for Annual Meeting papers and posters are also offered for ACG 2015. Those submitting abstracts may be considered for the following awards:

*To be considered for this award, you must indicate your desire to apply in the Awards section during online submission of your abstract.

Poster Awards

The ACG Educational Affairs Committee will identify the most highly ranked abstracts selected for the poster sessions in each category and acknowledge their achievement with the ACG Presidential Poster Award. These recipients will receive a special commendation on their poster in the Poster Hall, and recognition in the meeting program book. All abstracts accepted in the ACG Poster Sessions will be considered for this award. Authors may submit their most recent research work or clinical vignette in the form of an abstract for consideration as part of the Paper and Poster Sessions during the Annual Meeting.

All abstracts submitted will be published in a supplement to the October 2015 issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.