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2018 STD Prevention Conference

  • Omni Shoreham Hotel (map)

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Theme: "Intersecting Epidemics, Integrated Solutions"


Submit Late Breaker Abstract

Once you click this link, you will be directed to a login page for CATALYST, the organization that manages abstract submissions for the 2018 STD Prevention Conference. To submit a late breaker abstract, please login with your CATALYST account or register for a new account. Once you login, you will be directed to the 2018 STD Prevention Conference abstract submission page.

The Scientific Program Committee is accepting late breaker abstracts for the 2018 STD Prevention Conference in the areas of STD prevention research, program, policy, diagnosis and treatment. Abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed for scientific content, logical presentation, timeliness, and current interest of the topic to the scientific community.


Late breaker abstracts must reflect work completed after February 16, 2018 to be considered for presentation.  Work that the Scientific Committee decides could have been completed prior to this date will not be considered. All abstracts must be submitted electronically no later than Friday, June 1, 2018, 11:59 pm, PST. Abstracts sent by mail, fax or email will NOT be accepted.

On this page, you will find further requirements and guidance to help you prepare for, write, and submit an abstract.


Submitted abstracts must report new information not previously published or presented at a national or international scientific meeting prior to February 16, 2018.  Please note that abstracts previously presented at meetings will not be accepted unless there is a substantial update of data.

Abstracts (300 words in length) should contain the following four components (please bold the four section headings noted below within the text of your abstract submission).

  • Background:  a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis

  • Methods:  the methods used (including the statistical analyses employed)

  • Results:  specific findings (promises such as “to be completed” or “to be presented” are not acceptable; no figures or tables)

  • Conclusions:  a summary of findings that are supported by your results (statistical analyses used to support the conclusions, where appropriate, should be included; concluding statements such as “the results will be discussed” are not acceptable)

Please do not include grant acknowledgements, literature references, or copyright or trademark symbols.  For your reference, we have provided guidance on “How to Write an Abstract” for tips, advice, and how to avoid common mistakes and errors.

Multiple abstracts reporting results from the same study and overlapping abstracts from the same group of investigators are strongly discouraged.

Abstracts are considered official communications to the conference.  Individuals submitting abstracts that are accepted agree to attend the meeting and present their abstract as scheduled (as an oral abstract, poster, and/or poster discussion presentations, as determined by the Scientific Program Committee).  Once an abstract has been accepted and scheduled, it cannot be withdrawn.

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