Abstracts should include the following sections as applicable:
Authors’ names, degree(s), and institution
Background and Purpose: problem statement or hypothesis as appropriate What is the hypothesis, or what is the problem you are trying to solve, or what is your scientific question? Why is it important? State this in one or two sentences
Learner Objectives: 2-3
Program, Materials, or Methodology: also include any barriers to implementation and how they have been overcome What methods did you use to solve or research the problem? How did you collect your data? How big was your sample size? What were the main outcome measurements? This will probably be the longest part of your abstract.
Impact or Results: major accomplishment of program / materials; qualitative and quantitative data*; evidence-based results. *If providing data, it must exist; “data to be obtained by conference date” is no longer acceptable.
Bibliography: for oral presentations, at least 3 related references that support the program