Renal Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

Prevention of Kidney Disease in Minority Groups

 and Emerging Nations – Focus on the Americas

ISN-Comgan Conference

November 17-20, 2003, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico


Call for Abstracts

General Information

  • Abstracts must be received by 12 September 2003. If you are eligible,

    please study the detail regarding Scholarships which is included with this

    registration package.

  • We are happy to receive abstracts relating to posters that you will be

    presenting at Renal Week in San Diego. There are no problems about the

    exhibition of these posters at Ensenada, but we will need to process these

    abstracts. Please send a covering note with your abstract indicating that

    it is presented at the ASN meeting.

  • Free communications submitted to the conference will be displayed as


  • Each poster will be displayed for the duration of the conference and

    tea breaks will be taken in the poster areas to give authors the

    opportunity to discuss their work with the other delegates. Posters should

    be mounted by 7:00 pm on Monday 17 November prior to the Opening


  • The posters should be relevant to renal disease in racial and ethnic


  • Abstracts must be written in English.
  • All co-authors must agree with the content of the abstract.
  • The original abstract in the format 12,5 x 17 cm will be reproduced

    directly from the abstract so there can be no alterations to abstracts

    once submitted.

  • Abstracts must be signed and submitted on the attached form. You can

    send the abstract by post or by fax, but, either way, you need to send

    your abstract(s) as an e-mail attachment (MS Word or WordPerfect) as well.

  • Notification of acceptance will be posted by the third week of


Best Poster Awards

  • There will be two prizes awarded of US$500 each. One to the best

    overall poster, and one to the best poster from an author from an emerging

    country on work in that country.

Abstract Preparation

The text must be arranged within the outline as follows:

  • Use capitals for the title to be placed at the top of the abstract


  • List the authors? names preceded by initials of given names and

    address of institution. Omit degrees and titles (M.D., Dr, Prof. etc).

  • Underline the author who will present the paper.
  • Type the text in single line spacing. Do not type outside the outline
  • Use standard abbreviations
  • The typing should be sharp and regular using Times New Roman 12 point

    or similar

  • Do not use a smaller font, as the abstracts are reduced in the

    reproduction process.

  • Do not erase. Abstracts with smudges, errors, misspellings, poor

    hyphenation, skipped lines, black borders, type in the margins or

    incorrect abbreviations may not be published and could be rejected. Proof

    read abstracts carefully before submitting.

Organize the abstract as follows:

  • State the purpose of the study (preferably one sentence)
  • State the method used
  • Summarize the results in sufficient detail to support the conclusions
  • State the conclusions reached. It is not satisfactory to state ?The

    results will be discussed?.

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