General Abstract Information


Abstract Submissions for the 2025 Annual Scientific Meeting will open Late Summer 2024!


Abstract Submission Guidelines

The SRI will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events. 

Abstract Categories

SRI will continue to accept the following abstract category topics:

In-Training Verification Form

In order to qualify for the In Training travel awards and for In Training oral and poster award prizes you must verify your status by uploading a Verification Form during the abstract submission process.

You are an Investigator In Training if you fulfill the following two criteria:

  1. You fall into one of the following categories:
  1. Clinical Fellow in an approved training program, specialty research fellow (Ex: (WRHR, RSDP)
  2. Postdoctoral Fellow within six years of receiving doctoral or senior degree
  3. Resident                                                                                                  
  4. Student: Full-time students enrolled in a formal training program leading to a degree (BA, BS, MD, PhD, MS, MPH)
  5. Postgraduate Research Trainee: Individuals within three years of receiving their bachelor’s or master’s degree engaged in a predoctoral research experience (i.e. Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA/CRTA) Program)
  1. You do not currently hold and have never held a faculty position or equivalent in any country.

The following form must be completed by all In Training Presenters whether or not you would like to be eligible for an award.

In Training Verification Form - Word Doc

In Training Verification Form - PDF

The letter must be uploaded during the abstract submission process or emailed to as a PDF or Word Document.

Previously Presented Abstracts

Evaluation of abstracts will be based on the following considerations:

  1. Originality/Innovation: Is the idea or approach novel or is the work primarily confirmatory and/or a direct extension of previous work?
  2. Significance/Relevance: Does the work address an important problem?
  3. Objective/Hypothesis: Is an objective, specific research question and/or hypothesis stated?
  4. Methods: Are the methods described? Are the methods employed appropriate to the research question? Were new methods used and validated?
  5. Results: Are the results described clearly and succinctly? Was data evaluated statistically?
  6. Discussion: Is the conclusion supported by the data

Abstract Notifications

Abstract notifications will be sent by email to the presenting author as early as December 17, 2024 and no later than December 31, 2024.
Within the notification, the abstract presenting author will be required to accept or decline participation in the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting by a specific deadline.

The presenting author must register for the Annual Meeting to present an abstract. Submitting an abstract does not register you for the meeting. All presenting authors are responsible for registering themselves, and book their own housing, if needed. Abstract presenters do not receive complimentary registration. 

Contact authors should add to their safe senders list to ensure they receive the email.

If you have a change of email address please contact as we only communicate notifications via email.
Emails are only sent to the primary/first author of the abstract submission.