Abstract Submission

Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline 
  for both Oral and Poster Presentations:    March 4, 2015

Due to recent University closures for inclement weather, registrations will be accepted through 4:30 pm, Friday, March 6, 2015.

Please read this page before you register!

Registration is free and open to all student researchers in the southern Appalachian region. However, space is limited and not all abstracts may be accepted.  You will be notified as soon as possible if your abstract is not accepted.

A presentation (whether poster or oral) should be registered under the presenter's name.
  If there are more than one author, decide who will be the main presenter and register only under that person's name.

Submit only one (1) registration form and abstract per presentation  -- each author listed on the abstract does NOT need to submit the registration form.   Only one (1) presentation per project is allowed.

Each poster should be registered 1 time under 1 name, the main presenter's name (note:  the main presenter should be listed first in the author's section of the abstract).  A person can be the presenter on no more than 2 competitive posters; if more than 2 posters are entered, they should be registered as non-competitive.  

Oral presentations are limited to 1 presentation per presenter.  Also, oral presentations should be limited to 1 presenter per presentation, except in those rare instances where work on a  project is equally shared between 2 individuals, each may deliver a portion of the presentation if the portions are well-planned and organized in advance.

Important :  The last questions on the registration form ask you to both paste your abstract in the boxes and upload an MS Word file containing your abstract.  You are required to do both.  BEFORE you submit your abstract, please be absolutely sure that you followed the Abstract Preparation Guidelines Failure to follow the Abstract Guidelines may result in your registration being rejected.

The registration form also asks you to categorize the topic of your presentation.  You may choose one of the  following categories:

  • Arts and Humanities
    (art; history; literature; languages; philosophy; etc.)

  • Biomedical and Health Sciences
    (applied, basic, and clinical health sciences; sports science)

  • Business
    (accounting; economics; finance; management; marketing)

  • Education and Learning
    (curriculum design; teaching, human learning; special ed; etc.)

  • Engineering and Technology
    (engineering; surveying; information technology; etc.)

  • Natural Sciences
    (biology; chemistry; physics; math; etc.)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 
    (psychology; sociology; community, public &   environmental health sciences; epidemiology; etc.)


All students in the Appalachian region are invited to enter the poster competition to present their research.  Registration is free.

The Oral Presentation Sessions are open only to Graduate Students, Pharmacy Students, Medical Residents and Post-Doctoral Fellows. (Undergraduate students are not eligible to participate in oral presentations at the Forum.  ETSU undergraduate student should instead register for the Boland Symposium, a separate event -- visit the ETSU Boland Undergraduate Student Research Symposium page.)

Registration for the Oral Sessions at the Forum is competitive. Only a limited number of oral presenters can be accommodated.  In the event that you apply for an Oral Session and are not chosen, you will have the option of presenting a poster instead, if space if available. If you do not wish to enter a poster in the poster competition, be sure to indicate  this option on your registration form.  Only 1 oral presentation per person is allowed.

Special Approvals:

Did your research involve the use of human subjects, animals, pathogens, etc.?  If so, please read the Special Approvals page and speak with your faculty mentor/sponsor.  




A T T E N T I O N :

Your entire abstract must be formatted in accordance with the rules for abstracts
as outlined on the Abstract Guidelines page,

Failure to follow the Abstract Guidelines, including the composition of your Authors' Section, may result in your registration being rejected.

Go to the Registration Form - Registration is open.

If you need assistance with the registration process or with the registration form itself, you may call 439-6059 weekdays 8-4:30.



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