Information for Abstract Presenters

Submission Deadline closed August 16, 2019

Abstract Information and Poster Size Guidelines:

Specifications: Abstracts should be focused on the fetus or the preterm baby, particularly on brain development and/or the nervous system. Abstract topics may include, but are not limited to, neuroimaging, non-invasive monitoring, dysmorphology, genetics and/or counseling, congenital infections, fetal interventions, placenta, fetal/neonatal outcome, ethics, and fetal program development/quality improvement.

Abstracts should be a total of 2,600 characters (with spaces), excluding the title. The submission must include title, background, objective, design/methods, results, and conclusions.

*No figures and tables are accepted in the submission process, but these will be accepted on the final poster.*

  • Posters will be presented horizontally on easels. 40x32 foam poster boards and thumb tacks will be provided for you to attach your posters. Alternatively, you are welcome to print your poster on a foam board in advance in order for it to be able to be propped up on the easel.

  • Posters will be set up throughout the symposium, with attendees and presenters strongly encouraged to be present during breaks. Selected abstracts will be posted online on our website the week before the conference and shared with attendees with the potential for formal publication down the road.

  • An external selection committee will review abstracts during the symposium, with the first place Andrea Poretti Award given out at the end of the symposium.

View Previous Abstract Submissions Here!


The Andrea Poretti Award

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The abstract award is dedicated to Dr. Andrea Poretti, who was a member of our 2017 abstract selection committee. Andrea Poretti was a world-renowned expert in pediatric cerebellar abnormalities and neurodegenerative and neurogenetic disorders. He was in charge of the research mission of pediatric neuroradiology at Johns Hopkins, which he led with enthusiasm and boundless energy. "Andrea was the most exceptional person," said Thierry Huisman, professor of radiology and radiological science at the School of Medicine, who knew Poretti as a close personal and academic friend for more than 15 years. "He was an extremely intelligent, hardworking, humble, and beloved scientist, clinician, and friend. His passing is an incredible loss to all people who had the privilege to know him." We were privileged to have crossed paths with Andrea, and we dedicate this award to his brilliance and dedication.

Congratulations to our 2018 Abstract Award Winner!

Dr. Gianluca Ursini M.D., Ph.D.

From Left: Dr. du Plessis, Dr. Ursini, Dr. Mulkey

From Left: Dr. du Plessis, Dr. Ursini, Dr. Mulkey