We recommend that you write your proposal in a word processing program and then paste it into the submission site. Please avoid the use of abbreviations and commercial product names.
Titles: Abstract titles are limited to 10 words and should be entered in title case, following AP style.
Remember: Make the title dynamic and conclusive, rather than descriptive. A powerful title excites the reader and should convince someone to attend your presentation.
Authors: Each author should be added separately to the submission. The first author listed in your submission will be identified as the presenting author. The order of the authors can be modified at any time prior to the abstract deadline.
Abstract Text: Educational session abstracts should contain no more than 100 words. Do not include references. If your proposal is accepted, your abstract text will be posted online and in the 2016 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition program book.
Remember: When developing your session abstract, focus on what the participants will “take away” from the presentation. Write concisely and in the second person (e.g., “you will learn" rather than “I” or “we”). Avoid writing opinions about the topic or advertisements for the presenter.
Description: Educational session descriptions should contain no more than 300 words. This information is used for the review process only and will not be posted online.
Purpose, Methods, Findings and/or Conclusion
Text: Poster descriptions should be 500 words or less. Abstracts for ADEA TechExpos should be 300 words or less.
Learning Objectives: Write clear and focused learning objectives. Learning objectives tell participants what the programming will teach them or enable them to do.
Remember: Begin each objective with an action verb. Focus on what the participant will learn, rather than on what the presenter or content will cover. Adults learn most effectively through engagement and interactivity; describe how your session will engage the audience and solicit participation.
Designations: When submitting educational programs, you may indicate whether you would like your session to be considered for an ADEA SoTLfest, ADEA CCI, ADEA LIAA, or ADEA Section or SIG designation.
Keywords:Proposals must include two professional interest keywords, one dental education keyword, one target audience and one target specialty. Keyword choices will be provided on the submission site.
Submitting your proposal: Proofread your submission before
submitting it. The submission site does not include a spelling or grammar check feature. (Consequently, we recommend that you write your proposal in a word processing program and then paste it into the submission site.) Once the deadline passes you will not be able to edit your proposal.
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