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How to Write a Conference Abstract

What is a Conference Abstract?

A conference abstract is a short proposal you write when you want to have a chance to share your research at a conference. For medical conferences, presenters usually either give a podium presentation (just talking in front of an audience about their research) or they present a poster. 

Why Submit a Conference Abstract?

Here are some of the benefits of submitting a conference abstract:

  • It's a good addition to your CV and resume
  • It may be published in the conference proceedings
  • It could be a basis for future publication
  • Garners recognition from colleagues online and through social media
  • Helps you make connections through networking at the conference
  • Helps you meet potential employers at the conference