CCMG Book of Abstracts 2014 Annual Meeting

Please read the submission guidelines below

Abstracts submitted to the CCMG Annual Meeting must meet approved standards for scientific quality and consistency, and they must be submitted correctly. They will be evaluated by peer review by one or more reviewers with expertise on the abstract topic. Failure to comply with the submission guidelines will result in abstract rejection. 

There is no limit on the number of abstracts registrants may submit. However, multiple abstracts must differ sufficiently to warrant separate presentations. Submission of multiple abstracts with similar content may result in the rejection of one or more of the abstracts.

Abstracts will be automatically rejected if they do not meet the following criteria:




Sentence structure


Format as described in point 2 below


Times New Roman or Arial (Size 10)

Word length

250 words (Deduct 50 for each table or graphic)

Tables / Figures

Maximum of 2 within the specified dimensions

Structured format

Objectives: / Design and Methods: / Results: / Conclusions:


Spreadsheets not to exceed 6 columns. jpegs not to exceed 6.5" x w

Abstract Structure

An abstract must clearly include the following:

  1. The title should be written in sentence structure (capitalize first word and remaining words begin in lower case).
  2. Author names should begin on the line immediately after the Title in the following style: First Name, space, Middle Initial(s) followed by period, space, Surname, comma, space, followed by next author in same format. Underline the name of the presenting author. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. For example:

Anna L. Smitha, Robert G. Davisb
a Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
b Laboratory Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada

{Note: points 1 and 2 will be subject to the final software chosen for on-line abstract submission in addition to Elsevier publication requirements.}

  1. The study objective.
  2. Sufficient information demonstrating relevance in genetics.
  3. Sufficient description of methodology or case.
  4. Sufficient objective evidence/observations in the results section to support conclusions. Results are to be expressed in IFCC SI units. 
  5. Statement of conclusions.

Abstract Submission Process

  1. Writing must be concise, clear, and grammatically correct.
  2. Technical information pertaining to observations and conclusions cannot be withheld for proprietary reasons. It is not acceptable to state that “results will be discussed”.
  3. Font: Times New Roman or Arial. Use a font size of 10.
  4. Do not use hard returns to break lines; use the word wrap feature.
  5. The abstract paragraphcannot exceed 250 words and is to be written in single-space.  A maximum of 2 tables and/or figures are acceptable if they are embedded into the Word file. Deduct 50 words from the maximum word count for each included table or figure. Figures should be no larger than 3.5 inches wide by 4.0 inches high, legible at these dimensions, and cropped to eliminate extra white space. Tables must fit and be legible within a 3.5 inch column.  {Note: point 6 is subject to the abstract submission software chosen.}
  6. Leave one line space between the affiliation address(es) and the beginning of the abstract paragraph.
  7. All abbreviations should be defined when first used.
  8. If used, references should be given in parentheses without authors or title by provided Index-Medicus-listed Journal abbreviations without punctuation followed by year, volume number and inclusive page numbers. (Example: Med Genetics 2002;35:151-169).
  9. All presenting authors must register for the conference and pay the registration fees in order to qualify for oral/poster presentation and abstract publication. If registration information has not been sent to you and is required, please contact the CCMG Head Office:

CCMG Head Office, 4 Cataraqui Street, Suite 310, Kingston, ON K7K 1Z7
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NOTE: Primary Authors have read/write access while Co-Authors only have read only access.

Sample Abstract:

A Sample Abstract for the Purpose of Correct Submission Must Look Like This

Anna L. Smith1, Robert G. Davis2
1 Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
2 Laboratory Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Background. Previous research with structured abstracts has taken place in mainly medical
contexts. This research indicated that such abstracts are more informative, more readable,
and more appreciated by readers than are traditional abstracts.

Objectives. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that structured abstracts might also be
appropriate for a particular psychology journal.

Design/Method. 24 traditional abstracts from the Journal of Educational Psychology were re-written in a
structured form. Measures of word length, information content and readability were made
for both sets of abstracts, and 48 authors rated their clarity.

Results. The structured abstracts were significantly longer than the original ones, but they were also
significantly moreinformative and readable, and judged significantly clearer by these
academic authors.

Conclusions. These findings support the notion that structured abstracts could be profitably introduced
into many journals.



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