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General Information

Embargo Policy | Special Characters and Formatting | Content Validity and Fair Balance 
Use of Generic Versus Trade Names | Awards 

Embargo Policy

All accepted abstracts submitted to the PFD Week are embargoed until the first day of the meeting. The first author is responsible for conveying this information to all co-authors.

Special Characters and Formatting

If you copy and paste the title and/or body of your submission from your word processor, special characters should transfer, but formatting will not transfer. You can insert special characters and/or formatting tags using the Special Characters Palette. To access the palette, click on the "Special Characters" button located on the Title/Body page.

Content Validity and Fair Balance

Authors are required to prepare fair and balanced presentations that are objective and scientifically rigorous. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

Use of Generic Versus Trade Names

Abstracts must use scientific or generic names when referring to products.


Accepted abstracts will only be considered for an award. AUGS awards up to seven prizes.