ACPA’s Abstract Review Process

Alyssa KirkmanACPA News, ACPA's Annual Meeting

ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh is just 6 months away.  Abstract submission has closed and the Program Committee, chaired by ACPA Vice President-Elect Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS, is working to finalize the meeting program.

The Program Committee designs the scientific program along with invited reviewers.  Reviewers have 3 weeks to assess the blinded abstracts based on the following criteria:

  • Is the topic appropriate for ACPA’s Annual Meeting?
  • Is the information well organized?
  • Will the presentation introduce new information?
  • Is the required information included?

After the reviews are complete, a subgroup of the Program Committee meets to discuss the reviewed abstracts and create the meeting program.  The group focuses on forming a quality program that is valuable for the meeting’s multidisciplinary audience.  There is an effort to avoid duplication and to include clinical and research topics, all subject areas and international submissions, keeping in mind feedback from prior years.  The subgroup also recommends changes to abstract types as appropriate, considering the topic, quality of material and available space.

This year 571 abstracts were submitted from around the world.

Number of Abstracts Submitted for each Annual Meeting. This does not include the 2013 International Congress which had 1,157 abstract submissions.

The ACPA Program Committee would like to thank everyone who submitted an abstract for ACPA’s 75th Annual Meeting. Notifications will be sent in December and registration will open in January.