• First Author: The primary or lead author on the abstract
  • Co-Author: Authors who have collaborated on the abstract with the first author

The submitter must include contact information for all authors: full name, email address, institution and location – city, state and country.

There is no limit on the number of co-authors. If an author’s name appears on more than one abstract, it must be identical on each abstract.

After an abstract is accepted, please contact ACPA to let us know if the author will not be presenting. Presenters must be authors of the abstract.

Disclosing Conflicts of Interest

All authors are required to disclose any financial and non-financial conflicts of interests so that continuing education may be provided. The submitter may enter this information on behalf of the author. An email will AUTOMATICALLY be sent to each author to log in and verify their information. The disclosure form should be completed once per person and may be found in the “My Forms” section of the website. The submission cannot be finalized without disclosures from each author.

Author Involvement

All authors should be able to attest that they participated sufficiently in:

  1. either experimental conception and design or data acquisition or data analysis and interpretation
  2. either abstract preparation or critical review of the abstract for important intellectual content
  3. final approval of the version to be submitted for review, presentation, and publication, to take public responsibility for it

Abstract Acceptance and Presentation

Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present if accepted. Authors are responsible for providing a substitute presenter if the presenting author is unable to attend.

By submitting an abstract, the authors certify that s/he has written consent for use of any recognizable photographs in posters or presentations.

The work being submitted should not be accepted for publication or have been formally presented elsewhere at the time of abstract submission. If, after abstract submission, this work is accepted for publication prior to ACPA’s Annual Meeting, notification must be submitted to ACPA in writing. If ACPA is not notified, the presenter will be ineligible to present at the following Annual Meeting.

Authors who submit multiple abstracts should be prepared to make arrangements for alternative presenters to attend if more than one abstract is accepted and presentation times overlap.