Abstracts must be submitted by March 16, 2018.

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in Abdominal Wall Reconstruction (AWR) 2018 with a poster abstract.

This is your chance to interact with surgeons and wound healing specialists, and to educate and expose your work to leaders in your field.

We invite you to participate by submitting a 250 word abstract, which should describe work with relevance to diabetic foot and limb salvage.

If there is more than one author, the first author listed should be the primary author, the person that has done the majority of the work. This is the author upon whom the classification of the submission should be based.

All material presented in the abstract must be current, relevant and free from ethical bias. Company logos of the supporting company are prohibited on any part of the presentation. All abstracts received will be considered to be presented as POSTER ABSTRACTS during the conference.

Rules For Abstract Submission

Author Name(s)

The submitting author is designated as the presenting author and must be listed first. All other authors should be listed thereafter. Each institute or affiliation represented by the authors should be listed.

Abstract Title

An abstract must have a short, specific title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the investigation.

Abstract Format

  • Abstracts should use the Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion format.
  • Describe briefly the Purpose of the study. Include a brief statement of Methods. State Results in detail sufficient to support Conclusions.

Abstract Text

  • All abstracts and poster presentations must be in English.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations (please keep to a minimum) must be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
  • Do not include references, credits or grant support.
  • Do not include the names or personal information of any patient participating in the study or trial.
  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words, not including title and all author-facility related information.
  • Any table should be placed at the end of the abstract. Graphics or illustrations are encouraged for presentation at the conference session.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission.


Abstracts must be submitted by March 16, 2018.

Abstract Acceptance

  • Acceptance notification will be sent via email by Friday, April 2, 2018
  • Abstracts are selected on the basis of scientific merit.
  • Expenses associated with the presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • At least one presenting/submitting author per abstract must register and pay. Presenting fellow’s, resident’s, or student’s registration will be waived only if accompanied by appropriate documentation from the program director.

Abstract Presentation

All accepted abstracts will be poster presentations. Poster size is 4 feet tall x 3.5 feet wide.

Contact Ashlee Herwig, Ashlee.M.Herwig@medstar.net or 202-780-1644 for more information and questions regarding abstracts