Scientific Abstract Guidelines


Text: All text should be entered as Arial font size 12. For Greek and scientific symbols (alpha, beta, etc.), use the Symbol option on the tool bar, do not copy from other documents. For example: α-helix, β cells.
Length: The abstract should be 300 words max. The abstract title, authors’ names, affiliation, support sources, and references are NOT counted toward this allotment.  
Format: All documents must be submitted as an Adobe PDF file (.pdf)


  • Abstracts cannot contain data already accepted for publication in any online or Pub-Med indexed venue at the time of abstract submission. Abstracts cannot contain data previously presented at a national meeting within the USA at the time of abstract submission.
  • Authorship on multiple abstracts is permitted.
  • Abbreviations that are familiar to researchers are acceptable without explanation.
  • For laboratory parameters, the units of measurement and normal ranges must be provided.  
  • Statements about ongoing studies or pending results should be avoided.  
  • Do not include figures, tables or references.


Abstract Title: Use title case for the entire title.
Author and Affiliation: Enter all the author names and affiliations. Refer to the examples below. 

Example 1
First Author1, Middle Author1,2, Middle Author1,2, Last Author1, 2, 3
(First author bolded and affiliations designated by superscripted numbers)
1. Affiliations – Institute, Department, University, City, State/Province
2. Affiliations – Institute, Department, University, City, State/Province
3. Affiliations – Institute, Department, University, City, State/Province

Example 2
Example Authors:

James C. Islet1, Mary J. Pancreas1, 2, Daniel G. Abdomen1, 2, 3

Example Affiliations:  
1. Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2. BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Vancouver, BC
3. Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO


Abstract and Registration Fees: All presenters are required to pay the abstract submission fee ($50) and the registration fee.
Confirmation of Receipt: Upon successful submission, the presenting author will receive an automatic onscreen confirmation and receive an email confirmation. Questions can be addressed to
Oral Presentations: Abstracts will be reviewed by a Committee. Ten (10) authors will be selected and invited for oral presentation.

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Click here to pay for the Abstract Submission Fee (Click the "Register" tab, and under "Registrant Type" select "Abstract Submission Fee"), and to register for the symposium.

Abstract Submission now open!
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024 (by 11:59pm PT)
Abstract Committee Review: July 2 - July 9, 2024
Notification will be sent on July 10, 2024

Selection Process:

  • Abstracts are reviewed by a Committee and notification of all acceptance/rejection entries will be sent to the author within a week of the closing date.
  • Accepted abstracts may be published in the program syllabus or onsite at the meeting.

Oral Presentations - Ten (10) authors will be selected and invited for oral presentation.

Poster Session - Authors not selected for oral presentation will be invited to present their work at a Poster Session on September 21, 2024.

Submission of the abstract does not automatically register you for the 2024 Rachmiel Levine-Arthur Riggs Diabetes Research Symposium.  The presenting author agrees to pay the abstract submission fee ($50), register and attend the Symposium.