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NLA 2016 Call for Abstracts

The 2016 NLA Abstract Committee invites the submission of abstracts to be presented at the 2016 NLA Scientific Sessions in New Orleans from May 19-22, 2016. Submitted abstracts will be considered for the poster hall and oral presentation during the abstract session at the meeting. All accepted abstracts will be published in the Scientific Sessions edition of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology and will be posted on the 2016 NLA poster hall website.

All abstracts must be submitted online via the NLA abstract submission website using the online submission form. Please be sure to read all instructions, information, and policies closely.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
Monday, February 1, 2016
5:00 p.m. EST

Abstract Acceptance Notification
Friday, March 4, 2016

Presenting Author Registration Deadline for Annual Scientific Session
Friday, March 18, 2016

Presentation Methods

In addition to posters being displayed at the meeting, selected abstract submissions will be identified for a live oral presentation during the abstract session. 

The NLA Abstract Committee will select three abstracts to be presented during the abstract session. Authors will have five to seven minutes to present their research and one to two minutes for a Q&A following your presentation

When completing the online abstract submission form, you will be asked to indicate your interest in having your research considered for the oral presentation during the abstract session.

Travel Grants and Awards

FNLA Hunninghake FH Abstract Award
For the second-straight year, the Foundation of the NLA is happy announce The Foundation of the National Lipid Association Hunninghake FH Abstract Award for the best submitted abstract in the area of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) research. The winner will be determined by the Foundation of the NLA Board of Directors and the prize will be $1,500 with an additional $1,000 travel grant to cover your travel expenses to the meeting. The winner will also be able to present their abstract live at the abstract session during the NLA's 2016 Scientific Sessions.

NLA Young Investigator Awards
Lead presenters with accepted abstracts who are Young Investigators (in training students, residents, and fellows or members in practice for <5 years) will have the chance to compete for the NLA's enhanced Young Investigator Award. Cash prizes and additional travel grants will be awarded to the finalists. The Award winners will receive recognition at a special ceremony during the Scientific Sessions. In addition, the first place winner will be selected to present his or her abstract during the live abstract session and have the poster published in the LipidSpin following the meeting.

All Young Investigator selected lead authors with selected abstracts will receive complimentary registration to the Scientific Sessions.

Awards Disclaimer
If you are the recipient of one of our abstract awards (Young Investigator, Hunninghake), you are required to register and attend the NLA Scientific Sessions, as well as attend all abstract-related responsibilities. These responsibilities include the one-hour Q&A session in the poster hall, as well as the oral presentation session. If you fail to attend one or both of these events, your prize and travel money will be revoked and you will be blacklisted from future abstract awards.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions below before preparing your abstract:

  1. Read the General Information and Policies for the submission of an abstract.
  2. Write your abstract, following the Abstract Guidelines.
  3. Select a Topic that best relates to your abstract.
  4. Review the Acceptance and Presentation Process for abstracts.
  5. Submit your abstract through the Online Abstract Submission Form.
  6. Register to attend the 2016 NLA Scientific Sessions by Friday, March 15, 2016 (NLA staff will contact you with a meeting registration form to register for the meeting if your abstract has been approved).

General Information and Policies

  • You may complete your abstract submission over multiple sessions. As you will see, there will be a point in the process when you MUST finalize your abstract and make a FINAL submission. Please note that if you do not mark your abstract as complete and make a FINAL submission, it will NOT be considered. Take note of any deadlines under the appropriate call for abstracts and be sure to complete the process before that date.
  • Do not CREATE your abstract in the submission system, but rather create your abstract in a separate Word document and COPY and PASTE it into the abstract submission system. This way, you will not have lost your abstract in the event of disconnection from the Internet, etc. Be sure to check for errors when pasting. Certain special characters may be changed by the browser.
  • If you are currently a member of the NLA, we will prefill your address information for you in the online submission form based on your current lipid.org account information profile. Note that changes made here will apply to your abstract only and WILL NOT BE APPLIED to your NLA member record or lipid.org account.
  • The lead author must register for the 2016 NLA Scientific Sessions to ensure his or her abstract(s) are included in the abstract publication and website. Deadline for author registration is March 18, 2016. Lead authors MUST BE registrants at the NLA Scientific Sessions.* Authors who are not members of the NLA must pay the non-member registration fee or can apply for membership here. Young Investigators lead authors with accepted abstracts will receive complimentary registration to the Scientific Sessions.
  • To submit an abstract, all of the authors listed on the abstract must approve the final version. In addition, each author listed on the abstract should have made a substantial contribution to it, such as 1) contributing to the conception and design of the study and the acquisition of data; 2) analysis and interpretation of the data; and/or 3) drafting the poster and/or revising it critically for important intellectual content. Full disclosures must be provided for each author. These requirements are taken seriously by the NLA and any failure to fully comply with these requirements may result in an abstract being withdrawn from the NLA abstracts program.
  • It is the responsibility of the lead author to ensure that his or her abstract is submitted correctly.
  • Abstracts will be reviewed by the appointed NLA Abstracts Review Committee Member.
  • Faxed, emailed, or mailed hard-copy abstracts or abstracts sent on a CD/disc WILL NOT be accepted. If you are unable to submit via the website, please contact the NLA annual meeting staff:

    Phone: 904-998-0854
    Fax: 904-998-0855
    Email: posters@lipid.org

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The NLA will not be responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages, or unforeseen events.

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Abstract Guidelines

Content Guidelines
Abstracts for poster entries submitted for competition can only be accepted electronically and must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Abstracts are limited to 400 words.
  • Abstracts must be divided into sections: Title, Synopsis, Objectives/Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion that states the importance and potential implications of the observations.
  • Abstracts must be proofread carefully to avoid errors before submission.
  • Abstracts must contain generic drug names only.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in clear English with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
  • Lead and secondary authors must disclose all financial relationships.
  • Any funding support for the research must be disclosed.
  • Encore research is eligible for submission but the original date and location of presentation of the research must be disclosed in the application.

The purpose of the abstract is to define the precise subject of the presentation to an audience. Below you will find a checklist for abstract preparation. All abstracts are considered equally for selection, and the quality of the abstract is the single most important factor in the Committee's decision.

You will be asked for the following:

  • Title
  • Background/Synopsis - A concise description of your subject matter and prior work in this area
  • Objective/Purpose - The question your material answers or the hypothesis that it tests
  • Methods - The experimental design or technique employed
  • Results - Outcomes & measurements, with statistical significance, if appropriate
  • Conclusion - Conclusions, clinical pertinence, and value or for Workshops and Presentations, the prevailing point of view
  • Proofread - Make sure to proofread your abstract. Misspellings and typographical errors reflect poorly on your scientific work. Prepare to substitute plain text for special characters as these characters may not be rendered reliably (i.e., plus or minus for ±, alpha for a etc.)
  • Authors - For each author you must provide first and last name, city and state as well as preliminary financial disclosure information. If you would like to be considered for oral presentation, the Primary Author should also upload a brief paragraph describing their qualifications in the chosen subject area and/or a CV.
  • Supplemental Materials for Upload (Optional) - Images that support your work, documents, power point presentations. These uploaded items need not be in their final quality or form.

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Abstract Submission Topics

To ensure your abstract receives proper consideration, the abstract must relate to an appropriate topic in the field of clinical lipidology and cardiovascular disease prevention. Abstract authors will be required to indicate which topic BEST matches the content of their abstract. Topics for the 2016 NLA Scientific Sessions are:

  • Clinical Applications of Biomarkers, Lipoprotein Testing
  • Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and Dyslipidemia
  • Enhancing Adherence, Compliance to Therapies
  • Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Genetics, Gene Therapy and Atherosclerosis
  • HDL Modification, Novel HDL Raising Therapies
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Imaging in Atherosclerosis
  • Lipid Management Best Practices (clinic operations, lipid team approaches, outcomes research)
  • Lipid Management in Special Populations
  • Management of Statin Intolerance
  • Nutrition, Nutrigenomics, Nutraceuticals and Exercise Therapies
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Pathophysiology of Atherosclerosis
  • Pharmacological Control of Lipids and Lipoproteins
  • Visceral Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis

If you do not see an appropriate topic listed above that best relates to your abstract, please contact the NLA office at posters@lipid.org (link sends email) or call 904-998-0854.

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Acceptance and Presentation Process

Abstract grading is blinded and abstracts are pre-screened and selected by NLA judges on the basis of quality and merit. You will be notified by March 27 if your poster is accepted. All lead poster authors are required to register for the Scientific Sessions in New Orleans from May 19-22, 2016, to field questions from NLA meeting attendees.*

*Expenses related to airfare, lodging, and social events/guest fees are the responsibility of the presenter. Special programs may be available for trainees, fellows, and young investigators — see Young Investigator Award.

Poster guidelines will be provided to lead authors by March 18.

Questions? Contact the NLA office at posters@lipid.org or call 904-998-0854.

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Abstract Submission

You must be logged into the NLA Website in order to submit an abstract; however you are not currently logged into the site. Depending on the circumstances, you have one of three options:

  1. NLA Members who have already set-up an account, please login using the boxes at the top of this (or any) lipid.org page.
  2. NLA Members who have not set-up an account can obtain one by writing the webmaster.
  3. A guest account can be created for non-members. You may request one by writing the webmaster.
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