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2012 Call for Abstracts

JHRTcover-image.jpgNABIS promotes both research and non-research based conference presentations. Please note that the same abstract submission form is used for both types of papers. The on-line submission form will guide you to enter your abstract in the following four text boxes: Introduction, Methods/Approach, Results, Discussion/Conclusion. Please review the submission guidelines provided below.  You may request either an oral or poster presentation format, but the review committee will determine the most appropriate presention type.  All accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.


The May 15th deadline for abstracts has passed.  Thank you to all of the people who submitted abstracts; the turnout this year was great. All abstracts are currently being reviewed.


NABIS will provide an award for Best Overall Abstract, plus one award in each of the following submission categories:

Basic research, animal
Basic research, human
Case report
Clinical research, acute and sub-acute rehabilitation
Clinical research, acute care
Clinical research, post-acute care (including vocational, educational and life long care issues)
Descriptive model
Translational science


The following guidelines will help you complete and submit your abstract through the NABIS website. All submitted proposals are evaluated by a panel of experts for consideration of presentation.

Introduction: The introduction should (a) describe the problem/opportunity you examined and (b) explain why the problem/opportunity is important to understand.

Methods/Approach: This section should briefly describe what work you actually carried out in examining your problem/opportunity. This may be a brief description of your program or approach, the steps you took to review or investigate an issue, or the work of your group.

Results/Effects: This section focuses on what happened due to the work you described in the Methods/Approach section. This may be the outcomes as a result of your program or approach, conclusions reached as a result of your review of a policy or topic, the next steps in a developmental or organizational process as a result of the work, etc. Where possible, some form of objective data or information is desirable. Present your results here; you will discuss their implications in the following section.

Conclusion/Limitations: This section is where you analyze your results and explain their implications. This may include tying findings to a larger body of work in your field, future directions, or needed research or advocacy to address the issue. Do not simply restate your results. This is also a good place to discuss the limitations of your project.
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