Call for Abstracts
Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract, the ASFA & WAA Call for Abstracts is officially closed.
Physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals are encouraged to submit abstracts on all aspects of apheresis medicine, including research, clinical, educational, or administrative topics/projects.
Abstracts will be considered for presentation in one of the following formats:
- Oral: A 10-minute oral presentation by an author plus 5 minutes for questions.
- Poster: A visual display. An author must be present at the Thursday Evening Poster Session on April 3, 2014. Posters will be displayed for the entire conference.
- Character Maximum Limit: 3,000 characters (exclude spaces).
- Character Minimum Limit: 500 characters
Abstracts are welcome from both ASFA members and non-members. There is no limit to the number of abstracts that an individual may submit. Abstracts should be submitted only if an author intends to attend the meeting and present the abstract if accepted. Abstract submissions containing individual or affiliation names within the body of the abstract will be reviewed but will not eligible for awards. Those presenting abstracts will be responsible for their own travel and meeting expenses. The rules applying to abstracts are indicated on the Abstract Submission System and must be followed. All abstracts will be published in the Journal of Clinical Apheresis.
Abstracts can be submitted online at:
Abstracts will NOT be accepted by email, mail, or fax.
Best Abstract Awards
To be eligible for these awards, the applicant must be the first author and the author who will present the abstract. Abstracts submitted by first/presenting authors from industry will not be eligible for plenary presentation or awards (of any kind) due to ACCME CME rules. These abstracts will be eligible for non-CME oral presentation or poster presentation. Industry is defined by ACCME as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
The following awards are open to both ASFA members and non-members:
- Poster Presentation Awards
- $250 ASFA Donor Apheresis Best Poster Abstract Award
- $250 ASFA Therapeutic Apheresis Best Poster Abstract Award
- Oral Presentations
- $500 ASFA Donor Apheresis Best Abstract Award
- $500 ASFA Therapeutic Apheresis Best Abstract
- AwardAbel-Roundtree-Turner Award
WAA is pleased to offer a young investigators award. To be eligible for the award the applicant must be under the age of 35 years and be making significant contributions to the discipline of apheresis. The applicant must be the first author, must present the abstract at the meeting, must be the originator of the intellectual property, and they must be responsible for the majority of the practical work. The award winner will be presented
- $500 and Complimentary Registration at the Conference
ASFA also presents two prestigious awards reserved for ASFA members only. To be eligible for the following awards, the applicant must be the first author, the author who will present the abstract, and an ASFA member.
The following awards are open to ASFA Members Only:
- Allied Health Award
- $500 ASFA Allied Health Award
- Junior Investigator Awards
A Junior Investigator is defined as a physician in training or a physician in practice less than 3 years.A Junior Investigator is defined as a physician in training or a physician in practice less than 3 years.
- $500 ASFA Junior Investigator Award
The recipients of all of the above awards will be selected by the ASFA & WAA Abstracts Committee. ASFA & WAA may reject abstracts that are considered inappropriate for any reason. Abstracts, once submitted, cannot be withdrawn from publication.