Abstract submission guidelines:

  • All abstracts must be submitted to submissions@nationalperinatal.org by January 31st, 2016.

  • There are two categories for submissions: 
    (1) Models of Care
    (2) Applied or Basic Research
  • Abstracts should be structured according to the following formats:


·       Background

·       Content/Action

·       Lessons Learned

·       Implications for Practice


·       Introduction

·       Methods

·       Results

·       Discussion

  • Spell out all abbreviated terms at the first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses, which can be used subsequently. 

  • Carefully proofread your abstract. Your copy will be reproduced exactly as submitted for reviewers. 

  • Submission of an abstract does not guarantee acceptance. Submissions will be blind-reviewed in the category indicated. Notification of the decision regarding acceptance will be e-mailed to all principal authors by March 1st, 2016.  

  • Indicate whether the abstract has been previously presented and include conference title, date and location. (Previously published data will not be considered.) 

  • You do not need to be a member of NPA to submit an abstract. 

  • Abstracts must be submitted as e-mail attachments in MS Word format. 

  • If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the NPA at info@nationalperinatal.org or call (888) 971-3295
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