Abstract Submission Information and Form

The Second Annual OI Research Symposium (February 18, 2022) Abstract Deadline is January 12, 2022.

Monetary Awards

Oral Presentation: 1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $600, 3rd Place $400
Poster Presentation: 1st Place $500, 2nd Place $350, 3rd Place $150; multiple categories

Notification of accepted abstracts will be on or before February 5, 2020.

Topic Categories

All submissions must be obesity related. Abstracts are accepted in one of four categories:

  • Basic Science Research
  • Clinical Research
  • Social and Behavioral Research
  • Community and/or Policy Research

Important procedural Information

  • In addition to submitting an abstract, you must register for the symposium.
  • Review the Abstract Submission Instructions below before submitting.
  • To withdraw a submitted abstract, email

Abstract Instructions

  • Only the first author may present the paper
  • Oral presentations will be held in the morning; each will be 10 minutes with a 5-minute Q & A
  • Poster presentations will be held over lunchtime
  • As you are not guaranteed your preferred choice of poster or oral, applicants must be available from 9:00 am-2pm on day of presentation
  • Each abstract, which is limited to 300 words, should contain:
    • Study objective
    • Statement of methods
    • Summary of results
    • Statement of conclusion

Abstract Title and Body

  • Enter abstract title in title text box
  • Include the source of research support in the appropriate text box on the form
  • Cut and paste the body of your abstract from a Word document into the Abstract Body area of the form. Do not enter title and authors again in this box. There is a 300-word limit for the abstract body.


Symposium Abstract Submission Form 2022

Symposium Abstract Submission Form 2022

Please use this form for abstract submissions for 2022 OI Research Symposium

Authors Name and Affiliation (in order they should appear on abstract)

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