Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submission Deadline
11:59 PM CST on Friday, February 15, 2019

We will follow the general guidelines for abstracts used by the American Society for Microbiology. A template to follow can be obtained by clicking here. Any field of microbial, immunophysiological, and nutritional sciences pertinent to improving our understanding and manipulation of gastrointestinal function will be considered.

Specific examples include the following:

  • prebiotic, probiotic, and DFM development and applications;
  • pre- and postharvest food safety interventions;
  • nutrition of livestock, humans, and companion animals;
  • studies with animal and avian species (domesticated and nondomesticated) and laboratory and companion animal species;
  • the immunology and host immune responses to nutrition and the gut microbiome;
  • microbial physiology and genomic analyses of gut bacteria; and
  • research that addresses the environmental impacts from gastrointestinal microbiology (e.g., the ecology of antibiotic resistance and waste management), which is also within the scope of the meeting.

All submitted abstracts will be subject to peer review by the Conference Scientific Committee. Assignment to oral or poster sessions will be communicated about 4 to 6 weeks ahead of the actual meeting to registered participants who submitted abstracts.

All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to enter a competition for the best oral and poster presentations, to be judged by an independent panel comprising our invited speakers. You will be asked if you wish to participate during the abstract submission process. Four monetary awards for best presentations (two oral and two poster) will be announced and awarded at the closure of the meeting on Wednesday.

Details concerning poster and oral presentations will be posted on the CGIF website in early 2019.

Preparing and Submitting Your Abstract for CGIF
We will adhere to a format and style that is recommended by the American Society for Microbiology, which can be reviewed at their website for their annual general meetings. Remember that an abstract is only a short description of your work. The reader should be able to easily comprehend the goals and results arising from your research after reading your abstract. We will not accept abstracts that are lacking in terms of meaningful data or devoid of conclusions and interpretative statements. Avoid using phrases such as “the results will be described in the poster” or “we await the final analyses of samples collected.”

Body of Abstract
Limit the body of the abstract to 2,500 keystrokes (including characters, spaces and punctuation, title, and key words). Do not use tabs or line spacing for paragraph formatting. Do not use graphics or tables functions. Any numerical values should be provided in the body of the text and not as a table. Please use other functions as required such as italics, super- and subscript keys, and other symbols. All text should be pasted into the text fields provided during the abstract submission process.

Key Words
Please provide three to five words as key words for your abstract. An area to enter key words will be provided during the submission process.

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