MSBRF Abstract Information

The MSBRF Committee is accepting abstracts for original basic science or clinical science research. Only ONE abstract may be submitted for EITHER an oral or a poster presentation.

Deadline: Monday, December 20, 2021

No abstract will be accepted after the deadline.

How to Prepare Your Abstract File

  1. All abstracts must be in the English language.

  2. The entire abstract must fit on only ONE page.
    Paper size: 8.5” x 11” (letter size)
    Margins: 0.5 (top, bottom, left, and right)
    Font size: 10-12 pt

  3. Simple tables or graphs, in black ink, may be included as long as they fit within the required ONE-page format.

  4. The entire title must be in UPPERCASE LETTERS and must be made as brief as possible.

  5. The authors' names (with the MSBRF participant’s name underlined), the name of the participant’s school or hospital (not necessarily where the research was carried out), the city and state must be mentioned. DO NOT mention the support of work by a research grant, and DO NOT mention the participant’s degree(s), titles, institutional appointments, street addresses, or ZIP codes.

  6. Organize the body as follows. Headings are desirable, but not required. You will be judged on the following:

    • Background
    • Significance of Problem
    • Hypothesis, Problem, or Question
    • Experimental Design
    • Results/Data
    • Conclusions

  7. Nonproprietary (generic) names, written in small letters, are required the first time a drug is mentioned. Proprietary names are always capitalized.

How to Submit Your Abstract


The MSBRF Committee will NOT edit abstracts for typing, spelling, or grammatical errors. Please carefully proof all text for errors before submitting your abstract.

Abstracts that do not comply with the above guidelines will be rejected.


A confirmation that your abstract has been accepted for review will be sent via email. If you have questions, please contact Whitney Van Arsdall via email at