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, January 11, 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 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

Abstracts and faculty approval forms must be submitted online in .doc or .docx format. Failure to comply with the guidelines will result in rejection of your abstract.

The title of your abstract file must include the following information:
Category: OP - Oral Presentation or PP - Poster Presentation
Student Classification: Dental, Graduate, Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Other
Author's Last Name
Author's First Name
Document Type: Abstract or Approval

File name examples:

John Smith, a veterinary student, submitting an oral presentation abstract:

Jane Johnson, a medical student, submitting a poster presentation abstract:

Joseph Jones, a dental student, submitting faculty approval form for an oral presentation:


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 to 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