Notifications and Contact Information

Check your personal account within the abstract submission system for status updates.  All presenters will be personally notified of their acceptance by mid December. Please email if you do not hear from us by Monday, December 17, 5.00 pm EST. You can register via the CNPRM registration page.

All inquiries in regards to the CNPRM 2019 should be made to Karen Burrell at

Abstract Guidelines

Please read the Abstract Guidelines carefully before submitting an abstract. All trainees (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and residents) submitting an abstract for a poster or an oral presentation will be eligible for the competition.

Abstract Review Process

Abstract submissions must follow the guidelines pdf.

  • Each submitted abstract will be reviewed by three expert reviewers, scored according to criteria described below, and the top abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation. Please note that as the CNPRM Organizing Committee is committed to maintaining high standards for the meeting, it may be that low-ranking abstracts that do not meet the abstract guidelines may be rejected following peer-review.

  • Case Reports are not generally encouraged for submission as abstracts unless they significantly advance the field of perinatal science.

  • Judges will look at the following areas:

    • Introduction: Clear rationale, hypothesis and/or objectives

    • Methods: complete, concise, linked to results

    • Results: report data, statistics

    • Conclusions: supported by data presented

    • Quality and completeness of research findings

Oral Presentations

NOTE: Trainee abstracts that have been submitted for oral presentation will be reviewed (see above review process). Only the TOP abstracts will be selected for oral presentation. If your abstract does not rank high enough for an oral presentation, you will be invited to give a poster presentation.

**Abstracts submitted by PIs or other non-trainee delegates are only permitted to give poster presentations. The top abstracts in each theme will be invited to give an oral presentation during the meeting.

Each trainee (undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and residents) will have 10 minutes to deliver their presentation, allowing five additional minutes for questions. The presentation should focus on:

  • What was the research question and your hypothesis?

  • What did you do and what were the results?

  • What do you plan to do next?

  • What are the implications of this work?

Disclosures must be made to the audience whether you do or do not have a relationship to disclose. Speakers must disclose conflicts verbally and in writing on a slide at the beginning of a presentation. All other individual’s conflicts must be disclosed either in writing on a slide at the beginning of a presentation or be included in the written conference materials.

Poster Presentations

All accepted posters will be posted for viewing at the Tuesday or Wednesday evening poster sessions. Presenters are expected to be at their posters during the poster session. The format will be a mix and mingle, question and answer style. Trainee posters will be formally adjudicated. Posters must not exceed 36” high and 48” wide.

Poster competitors have three minutes at their poster to present their work to at least one adjudicator – question, hypothesis, methods, results and conclusion. Adjudicator may then ask questions. Judging criteria are clarity of poster, clarity of presentation, quality and significance of findings, and overall impression.