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Step Two: Compose Your Abstract

Formatting Guidelines

  • Abstract titles may not be longer than 255 characters, including spaces. Identifying information like author or institution names should not be included in the title. Please note that the submission site will automatically capitalize all titles, so authors should be sure to appropriately format any necessary lowercase letters, superscript or subscript during submission.
  • There is limit of 2,900 characters, including spaces, for the abstract text. Information included in tables or images does not count toward this limit. 
  • Authors may create or upload a combination of up to two tables or images per abstract. While there is no character limit for tables, text and images may be scaled for publication. Authors submitting tables have the option to upload their tables as images or build them directly at the submission site.
  • Abbreviations should conform to the recommendations made by the IUB Committee of Editors on Biochemical Journals. Use the abbreviation in parentheses after the full word the first time it appears. Use no more than three nonstandard abbreviations.
  • Drug products mentioned in abstracts should be identified by their nonproprietary (i.e., generic) names only. Do not capitalize nonproprietary names.

Video Submissions

Video abstracts may be submitted to either ASGE or SSAT for consideration for presentation during society forums. Video files must be in either MOV, MPEG or MPG formats and may not exceed 1 GB in size. All DDW rules and author requirements apply for video submissions.

If you have any technical difficulties during your file upload, please contact DDW Administration.

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ASGE Video Submission Guidelines

ASGE video forums are designed to showcase interesting endoscopic cases or techniques in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Video presentations can demonstrate accepted techniques, difficult or interesting cases, complications or innovations within the field of endoscopy. All submissions are subjected to a blinded peer-review process and evaluated according to content and audiovisual quality, determining which submissions will be accepted and in which categories. Once submitted, authors will be unable to make changes to the video or audio of the program. All recorded narration and presentations at DDW are to be in English.

All submitted videos will be considered for presentation at one of the following sessions:

  • Video Plenary Session (“The Best of the Best”): This session represents the most prestigious and highest-ranking, cutting-edge, fully edited endoscopic videos presented at DDW. Videos featured in this session received the top ratings during ASGE's double-blind peer review. The highest-scoring video from the peer-review process for each section will be presented an award by the moderators. Following the live session, all Video Plenary selections will be available at ASGE’s Online Learning Center.
  • World Cup of Endoscopy: This session will feature a friendly international competition of selected videos representing different countries. Selection into this video forum will be based on entertaining content in the videos, with the objective of featuring videos from several countries. All selected videos will be presented and scored live by an international panel of judges during the session. One winner will be declared at the end of the session and the top three countries will receive medals. Please note: The World Cup of Endoscopy does not carry the same high prestige as the Video Plenary Session. This session is intended to foster a fun, relaxed and entertaining atmosphere!

All video submissions to ASGE require an abstract and will follow the same rules and guidelines as abstracts submitted for oral and poster presentation. Deadline for receipt of videos submissions is Dec. 1, 2017. For more information on formatting your video and using the ASGE video abstract Powerpoint template, please read the ASGE video abstract submission instructions. Email ASGE or call 630-573-0600 with questions.

ASGE Video Instructions

SSAT Video Submission Guidelines

  • A text abstract submission is required. Text should include the key ideas from the video. There is a limit of 255 characters for the title of your abstract submission. There is a limit of 700 characters, including spaces, for the text of your abstract submission (abstract body). Do not include institution or author names in the title, abstract body or file name.
  • Attribution for commercial support must be in the form of a video credit in the beginning of the program. No endorsement or promotion of a specific device or product is allowed. Non-FDA approved use of devices should also be indicated in the opening credits of the video.
  • Duration of the video should be seven to 10 minutes. Videos longer than 10 minutes will not be considered. Although sound is encouraged with video submission so that its content may be properly evaluated, if selected for presentation, no audio playback capabilities will be provided. The presenting author will need to supply all narration to the video itself.
  • Permission for all copyrighted material (drawings, illustrations, video footage) must be obtained with attribution of permissions included in the closing credits.
  • Surgical videos submitted online should not include author and institution information. Any patient identifying information must be excluded or obscured from video films and narration.
  • If accepted, changes cannot be made to the submitted video file as videos will be uploaded on your behalf prior to the start of the meeting for conversion/playback purposes. If a PowerPoint presentation is required for introduction, you must indicate this in the submission.


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