Abstract Submission

Abstracts for the 2021 conference will be accepted from December 2, 2020 – January 28, 2021, 11:59pm PT.


Abstract Submission Categories


Birth Defects

Child Development & Developmental Disabilities

Fertility and Fecundity

Fetal Growth / Preterm Birth

Fetal Loss / Stillbirth / Infant Mortality

Gestational Hypertension / Pre-Eclampsia

Health Policy for Infertility, Pregnancy, & Pediatrics



Obstetric Health

Pediatric Health and Injuries


Abstract Submission Instructions

The following rules must be adhered to precisely:
All abstracts must be submitted in final form no later than January 31, 2020, 1pm EST. E-mail notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting author.

Abstracts are required to be submitted online:
In order to allow greater searching, authors will need to be added to the abstract individually as part of the abstract form and should NOT be included in the body of the abstract.

Presentation of specific data and methodologic details assist reviewers in judging the quality of the research. New findings are of greater interest than confirmation of known relations. Clarity and brevity of writing will allow evaluation of the importance of the research. Abstracts are scored by two reviewers. An overall acceptance proportion is applied to each topic category. The allocation of papers therefore represents the number of abstracts submitted from the topic areas.

General rules about abstracts:
Please read these instructions carefully. Do not include figures, tables, or mathematical equations in the abstract. The abstract should not exceed 2,000 characters, INCLUDING SPACES, but NOT including title and author information – which will be entered separately. Avoid acronyms. If you use references, provide the journal, volume, year and page numbers. Spell out abbreviations (including OR or RR) the first time you use them. If you calculate confidence intervals, specify whether they are 90%, 95%, etc. Choose a primary category and if applicable, a secondary category for the topics listed on the abstract form. The primary category area will be used for assignment for review.