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WDS Fall Meeting
Friday, september 13, 2024
Brookfield conference center | Brookfield

CLICK HERE to Submit Your Abstract
Submission Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2024

Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 12th
Posters for accepted abstracts will be due August 19th for electronic judging

The Wisconsin Dermatological Society (WDS) 2024 Fall Meeting will be held Friday, September 13, 2024, at the Brookfield Conference Center in Brookfield, WI. We are planning to have abstract presentations by residents, fellows, medical students and practicing physicians. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.

Authors should fully complete the form linked above to submit their abstract for consideration at the WDS 2024 Fall Meeting.

Abstracts must be submitted by Thursday, August 1, 2024. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by August 12th. The deadline to submit your abstract will not be extended. Posters of accepted abstracts will be due by August 19th for juding purposes (.jpg format preferred).

Returning this year! Cash prizes will be awarded in the amounts of $200 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place and $50 for 3rd place. Judging will take place electronically prior to the Fall Meeting.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts are reviewed according to the following criteria: 1) quality, 2) design and innovation, 3) analysis of study data or cases and applicability to clinical medicine, 4) conciseness and 5) presentation quality/appeal
  • Senior author must be a WDS member or have applied for membership
  • Only ONE abstract per first author may be submitted
  • Only award winning abstracts will be asked to print their poster to display onsite on Friday, September 13th preferably by 8:30am, but no later than 11am. Printed posters should be 36” tall x 48” wide. Push pins to fasten are provided.
  • Abstract authors will be required to stand by their posters during breaks and lunch.
  • Authors will be notified of review decision via email by August 12, 2024.

Abstracts fall into one of two categories: Case Report/Case Series or Clinical/Epidemiologic Study. See below for more information.

Case Report / Case Series

Case reports / case series should avoid long prose and paragraphs and have succinct introductions, bullet points whenever possible.

    • Title: Should clearly state the main point of the subject matter.
    • Intro/Background: Should be brief. Utilize bulleted items of significance to the dermatologist.
    • Case: Confirm that clinical and histopath photographs support the diagnosis. Consider using table or chart to summarize important lab data.
    • Discussion: Brief discussion, learning objectives should be clear. Label/identify 1-3 learning objectives for the reader.

Clinical/Epidemiologic Study

Clinical/epidemiologic studies should focus on the relevance to the average dermatologist.

    • Title: Should clearly state the main point or finding of the poster.
    • Intro/Background: Do not dwell on information already known by most clinicians or readily found in textbooks, focus on novelty and impact of your work, succinctly frame the clinical problem and why the study was performed (context of the study).
    • Methods: Outline methods succinctly, confirm appropriate inclusion/exclusion criteria are listed.
    • Results: Appropriately title the figures/graphs/tables/charts/photos. The legend should be informative but not elaborative.
    • Conclusions: Succinct and clear, don’t oversell the data or statistics, only make conclusion from your own data. Acknowledge limitations.
    • Discussion: The summary should focus on what the study adds to existing knowledge and the impact on practice.



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