Writing a Compelling Abstract Series

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Live and On-Demand Series Presented by ABRCMS Online. Funded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Managed by American Society for Microbiology. Registration is free.

This two-part series helps abstract submitters understand how ABRCMS reviewers will review your abstract and the elements of successful abstract submissions. All abstract submitters are strongly encouraged to attend the live abstract review session, if possible. Audience: Students (all levels).

This series in only a fraction of the content presented by ABRCMS Online. Please click here to view all content in ABRCMS Online.

Opening August 30, 2021 (On-Demand) - "Writing a Compelling Abstract" 

On-Demand Session
"Writing a Compelling Abstract"
Review ways to formulate your abstract to be as compelling as possible. Topics include the essential elements of an abstract, good examples of abstracts, presentation of data in abstracts, and crafting a coherent narrative.

Webinar participants will:

  • Review the essential elements of an abstract
  • Identify good examples of abstracts
  • Discuss presentation of data in abstracts
  • Explore ways to craft a coherent narrative in an abstract
  • Review criteria that reviewers use to rate abstracts for ABRCMS


Please also complete the pre-event survey. You must complete the pre-event survey to access the on-demand content. A link to the on-demand session will be sent to all registrants by email on Monday, August 30th. If you sign up after August 30th, you will be sent a link by email after you complete the pre-event survey.

Register for On-Demand Session

September 7-8, 2021 - Live Abstract Review

September 7-8, 2021 | 6–7 p.m. ET
"Preparing the ABRCMS Abstract"
For trainees submitting abstracts to ABRCMS, this session will review criteria that reviewers use to rate abstracts for ABRCMS, describe the elements of successful abstract submissions, and discuss examples from previous ABRCMS awardees/prospective submitters.

These sessions will provide feedback from reviewers of abstracts from the following fields, as well as information about example abstracts from the fields in these disciplines:

  • SESSION 1 - Tuesday, September 7: Chemical Sciences and Engineering/Physics/Mathematics
  • SESSION 2 - Wednesday, September 8: Biomedical Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences/Public Health

Session participants will:

  • Describe the elements of successful abstract submissions
  • Discuss abstract examples
  • Identify disciplinary conventions for ABRCMS abstracts


This session hosted on Remo. Please use the following link to sign up for the session that matches your discipline.

Register for
Session 1
Register for
Session 2

Abstract Samples for Review

Please view the following sample abstracts to be reviewed in the Live Review Sessions:
Chemical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences/Public Health

Questions? Contact for ABRCMS Online:
Christopher Skipwith, Ph.D.
Education Specialist
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