Education and professional development
Author: Richard F. Ittenbach (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Abstracts constitute an important part of the scientific process. They allow readers to assess important attributes of a given project or study in a quick and efficient manner. Each year the Society of Clinical Data Management (SCDM), similar to other professional societies, issues a ‘Call for Abstracts’ in which data professionals are encouraged to submit summaries of their work for possible presentation at the annual meeting. If an abstract is accepted, authors will be asked to share their work at the meeting through a podium, poster, panel, or round-table presentation. The purpose of this article is to educate SCDM members about the fundamentals of writing an abstract, including its overarching purpose, key components, and potential for contributions to both the profession and science, more generally. Recommendations for writing abstracts are also provided.
Keywords: abstract, scientific process, writing abstracts, authoring
How to Cite: Ittenbach, R. F. (2020) “Preparing a Successful Scientific Abstract for Professional Meetings in the Data Sciences”, Journal of the Society for Clinical Data Management. doi: https://doi.org/10.47912/jscdm.9