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abstract

 [ab´strakt]
1. a short description of a scientific presentation or article.
2. a thought process that is oriented toward the development of an idea without application to, or association with, a particular instance. This type of thinking is independent of time and space.

ab·stract

(ab'strakt),
1. A preparation made by evaporating a fluid extract to a powder and triturating with milk sugar.
2. A condensation or summary of a scientific or literary article or address.
[L. ab-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw away]

Abstract

Informatics A statement summarising the important points of a text; a brief summary or description of the essential content of an article, chapter or other complete work, often written by the author of the work.
Research
(1) A synopsis of research data that may be presented at scientific meetings and later published in a peer-reviewed journal; abstracts may not be subjected to the same rigorous review as the “lead” articles for the same journal; the purpose of the abstract is to enable the reader to efficiently grasp the essence of the report; the abstract can be very misleading; it is often the only part of the content of an article that will show up in a database.  
(2) A distillation of a presentation at a meeting, congress, conference, symposium, colloquium, seminar, workshop, round table, or other professional gathering.

ab·stract

(ab'strakt)
1. A condensation, summary, or brief description of a scientific or literary article or the results of a study.
2. A preparation made by evaporating a fluid extract to a powder and triturating it with milk sugar.
3. (ăb-strakt') To collect information from the medical record for research, billing, or statistical purposes.
[L. ab-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw away]

ab·stract

(ab'strakt)
1. Preparation made by evaporating a fluid extract to a powder and triturating with milk sugar.
2. Condensation or summary of a scientific or literary article or address.
[L. ab-traho, pp. -tractus, to draw away]
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Abstract deadline: 25 March 2019 Preregistration deadline: 14 June 2019 Extended abstract deadline: 28 June 2019 Initial announcement published: Sep.
For health." Presenters are encouraged to share information related to the theme, but abstract submissions are welcome on all areas of public health.
A scientific congress is an environment in which physicians with the same specialty and other health staff participate in, the results of which is shared as abstracts, and in which ideas are exchanged with one another.
Two researchers searched the titles and authors of the abstracts in Pubmed, (6) Web of Science, (7) and Google Scholar (8) databases.
Readable abstracts normally precede or follow traditional abstracts in a paper and give a lay person's account of the content to follow.
All abstracts submitted prior to deadline and adhering to the guidelines will be considered.
Abstracts must not exceed the 300 words character limit.
After verifying the abstracts that were subsequently published, the time interval between presentation at the EULAR 2008 and publication completion (including "online first" articles), as well as the name, field (rheumatology or not), and impact factor of the journals were documented.
Abstracts that are selected for oral presentation must be delivered by an author who speaks and understands English well enough to ensure satisfactory understanding by the audience at the Annual Symposium.
For research abstracts, most organizations require that the study be completed; the results section cannot state, "Results will be presented." If your study is not yet completed, focus your efforts on completing the study instead of submitting an abstract for a study that is not completed.
ABSTRACTS should be letter quality, a maximum of 300 words, and a maximum of one page (typed and single-spaced) with one inch margins.
So far, reading a guide of writing abstracts in academic journals and academic proceedings of international seminars or conferences tends to be still blurring for the prospective writers or presenters.