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Call for Abstracts and Travel Awards: 2024 National Scleroderma Conference

by Marie-Eve Carrier | Feb 07, 2024

We are excited to announce that the 21st Bi-annual National Scleroderma Conference (St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, August 29-31, 2024) is now accepting abstract submissions for patient-oriented oral and poster presentations! Abstracts can address any topic in scleroderma research. Topics should be relevant for patients, and abstracts should be oriented to a patient audience.

Submission Deadline: May 24, 2024


Target Audience: People living with scleroderma and other conference attendees.

Review Process: Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee of people with scleroderma.

Travel Awards: $500 for submissions for presentations by trainees, including students, fellows, and residents, or people with scleroderma. A key criterion for award selection is abstract clarity and relevance to patients.

Abstract Guidelines: Submissions must not exceed 400 words and must include the following sub-sections. If results are not available yet, do not include the “What were the results?” sub-section. If a protocol or research design is being submitted, categories should be altered to the future tense. Please focus on clarity, brevity, and relevance to the patient community.

What was the research about?

What were the results?

Who was in the study?

What did the research team do?

What were the limits of the study?

How can people use the results?

How to Submit: Please click on the following link to access the submission form:

If you have any questions, please email

We hope to see you in St. John’s!

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