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FOCIS 2020 Abstract Portal

Welcome to the FOCIS 2020 Abstract Portal

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The Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCIS) invites you to submit an abstract to FOCIS 2020. Take advantage of the opportunity to share your science with the FOCIS community and have your work reviewed by experts in the field. All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the submission site.

Submission Fees and Deadlines
Cost: $30 for non-members, $0 for FOCIS members *
Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11:59 PM ET.

Presenting authors must submit the abstract and must be prepared to present the abstract at FOCIS 2020 should it be accepted.

* Not a FOCIS member? Join today! Please note that abstract submission fees will not be refunded to presenting authors who join the FOCIS membership after submitting an abstract.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions
Graphic elements, such as charts, pictures, etc., should not be included in abstract submission and will not be considered. There is a 250-word count limit for the body of the abstract. The title and authors are not included in this limit.

All presenting authors must submit a completed disclosure form. This policy has been established in cooperation with ACCME guidelines. If a disclosure form is not submitted by the presenting author by the submission deadline, the abstract may be withdrawn.

Abstract Review Process and Placement
After the submission deadline, completed abstracts will be blinded for review by the Abstract Review Committee. Each abstract is peer-reviewed by three members of the Abstract Review Committee. Authors must choose one subject area and one FOCIS pillar during online submission.

The Abstract Review Committee has sole discretion regarding the placement of abstracts within the FOCIS 2020 program.

Accepted abstracts will be selected as either a short oral presentation or a poster presentation. Oral presentations are placed into the FOCIS 2020 program on Thursday or Friday afternoon. Oral presentations are allotted a maximum of 15 minutes, with 10 minutes for presentation and an additional 5 minutes allotted for questions and discussion. Poster presentations are scheduled into poster sessions held on Thursday or Friday afternoon. Posters will not be allowed without an accompanying presenter.

Acceptance/Rejection Notification
FOCIS will notify the presenting author of the status of their abstract during the week of September 28. It is the presenting author’s responsibility to then notify all co-authors.

FOCIS 2020 Registration
All presenting authors must register to attend FOCIS 2020 by October 5, 2020, for the abstract to be included in the abstract supplement and scheduled into the program.

Submission or acceptance of an abstract does not automatically register the presenting author for FOCIS 2020. All presenting authors are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fees. The abstract supplement will be published in mid-October.

A request for withdrawal can only be made by the presenting author and must be submitted via email to All withdrawal requests must include the following: 1) Abstract Submission Number; 2) Abstract Title; 3) Presenting Author’s Name.

If the presenting author of an accepted abstract is not registered by the registration deadline, the abstract will be withdrawn, and will not be included in the final program or abstract supplement.

Travel Awards
Since the meeting has moved to a virtual format, there will be no travel awards for FOCIS 2020.