2017 Scientific Poster Submission


All symposium attendees are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts for the Poster Session Friday Night, July 28, 2017 from 8:00-10:00 pm and/or Junior Investigator Competition.

Deadline for Submission:  EXTENDED TO MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017, 12 noon EDT

How to submit an abstract:

  • Submit abstract as a Word (.docx) document, 11 point Arial font, 1″ margins on all four sides
  • The abstract narrative should be no more than one 8-1/2” x 11” page
  • Include:
    • Abstract Title, centered on the top of the page
    • Authors’ names and affiliations
    • Name of the presenting author should be underlined

Submit poster abstract as an attachment by email to Amy Roberts (amy.roberts@cardio.chboston.org).  In the body of the submitting email, please type for every author listed:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email address
  • Name of the presenting author should be underlined

Previously published material may be presented, if new aspects are introduced.

To apply for the Junior Investigator Competition, please indicate if you are a student, postdoctoral fellow, or junior faculty member as defined below.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics.

You will be contacted by email June 29, 2017 on the status of acceptance of your abstract.  Winners of the Junior Investigator Award will also be notified at this time.

Poster Specifications:

  1. Measurement:  ABSOLUTELY no wider than 4 feet (122 cm) wide x 4 feet (122 cm) high
  2. Mounting: Poster display boards and push pins will be provided


JUNIOR INVESTIGATOR COMPETITION – deadline: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 12 noon EDT

Junior Investigators are encouraged to participate in this competition when submitting their research abstract.  Any trainee or a junior faculty member who is within 3 years of starting an academic faculty position is eligible for this competition.  Three prizes will be awarded.

Eligible Junior Investigators:

  • Anyone who is still a trainee or within 3 years of starting an academic faculty position as of July 17, 2015.

Prize: Up to $1,500 eligible reimbursable travel expenses, plus free symposium registration.

How to Submit:

  • Send abstract to Amy Roberts, MD by June 15, 2017 (see instructions above).
  • Indicate if you are a student, a postdoctoral fellow, or a junior faculty member.
  • Include a letter explaining where and when you completed your training, signed by your program director.  This can be scanned and attached as well, or faxed separately to Amy Roberts at (617) 739-6282.

Jurors: The 2017 Scientific Advisory Board


  • Participation in the Poster Session on Friday night, July 28, 2017, 8:00-10:00 pm.
  • Oral presentation at the symposium, Sunday, July 30, 2017.
  • Participation in the Break-out Sessions with the RASopathy family groups, Sunday, July 30, 2017, ending by 1:30 pm.

Notification of Winners: Winners will be notified July 6, 2017.