Call for Abstracts & Abstract Submission Guidelines

Human Growth Foundation is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for consideration for the 2019 Pediatric Bone Symposium.

Abstracts must be submitted to, before the deadline explained below.

Submitted abstracts can be considered for oral presentations and for poster presentations. Human Growth Foundation Travel Awards will be awarded during the event. Poster presenters will also have the option to upload their poster to the Human Growth Foundation website if they wish.

The purpose of this symposium is to provide a dedicated forum for pediatric bone health presentations and discussions prior to the Endocrine Society meeting. The symposium will include two keynote speakers, four oral case presentations solicited in advance from the attendees, a panel discussion of the cases and a short business meeting at the end (to which you are invited, if you wish).

The Pediatric Bone Symposium deliberations will be on the following themes:

  • Hypophosphatemic Disorders: Tom Carpenter, MD
  • Sclerosing Bone Disorders and Ectopic Mineralization: Michael Whyte, MD

More than 100 attendees are expected. This Symposium will provide basic education to trainees and Faculty to learn more about bone disorders including the biology of the diseases and the approach to diagnosis and management.

The organizing committee members include chairperson Pisit (Duke) Pitukcheewanont MD, Emily Germain-Lee, MD; and Leanne Ward, MD.


A Case or Case Series, with Metabolic Bone Diseases or Any Bone Related Disorders

Abstract Sessioning

Accepted abstracts are organized into topically-based poster sessions. Authors will be notified of the date and time of their abstract poster presentation. Presenting authors will not be allowed to reschedule their presentation except for religious reasons.

Poster Presentation Guidelines

Recommended Dimensions: 4' High x 3' Wide

Each poster should include the following:

  1. Abstract (500 word count)
  2. Introduction (hypothesis, reasoning, etc.)
  3. Objectives (significance of research to the field)
  4. Method
  5. Results (if research is completed)
  6. Conclusion

Deadline to Submit Abstract:

Tuesday, January 15, 2018, 9:00 am ET US

Submit Abstract to:

Abstract Publication:

Abstracts will be published online at


Abstract submission fee is waived.


Human Growth Foundation provides several awards and travel grants to attend the Human Growth Foundation Pediatric Bone Symposium. The travel grants are awarded to outstanding abstracts submitted by in-training and new faculty who have been accepted to present their abstract at the Symposium. Winner selection for all awards is based on award criteria and abstract score.

Standard Award Requirements:

  1. You MUST be the first and presenting author on the abstract submission.
  2. You MUST be currently in-training (Graduate Student, Medical School Student, Clinical or Post-Doctoral Fellow) or early career junior faculty (within 5 years of completing your fellowship and/or 1st – 5th year of appointment.
  3. Abstract submission DOES NOT automatically register you for the Human Growth Foundation Pediatric Bone Symposium.
  4. Upon submission, the presenting author of the abstract agrees to register and attend Human Growth Foundation Pediatric Bone Symposium to present the abstract.


Editing Services, Language editing, translation, and poster formatting services are available through American Journal Experts.


Abstract submission fee is waived.

Authorship of Work:

Authorship on multiple abstracts is permitted.

Co-Author and/or Primary Investigator Review:

The submitting author (contact) is responsible for ensuring that ALL co-authors and/or primary investigator review the abstract and agree to the License Agreement prior to submission. Failure to obtain permission to publish from co-authors may result in abstract rejection.

Prior Publication Policy:

  1. Submitted abstracts cannot contain data previously presented at a national meeting within the US at the time of abstract submission.
  2. Submitted abstracts cannot contain data already accepted for publication in any online or Pub Med indexed venue at the time of abstract submission.
  3. Violators will be subject to abstract withdrawal, and may be barred from presenting at future HGF symposiums.

Submission to Joint Meeting(s):

You can submit the same abstract to Endo or national meeting after this meeting.

Ethical Issues and Conduct:

Authors who submit abstracts with or engage in publication ethical violations will be subject to exclusion for future abstract submissions.


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Submitting (contact) authors may log in to edit their abstract up until the abstract submission deadline. NO REVISIONS to the abstract or the list of authors will be allowed once the site closes on TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2019, 9:00 AM ET US.

Abstract Withdrawal:

  1. Abstracts may be withdrawn by sending an email to Daphne Plump at
  2. Withdrawal request must be submitted by the submitting (contact) author and include the abstract submission confirmation number.

Notice of Abstract Acceptance:

Abstract notifications will be emailed to presenting (contact) in February 05, 2019.

Ethical Issues and Conduct:

Authors who submit abstracts with or engage in publication ethical violations will be subject to exclusion for future abstract submissions.