Abstract Submission

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract for ISHEN 2019, being held September 12 – 15, 2019 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.  Authors must register for the conference in order to present their oral or poster presentations.  Notifications regarding acceptance of submitted abstracts will be emailed in June 2019.

Accepted abstracts will be published in an online supplement in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Abstract Submission is now Closed
Accepted Abstract Authors received notices on June 5, 2019. If you did not receive this, please contact us.

Who Should Submit an Abstract

We invite researchers and clinicians at all levels to submit abstracts on current and emerging basic, clinical, and translational hepatic encephalopathy research.

Abstract Categories

  • Basic Science
  • Clinical Research
  • Translational Research

Presentation Types

  • Oral
  • Poster

Please indicate what type of presentation you would like to be considered in the submission form; oral, poster, or both.

What to Submit

Please submit a structured abstract with background (with objectives), methods, results, conclusion, and references.  There is a 400 word limit.  Scientific abstracts report the results of original research and must contain data (either quantitative or qualitative) and report research results.  One table or figure is allowed for each abstract.

Review & Judging Process

Abstracts will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and evaluated based on:

  • Quality and importance of scientific question
  • Scientific content: design and methodology

Junior Investigator

Junior Investigators are anyone under 35 years of age at the time of abstract submission, currently in a training program (undergraduate, graduate, residency, clinical fellowship, postdoctoral fellowship) who does not have an independent research program.  Individuals in faculty positions are ineligible to apply.

The top twenty Junior Investigator oral presentation and poster abstract submissions will be awarded complimentary registration and a stipend of $1,000 USD.

Remaining Junior Investigator submissions will received a reduced registration fee.

Submission Deadline

Abstract deadline has been extended to May 30, 2019.

Abstract Submission is now Closed
Accepted Abstract Authors received notices on June 5, 2019. If you did not receive this, please contact us.