Late Breaking Abstract Submission Now Open

New This Year:

  • We have migrated to a new submission site called AbstractScorecard.  Please read all of the instructions carefully upon log-in.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published as a supplement to the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis (JCF). JCF will publish all accepted abstracts online on two websites: the JCF website  and ScienceDirect  (an Elsevier portal that delivers journal content to universities and institutions. The abstracts will be numbered in a fully searchable PDF format.

Submission Rules & Instructions
Some of our submission requirements have changed, please carefully review the submission instructions and rules, and guidelines for categorizing abstracts.

Accepted Abstracts: Poster Presentation
All accepted abstracts will be displayed in the onsite poster gallery in the Exhibit Hall and in the virtual poster hall, regardless of whether the presenter is attending in-person or not.  This process will be facilitated by NACFC.  Each poster PDF must be accompanied by a brief audio recording. Detailed instructions for uploading your poster and audio will be included in the acceptance notification.

All accepted poster presenters are required to register for NACFC, and attendance can be in-person or virtual.  Please note that there will be a poster printing fee added to registration to facilitate the printing and hanging of your poster in the onsite gallery.

We anticipate that the deadline to upload your final poster will be in early September, so please make note of this deadline prior to submitting your abstract.

Accepted Abstracts: Oral Presentation
In addition to being presented in poster form, certain abstracts will be selected for oral presentation for one of the three specific sessions described below. If an author’s abstract is accepted for oral presentation, they will receive notification with detailed instructions.

  • Workshop presentations: 2-hour interactive session; consists of five 15-minute presentations, each followed by 8 minutes of discussion.  We prefer for workshop presenters to attend the meeting in-person, but virtually presentation may be accommodated.
  • Thematic Poster Sessions: consist of two key parts: (1) poster presentations of abstracts focused on a central theme followed by a (2) moderated discussion. These sessions are designed to engage the authors and members of the audience in a discussion that ties together ideas from multiple posters in the session.  Only poster presenters who plan to attend in-person will be considered for these sessions.
  • Rapid Fire Poster Talks: 40-minute session; poster presenters will have 5 minutes to succinctly present the essence of their poster.  Only poster presenters who plan to attend in -person will be considered for these sessions.

Best Abstract Awards for Junior Investigators
First (presenting) authors of abstracts who are enrolled in a graduate program or, at the time of the conference, are a post-doctoral or clinical fellow, are eligible to participate in a competition for two awards: (1) “Junior Investigator Best Abstract in Basic Science Award;" and (2) "Junior Investigator Best Abstract in Clinical Research Award." The five highest scoring abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations during the Junior Investigator Sessions, designed to highlight abstracts by junior investigators in the field of CF basic science and clinical research. 

Information about award eligibility requirements will be provided on the abstract submission website . If you would like to participate in this competition and you meet the eligibility criteria, select the appropriate option when submitting your abstract(s).  Please note that only presenters attending the meeting in-person will be considered for this competition. 

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