Submit an abstract

The topic of this years conference is Mendelian Randomization: harnessing the power of population diversity and family relatedness. We particularly welcome contributions aligned with the following topics, but will consider submissions in any area of the development, use and translation of Mendelian randomization:

  • Methods for family-based studies
  • Applications in family-based studies
  • Methods for incorporating population diversity
  • Applications of MR in diverse populations
  • Methods for large scale consortia
  • Results from large scale consortia

Abstracts submission:

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 15th May at 23:59 GMT.

Abstracts are limited to 250 words. Please indicate which theme you would like to present under (oral presentations) and whether your presentation is for oral or poster & lightning talk presentation.

Abstract review:

After the deadline, all submitted abstracts will be reviewed by four members of the Mendelian Randomization organising committee. Reviewers will take the following criteria into consideration:

  1. Relevance and usefulness to delegates (Does the abstract align with the themes of the conference? Is the research of broad interest to delegates?)
  2. Scientific merit (Is the research innovative? Is the research high quality and of significance?)

As a guide, the committee will prioritise oral presentation slots to substantial research demonstrating innovation, wide-spread relevance or findings from larger studies (e.g. those involving multiple data sets or triangulation of methods). Authors of preliminary research, software developments or topic reviews are encouraged to indicate a poster & lighting talk presentation.

Important information for speakers:

Authors will be offered the option to deliver their talk live or pre-record a presentation to be played during the allocated session. All speakers will join a live question and answer session after the main presentation session. Speakers recording their own presentation must send the Organisers an MP4 file by 30th June. A recording of the conference sessions will be available for registered participants to view for 28 days after the conference.

Instructions for poster and lightning talk presenters:

All presenters in this session will pre-record a presentation of up to 3 minutes and create a poster file. To enable delegates to discuss your research with you, you will be invited to set up a meeting (e.g. Zoom, Webex, Skype or other) to coincide with your poster session (optional). The link to your meeting will be shared with all registered conference participants, who can then drop in to talk with you. Presenters must send an MP4 file, poster file and meeting invitation (optional) to the organisers by 28th June. Presentations will be available for registered participants to view for 28 days after the conference.

Submit an abstract

Submit abstract

You are invited to submit your abstract online. If you experience any difficulties submitting your abstract, or wish to withdraw your submission, please contact mr-conference@bristol.ac.uk. The presenting author will need to confirm their intention to participate within 10 days of notification of acceptance.

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