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Abstract Submission

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are due by midnight on February 12, 2008. Selection of abstracts for presentation will be made on the basis of anonymous peer review. Oral presenters will be allowed a 15 minute slot, and should aim for 12 minute presentations allowing time for questions. A designated poster session will be held on Saturday.  Maximum poster sizes should be 4 ft. x 3 ft.   Awards will be given for best student poster and best student oral presentation at various levels (graduate, undergraduate). Abstracts must be submitted in the format shown below. Further guidance regarding presentations will be issued after abstracts are received.

Abstracts may be submitted in one of the following ways and must follow the format indicated below: 

  • (Preferred) Email the abstract and related information as an attachment (MS Word please) to Francesca Roselli ( 
  • Email the abstract and related information as text in the body of the email message to Francesca Roselli (

Format for Abstract Submissions and Related Information:

Mailing Address:  

Student? Y or N
If yes, What level?  (Undergraduate, Masters, PhD)

Preferred Presentation Format? Oral or Poster  
If you indicated Oral, would you be willing to present in poster format if so designated? Y or N

Abstract (must be prepared as follows):

First line: Presentation Title  
Second line: Author(s)  
Third line: Author affiliation(s) -- For different affiliations among authors, use numbered superscripts as in example below. 
Fourth Line:  Body of Abstract (not to exceed 250 words) 

Environmental correlates of shell density, wall height, and egg viability
Hump T. Dumpty1 and Al T. Kingsmen2
1Purdue Farms University, 2Cambridge University
From a very young age, children are warned of the dangers of sitting on walls and having falls, but no studies have identified safe guidelines for these activities. Through a series of controlled experiments, we have quantified the complex interactions between egg shell density, wall height, minimum safe tipping angle, and survival, resulting in a table of recommended guidelines which should be of interest to the medical and insurance communities, as well as parents.