The example shown in the template uses initials and last names for authors. However, the use of initials is not a requirement, and authors are welcome to spell out first names if they prefer.
* Note that ALL abstracts MUST be converted to PDF format before submission.
If you are unable to produce a PDF file, you must send your source file (Word or PostScript only) to the Meeting and Publication Services Department at firstname.lastname@example.org at least ONE WEEK prior to the abstract deadline. Your source file will be converted to PDF format and then e-mailed back to you. You are responsible for submitting the PDF file before the abstract deadline.