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Abstract Submission Guidelines

The National Allium Research Conference (NARC) is now accepting online submissions for poster and oral presentations for its 2014 meeting that will be held during December 3-6, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.


Send Abstract file by September 15, 2014 to:

·         Abstracts should only be submitted as either a Microsoft Word or a Rich Text Format file.

·         Abstract length is limited to 400 words.  If abstracts exceed this limit, the authors will be instructed to reduce the characters.

·         Use Times New Roman font. Set font size to 12 points. Please use SI units.

·         The title should be short and accurately reflect the content of the abstract.

·         Type abstract title in upper and lower case, standard title format (see example).

·         List the lead author first and the name of the presenting author in Boldface.

·         Identify author affiliations and contact information (email address).

·         Type the body of the abstract single spaced without indents or tabs. Double space between paragraphs.

·         Please PROOF your abstracts several times including author information before submitting.

·         If an abstract is submitted and accepted; an individual must actually register for and attend the conference or the abstract will be pulled from the program.

·         After you have submitted your abstract, a confirmation email will be sent.

What is submitted for the NARC conference will be reproduced for the conference and is a reflection of the author’s own work.

Important Dates:

September 15, 2014

Abstract due

September 29, 2014

Abstract submitters receive confirmation of abstract acceptance

October 28, 2014

All poster presenters & speakers must confirm participation by registering

November 15, 2014

4-6 page proceedings due for inclusion in handouts


Abstract Submission

Do you prefer to provide an oral or poster presentation? (Final assignment is at the discretion of the Conference Planning Committee.)      Oral ___         Poster ___

A PDF of (1) abstracts, and (2) oral and poster presentations will be published on the conference web site. If you do not wish to have your presentation published, please indicate below:  

No, do not publish my presentation ___

Abstract (EXAMPLE from 2012 NARC):

Progress Update on Onion Industry Food Safety Guidelines.


Wayne Mininger, Executive Vice President, National Onion Association, 822 7th St – Suite 510, Greeley, CO  80631 

It is common knowledge that the Federal Government is stirring around on the food safety front and that there is proposed legislation (e.g., Food Safety Modernization Act; S-510) that would establish national commodity specific food safety guidelines.  In response to unfortunate and very costly food safety related crisis events, four commodities have written commodity specific food safety guidelines (i.e., tomatoes, lettuce/leafy greens, melons, & green onions). 

The dry bulb onion industry is fortunate in that bulb onion is a relatively low risk crop in terms of food safety crisis exposure.  It is appropriate to distinguish that dry bulb onion risks are substantially less than many other produce commodities.  It is equally important to get that message across to the purchasing and distribution sectors within the ………


Send Abstract File (as Microsoft Word or Rich Text) to:

Suggested email subject line and file name (xxx = your last name):  NARC14xxxxx.doc

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