A few practical steps in preparing to write the abstract can facilitate the process. This article discusses those steps and offers suggestions for writing each of an abstract’s components (title, author list, introduction, methods, results, and conclusions); considers the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating a table or figure into the abstract; offers several general writing tips; and provides annotated examples of well-prepared abstracts: one from an original study, one from a method/device evaluation, and one from a case report.
This is a list of articles with tips, instructions, and advice on writing abstracts for conferences and presentations. The are links to full-text versions of the articles. At the top of the list is a link to a folder with full-text PDFs of the articles, where available.