2023 SOSUR - Call for Abstracts


We are pleased to accept abstracts for our virtual short research presentations and rapid-fire poster session. The deadline to submit an abstract is September 05, 2023, at 11:59 PM CT. Please note that you DO NOT have to be formally associated with any National Institutes of Health (NIH) Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), IDeA Program Infrastructure for Clinical and Translational Research (IDeA-CTR), or IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) to submit an abstract.

After submission, all abstracts will be reviewed by the participating COBRE, IDeA-CTR, and INBRE review teams. If necessary, independent reviewers with subject-matter expertise may also review submissions.

Authors whose abstracts are selected will be notified via e-mail by Friday, September 29, 2023. The rapid-fire poster session is scheduled for November 08, 2023, from 12:30pm-1:30pm CT (1:30pm-2:30pm ET). There will be two short research presentation sessions on November 09, 2023. The first session is scheduled for 11:30am-12:30pm CT (12:30pm-1:30pm ET) and the second session is scheduled for 1:00pm-2:00pm CT (2:00pm-3:00pm ET). A timeline of important dates is provided below.

If you have questions regarding this call, contact rdar@unl.edu for additional information. Please include “2023 SOSUR” in your e-mail’s subject line.


For this year’s virtual symposium, those selected to participate in the short research presentations should prepare a presentation lasting no longer than ten minutes in length (and with a slideshow not to exceed 12 slides). Slides will be required to be submitted to the RDAR COBRE by Monday, October 30, 2023. Time and slide limits are in place to ensure that presenters will be able to overview their research within each session’s allotted time (exactly one hour).


The goal of the rapid-fire poster session is to provide an energetic, fast-paced format to showcase a multitude of projects in substance use research. Those selected to participate in the rapid-fire poster session will be given three minutes to present their poster to the audience. Successful applicants will be expected to provide a single poster slide to the RDAR COBRE by Monday, October 30, 2023.

Timeline for Abstract Submission:

May 01, 2023 – Abstract Submission Form Opens

September 05, 2023 – Abstract Submission Form Closes at 11:59 PM CT

September 29, 2023 – E-Mail Notifications of Accepted Abstracts Sent

October 30, 2023 – Short Research Presentation Slides Due

October 30, 2023 – Poster Slide Due

November 08, 2023 – Day of Rapid-Fire Poster Session

November 09, 2023 – Day of Short Research Presentations

This event is supported by the Rural Drug Addiction Research COBRE at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln [P20GM130461], the COBRE on Opioids and Overdose at Rhode Island Hospital [P20GM125507], the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute [5U54GM104942], the WV-INBRE at Marshall University [P20GM103434], and the COBRE Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation at Brown University [P20GM130414]. All are funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.

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