Decennial 2020 Embargo and Copyright Policy

Abstracts are considered official communications of the conference. The presenting author and co-authors must comply with the Decennial 2020 embargo policy that abstracts must be based on results that have not been published and are not anticipated to be published in any journal nationally or internationally, wholly or in part before Decennial 2020 UNLESS the publication occurs AFTER the abstract submission withdraw deadline, January 20, 2020. Authors should inform the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) if the results are published at any time after submission. Abstracts must not be submitted if previously presented at a national or international meeting such as SHEA Spring, ICAAC, ASM, CROI, ECCMID or IDWeek. The Decennial 2020 Program Committee will consider abstracts that have been previously submitted at smaller/regional meetings but have not been published in a journal and on the proviso that no rights have previously been transferred; however, all new or updated data must be included in the abstract.

Authors and co-authors transfer any copyrights and agree to release the abstract for future Decennial publication and grant permission, to the Decennial, to audio/video record oral presentations for later sale or publication.

Please note: In submitting your abstract you also warrant that you have exercised reasonable care to ensure that the Article is accurate and does not contain anything which is libelous, or obscene, or infringes on anyone’s copyright, right of privacy, or other rights.

All abstracts must be embargoed until March 26, 2020 at 12:01 a.m. ET.

SHEA owns the copyrights to all abstracts accepted for presentation in perpetuity.

You agree for the abstract, if accepted, to be published online and in other conference materials.