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Hi, everyone. New to SDN, I'll try to keep this short. I am updating my CV for a fellowship. Last year, my abstract was submitted and accepted to a large biomedical research conference (competitive). There was an emergency and I never ended up traveling to the conference and presenting my poster/talk.

The question is can I still indicate that my research was accepted in my CV under Abstracts/Oral Presentations in this format or is that skewing/unethical in any way? I would cite that my abstract was accepted as shown below. Basically I am replacing the words Poster or Oral with the word Accepted:

1. Lauren KB, Walters A, Randy HG. Enzymes are Proteins. Accepted: Annual Research Conference . November 5, 2015. Miami, FL

Thank you I am confused as to what is right and really appreciate it.
-Katie
 
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SgtThunderfistMD

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If it was never presented, then do not put it in your CV. I see this hurting more than helping if someone were to ask on the interview trail, and you had to be honest and say that you never even presented it.

A common question on here is: "I am first author on an abstract that was orally presented, but I could not go. Should I put the oral presentation on my CV?"

The answer is always a resounding no. So imagine, the different between your situation and the above one....one actually got presented! And STILL, that one should not be included.
 
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Hi Sgt. Thunder, I see what you mean, but many times docs and students have posters and abstracts in which they were not first author, but still have on their CV correct?
 

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If it was never presented, then do not put it in your CV. I see this hurting more than helping if someone were to ask on the interview trail, and you had to be honest and say that you never even presented it.

A common question on here is: "I am first author on an abstract that was orally presented, but I could not go. Should I put the oral presentation on my CV?"

The answer is always a resounding no. So imagine, the different between your situation and the above one....one actually got presented! And STILL, that one should not be included.
If your project is presented by a co-author it should still get listed on your CV.
 

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The above posts just go to show that there is no clear answer to your question. Personally I feel that it comes down to how you present it on your CV and for that I have no real answer for you. I would ask your PD or mentor.

1. Lauren KB, Walters A, Randy HG. Enzymes are Proteins. Accepted: Annual Research Conference . November 5, 2015. Miami, FL
Should probably read:

Lauren KB, Walters A, Randy HG. Enzymes are Proteins. Accepted (Not Presented): Annual Research Conference . November 5, 2015. Miami, FL

This will hopefully prompted questions along the interview trial at which point you can say that you had a presentation-worthy project that was accepted to a large "competitive" biomedical research conference but for reasons outside of your control you were unable to present it.
 

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The above posts just go to show that there is no clear answer to your question.
Not true, there is a clear answer that is a combination of the answers given: list it on your CV if it was presented by any of the authors and don't list it if it was never presented. Topic closed.
 
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