Call for Abstracts

Call for Speaker Abstracts

The Barth Syndrome Foundation (BSF) is soliciting speaker abstracts for the Scientific & Medical Sessions of the 9th International Barth Syndrome Scientific, Medical & Family Conference. The Sci/Med sessions will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 19th and 20th, and presentations should cover clinical and scientific areas directly related to Barth syndrome. Invited speakers will have 30 minutes to present. The deadline for Speaker Abstract submission is March 1, 2018. Please submit your Speaker Abstract to Matthew Toth at: or

We expect to invite ~ 18 speakers to describe their work caring for Barth syndrome individuals, or how their work furthers the goal of finding a specific treatment for Barth syndrome or addresses aspects that relate to the pathophysiology of Barth syndrome. In order to have a fair and orderly process, we are asking the potential speakers to provide us with a one-page abstract (less than 400 words) describing in general terms what they will present. Based on these abstract submissions we will choose the speakers and assemble the agenda for the SciMed sessions. The Barth Syndrome Foundation will provide travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and common meals for the invited speakers, unless they are able to generously use their own funds for this purpose. In addition, the 2018 Conference will have a Poster session (on Thursday afternoon) along with a Poster stipend program that can help defray the cost of attendance if one is not invited as a speaker. For 2018, we expect to ask four poster presenters to speak at the Friday afternoon session for 15 minutes each.

Call for Poster Abstracts

The Barth Syndrome Foundation 2018 Scientific and Medical Conference Organizing Committee (COC), comprised of members of the Barth Syndrome Foundation International Scientific & Medical Advisory Board, invites the submission of abstracts for poster presentations related to the scientific and/or clinical aspects of Barth syndrome. The deadline for Poster Abstract submission is May 15, 2018. All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the COC. Once accepted, the submitting author will be expected to present his/her corresponding poster at a specific time during the Conference. Please submit your Poster Abstract to Matthew Toth at: or

All Conference registrants are encouraged to submit abstract(s)/poster(s) of their work. Poster presenters are also  encouraged to apply for a stipend to help defray the cost of their attendance. The deadline for Poster Stipend submission is May 15, 2018.

Poster Abstract Submission Form
Poster Guidelines
Poster Travel Stipend Application

Scholarship Program

The Barth Syndrome Foundation offers a limited number of travel scholarships for qualifying physicians, clinical residents/fellows/students, nurses, and other allied health professionals to help defray the cost of attending the 2018 Conference. This program is designed to encourage medical practitioners to increase their knowledge about and improve their care of Barth syndrome individuals. The deadline for Scholarship Application submission is May 15, 2018.

Conference Scholarship Application

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