Conference abstract - different results/changes

posted
25-Aug-18, 00:28
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posted about 1 year ago
Hi all,

I recently submitted a conference abstract (which can't be changed once submitted), but I have done some further analyses using a different statistical model that yields some quite different (but more valid) results.

Any tips on what is best to do / anyone know how this kind of thing works?

Thanks!
posted
25-Aug-18, 01:26
edited about 4 seconds later
by pm133
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posted about 1 year ago
Happened to me.
I stood up, introduced my self and explained that recent results meant they would now be getting a more up to date talk.
posted
25-Aug-18, 09:10
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posted about 1 year ago
Makes sense. What about the conference abstract? They're not usually published at this conference, but this year it says they'll be made available in the online program.

I'm thinking I might have to withdraw it, if they won't let me change it.
posted
25-Aug-18, 12:03
by rewt
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posted about 1 year ago
Who reads conference abstracts from conferences from other conferences? They will likely make a book of abstracts that isn't easily indexable and will be quite hard to find. The risk that someone reads your abstract that correctly used a statistical method (be it the wrong model) and comes to the wrong conclusion, is frankly minimal. If you worried, just focus on getting the results with the right model published as quickly as possible.

There are people who turn up to conferences with worse abstracts.
posted
25-Aug-18, 13:05
edited about 3 seconds later
by Nad75
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posted about 1 year ago
Quote From rewt:
Who reads conference abstracts .


This, lol, describes the majority of attendees. No worries, Tudor, as most people choose the panel of the theme they're interested in and don't bother reading the abstracts, they'll just be familiar with your name/title/association. Most don't even bother reading the paper that some organisations make you put up. But PM's advice is good, I've done that as well, just a brief sentence. The abstracts may be archived online for a bit, but nobody will every go back and read it.

Put an updated one on your academia page if you want and that is what will stick with recruiters when/if they look up your presentation experience. (Although, I personally don't put the presentation papers or abstracts up on academia unless they are enroute for publishing)
posted
25-Aug-18, 17:20
edited about 32 minutes later
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posted about 1 year ago
Phew - thanks. That is half my nerves settled (I have no idea how I actually slept last night).Now it's about having the balls to tell my mentor (at least as I see her) and co-author on this that I got it wrong / didn't do it thoroughly enough (i.e., checking out the models and trying other things) and here are the new results...
posted
26-Aug-18, 10:50
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by tru
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posted about 1 year ago
Don't worry. It happens more often than not that the abstract maybe different to actual results on poster
posted
26-Aug-18, 12:31
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posted about 1 year ago
Cheers. I've sent the email now. It should be fine. The results aren't actually that different (just a bit of a shocker when you realise you should have done something but didn't!)
posted
26-Aug-18, 17:05
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by Pursue
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posted about 1 year ago
All the best Tudor!
But you can just inform the conference organisers that I have updated results, incase you can replace the abstract...they usually do that, it's just they make it seem impossible so that all participants are not always emailing with changes :-)
posted
26-Aug-18, 19:28
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posted about 1 year ago
Quote From Pursue:
All the best Tudor!
But you can just inform the conference organisers that I have updated results, incase you can replace the abstract...they usually do that, it's just they make it seem impossible so that all participants are not always emailing with changes :-)


Thanks - I had actually wondered about that!
posted
27-Aug-18, 19:04
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posted about 1 year ago
All was fine - you were all right! I'm still learning these things! Nerves now 100% settled. :-)
posted
04-Sep-18, 01:15
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by Pursue
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posted about 1 year ago
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All was fine - you were all right! I'm still learning these things! Nerves now 100% settled. :-)
posted
04-Sep-18, 09:34
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I had no idea we could get emoticons on here!!!
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04-Sep-18, 15:43
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posted about 1 year ago
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