Confidential Abstract Evaluation

New for 2015 is the Confidential Abstract Evaluation service for speakers who submit a completed abstract during the PASS Summit 2015 Call for Speakers, between February 23rd and March 6th.

This service is offered by committed volunteers, from the 2015 PASS Program Committee. This team will assess your abstract and provide you with helpful feedback before the call for speakers closes, at 9:00 PM pacific time on Sunday, March 15, 2015, so that you may edit your abstract before finalizing your submission.

Depending on volume, the Program volunteers will give priority to first time submitted abstracts and will respond to secondary submissions as time permits.

How it works:

  1. The confidential abstract evaluation service is open to all speakers between February 23 to March 6
  2. Email your completed abstract to
  3. A Program Committee member will anonymously provide feedback on the abstract within 2-3 business days
  4. If you decide to update your abstract, go to the My Submissions page and click the Edit button on the abstract submission you wish to edit
  5. Once satisfied with your abstract submission, make sure to click SUBMIT.

NOTE: The abstract review is a blind process. Generally, identifying information (names, company affiliations, certifications, awards, etc.) are to be included in the bio, and not the abstract. In many cases this has been considered a negative by program committee reviewers for otherwise solid abstracts. However, if this is an integral part of the abstract and cannot be logically removed, identifying information that is included in the abstract will be hidden from the teams doing reviews.

IMPORTANT: The Confidential Abstract Evaluation service, and it's volunteer members, are NOT associated with the PASS Summit Speaker and Abstract review process in any way. By using this service, your abstract is not being reviewed by any member of the PASS Program Speaker or Abstract review teams, you are not guaranteed a specific abstract rating, and there is no guarantee that you will be selected as a speaker for PASS Summit. This is purely a helpful, peer-to-peer service provided by volunteers.