An Abstract Management System that Checks all the Boxes

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In a conference, among other things, one of the most important duties of the chair committee is to launch call for papers, collect proposals and abstracts, assign them to reviewers and manage each and every task involved in the abstract management workflow. There’re two ways for a conference organizer to open call for papers, invite authors to submit abstracts, assign submitted abstracts for review and make decisions.

Manual abstract management : It is a mostly manual process of collecting abstracts through email, forwarding these emails to prospective reviewers who would then review them. Reviewers would email it back to the track chair to request authors to revise the abstracts. Finally, chair would make a decision on the abstract and send another email to convey authors of their decision. Authors would then confirm their attendance by paying the registration fee or by sending yet another email to confirm their participation.

Every step is a manual task which requires a lot of work hours and multiple staff to manage the complete workflow. And if you made a mistake in any of the steps during the submission process, it would not be very forgiving and would make you redo all previous steps making the whole process cumbersome and inefficient.

However, there’s a better alternative.

Automated abstract management : An abstract management system automates these steps, from author invites to abstract submission, abstract assignment to review submission, abstract revision to decision making, automated email notifications to generating abstract books out of the submitted abstracts, auto-populating the program schedule with accepted abstracts to creating a PDF copy of the program schedule and virtually every other task involved in the call for papers process, resulting in huge savings in terms of time and effort.

An abstract management system like Dryfta allows the chair to choose from a very simple submission process to setting up a complex, multi-level, multi-track abstract submission and review workflow.

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National LGBTQ Health Conference 2019 by Emory University – A Case Study

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National LGBTQ Health Conference is an interdisciplinary forum that provides an opportunity for presentation and discussion of current health research and programs for LGBTQ adults and adolescents with the overall goal of addressing health inequities for this highly impacted group.

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Used Dryfta for: Collecting abstracts, Sending email campaigns, Assigning abstracts to reviewers & conducting Peer review, Creating Event website, Selling tickets through credit card payments, Program schedule building & management, and Engaging attendees on Dryfta event apps.

Here’s a quick interview with April Winningham, Conference Coordinator, about her experience with using Dryfta event platform for National LGBTQ Health Conference
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10 Reasons to Use an Event Management Platform to Save Time & Money

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Let’s admit it, automating any process does dig deep into your pocket. There is also considerable time and effort involved in getting your programs, systems, and workforce to amalgamate with any platform to deliver quantifiable benefits that make the entire rigmarole worth your time. Having said that, once the foundations are laid is when the paybacks of your efforts begin to take shape.

The event management ecosystem is no different. There are tremendous benefits in terms of time management, manpower investment, reduction of the probability of error and overall output that your event can benefit from if you were to consider engaging an event management platform. In this article, we will touch upon various nuances and features of event management platforms that can help you break the profit ceiling.

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10 Essential Questions to Ask When Choosing an Academic Event Management Software

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The academic world isn’t short of events. From presentation of research, forums, seminars, conferences, there are so many things that need thorough planning and impeccable organization in order to ensure that everything runs like clockwork.

However, organizing an event using the traditional methods can prove to be tedious, time-consuming and to some extent, inefficient. It’s a good thing that technology has been able to lend a hand to all event organizers in the form of academic event management software.

So, what exactly are these academic event management platforms? Such cloud-based, web applications assist event planners in structuring their academic functions and help them to execute their agendas systematically.

They help to keep track of the guest list, collect registration fees through credit card payments online, initiate abstract submissions and assign these submissions to reviewers, build interactive program schedule available on website and mobile apps, reach out to all your possible guests and attendees and many other useful features.

With so many choices out there, it could be quite a task to pick out the best one for your event organization needs. With these tips on how and what to look for, you wouldn’t need to spend precious time cracking your head to find the most suitable event software for the event that you have in mind.

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Dryfta has Won Accolades for its Event Management Platform

Dryfta earned recognitions lately after having gone through a review of trusted B2B directory FinancesOnline.com. The results were very positive – our event management software emerged with a score of 8.0 out of 10 and a perfect user satisfaction rating of 100%. We were also mentioned as one of the top SaaS software solutions on their platfrom.

Reviewers observed how our platform specially designed for universities and non-profits is able to help users conceptualize, plan and manage events within a cloud based environment. The software experts further noted the comprehensive features and event management capabilities of Dryfta to facilitate planning events and turning them into successful events.
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Organ Preservation Alliance is using Dryfta Event Platform to Manage its Annual Summit

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The Organ Preservation Alliance has partnered with Dryfta to host its annual Organ Banking Summit. The Summit on Organ Banking through Converging Technologies integrates several areas of science and engineering with the aim to tackle mutliple public health challenges.

Dryfta is used by companies & universities to build their event registration website, sell tickets online, collect abstract submissions & assign them to reviewers for review, send email campaigns, create event schedule, accept donations, design badges & participation certificates, and manage attendee data using a full-stack event CRM. All from one dashboard.

To set up call for papers using abstract management system, Organ Preservation Alliance team has first completed the initial setup of the abstract submission system and then went on to add custom fields to collect abstracts through their abstract submission form and review abstracts through the review submission form.
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