One of the first steps in preparing your abstract event is creating topics. As abstracts can cover a wide array of subjects, topics can help organize abstract submissions and provide quicker access to running specific topic-related reports.
A default closing date can be added which applies to all topics. Alternatively, you can specify a unique closing date for each individual topic. Topics can also be made “backend only”, preventing submitters from selecting the topic. Create topics by taking the steps below:
- Go to Abstracts > Setup > Topics
- Click "Add"
- Enter a 'Description' for the topic and select a 'Closing Date'
- Manage reviewer access rights to the topic by selecting people from the list and clicking "Add" (this may be done at a later date)
- Click "Save"
Once topics and reviewers are created in your event, you can manage reviewer access to topics by editing the topic. This can be done at any time.