there are guidelines and checklists available to help researchers to write abstracts for journal articles and conference papers including:
PRISMA for Abstracts: Reporting Systematic Reviews in Journal and Conference Abstracts
CONSORT for reporting randomised trials in journal and conference abstracts
Draft STROBE checklist for reporting observational study conference abstracts
There are many other reporting guidelines available to help researchers to write up their studies and these can be accessed through the EQUATOR Network website at: http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/
I am an Information Specialist/Librarian working with the EQUATOR Network and we are always happy to help – please do get in touch if you would like more information about the different reporting guidelines available for writing up health research studies.
With best wishes,
EQUATOR Knowledge and Information Manager|Senior Research Information Specialist