Abstract Submission

Submit your abstract
Abstract submission site closes: February 24, 2015


Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts that describe their original research results. Accepted abstracts will be presented in scheduled poster sessions and published in the Final Program and online.

Abstract authors will be notified by email of the status of their abstract and any pertinent scheduling information the week of March 2 – 6, 2015.

If you have questions or concerns, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Submission Instructions

Create a profile by clicking on the “Click here to create a profile” link. After creating your profile, your username and password will be sent to you via email. Return to the abstract submission site to enter your username and password. Click the "Create Poster Abstract" button to begin the abstract submission process.

Step One: Title
Please use a short and concise title that indicates the content of the abstract. Titles will be reformatted automatically to the first letter of each word being capitalized.  

Step Two: Author(s)
Select “Yes” if you are the presenting author. If you are not the presenting author, click “No.” The system will guide you through adding a new author. Click “Add Co-Author” to add additional authors. Author's names will be displayed using full first and last names. Presenting authors will be underlined. Each institution and author will be referenced with superscript numbers, and include the institution’s, city, two-letter state/province abbreviation and country. Ensure that the text entered for authors from the same institution match or the author block will list them as more than one grouping. You can edit the author block by clicking the link under any author’s name.

ASM will correspond with the presenting author only. Changes in the presenting author must be communicated to ASM via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . It is the responsibility of the presenting author to contact all co-authors with the disposition and scheduling of the abstract. The complete email address of the presenting author is required in order to assure that correspondence arrives promptly and easily.

Step Three: Full Abstract
Your abstract may have up to 3,500 characters including spaces. Enter your text into the provided text box. Headers have been provided; they are Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions.

Do NOT include abstract title or authors in abstract text.

Abstract text may be submitted using any of the following methods: Copy/paste or direct entry keystrokes.

Step Four: Submission Checklist
It is important that you Preview your abstract before Finalizing. To do so, review the Submission Checklist by checking off the questions listed. To review the appearance of the abstract text and author block, visit the Preview step.

Step Five: Images/Additional Documentation
Images and or additional documentation may be submitted as part of your abstract by uploading that file via the online screen prompts.

Step Six: Tables
Tables may be submitted using any of the following methods: Copy/paste or create a table function. Graphics may be submitted by copy/paste.

Step Seven: Preview
It is very important that you review your work to proof the accuracy of all elements of the submitted abstract including spelling and figures. Abstracts will appear as they will be published in the Poster Abstracts and Program Book. Your abstract will not be reviewed until all steps are complete, including the Submission Checklist, and you have finalized your abstract.

Step Eight: Finalize
You will not be able to edit your abstract after finalizing. To make changes after finalizing (e.g., a new presenting author), contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please note that your abstract may be edited to ensure proper formatting. All changes will be reflected through the submission site.