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Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

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 on March 10, 2014.

 

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 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 should be capitalized.  

Step Two: Author(s)
Select “Yes” if you are the primary author. If you are not the primary 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.

ASM will correspond with the presenting author only. Changes in the presenting author must be communicated to ASM. 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: Abstract
Your abstract may have up to 3,500 characters including spaces. 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: Tables/Graphics
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 Five: 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 and you have finalized your abstract.

Step Six: Finalize
You will not be able to edit your abstract after finalizing. To make changes after finalizing, 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.

 


Poster Presentation Information

Poster Specifications

  • Accepted abstracts must be presented in assigned poster session.
  • Posters should be no larger than 8ft (W) x 4ft (H).
  • Poster presenters must bring push pins to hang their poster.

Tips for Preparation

  • Posters should stimulate discussion; do not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure everything in your poster is necessary.
  • Utilize handouts to supplement your poster.
  • Materials must be easily read at a distance of 4ft. As a rule of thumb, use a font size of at least 14 point and double space.
  • When choosing a background, remember that neutral or gray colors will be easier on the eyes than a bright color. In addition, color photos look best when mounted on gray.

Presentation Schedule
Sunday, April 27

Poster Session I will take place from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. You must be present during the designated poster session time.

Monday, April 28
Poster Session II will take place from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. You must be present during the designated poster session time.

Tuesday, April 29
Poster Session III will take place from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. You must be present during the designated poster session time.

Poster Set-up and Dismantle
Sunday, April 27
Posters should be hung between 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday and removed no later than 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Monday, April 28
Poster should be hung by 7:30 a.m. on Monday and removed no later than 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Tuesday, April 29
Posters should be hung by 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday and removed no later than 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.