The 2023 Call for Abstracts is now closed. The 2024 Call for Abstracts will open later in 2023. Check the website and watch your inbox for details. 

2023 Call for Abstracts FAQ

When is the last day to submit an abstract?

The last day to submit an abstract is March 7, 2023 at 11:59 pm Central time (USA)

Do I need to be an ABM member?

No, though we encourage you to join ABM to receive the full benefits of conference pricing! Please complete this brief form if you are not a member to create your free account. 

Do I need to create an account to submit an abstract?

Yes, an account is required in order to submit an abstract, but you do not need to be a member to create a free account.

Can I submit an abstract if I have never presented before?

Yes! We encourage anyone to submit an abstract regardless of your presentation experience.

When will I be notified if I will be accepted into the 2023 program?

Notifications will be sent out in spring 2023.

Do I need to be in-person or can I present virtually?

You are able to present in-person or virtually.

Do I have to attend the conference if accepted? Can a co-author present if the main author isn’t available?

No requirement to attend. Yes, your co-author can present in your place.

Do co-authors need to submit a COI form?

Yes, anyone involved with the abstract must submit a disclosure form or your abstract will not be considered.

Is there a word/character limit for the abstract?

Poster abstracts should be limited to 300 words total and have the following structure: Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion. Objectives must be included as well, although they do not contribute to the word count. A select number of submitters whose abstracts scored high in the review process may be asked to give a 15-minute oral presentation on their abstract.  

Is there a fee to submit an abstract?

 No! Submitting an abstract is free. Authors and co-authors will need to create a free account if they are not a member of ABM.

Do speakers receive a discount?

Unfortunately, ABM cannot currently afford to offer discounts for registration for speakers. Staff and volunteers are working hard to increase membership and sponsorships to change that in the future!


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