Poster Abstracts

 How to Submit

Submission Deadlines

Poster submissions open – December 2021
Poster submissions close – March 1, 2022

Submission deadlines are 23:59 Central Daylight Time on the indicated submission date.

IMPORTANT: Confirmations of accepted abstracts will be issued in March 2022. If you have not received a confirmation email from us by the end of March, please
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Please follow these rules when entering your abstract information. The first author is responsible for assurance of adherence to the rules and of the merit of the presentation.

  • Your abstract should state the study’s objective, briefly describe the methods used, summarize the results obtained, and state the conclusions.
  • The abstract title should clearly define the work discussed.
  • Abbreviations (of compounds, for example) must be spelled out in full at the first use. Do not use abbreviations in the title. Use only standard abbreviations.
  • Capitalize the first letter of all trade names.
  • You will be asked to choose an appropriate theme for your abstract, which will be used for session planning.
  • The abstract must be in one paragraph and cannot contain more than 1,800 characters (APPROXIMATELY 250 words). The character limit does not include the title, author or affiliation information.
  • Do not add formatting to your abstract. Italic, bold, tabs and extra spaces are not permitted and will not appear in the final program.
  • Please do not enter the abstract title, author names, or affiliations in all uppercase or all lowercase letters. Sentence capitalization or title capitalization should be used for entering your abstract title.  Sentence capitalization infers only the first letter of the first word in the sentence/title should be capitalized unless is it required in other circumstances (trade names, proper nouns).

Poster Sessions

There are four Poster Sessions, scheduled each day. The presenting author must post materials and be present at least one full hour during the assigned session and at least one other author is expected to be present during the remainder of the session.

Poster Guidelines

A poster should be complete and self-supporting. The author should only need to supplement or discuss particular points raised during inquiry. Remember that several people of varying degrees of interest and experience may be viewing your poster at once. Therefore, you will want to make your points as complete and brief as possible.

The standard elements are:

Introduction, Methods, Results (with supporting figures), and a Conclusion or Summary. Type should be easily seen from a short distance. The introduction would be placed at the upper left, and the conclusion at the lower right, both in large type. It is not necessary to post a copy of the abstract.



Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indicating the abstract title, authors, and affiliations. Lettering should be about 1.25″ (3cm) high for the title, 0.75″ (2cm) high for the author’s names, and 0.5″ (1.2) high for affiliations.



  • Minimize narrative.
  • Use large type in short separated paragraphs.
  • Do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters.
  • Numbered or bulleted lists are a concise but effective way to convey a series of points.


Figures should also be easily seen from a distance. Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this. The main points should be straightforward without extended viewing, but details should be included for those who might wish to discuss it. Because the amount of text is restricted, the figure legend could contain some of the commentary that would usually be contained in the body of a manuscript.


Poster Boards

The available space to present your poster on the poster board is 4ft (length) x 6ft (width).  Please ensure you print your poster to the correct size due to limited space available.

Because poster sessions can be crowded, it is best to present your material in columns (vertically), instead of rows (horizontally), so that viewers do not have to cross back and forth in front of each other to read the poster. Posters are easiest to read using high contract colors (for example, black lettering on a white background). Push pins are provided for mounting your poster to the poster board.

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