How to Submit
Abstract submissions open – September 1, 2019
Abstract submissions close – October 31, 2019
Submission deadlines are 23:59 Central Daylight Time on the indicated submission date.
Although most speakers in parallel sessions will be chosen by session chairs as part of their parallel session proposal, some abstracts submitted as poster presentations could be selected to be included in a parallel session (unless the submitted specifically opts out). In such case, the participant will be contacted before the end of 2019.
IMPORTANT: Confirmations of accepted abstracts will be issued in November 2019. If you have not received a confirmation email from us by mid December, please
There are four Poster Sessions, each will run from 12:15pm – 2:00pm. 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.
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.
The available space to present your poster on the poster board is 36” high x 48” wide or 91.4 cm high x 121.9 cm wide. 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.