Poster Abstract FAQs

Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions about submitting a poster abstract and presenting a poster at the ADLM 2024 (Formerly AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo).

Submission and Acceptance

Poster Presentation

Contact Info for Additional Questions


Submission and Acceptance

What is the submission deadline?
The deadline for poster abstract submissions is in February. See the timeline for more details.

Can non-members submit a proposal?
Yes. ADLM membership is not required to submit a proposal or present a poster. We hope you consider joining ADLM regardless!

Can I submit more than one proposal?
Yes. Multiple proposal submissions are welcome, as long as they do not have similar content. However, individuals may only present up to 5 posters. New in 2024.

What are some examples of multiple abstracts with similar content?

  • Performance characteristics of multiple analytes on the same analyzer.
  • Determination of reference ranges for multiple analytes with the same population and instrument.
  • Use of one technique to characterize multiple disease states.
  • Use of multiple techniques to characterize a single disease state.

Can I submit an abstract on behalf of someone else?
No, submitters must be the presenter and will be listed as the first author. New in 2024.

Can I edit my poster abstract once it is submitted?
Yes, the submitter can edit their poster abstract at any point up until the deadline. Please note that if you make changes that cause the submission to no longer be complete, it will not be considered. Contact ADLM at [email protected] with questions.

How will I receive confirmation?
Confirmation, including your abstract number, is provided as the last step of the online submission process. Separate email confirmations are not automatically sent. However, you are able to have a confirmation message sent to you and any co-authors you select. Instructions are found on the confirmation page.

How will you contact the authors whose names are included in the poster abstract submission?
All correspondence will be directed to the presenting author via email, including disposition information, scheduling information, and poster preparation guidelines. If the submitter is not the presenting author, the submitter will not receive any further correspondence.

How and when will I be notified if my poster abstract is accepted or declined?
Notifications of abstract disposition are scheduled to be sent to presenting authors in April. See the timeline for more details.

Poster Presentation

May I present multiple posters?
Yes, presenting authors may present up to 5 posters at the meeting. If you have more than 5 accepted abstracts, you must choose which ones you want to present as a poster. You may also request that one of the co-authors be listed as the presenter. They will then be responsible for registering and presenting the poster at the meeting. New in 2024.

If accepted, what is the poster size limit?
The allotted area for each accepted poster is 46 x 46 inches (~116 x 116 cm). Additional information regarding poster and ePoster preparation will be available closer to the meeting date.

If accepted, when do I have to present my poster?

  • Posters must be presented in person on their assigned day, either the Tuesday or Wednesday of the meeting. See the timeline for more details.
  • You must DISPLAY your poster on your assigned day from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Posters can be hung between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
  • You must PRESENT your poster from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on your appointed day.
  • Posters can be removed after 5 p.m. Those that are not taken down will be removed and placed in a poster reclaim bin in the Poster Hall. At the end of the meeting, unclaimed posters will be discarded.
  • Posters must also be provided as an ePoster and will be made available online once the poster hall opens.

Can I present my poster online only? 
No, all posters must be presented in person at the meeting. You are required to also provide an electronic version of your poster for viewing online. However, this is in addition to presenting the poster in person.

Is registration required?
Yes, presenting authors must register with an eligible in-person registration type and pay the required registration fees to present a poster at the meeting. Eligible registration types are All Access or the Daily Conference registration for the day of your presentation. You may not present a poster with an Expo Only or Exhibitor badge.

When do I have to register by to be listed in the printed program?
To guarantee your abstract is included in the printed materials, you must be registered before the materials are produced. This deadline is expected to be in mid-May. However, the exact date is dependent on a number of factors and will be determined close to the date. See the timeline for more details. Exceptions to this policy are considered on an individual basis.  

What are the top benefits of presenting a poster?

  • Get published. Presented poster abstracts will be published as a supplement in ADLM's Clinical Chemistry, the leading international journal of clinical laboratory science.
  • Present your science to global leaders at the annual meeting and online.
  • Network with laboratory professionals from across the world.
  • Apply for recognition through travel grants, abstract and division awards, and poster competitions. 

Have Additional Questions?

General Questions:
If you have questions about the content of your poster abstract or poster, or about our policies and procedures, contact ADLM staff at [email protected].

Technical Submission Questions:
If you have questions about the technical process of sending your abstract over the web, contact Oasis Technical Support via email at [email protected], or phone (217) 398-1792. (Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. U.S. Central Time)

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