Abstracts FAQ

What is the deadline?

The poster abstract submission deadline was April 14, 2021, 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. The deadline has passed and the submission site is now closed.

How will I receive confirmation?

Confirmation, including a temporary number, is provided as the last step of the online submission process.

How will you contact the authors whose names are included in the poster abstract submission?

All correspondence will be directed to the submitting/presenting author via e-mail, including disposition information, scheduling information, and poster preparation guidelines.

How will my poster abstract be evaluated/reviewed?

Each properly submitted poster abstract will be subject to a blind peer review (author name(s) and affiliations(s) are removed from poster abstracts provided to the reviewers). Two reviewers will evaluate each abstract. An independent third review may be carried out if the initial review calls for it. The Abstract Review Workgroup Chairs have the final authority on poster abstract disposition. All poster abstracts are evaluated by the standards outlined here. Failure to meet these criteria may lead to rejection of the submitted poster abstract with no opportunity to resubmit.

How and when will I be notified if my poster abstract is accepted or declined?

Submitting authors will receive notification of abstract disposition via e-mail by mid-June 2021.

If accepted, what is the limit to poster size?

The allotted area for each accepted poster is 46 inches (~116 cm) x 46 inches (~116 cm). Each poster board will contain two posters of this maximum size.

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

Posters will be available for a full day, either Tuesday, September 28 or Wednesday, September 29, 2021. You will be expected to DISPLAY your poster on your appointed day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. You will be expected to PRESENT your poster from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on your appointed day. All posters should be removed between 5 p.m. and 5:15 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.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual display will be an option for presenters unable to travel. Additional details will be provided to everyone whose abstract is accepted.

Is registration required?

If accepted, all poster presenters must register for the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and pay the required registration fees.

If you are presenting your poster in-person, you must pay the required fees for either an Atlanta All Access (in-person full conference) registration or a Daily (in-person) registration for the day of your presentation.

On the other hand, if you choose to present your poster online, you must pay the required fees for a Digital Pass Select registration.

You may not present a poster if you only have an Expo Only badge or an Exhibitor badge.

Additional questions?

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

Poster Abstract Content Questions: If you have questions about the content of your poster abstract, contact AACC staff before submitting your abstract at [email protected]. Poster abstracts cannot be changed or resubmitted after the submission deadline.

Registration and General Information Questions: Contact AACC Customer Service at -

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