Poster Abstracts FAQ

Submission and Acceptance

Poster Presentation

Contact Info for Additional Questions


Submission and Acceptance

Please note this information is for the abstracts at the 2021 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo. It will be updated for the 2022 meeting following the completion of this year’s event.

What is the deadline?
The poster abstract submission deadline was April 14, 2021, 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

How will I receive confirmation?
Confirmation, including a temporary number, is provided as the last step of the online submission process. Separate email confirmations are not automatically sent.

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 e-mail, 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. Only the presenting author will be able to upload the ePoster.

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?
Presenting authors were notified of abstract disposition via e-mail in mid-June 2021.

Poster Presentation

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). Be sure to refer to the Poster Guidelines for more information.

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

Presenting In Person:

  • Posters presented in person 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 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can set your poster up between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. that morning.
  • You will be expected to PRESENT your poster from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 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.

Presenting Remotely, as ePoster Only:

  • There is no scheduled timeslot when remote presenters need to be online.
  • Digital Pass Select participants will be able to connect with you via email starting on September 28. In-person participants will be able to do so starting October 1. 

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.

Have 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 or poster, or about our policies and procedures, contact AACC staff at [email protected].

Poster abstracts cannot be changed or resubmitted after the submission deadline.

Registration and General Information Questions:
Contact AACC Customer Service:

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Washington, DC 20001
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: U.S. - 800/892-1400; outside U.S.: (202) 857-0717
Fax: (202) 887-5093

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