Poster Abstracts FAQ

Below you can find answers to frequently asked questions about submitting a poster abstract and presenting a poster at the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting. 

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 Thursday, February 16, 2023, 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

Can non-members submit a proposal?
Yes. AACC membership is not required for proposal submission. We hope you consider joining AACC regardless!

Can I submit more than one proposal?
Yes. Multiple proposal submissions are welcome, as long as they do not have similar content.

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 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 AACC 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 2023.

Poster Presentation

If accepted, what is the poster size limit?
The allotted area for each accepted poster is 46 inches (~116 cm) x 46 inches (~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 presented in person will be available for a full day, either Tuesday, July 25 or Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
  • 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.
  • All posters will also be made available online, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 25.
  • Note: All posters must be presented in person.

Is registration required?
If accepted, presenting authors must register for the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and pay the required registration fees. Presenting authors must pay the required fees for either in-person full Conference registration or a daily Conference registration for the day of your presentation. You may not present a poster if you only have an Expo Only or Exhibitor badge.
New in 2023: The presenting author must register by May 4, 2023 to have their abstract included in the printed program.

What are the top benefits of presenting a poster?

  • New for 2023! Get published. Presented poster abstracts will be published as a supplement in AACC's Clinical Chemistry, the leading international journal of clinical laboratory science.
  • Present your science to global leaders at the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim and online.
  • Network with laboratory professionals from across the world.
  • Apply for recognition through travel grants, abstract and division awards, and poster competitions.

Will the 2023 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting be in person in Anaheim?
AACC is fully committed to holding a successful in-person meeting at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA, this summer. We are working to implement thorough but adaptable COVID-19 safety protocols, and we will continually update our COVID-19 plans and guidelines as new information becomes available and as environmental conditions change.

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 email 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.

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