Volunteer to Be an Abstract Reviewer

AACC Abstract Reviewers play an important role in the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting by ensuring that poster presentations meet the scientific and educational needs of attendees.

Abstract Reviewers work directly with the Annual Meeting Organizing Committee (AMOC) Poster Abstract Coordinators to: 

  • Support poster abstract processes. 
  • Ensure poster abstracts represent original research relevant to the laboratory medicine community and meet standards for scientific validity, quality, and consistency. 

All Abstract Reviewer processes take place online and do not require an in-person meeting. 

Serving as an Abstract Reviewer is also an opportunity to engage the laboratory community, gain critical experience in scientific review, and cultivate professional relationships. 

AACC is seeking Abstract Reviewers across the breadth of laboratory medicine. If you have experience in publishing and/or presenting scientific work and want to become more involved in AACC’s signature event, please submit your interest by completing the brief form below.

Submit Your Interest

If you are currently an Abstract Reviewer, you can also use this form to update your information.

Overview of AACC Abstract Reviewer Responsibilities

In brief, individuals selected to be an AACC Abstract Reviewer would:

  • Serve up to a three-year term.
  • Identify their area(s) of expertise and update these annually.
  • Participate in an online training/education session if needed.
  • Review and score up to 25 assigned poster abstract submissions each year of service, typically in the late-February to mid-March timeframe.** Please note that all reviewing and scoring takes place in AACC’s online poster abstract portal.
  • Abstract Reviewers are expected to be current AACC members in good standing and have experience evaluating scientific submissions (e.g., scientific proposals, grant applications, abstract-based competitions, or similar).
  • Abstract Reviewers are also expected to have published and/or presented scientific work in the area(s) in which they will evaluate poster abstract submissions.

For a full description of responsibilities, view the Complete Abstract Reviewer Overview.

**For 2021 only, abstracts will be reviewed and scored in the late-April to mid-May timeframe due to the fact that this year's meeting has been moved to September.