Abstract Submission Instructions
• All abstracts must be submitted online. Authors will be required
to register on the web site to create a user account and
password. You are limited to one abstract, though you may be
an author on another abstract.
• When you have registered you will need to determine if you are
an invited speaker (you will have been invited by the program
committee) or are submitting a proffered paper.
• To avoid delays in your submission, prepare your abstract
offline, and save it as a text, Word, or WordPerfect (.txt .doc or
.wdp) file before starting. You may either copy and paste or
type the abstract directly into the submission site.
• Each abstract should contain: (a) an introductory sentence
indicating the purpose(s) of the study: (b) a brief description of
pertinent experimental procedures; (c) a summary of the new,
unpublished data; (d) a statement of the conclusions.
• There is a 2000 character limit on text of the abstract (not
counting spaces). This limit does not include the title, authors
and institution. You may include a table, but this will count as
600 characters towards your total.
• No figures are allowed.
• Abbreviations may be used in the body of the abstract if they
are defined at their first mention of the text
• Be sure your abstract is accurate before you complete the
submission and make sure you retain the control number you
receive upon completion.
• The regular abstract submission deadline is May 15, 2011.