Submit your abstract, max. 270 words, after completing your Registration.
Acceptances will be sent by July 31, 2017.
If you have been accepted to present an abstract at this year's meeting, please follow the appropriate link below for detailed instructions on preparing your presentation:
Poster Session Guidelines
Talk Session Guidelines
Please note that if you were accepted to present an abstract at the conference, your notification e-mail should specify whether you were accepted to give a TALK (12 minutes and 3 minutes for discussion), EVALUATED (teaser talk 5 minutes) or POSTER.
Furthermore, please note that if you are scheduled to give a talk on the opening day of the conference, then your acceptance e-mail would also state this fact. In other words, if your acceptance e-mail does NOT say that you are giving a talk on the opening day, then your talk is in one of the other sessions .(see the Schedule for a list of the sessions, to be posted just prior to the meeting.)
Poster Session Guidelines:
Posters will be displayed for 1 day during the meeting. Posters CANNOT EXCEED 3 ft. (91 cm) wide x 4 ft. (122 cm) high. However, as you may be aware from previous years, the size of display panels at this meeting is somewhat variable. Therefore, many presenters prefer to paste figures onto separate boards, rather than bringing a single large poster, to allow the presentation to be reconfigured depending on the exact space available. Please be certain to include your title (in large letters), and make sure that your poster is legible from a distance of at least 4 ft. (122 cm). You may also want to bring some extra data (not appearing on the poster), which may be of interest to specialists in your field.
Talk Session Guidelines: Should be devoted to unpublished Material...
Please plan your presentation to take a maximum of 12 minutes, leaving 3 minutes for discussion. Note that the tight schedule means that no presentations will be permitted to run more than 15 minutes, including question time! Although the majority of your talk should be devoted to unpublished material, remember that the audience consists of molecular biologists, biochemists and cell biologists working on a diverse array of systems; please be sure to provide adequate introduction, explaining what questions you are asking and why your work is of interest. Most investigators find that a maximum of 10-12 slides can be shown in the time available. Please make sure that the text size and coloring is suitable to be viewed from the back of a large lecture theater.
Teaser Talks are for 5 minutes ONLY with NO questions. They are designed to give you an opportunity to draw people to your poster. Please do not give your entire data in the allotted 5 minutes. Give us background, set up the question, leave us in suspense wanting to know the outcome, tell us where your poster is what day and what time and what NUMBER. We recommend no more than five slides.
If you are planning to make a PowerPoint presentation, the organizers and MBL IT staff would greatly appreciate having your presentation in advance of the start of the meeting.
Having your presentation ahead of time will allow the MBL IT staff to organize and catalog the presentations, thus making registration go more smoothly and hopefully avoiding any last minute on-site problems. Regarding this, we would like to make a special plea to those of you who are giving presentations on the first day to make a special effort to get your presentation to us ahead of time. Although our preference is to have your presentations in advance, you will still be able to upload from laptops, zip drives, or CDs at registration as well as make last minute changes to previously uploaded presentations.
To this end, MBL has set up a DropBox site which will enable you to easily upload your presentation.
Once accepted you will be sent detailed email instructions on how to upload your talk to MBL's DropBox site.