ISSCR Abstract Submission - Frequently Asked Questions

Late Breaking Abstracts FAQ

  1. How much is the submission fee for Late Breaking Abstracts?

    There is a $80.00 USD non-refundable charge to submit a Late Breaking Abstract. Pay with VISA, Mastercard or American Express.
  2. When will I be notified whether my Late Breaking Abstract has been accepted?

    Late Breaking Abstracts submitted before April 1 will be notified mid-April. After April 1, notifications will be sent within 10 business days of submission. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2014. Every effort is made to accommodate abstracts meeting the submission standards described in the Call for Abstracts
  3. Will my Late Breaking Abstract be eligible for an oral presentation?

    No, Late Breaking Abstracts may only be presented in the poster sessions.
  4. Where will my Late Breaking Abstracts be published?

    Late Breaking Abstracts will be viewable online in the ISSCR meeting planner and on our mobile app and in a downloadable pdf. They will not be included in the final program or abstract book.
  5. May I apply for a travel award or poster award with my Late Breaking Abstract submission?

    Late Breaking Abstracts are not eligible for these ISSCR awards.
  6. Do I have to be an ISSCR member to submit an abstract?

    No, but all meeting participants are encouraged to apply for membership in the Society. ISSCR membership is open to stem cell investigators in all environments including universities, medical schools, government agencies, for profit and not-for-profit research laboratories and industries worldwide. Membership benefits include a substantial meeting registration discount. Learn more or become a member.
  7. Do I need to register for the meeting to present my abstract?

    Yes, all presenters must also register for the meeting at the appropriate rate. Submission of an abstract does not constitute registration for the meeting. You can wait to register until you hear if your abstract is accepted, but you must register in order to present.
  8. How long can an abstract be?

    Abstracts submitted for the ISSCR Annual Meeting cannot exceed 3,000 characters not including spaces.

Regular Abstract Submission FAQ

  1. When will I know if my abstract was chosen for a concurrent session or when my poster presentation is scheduled?

    Presenting authors will receive an email notification of their abstract placement, including information on the specific concurrent or poster session, in early April.
    Note: All correspondence and notifications regarding your abstract come from
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  2. May I withdraw my abstract after the submission deadline?

    Yes, however, the submission fee will not be refunded. Abstracts withdrawn by May 1, 2014 will be excluded from electronic or print program materials.
  3. Do the Travel awards cover the cost of the abstract submission fee?

    No, the abstract submission fee must be paid by all abstract submitters and the fee will not be reimbursed or waived for those accepting travel awards.
  4. When will I be notified about the Travel awards?

    Notifications will be sent in mid-April.
  5. What are my chances of receiving a Travel award?

    Due to the large number of applications for travel awards, the ISSCR is not able to fund most requests. We suggest you explore alternative sources for travel funds early in your planning process.
  6. Where and when will my abstract (if accepted) be published?

    The ISSCR may publish the titles and authors of accepted abstracts in electronic and/or print formats before the meeting. Abstracts will be made available to meeting registrants from approximately one month prior to the meeting, although the contents are embargoed until the time of presentation. Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be printed in the meeting final program. Poster abstracts will be printed in the meeting poster abstract books and made available in print and electronic form to meeting attendees. Following the meeting, these materials may be made publicly available.
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