Call for Abstracts – ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting
The ISSCR invites the submission of abstracts that report new research developments in the areas of stem cell biology, stem cell medicine, regenerative medicine, or ethical and regulatory issues. Abstracts are welcome from physicians, scientists, researchers, and trainees in all sectors, including academia, industry, government, and education.
Abstract Submission will open on December 12, 2013.
Each abstract must be submitted as an oral or a poster presentation.
- Oral: A limited number of abstracts will be selected for oral presentations. Oral presentations are limited to 10 minutes for presentation and five minutes for discussion. Authors should prepare presentation media that are clear enough to be seen by a large group in a room that is not completely dark. A speaker ready room will be available on-site for review of slides, video or computer projection before presentation.
- Poster: Presenters scheduled in poster sessions will be assigned a board to display text and other illustrative material (graphs, charts and tables) for a specific session. Posters will be on display for viewing for one day of the meeting, either Wednesday June 18, Thursday June 19 or Friday June 20. Each of these days will have a 2 hour presentation period. Presenters will be assigned one hour to be present at their poster to discuss their work with attendees.
- Poster Teasers: Some poster presenters will be selected to deliver a one minute talk limited to one slide to introduce the work presented on the poster. Teasers are not an entire summary of the work but rather a quick introduction and perhaps one or two key points designed to interest attendees to visit the poster for the full story. Poster teasers should be rehearsed and timed carefully to stay within the time limit. The slide should include: the poster title, author block and poster board number. No animated slides accepted.
Acceptance of the terms of the abstract submission agreement is required of all those who submit an abstract for consideration for presentation at the ISSCR Annual Meeting.
Titles are limited to 250 characters, including spaces. Titles that include a tissue should include the species and type of tissue used.
Each abstract may indicate only one presenter. The presenter should be the First Author. Data required: first name, last name, affiliated institution, full mailing address, e-mail address, phone and trainee status (if applicable). Presenting authors will receive all communication from ISSCR regarding the outcome of the submission and are expected to share that information with the co-authors.
Each abstract can include a maximum of 24 co-authors. Data required: first name, last name, affiliation, affiliation location and e-mail address.
Abstracts are limited to 3,000 characters, not including spaces. Abstract text should not include authors, references or acknowledge funding sources.
Each oral or poster abstract must be submitted in the most appropriate scientific category. A second category may be chosen if desired.These are the topics in which the abstracts are reviewed. The planning committee reserves the right to reassign abstracts if necessary. The abstract submission topics are:
- Aging and Metabolism
- Asymmetric Cell Division
- Cell Fate Conversion
- Epigenetics and Chromatin Regulation
- Epithelial and Mesenchymal Stem Cells
- Ethics and Public Policy; History of Science; Communication/Education
- Germ Cell Biology and Germline Development
- Hematopoiesis and Immunology
- Modeling Disease with Pluripotent Stem Cells
- Neural Stem Cells and Neurogenesis
- New Technologies for Controlling or Observing Stem Cell Behavior
- Pluripotent Stem Cells
- Sensory Systems Repair
- Stem Cells and Cancer
- Stem Cells in Model Organisms
- Stem Cells, Injury and Regeneration
- Stem Cell Signaling and Niches
- Stem Cell Therapies
- Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
- Systems Biology of Stem Cells
- Tissue Development in Organogenesis
In addition, a secondary category must be selected that will aid in the grouping of posters for presentation.
- Cancer Cells
- Cardiac Cells
- Chromatin in Stem Cells
- Education and Outreach
- Embryonic Stem Cell Clinical Application
- Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation
- Embryonic Stem Cell Pluripotency
- Endothelial Cells/Hemangioblasts
- Epidermal Cells
- Epithelial Cells (Not Skin)
- Ethics and Public Policy
- Eye or Retinal Cells
- Germline Cells
- Hematopoietic Cells
- History of Stem Cell Research
- Intestinal/Gut Cells
- iPS Cells
- iPS Cells: Directed Differentiation
- iPS Cells: Disease Modeling
- iPS Cells: Epigenetics
- Kidney Cells
- Liver Cells
- Lung Cells
- Mesenchymal Cell Lineage Analysis
- Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation
- Muscle Cells
- Neural Cells
- Pancreatic Cells
- Pre-clinical and Clinical Applications of Mesenchymal Cells
- Regeneration Mechanisms
- Society Issues
- Technologies for Stem Cell Research
- Tissue Engineering
- Totipotent/Early Embryo Cells
You must provide at least one and up to three keywords used to help group the abstract appropriately. Please choose specific keywords.
You must identify if the research described in your abstract 1) includes a clinical trial or 2) is part of an industry-academic partnership.
Junior Investigator Awards
Junior Investigator Awards will be presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows based on the submitted poster abstract and the presentation of the work at the annual meeting. Poster submissions from junior investigators are eligible to apply during submission. Oral submissions from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that are accepted as posters are also eligible to apply.
Travel award applicants are required to submit an abstract. Those applying must indicate during abstract submission their intention to apply. A justification of economic need (of under 200 words) will be required.
Alternate Presentation Type
Oral presentations must indicate if they are willing to present as a poster if the program committee is unable to accept their abstract for an oral presentation.
Abstract Submission Fee
There is a non-refundable $50.00 USD abstract submission fee for each abstract submitted.
All abstract presenters are required to register for the meeting. Abstract acceptance does not constitute meeting registration.
Contact Liz Weislogel at ISSCR Headquarters at +1-224-592-5752, firstname.lastname@example.org