Abstracts & Presentations

Late Breaking Abstract Information

New for 2016: A few spots will be held in the concurrent sessions for the best of the Late Breaking abstracts to be presented as short talks.

Download the ISSCR 2016 Late Breaking Abstract Submission Guide

When can I submit a Late Breaking Abstract?
Late Breaking Abstract submission will be open from 15 February, 2016 until 2 May, 2016.
How much is the submission fee for Late Breaking Abstracts?
There is a $90.000 USD non-refundable charge to submit a Late Breaking Abstract. Payment is available with VISA, Mastercard or American Express credit card.
Will my Late Breaking Abstract be eligible for an oral presentation?
YES, new in 2016, the top Late Breaking Abstracts will be considered for a few oral presentation spots in the concurrent sessions. Notifications for oral presentations will be sent in early May.
When will I be notified whether my Late Breaking Abstract has been accepted?
Submissions completed before March 15 will be notified by 15 April and after that on a rolling basis within 3 weeks of the submission for acceptance as a poster presentation. Poster accepted abstracts will then be considered for oral presentations. Notifications for oral presentation will be send in early May.
May I apply for a travel award or a poster award with my Late Breaking Abstract?
No, Late Breaking Abstracts will not be considered for these awards.

Important Dates

Notifications sent to Oral Presenters, Poster Presenters, and Travel Award winners

Monday, 4 April, 2016

Deadline for Oral Presenters, Poster Presenters, and Travel Award winners to accept invitation

Tuesday, 22 April, 2016

Late Breaking Abstract Submission closes

Monday, 2 May, 2016 at 11:59 PM CST USA

Deadline for Poster Presenters and Travel Award winners to register for the meeting

Wednesday, 4 May, 2016


Poster Presentations

All Poster presenters MUST be registered for the 2016 ISSCR Annual Meeting. The abstract submission fee does not constitute the meeting registration fee. 

Download the ISSCR 2016 Poster Presentation Guide


What is a poster presentation?
Your poster should be a visual presentation of your research or clinical project. You are encouraged to use schematic diagrams, graphs, tables, and other strategies to direct the visual attention of the viewer, rather than explaining it using text as you would in a journal article. A poster addresses one central question and states the question or hypothesis in the poster and provides a clear and explicit take-home message.
What is the recommended poster format?
The maximum poster size is one meter by one meter. Due to fire regulations, no tables, chairs, or electrical hook-ups will be allowed near the posters.  We recommend using 36 point type for section headings and 24 point type for text and we encourage the use of graphs and figures whenever possible.
What content should I include in my poster?
Posters usually have a similar structure to a research paper or journal article. We recommend including an abstract, introduction section (i.e., brief rationale or review of relevant research), a methods section, a results section, a conclusion or summary section, and list of key references. You may choose to include a photo of the presenting author to the right of the poster title to help attendees identify you.
What materials should I use to create my poster?
We do not offer poster printing onsite at the meeting. If possible, create your poster in a single sheet using a 36" or 54"-wide printer for easiest transport. We recommend using page-layout software to design your poster. Use color (muted colors are best for the background, bright colors are OK for borders) and use borders to separate sections of your poster. Avoid reflective, plastic coated paper

Travel Award Information

How are the ISSCR Travel Awards recipients determined?
Travel awards recipients are selected based on the quality of the abstract submission as well as economic need. 
Who is eligible to receive an ISSCR Travel Award?
Only trainee presenting authors who are members of ISSCR at the time of the meeting will qualify for the Travel Awards. (Trainee presenting authors include post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and medical students). 
What costs will be covered by the ISSCR Travel Awards?
The ISSCR Travel awards are meant to help defray the cost of attending the 2016 Annual Meeting but they may not cover the entire cost of your travel and do not cover the cost of the abstract submission fee. Due to the large number of applications for travel awards, the ISSCR is not able to fund most requests. We encourage attendees to explore alternative sources for travel funds early on in the planning process.
When will I receive my Travel Award?
Travel Award winners from the U.S and Canada will receive their travel award in the form of a check at the annual meeting (once attendance is confirmed). Travel Award winners from outside of the U.S and Canada will receive their travel award in the form of a wire transfer after the meeting has concluded.

ISSCR Poster Award Information

How are ISSCR Poster Awards determined and how do I apply to be considered for one?
Poster Awards will be decided based on the quality of the abstract submission as well as the presentation of the poster at the meeting. During the online abstract submission process, you may indicate if you would like your submission to be considered for an ISSCR Poster Award.
Who is eligible to apply for an ISSCR Poster Award?
Only trainee presenting authors of posters who are members of ISSCR at the time of the meeting will qualify for a Poster Award. (Trainee presenting authors include post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and medical students). 
What does the Poster Award include?
Poster award winners will receive a stipend in recognition of their quality work as well as complimentary meeting registration for the 2017 ISSCR Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

General Abstract Information

When can I submit an abstract for the ISSCR 2016 Annual Meeting?
Regular Abstract Submission has now closed. Late-Breaking Abstract submission will remain open until 2 May.
Do I have to be an ISSCR member to submit an abstract?
You do not have to be a member of ISSCR to submit an abstract. However, 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 also include a substantial meeting registration discount. Learn more or become a member.
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 may wait to register until abstract notifications have been sent, but you must register here in order to present your abstract at the meeting.

How long does it take to submit an abstract?
Entering all the information for abstract submission can take up to 15 minutes, especially if you have many authors to include. Please leave plenty of time to submit and verify all the information before the submission deadline at 14:00 CST USA. Be sure to note the deadline in your own time zone!
When will I be notified if my abstract is chosen for an oral presentation or a poster presentation?
Presenting authors will receive an email notification of their abstract placement including information on the specific concurrent or poster session, by 4 April, 2016. Please contact abstracts@isscr.org  if you do not receive your notification.
May I withdraw my abstract after the submission deadline?
Yes, however, the submission fee is non-refundable. Abstracts withdrawn by 4 May, 2016 will be excluded from electronic or print program materials. To withdraw an abstract, please send an email to abstracts@isscr.org and include your abstract number.
Where and when will my abstract be published (if accepted)?
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 made available in electronic form to meeting attendees in the meeting poster abstract book. Following the meeting, these materials may be made publicly available.
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