Call for Abstracts

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The ISSCR welcomes abstracts from scientists, physicians, and researchers in all sectors, including academia, industry, government, and education.

  • Late-breaking abstracts submissions are closed. Submissions will be considered for poster presentations only, and will not be eligible for Travel, Merit, or Poster Awards.
  • Oral abstract submissions are closed.
  • Poster abstract submissions are closed.
  • We do not accept advertisement of commercial products or services or clinical case studies.

Deadlines & Fees

All prices in USD. Abstract submission fees are non-refundable.

  • Regular Abstracts: $75 
    • Regular abstract submission is closed for ISSCR 2020.
    • Abstract acceptance and presentation notifications sent by 17 April, 2020
    • Oral and Poster presenters must accept by 29 April, 2020
    • Oral and Poster presenters must register by 1 June, 2020
  • Late-Breaking Abstracts: $110 (new virtual meeting rate $75)
    • Late breaking abstract submissions are closed for ISSCR 2020.
    • UPDATE: Late breaking abstracts submitted after 27 April, 2020 will be notified of acceptance by 1 June, 2020.
    • Late-breaking poster presenters must accept by 5 June, 2020
    • Poster presenters must register by 1 June, 2020
    • *Late-Breaking Abstracts submitted before 8 April, will receive a $35 refund
  • Awards for Travel, Merit, & Posters: No application fee 
    • Must be ISSCR TRAINEE member by 12 February to have been considered.
    • All abstracts from ISSCR TRAINEE members will be considered for Merit and Poster awards
    • Travel Award: Must have applied with regular abstract submission and opt in to award consideration.
    • Travel Award notifications sent by 16 March, 2020
    • Travel award winners must accept AND register by 29 April, 2020

Abstract Requirements and Policies

Abstract Submission Tips & Tools


Abstract Submission Overview

  • Helpful tips can be found here for writing a compelling abstract
  • Review the detailed instructions and Frequently Asked Questions before submitting
  • Average submission may take up to 20 minutes when materials are pre-formatted
  • Edits are allowed until submission deadline
  • Abstracts are not peer-reviewed, but if included in the Program Guide or Abstract Book, are citable
  • Only regular abstracts, not late-breaking abstracts, are evaluated for oral presentations and/or Travel, Merit, and Poster awards

By submitting an abstract to be considered for the ISSCR Annual Meeting, the individual agrees to:

  • Adhere to deadlines for submission and acceptance
  • Register to attend the meeting if accepted
  • Pay abstract submission fee (separate from registration fee)


Direct any speaker questions to your session liaison or Liz Weislogel