The step-by-step instructions on this page guide you through the abstract submission process. Submitters should read them carefully in advance to have the right data on hand for submitting abstracts, applying for awards and choosing the desired mode of presentation and presentation topic area. Average submission may take up to 20 minutes when materials are pre-formatted, as outlined in the Abstract Submission Instructions
Please review the Call for Abstracts, Deadlines, and Fees for general information.
Note that abstracts submitted are screened by the Program Committee to ensure that they meet these standards:
Failure to comply with these terms constitutes grounds for abstract rejection.
Read our helpful tips for writing a compelling abstract.
Each abstract must identify one of the five core themes and the best fitting topic for review and poster organization.
Abstracts for oral submission must identify a theme session.
Review the step-by-step instructions below for lists of these Themes and Topics.
Oral type abstract submissions will be considered for a short talk (8 minute) in a theme session at the ISSCR annual meeting. There will be four sessions in each theme as listed here. Submitters must choose one session and if desired can identify a second session where the abstract will be considered for presentation:
Theme: Cellular Identity (CI)
Cell State Transitions in Development and Cancer
Epigenetic Regulation of Cell Identity
Metabolism and Cell Identity
Theme: Clinical Applications (CA)
Complex 3D Systems for Therapy and Drug Discovery
Engineering Tissue and Organs
Road to Clinic I (Regenerative medicine)
Road to Clinic II (Drug discovery)
Theme: Modeling Development and Disease (MDD)
Comparative Early Development
Theme: New Technologies (NT)
CRISPR Based Technologies
Single Cell omics
Theme: Tissue Stem Cells and Regeneration (TSC)
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Stem Cells and Cancer
Tissue Development and Maintenance
Wound Healing, Stress and Aging
Abstracts not selected for oral presentations will be considered for a poster presentation unless indicated that the presenter will not present a poster.
Submission Theme: There are five core themes will be carried out through the program. Please choose the best fitting theme for the abstract:
Submission Subtopic: These are the 14 subtopics for review and poster organization. Choose the best fitting subtopic for your abstract. Your abstract will be reviewed in this area and if presented as a poster, this is the section where your poster will appear.
Be prepared to answer these questions:
The ISSCR Travel Awards in 2021 will be dispersed based on the quality of the abstract submission and will cover the virtual meeting registration fee. To be considered for a travel award, candidates must be an ISSCR member by 3 March, 2021.
All prices in USD. Non-refundable.
The ISSCR abstract submission payment is for abstract processing and does NOT include meeting registration.
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