Abstract Submission Opens:
April 1, 2021
Abstract Submission Closes:
11:59 PM ET, Wednesday, June 2, 2021
11:59 PM ET, Friday, July 30, 2021
All participants at the AMP 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo are invited to submit abstracts of original studies related to molecular pathology and diagnostics.
Only AMP Regular Members are eligible to submit abstracts. Associate Members (Trainees) and non-members must have a Regular Member sponsor their abstract. The Regular Member does not need to be an author on the abstract. If you are not a Regular Member of AMP, join now to submit your abstract today. You may submit an abstract and apply to join AMP on the same day, up to and through the submission deadline. However, we encourage you to join AMP in advance of the deadline!
*Abstract submissions in the "Other (e.g. Education)" topic category may include descriptions of novel educational approaches, innovative programs, pioneering technologies, etc. As with other abstract submissions, these abstract submissions must demonstrate the scientific method, i.e., describe the methodology and data collection, identify how to measure, analyze, and report outcomes, and provide conclusions. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed with the same criteria (see below).
Submission: June 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm (23:59) ET. NO EXCEPTIONS. The final abstract submission step is not complete until you have clicked the "Submit” button. As you enter information, remember to save your work by clicking the “Save” button, especially before you log out of the system.
Once the abstract is submitted, the Corresponding Author will receive a confirmation email. After the deadline, abstracts that are in process and/or saved but not submitted will not be considered for review and/or awards.
Notification: The Corresponding Author will be notified by email in mid-July. Abstracts may be withdrawn until 11:59 pm ET on July 30, 2021.
Embargo: The research presented as posters at the AMP Annual Meeting & Expo from the abstracts published in the November issue of JMD is embargoed until the first day of poster presentations at the Annual Meeting & Expo.
Poster Presentation: First authors of accepted abstracts are expected to register as attendees and present posters at the Annual Meeting & Expo summarizing their studies. Please see the Poster Information page for scheduling information.
All authors of abstracts must adhere to the AMP Scientific Integrity Policy. All abstracts are held to the same high standard. The perception of bias can sink an abstract submission. Data must be complete (e.g., not indicated as “proprietary”) in the abstract and not merely promised to be in the poster. Assay or platform comparisons must be fair, clear and supported by data from a quality study. We have many excellent submissions from esoteric laboratories and from industry, and these all have in common an absence of specific self-promotion in favor of rigorous, data-driven conclusions without embellishment.
Note: Abstracts that are not submitted properly will receive an administrative reject and will not be reviewed.
Abstracts must be submitted properly. The online system is a database, with data fields (title, author 1, author 2, author 3, etc.) that are used to generate the published abstracts. Therefore, pay careful attention to the submission instructions and to the submission process, including spelling, capitalization, author names, etc.
Conclusions: the conclusions and/or implications of the results
Abstract Content: 2,800 characters (with spaces and including section headers)
You must include formatting (e.g. italicizing genes), Greek letters and special symbols, e.g. °C (degree sign), superscripts, etc. Data must be reported in narrative format in the abstract submission.
No tables, figures, or references should be included in the abstract. Abstracts for the AMP Annual Meeting and Expo will be published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. To ensure that the meeting abstracts are the same format as journal abstracts, authors should save tables, figures, and references for their presentations and/or posters as well as for full manuscript submissions.
Only AMP Regular Members are eligible to submit abstracts. Associate Members and non-members must have a Regular Member sponsor their abstract. If you are not a Regular Member of AMP, join now to submit your abstract today. You may submit an abstract and apply to join AMP on the same day, up to and through the submission deadline. However, we encourage you to join AMP in advance of the deadline!
Your abstract must be eligible for publication in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD):
Abstracts that have been submitted to meetings that occur earlier in the year, including the 2021 AMP Europe Meeting, should be revised, e.g., with additional data, before submitting to the AMP Annual Meeting and Expo.
Your abstract will be rated using four criteria:
• Originality and Clarity
• Scientific Merit/Rigor
• Appropriate conclusions
ABSTRACT REVIEW: Abstracts for the AMP Annual Meeting and Expo will undergo blind review, i.e., the reviewers will not be able to see the names or the affiliations of the abstract author(s). Please refrain from including identifiers in the body of your abstract. The Program Committee will be able to see author and affiliation information after review, during the assignment of platform presentations.
Summary: Grounds for abstract rejection are:
Submission Deadline: June 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. NO EXCEPTIONS. The final abstract submission step is not complete until you have clicked the "Submit" button. The Corresponding Author will receive a confirmation email, but only after the abstract has been successfully finalized and submitted. Abstracts that are in process but not finalized after the deadline will not be considered for acceptance and/or awards.
Abstracts may be withdrawn until 11:59 pm ET on Friday, July 30, 2021.
Should an abstract be accepted, in addition to presentation of a poster at the 2021 AMP Annual Meeting and Expo, authors may be required to submit an electronic version of their poster for access by in-person and virtual attendees of the Annual Meeting and Expo. Details and instructions will follow.
Presenting authors of all accepted abstracts will be required to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting and Expo to present their work, regardless of whether or not their abstract is selected for an oral presentation.
Please visit the links below for additional information.
*Please note: If the Presenting Author is unable to attend the Annual Meeting to present the poster, every effort should be made to arrange for one of the other authors to present the poster. Both AMP (AMPEducation@amp.org) and the Annual Meeting Program Chair, Dr. Laura Tafe (Laura.J.Tafe@hitchcock.org) must be notified.