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Annual Meeting Abstract FAQ

When can I submit my abstract?
Abstracts can be submitted from mid-November until late-February each year for the Annual Meeting for that year.

Can I present submit my abstract if it has been published somewhere else?
The content must not have been previously published in a copyrighted, peer reviewed journal, such as Clinical Chemistry, by any one or more of the submitting authors. This does not apply to previous publication in an AACC local section or division newsletter or publication in conference proceedings that are distributed to conference attendees.

Is there a fee for submitting an abstract?
No, there is no fee to submit.  If your abstract is accepted, you must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate fee.

When will I hear that I got accepted/rejected?
Submitting/presenting authors will receive notification of abstract disposition via e-mail in early May.

If I get accepted what happens?
You will be notified in early May.  You will then be expected to attend the Annual Meeting and present a poster during the time period that you are assigned.  If you present your work at the Annual Meeting, your abstract will be published in the October issue of Clinical Chemistry.  If you do not present your work at the Annual Meeting, you will not be published in Clinical Chemistry. 

Who can present the poster?
Anyone who is an author on the poster can present although we ask that if it is not the author that was designated to present, that you let the AACC office know in advance.  Whoever presents the poster, must be a conference registrant for the meeting. 

What happens if I don't present my poster?
Any poster that is not presented at the Annual Meeting, will be pulled from the Clinical Chemistry publication.  Those posters not presented, will not be able to be cited as published in Clinical Chemistry.  There will be no publication credit. 

Do I have to register for the meeting to present my poster?
All poster presenters must register for the Conference and pay the required conference registration fees.   You may not present a poster if you have only an Expo Only badge or an Exhibitor badge.  Registration material will be available online in mid-April and will also be mailed to all AACC members.

Poster Guidelines
See the website from early April until the end of the Annual Meeting to access the requirements for presenting your poster. 

Can I change/edit my abstract?
Abstracts can be edited (including author changes) until the abstract submission deadline.  No changes of any kind may be made after that date.

How do I withdraw my accepted abstract?
From the time you are notified that your abstract has been accepted until July 27, 2015, your abstract can be withdrawn and will not be published in Clinical Chemistry.  If you don't want your abstract published in the Annual Meeting Abstracts publication, you may withdraw it up to May 15, 2015.  After that date, it will be published online in the Meetings Abstract publication but will not be published in Clinical Chemistry.  To withdraw your accepted abstract, email Gail Mutnik, Director of Meetings and Exhibits.