Abstracts Frequently Asked Questions

When can I submit my abstract?

Abstracts can be submitted from November 15, 2016 until February 23, 2017 for the 69th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

Can I 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, however, you must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate fee.

When will I hear whether my abstract was accepted or rejected?

Submitting/presenting authors will receive notification of abstract disposition via e-mail in early May.

If my abstract is accepted what happens?

You will be notified in early May. You will then be expected to attend the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and present a poster during the time period that you are assigned. If you present your work at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting, your abstract will be published in a supplement to the October 2017 issue of Clinical Chemistry. If you do not present your work at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting, your abstract will not be published in Clinical Chemistry.

Who can present the poster?

Any author of an accepted poster can present. However, we ask that you notify the AACC office in advance if the presenting author will not be the person originally designated to present. Whomever 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 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting will be pulled from the Clinical Chemistry publication and you will not be able to be cite it 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 only have an Expo Only badge or an Exhibitor badge.

You can register online here.

What are the poster presentation guidelines?

View the poster presentation guidelines.

Can I change/edit my abstract?

Abstracts can be edited (including author changes) up 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 August 3, 2017, your abstract can be withdrawn and will not be published in Clinical Chemistry. If you don't want your abstract published in the Annual Scientific Meeting Abstract Titles Guide, you may withdraw it up to May 10, 2017. After that date, it will be published in the Abstract Titles Guide but will not be published in Clinical Chemistry.

To withdraw an accepted abstract, please email Linda Yerby, AACC Meetings Coordinator.