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Poster Abstracts

Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to display their poster(s) during the meeting. In addition, all accepted posters will be published in AACC’s online peer-reviewed publication The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine (JALM). You must register for the conference to have your poster displayed.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed for clarity, scientific impact, and integrity. In addition, all abstracts should cover topics across the preanalytical phase cycle.

Key Dates and Deadline

  • The deadline for submission is April 4, 2022
  • Acceptance notices will be sent by April 22, 2022
  • AACC’s Preanalytical Phase Conference will be held June 3-4, 2022 (note new conference dates)

Poster Preparation Guidelines & Requirements


Presenting authors are required to register as a conference attendee for the 2022 Preanalytical Phase meeting. Please note, if another person will present a poster on the presenting author’s behalf, they must be registered as a conference attendee, and the name must be provided to [email protected] by April 15 for inclusion in the program guide.


If you plan to withdraw your abstract, please notify [email protected] in writing as soon as possible including the abstract title and author name.


  • The maximum size for an accepted poster is 46 inches (117 cm) x 46 inches (117 cm). If your poster exceeds the limit, it may be cut, folded, or otherwise modified to permit the allotted display room.
  • The poster abstract number provided by AACC will be placed in the upper corner and measures 8.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches high (approximately 22 cm x 14 cm).
  • Due to social distancing, you will not share the poster board with another poster.


Each accepted poster must contain the following information:

  • Title as submitted in your abstract submission.
  • Presenting author and all co-authors.
  • Author(s) affiliation(s).
  • Background of your study (why you did this work).
  • Method(s) used to achieve a solution.
  • Results obtained (figures, tables, etc.).
  • Conclusions and importance of your work to laboratory medicine.

Please note that AACC only provides the poster abstract number placed in the upper corner.


  • The information you display should have a professional appearance.
  • Instruments, components, and reagents are NOT permitted in the poster area.
  • All information should be easily read from at least 5 feet away from your poster.
    • Headings for abstract title and numbering for subsections should be a minimum of 72 pt font (approximately 1 inch or 2.5 cm height).
    • Subheadings should be a minimum of 36 pt font (approximately 0.5 inches or 1 cm height).
    • All type should be a minimum of 24 pt font (approximately 0.3 inches or 0.8 cm height) and readable from a distance of 5-7 feet (1.5-1.7 meters).


  • Instruments, components, or reagents are NOT permitted in the poster area.


You are required to set up your poster between 7 – 8:30 am on Friday, June 3. Please collect your badge at the registration table and identify your poster number for your spot at the poster presentation section.

Your poster is to remain on display for the entire duration of the conference and removed Saturday, June 4 between 12:05 – 1:30 pm.

You are expected to be at your poster during the following times to discuss your results with attendees:

  • Friday, June 3: 11:15 am – 12:00 pm and 3:20 – 4:05 pm
  • Saturday, June 4: 11:20 am – 12:05 pm.

AACC is not responsible for posters left on boards after sessions are over. We encourage you to bring handouts containing pertinent information from your paper.

In order to participate as a poster presenter, you are required to register for the conference. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from being present during your scheduled time, you are expected to arrange to have a co-author take your place. If a co-author must take your place, they must then be registered for the conference.

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