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Poster Abstracts

AACC’s Preanalytical Phase conference committee invites you to submit a poster abstract. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to display their poster(s) during the meeting and must register to do so. Authors who register and present their posters in-person will have the abstract published in AACC’s online peer-reviewed publication The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine (JALM). All poster abstract submissions must be made electronically through AACC’s online poster abstract submission form (linked below) to be considered. The submission deadline is August 11, 2023 and authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified by August 30, 2023.

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

Submit Your Abstract

Key Dates and Deadline

  • The deadline for submission is August 11, 2023
  • Acceptance notices will be sent by August 30, 2023
  • AACC’s Preanalytical Phase Conference will be held October 20-21, 2023

Submission Guidelines

  • AACC membership is not required to submit a poster abstract.
  • Submitters may submit multiple poster abstracts for consideration.
  • All abstracts must meet the requirements below and should be submitted using our Word template.
  • Authors should submit abstracts with the intention to attend and present.

Student Travel Awards

  • Current AACC Student Members may apply for consideration for one of two $750 travel awards, sponsored by the AACC Penn-Del Local Section.
  • Travel awards will be distributed after the conference and are contingent upon attending and presenting at the conference.
  • To apply, submit an abstract and indicate your student membership status and interest on the abstract submission form.
  • Memberships must be active by the abstract deadline to be considered for the travel awards.

Abstract Requirements

Be sure to use our Word template when creating your abstract.


Author Names:

  • The presenting author must be underlined and listed first, followed by each co-author’s name, separated by commas and with a period at the end.
  • Each author name should include first initial, middle initial (if desired), and last name.
  • Do not include any titles (Dr) or degrees (PhD).
  • The appropriate affiliation superscript should be listed after each author.
  • Example: J. W. Smith1, D. Jones2, N. Wagner1.

Author Affiliations:

  • List the affiliation, with institution and location, for each author.
  • Begin each affiliation with a numbered superscript and separate each with a comma. Do not include a period at the end.
  • Affiliations should be listed in the order of the author names.
  • Where the affiliation are the same for multiple authors, only include a single entry.
  • For US locations, include the 2 letter State code. For non-US locations, include the country.
  • Text should be in italics.
  • Example: 1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Abstract Body:

  • Maximum of 500 words. Use the word count feature to ensure you stay within this limit.
  • The following sections are required — these are pre-entered in the Word template:
    • Background
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions
  • Do not include any graphics or tables.


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