Abstract Submission Opens:
April 1, 2020
Abstract Submission Closes:
11:59 PM ET, Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Early September, 2020
11:59 PM ET, Monday, September 21, 2020
All participants at the AMP 2020 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: July 15, 2020 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 no later than early September. Accepted abstracts will be published in the November 2020 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD) (see "Eligibility for Publication" section). Abstracts that are not eligible for publication in JMD, i.e., have been submitted to another publication or to another meeting that occurs before November 2020, will be rejected. Abstracts may be withdrawn until 11:59 pm ET on September 21, 2020.
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.
Poster Presentation: First authors of accepted abstracts are expected to register as attendees and present posters at the Annual Meeting & Expo summarizing their studies. All authors of abstracts must adhere to the AMP Scientific Integrity Policy.
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 may 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 (other than the 2020 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.
Submission Deadline: July 15, 2020 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 September 21, 2020.
Please visit the links below to read other information about the abstract submission process:
*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. Jane Gibson (Jane.Gibson@ucf.edu) must be notified.