As you prepare your work for presentation at the AMP 2017 Annual Meeting, consider that the theme this year is, "Where Molecular Leads Medicine to Best Patient Care.” Exciting new work presented in abstract form will round out our relevant and comprehensive program. The Program Committee recognizes abstract submissions as a cutting edge indicators of new directions in our field. The data presented in abstracts will lead to new diagnostic markers and methodology that will positively impact further research, the clinical laboratory, and patient care. Some of the most enthusiastic discussion and productive collaborations begin at the poster sessions and continue throughout the meeting and beyond. We look forward to your submissions and to seeing you in Salt Lake City!
On behalf of the 2017 AMP Program Committee,
Daniel E. Sabath, MD, PhD (Chair)
Abstract Submission Opens:
April 3, 2017
Abstract Submission Closes:
11:59 PM ET, May 31, 2017
11:59 PM ET, August 1, 2017
All participants at the AMP 2017 Annual Meeting are invited to submit abstracts of original studies related to molecular pathology and diagnostics.
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Eligibility: 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!
Other (Education, etc.)*
*Abstract submissions in the "Other (Education, etc.)" 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: Complete abstracts must be submitted online no later than 11:59 pm ET on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. All abstract submissions must be complete and finalized before this time and date - NO EXCEPTIONS. The final abstract submission step is not complete until you have clicked the "Finalize and Save" button. Only the Corresponding Author will receive a confirmation email only after your 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.
Notification: The Corresponding Author will be notified by email no later than Monday, July 17, 2017. Accepted abstracts will be published in the November 2017 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 2017, will be rejected. Abstracts may be withdrawn until 11:59 pm ET on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
Embargo: The research presented as posters at the AMP Annual Meeting 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 an attendee and present posters at the Annual Meeting summarizing their studies. All authors of abstracts must adhere to the AMP Scientific Integrity Policy.
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.
All abstracts must include the required headers listed below; each header must be included in your text:
Introduction: a brief discussion of the background or rationale of the study and/or the question addressed
Methods: the experimental approach, materials, and methods used in the study
Results: the data and results obtained in the study
Conclusions: the conclusions and/or implications of the results
Number of authors: 30
Abstract Title: 200 characters
Abstract Content: 2800 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; tables may be included in your poster.
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 will be rated using four criteria:
Originality and Clarity
Summary: Grounds for abstract rejection are:
Failure to follow directions in 1-5.
Abstracts that are not eligible for publication in JMD, i.e., have been submitted to another publication or to another meeting that occurs prior to November 2017.
Abstract contains no scientific data and/or has only a promise of future data.
Duplicate abstracts are submitted.
Sponsor is not an AMP Regular member.
Sponsor or any author violated any of the AMP rules for presentation at a previous meeting, e.g., the authors failed to present a poster without notifying AMP prior to the meeting.
The five most common reasons for rejection are: