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EB welcomes research in all areas of experimental biology — in particular, anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, investigative pathology, pharmacology and physiology.  Join the community that brings together scientists of all career levels to share cutting-edge research, networking and career advancement. It all starts with submitting an abstract on your latest research.

Important Information for Abstracts

All abstract submitters whose abstracts are accepted for poster presentations must agree to upload a PDF of their poster. Submitters will also have the option to record a short audio description of their poster.

Abstract submitters whose abstracts are accepted for an oral presentation must agree to upload their slides and pre-record their talk.

The abstract submission deadline was Jan. 7, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST.

The non-refundable abstract submission processing fee is $75.

Abstract Instructions

After creating your login, select Abstract Submission and the Create a New Abstract button.

An Abstract Submission refers to 1) abstracts submitted to one of the abstract topic categories listed here and 2) all abstracts programmed during the EB meeting, including scientific, education and/or professional development-related, and volunteer or invited abstracts.

All accepted abstracts, including tables and images where applicable, will be published as submitted in the EB abstract volume of The FASEB Journal.  Presenters of accepted abstracts must also register for Experimental Biology 2021.  Failure to register will result in your abstract to be canceled and withdrawn from the meeting and all associated publications, including The FASEB Journal.  
All abstracts must be submitted electronically. Review these instructions carefully before submitting.
  1. For research using human subjects, EB endorses the protections embodied in the Basic Principles of the Declaration of Helsinki and their expansion in the regulations governing research supported by the U.S. Government (45 CFR Part 46; 56 FR 28003). EB does not endorse and will not publish results of research not conducted in accordance with these principles. Investigations involving animals reported in abstracts must have been conducted in accordance with the FASEB Statement of Principles for the use of Animals in Research and Education.
  2. Authors are not permitted to submit an abstract on previously published work unless the abstract represents further progression of the published research. This applies to abstracts submitted but not presented at EB 2020 due to meeting cancellation.
  3. Each Society has the sole right to reject an abstract for not meeting submission criteria, including ethics in research, scientific quality, or other standards as defined by the programming society
  4. The most recent versions of these web browsers must be used – Safari, IE, Firefox, or Chrome.
  5. Before you start:
    • Read these instructions first; you may want to print them for reference as you submit.
    • Prepare your abstract in a Microsoft Word or plain text document. Have the names, institutions, emails and full address of all co-authors.
    • Have your credit card number to pay the $75 nonrefundable submission fee; your card will be charged immediately. The fee is nonrefundable and is not refunded for withdrawn submissions.
    • If you are not a host or guest society member, know your sponsor’s full name, society affiliation, and e-mail address. The sponsor will be notified of the submission.
  6. Ready to Start – Login and Author Information
    • To begin the process, an account must be created. To return later and make changes, to complete an unfinished abstract submission, revise a submission, view your emails, or print your receipt, you will be able to login with the Username and Password you created.
    • Enter the account holder information. Complete all required fields. PLEASE NOTE: the account holder does NOT need to be first/presenting author.
  7. You may be an author of multiple volunteered scientific papers provided that each submission represents distinct research. Sponsoring or co-authoring of additional abstracts is permitted (see item #9).
  8. Only the first author may present the research, unless prior approval is received from the Executive Officer/Director of the society to which the abstract is submitted. The first author must find a replacement speaker if multiple abstracts are programmed at the same time. Be prepared to provide full contact information all co-authors, including email and postal address.
  9. Each abstract must be sponsored by a member of a host society or an official guest society. The abstract sponsor attests that all authors adhere to the submission rules and guidelines and to the merit of the abstract submission and presentation. Sponsors of submitted abstracts assure that all listed abstract authors played a significant role in the reported research. Sponsorship eligibility varies by society. See the grid to determine sponsor eligibility.
  10. Each abstract should contain:
    • a sentence stating the study objective (unless given in the title);
    • a hypothesis
    • a brief statement of methods, if pertinent;
    • a summary of the results; and
    • a statement of the conclusions. Stating "the results will be discussed" is not sufficient.
  11. Abstract Title and Body:
    • Enter the title of your abstract in title case (i.e., capitalize the first letter of each word, except prepositions). Do not place a period following the abstract title.
    • Title case trade names.
    • Use standard abbreviations for units of measure.
    • Spell out other abbreviations at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses for subsequent uses. Exceptions: DNA, RNA, etc.
    • Include the source of research support in the separate textbox on the submission form.
    • If cutting and pasting the body of your abstract, copy information and place in Notepad or any plain text document before pasting into the Abstract Body area of the form. Be sure to save your abstract. You will have an opportunity to proofread the complete abstract before submitting the final version. The abstract title, authors, affiliations and abstract body must not exceed 3000 characters (excluding spaces) and must contain at least 100 characters. If character guidelines are not followed, you will not be allowed to proceed.
    • DO NOT enter the title or authors again in the abstract body. The title, author and co-authors will automatically be included in the final abstract.
    • If your abstract contains tables, graphics or figures, you may upload them on Step 3 – Image/Table Upload. All Figures and/or tables will be placed at the end of the abstract text.
    • You will be asked if you wish to be considered for any awards, depending upon the society you are submitting to.
    • You will be required to acknowledge and accept an Author Agreement.
    • You will be asked to acknowledge that you have proofread the abstract before final submission. This final version will appear online in the meeting supplement of The FASEB Journal. Any changes to the abstract after submission must be approved by authors and the sponsor. Review the Abstract Revision Policy for details and fees.
  12. Your selected topic category determines which society receives and programs your abstract. It is crucial to review the society topic categories before submitting your abstract. Topics are listed by society and searchable on the “Abstract Detail” in Step 4 of the submission form. Topic Categories are also available here.
    • Your abstract will be received and programmed by the society (discipline) that lists your topic choice, not the society that the abstract sponsor is a member of.
    • Each society uses a different programming method; your abstract may go to a program committee or a session chair.
    • Knowing the society that is programming your abstract makes follow-up easier; please keep a record for your files.
  13. Indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation
    • While the programming society makes final decisions about oral and poster presentations, indicating your preference on the submission form is key.
    • For all societies, abstracts not selected for oral presentation will be programmed as posters. For ASPET, abstracts selected for oral presentation must also be presented as posters.
    • Submitting to a mini-symposium or featured topic is not an automatic request for oral presentation; you may request a poster presentation for mini-symposium or featured topic.
    • AAA platform sessions are oral presentations.
  14. Successfully submitted abstracts will incur a $75 nonrefundable fee, payable by credit card prior to completing the abstract submission. Upon completion, print a copy of the screen for your records; this is confirmation of payment for your abstract submission and nonrefundable $75 fee. A payment receipt is available when you login to your account. The site is secure. For questions regarding payment, send an e-mail to NOTE: Failure to pay the $75 submission processing fee to successfully submit your abstract will result in an Incomplete Submission. Incomplete submissions will not be programmed.
  15. After submission, you will receive an abstract receipt confirmation email and a payment receipt email that contains your abstract number. Use this abstract number and the first author’s last name in all future correspondence about your abstract. The same information is required for revisions or withdrawals.
  16. Awards – Society awards information and links are located on the Awards page. Each society has its own process, criteria, deadlines and procedures for awards submissions. Contact the society for more information or visit their website (see item # 21) for details.
  17. Revisions (fees apply): DO NOT submit the abstract more than once. Revision requests must be made via the abstract submission site. Log in with your submission credentials and select “Change Request” under the Action column. Your co-authors and sponsor will be notified and must approve the revision. Changes in authorship require the physical signature of authors and abstract sponsors and programming society approval. Please see the Abstract Revision and Withdrawal Policy and contact the society with abstract revision questions. DO NOT submit revisions under “Create New Abstract” or you will be charged a new, nonrefundable abstract fee.
  18. Withdrawals (fees apply): Withdrawal requests must be made via the abstract submission site. Log in with your submission credentials and select “Withdraw” under the Action column. Your co-authors and sponsor will be notified and must approve the withdrawal. The $75 abstract submission fee is non-refundable. Please see the abstract revision and withdrawal policy and contact the society with abstract withdrawal questions.
  19. Payment: The nonrefundable abstract processing fee does not include registration.  You must register and attend the meeting or your abstract will not be published in The FASEB Journal.
  20. Direct technical questions regarding electronic submission to or by calling 866-341-9590 (8 a.m.–5 p.m. CT, Monday–Friday). You must have your abstract number when contacting customer support.
  21. Contact Information – Direct questions regarding submission rules, sponsorship, withdrawal and topic categories to the society corresponding to your abstract submission.

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