24th Annual Meeting
Thursday – Sunday, October 16 – 19, 2014
C. Submitting Your Proposal
Log in to the submission system and follow the instructions.
Submitting an abstract is a multi-step process. Each page (screen) of the submission system is marked as a separate step, numbered 'Step 1' through 'Step 6.'
To navigate from one step to another, click the 'Next' or 'Back' button at the bottom of each screen. You can go back to prior steps without losing any data that you have entered.
If you do not know the answer to a question, you can skip the question and return to complete it at a later time.
Step 1: Abstract File
Click the 'Browse' button and locate your abstract file (".doc" format) on your computer's hard drive. Complete the other questions on this screen and then click the 'Next' button. Your abstract file will be sent to our system – this can take a few seconds if you have a fast internet connection, but it may take longer if your connection is slow or if you have included graphics in your abstract.
- Step 2: Author Information
In the text box, enter the following information for all authors, including yourself, in the sequence you want them to appear in the Annual Meeting schedule and abstract book. Please check the author order carefully, as this order cannot be changed after the submission deadline (March 1, 2014).
Place each author on a separate line. Even if two or more authors are from the same location, enter the location for each author.
- Name: the first (given) and last (family) names of the authors;
- Degrees: their highest degrees (two degrees maximum per author);
- Affiliation: their organizational affiliations (one affiliation only per author);
- Location: their city, state/province/region, and country.
Step 2: Which author will be presenting the paper
On the bottom portion of the author page, re-enter the names of all authors. Below the ‘Presenter(s)’ column to the right, indicate which author(s will be presenting the paper. For the first presenter click the button next to their name in the first column; for the second presenter (if applicable) click the button in the second column.
Step 6: You must check the boxes to indicate that you have received and read this ‘Call for Presentations’ and agree to its terms, including the information in the sections 'Meeting Requirements' and 'Expenses.'
Step 6: If you have answered all the mandatory (required) questions, then when you click 'Finish' your abstract will be assigned a reference number and you will receive email confirmation. If you have not answered all the mandatory questions, then your abstract will be held in temporary storage until you return later and complete all the questions.
Presentation proposals must be completed (abstract file submitted and all mandatory questions answered) by March 1, 2014, otherwise your proposal will be rejected.
Presentation proposals must be completed by March 1, 2014.