Abstract Submission Opens:
March 31, 2019
Abstract Submission Closes:
11:59 PM ET, Friday May 31, 2019
11:59 PM ET, Thursday August 1, 2019
All participants at the AMP 2019 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: May 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET. NO EXCEPTIONS. The final abstract submission step is not complete until you have clicked the "Save and Finalize" 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.
Notification: The Corresponding Author will be notified by email no later than mid-July. Accepted abstracts will be published in the November 2019 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 2019, will be rejected. Abstracts may be withdrawn until 11:59 pm ET on August 1, 2019.
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: 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. No tables, figures, or references should be included in the abstract. (NEW THIS YEAR: 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 other meetings that occur earlier in the year should be revised, e.g., with additional data, before submitting to the AMP Annual Meeting.
If you receive a character count error after submitting your abstract, please note the following:
This count error happens when there are hidden characters in the abstract’s text, which is not unusual if the text has been copied from somewhere else. If the text is written from scratch in the submission box, the character count error is not likely. We suggest entering text manually rather than copying and pasting the text from other documents. Alternatively, you could also try copying the text of the abstract to Notepad first, then from Notepad to the submission form. This usually removes hidden and special characters.
You can begin and edit your abstract an unlimited number of times prior to the deadline by clicking “Save and Next” on the bottom of the submission pages. After you finalize your abstract prior to the deadline, click on the “Save and Finalize” button on the last page of the entry forms to complete your submission for review. Please note that:
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET. NO EXCEPTIONS. The final abstract submission step is not complete until you have clicked the "Save and Finalize" 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 August 1, 2019.
Please visit the links below to read other information about the abstract submission process:
Upon entering the abstract submission system, do not use your Internet browser’s back button. Instead, click on the “Prev” button next to the “Save and Next” button at the bottom right of each form page.
Be responsible for compliance with the AMP Scientific Integrity Policy.
Ensure that the abstract poster conforms to the Rules for Poster Display at the Annual Meeting (i.e., poster display size, format, and schedule).
Accepted abstracts that have not been previously published as either an abstract or a paper will be eligible for publication in the November 2019 issue of JMD. Abstracts that have been previously published or that are under consideration as an abstract for another meeting that occurs prior to November 2019 will be rejected.