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Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Submit Abstract

PODIUM Deadline :Oct 12, 2016

POSTER Deadline to receive response before EB Registration deadline:Nov 16, 2016
POSTER Deadline to make print program:Dec 21, 2016
POSTER Deadline to make online program:Jan 11, 2017


  1. You may submit ONE abstract, unless you are recruited to present in the Fundamentals Track.

  2. If you submit for a podium and are not selected, your abstract will be immediately considered for a poster position.

  3. While presenter substitutions are permitted, they MAY NOT result in any individual presenting more than ONE abstract.

  4. Following acceptance, in order to become part of the Scientific Program you must purchase a FULL conference registration (not Exhibits Only) by the EarlyBird Registration Deadline for Podium Presenters and by the Regular Registration Deadline for Poster presenters.

  5. Podium Presentations may be VIDEO (Slides Only) AND AUDIO RECORDED and may be placed on the MSACL website following your approval for content and quality.

Troubleshooting Forum :: Poster Only :: *NEW*

The Troubleshooting Forum has been created to provide a setting for discussion between LC-MSMS users working in clinical diagnostics. If you've had an LC-MSMS problem that has either been resolved with troubleshooting techniques, or is still in the process of resolution - this is an opportunity to share your experience with other clinical laboratory users. The more resolution needed the better. Simple or complex, method development, method validation or production - all types of troubleshooting cases are needed. If you learned something from it, the chances are someone else can learn something as well. The intent is to stimulate discussion and to propagate expertise and solutions on those aspects of the mass spectrometry experience that rarely see daylight ... when everything goes horribly wrong. This is not about being perfect, or even close. Come to learn, or come to share. Or both. One or more Troubleshooting Poster "Grand Rounds" sessions will be scheduled as part of the Troubleshooting Forum in which a team of experienced users (and interested attendees) will visit posters to listen to a brief summary by the presenter, and then discuss the case and provide troubleshooting suggestions. If you want your poster to be included in Troubleshooting Grand Rounds, select the Troubleshooting Form with Grand Rounds topic when you submit your abstract. A demo Troubleshooting abstract and poster template/example are listed below.

The Review Process:
Submitted abstracts are reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee for scientific merit and appropriateness of content. Abstracts submitted for a podium presentation, but which are not chosen for an oral presentation will automatically be considered for poster contention.

Submit Abstract

MSACL requires submission of a Short and Long Abstract.

The Short Abstract body is limited to ~100 words (900 characters with spaces), NOT including title, authors, or affiliations.

The Long Abstract body is limited to ~1200-1600 words (10000 characters with spaces), and is submitted online. Text only.

Abstract Topics

MSACL is soliciting abstracts for both oral and poster presentations under the topics of:

  1. Endocrinology
  2. Metabolomics
  3. Microbiology/Virology
  4. Practical Training
  5. Proficiency, Regulations, Standards
  6. Proteomics
  7. Small Molecules / Tox
  8. Tissue Imaging & Analysis
  9. Troubleshooting
  10. Troubleshooting with Grand Rounds
  11. Various OTHER

Previously Copyrighted Material is NOT PERMITTED for Presentations
-- unless you are the copyright holder --

Abstract Submission Guidelines

You will be submitting a:

  1. Short Abstract and
  2. Long Abstract.

Short Abstract:

The Short Abstract will be online and in the printed program.

  1. Abstract title no more than 25 words.
  2. Abstract body no more than ~100 words (900 characters max).
  3. One paragraph only.
  4. No references.
  5. No support acknowledgments.

Long Abstract:

The Long Abstract will be available on-line only.

  1. Text only.
  2. Can include references and support acknowledgements.
  3. Limited to ~1200-1600 words (10,000 characters max).

Only abstracts submitted online will be accepted.

Submit Abstract

Following submission and confirmation you will be able to Edit or Delete your abstract via Manage Abstract.


The presenting author/person who submitted the abstract assumes full responsibility of the content of the abstract and we assume that all co- authors are aware of this content. Please note that any material you submit and/or present including, but not limited to, your biography, summary and abstract may be used on the MSACL website and/or in conference materials.