Abstract Deadline: April 16, 2015, midnight, US East Coast time
- Regular submission deadline has passed.
Late abstracts for poster ONLY
submissions deadline has passed.
You are invited to submit abstracts for either poster or platform presentation. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material, and should only be submitted if at least one author plans to attend the meeting and present the work in either a poster or platform session. It is the custom
that most platform presentations are given by a graduate
student or postdoc rather than the lab head. Abstracts should not exceed
3,000 characters. The title, authors, affiliations, main body of abstract and spaces are included in the character count.
Abstracts will appear online exactly as submitted, i.e., no
corrections, additions, revisions or deletions will be made by the
GSA staff. Revisions and corrections may be made only by the author
via the abstract submission program, no later than the April 17 revision deadline. Please proof your text carefully before submitting.
A confirmation will appear directly online after a successful submission. Confirmation of abstract receipt will include an abstract control number, an author ID number for future reference and text of the abstract.
Because platform presentation requests far exceed platform presentations slots, authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for a platform presentation.
Abstract Submission Instructions
Step 1. Enter Presenting Author information.
Step 2. Enter Abstract Presentation Information:
A. Select a Research Area from the following list. Select the area that best defines the session in which you would like to be included.
Posters will be grouped alphabetically by the presenting author's
last name (family name) in the research area the author selects.
III. Ecology and Evolution
Phylogeny and Diversification
Evolution of Complex Traits
Evolution of Mating Systems
Cell Fate and Patterning
Signaling Pathways in Development
Differentiation and Plasticity
Germline Development and Sex Determination
V. Gene Regulation and Genomics
VI. Cell Biology
Intracellular Trafficking and Organelles
Cytoskeleton and Migration
Cell Polarity and Cell Death
Cell Cycle, Cell Division, Meiosis and
B. Select a presentation type: oral or poster.
C. Select if you want to be entered in the Genetics
Society of America Poster Award Competition.
You are invited to enter the abstract in the poster competition
if you are:
1. A GSA member
2. The first and presenting author
3. A graduate or undergraduate
Note that you may enter only one abstract in the competition.
Step 3. Enter all the author names and institutions. Do
not use UPPERCASE letters for the author information.
Incorrect format - JOHN SMITH
Correct format - John Smith
Step 4. Enter abstract title. Do not use UPPERCASE
letters for the entire title.
Incorrect format - INCORRECT STYLE FOR ABSTRACT TITLE
Correct format - Correct sample abstract title for the
Step 5. Enter body of abstract. The title, authors and
affiliations should not be included in the main body of the
abstract. Check to ensure that the abstract does not exceed
3,000 characters and submit abstract. The title, authors,
affiliations, main body of abstract and spaces are included in
the character count.
Step 6. Provide the
current genetic nomenclature of gene(s) that are mentioned
in your abstract title/text. Genetic nomenclature for
Caenorhabditis elegans is supervised by
collaboration with the Caenorhabditis
Genetics Center (CGC). New gene names used in your
abstract must be registered via WormBase or by email application
Step 7. Submit the abstract. Once the abstract is accepted, presenting authors commit themselves to attend the conference. Regular registration is obligatory and binding and implies payment of regular registration fee.
Abstracts for platform presentation will be reviewed and may
be selected by the program committee. The abstracts submitted for platform presentation that are not scheduled by the program committee for a talk will be assigned to the poster sessions.
Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be assigned to the session topic indicated on the submission. Posters will be grouped alphabetically by the presenting author’s last name (family name) in the research areas listed above.
Submission Rules & Guidelines
All authors will be asked to approve the following statement when submitting an abstract: "I have read, understand and agree to the submission rules and guidelines." Your abstract will not be programmed if this box has not been checked.
- An individual may be the presenting author of more than one abstract. The presenting author does not have to be the first author to appear on the abstract.
- Abstracts must be submitted with the intention that they will be presented if selected. Presenting authors are expected to attend the meeting and make the platform or poster presentation. Presenting authors should not submit abstracts if they do not plan to attend the meeting.
- A complete abstract should include a statement of purpose, methods used, and a summary of results in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Statements such as "results will be described" should be avoided.
- Abstracts will appear online exactly as submitted, i.e., no corrections, additions, revisions or deletions can be made by the GSA staff. Only the submitting author may make revisions and corrections via the online abstract submission program. All revisions must be made no later than the April
17, 2015, revision deadline. Please proof your text carefully before submitting.
- Any authors presenting a talk in a workshop may not give a platform session presentation on the same topic. However, they
are encouraged to submit a poster absract and to present the
poster during the scheduled times.
- All abstracts submitted will be assigned either a platform or poster presentation at the discretion of the meeting Organizers and their Committee. The Committee reviews all abstracts submitted for presentation and determines whether an abstract is suitable for platform or poster presentation. Because platform presentation requests far exceed platform presentation slots (only 10-15% of all abstracts received can be accommodated in platform sessions), authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for a platform presentation.
- The Organizers reserve the right to decline a presentation to any submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit, or merely announce the availability of a resource or service.
All revisions must be completed before midnight, April 17, 2015, U.S. East Coast time. Revisions will not be accepted after this date.
The first/presenting author can withdraw their abstract on the abstract revision website. Withdrawal requests should be made by midnight, US
Eastern Standard Time on or before April 17, 2015. The author will need their last name, abstract control number and personal id number to enter the revision program. All abstracts
will be published and cannot be removed from publication after April
17, 2015. Abstracts not withdrawn by April 17 will be reviewed and if selected for presentation will be published
online. This information can be accessed by the public and may be referenced by the Genetics Society of America Media Relations staff and others.
The Genetics Society of America Conferences - Abstract Licensing Agreement
In consideration of the Genetic Society of America's (GSA's) acceptance of the abstract, the sponsor author grants GSA a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to copy, reproduce and publish the abstract in GSA's publication of
C. elegans Meeting abstracts and/or other compilations or collective works to be assembled and owned by GSA (together, "Collective Works") in any form or medium now existing or hereafter created throughout the world.
The sponsor author understands and agrees that GSA shall own all rights, including copyright, in and to the Collective Works including the right to:
- distribute, reproduce, license, display, perform, lend, lease, or transfer rights to the Collective Works to third parties,
- prepare derivative works of the Collective Works, and
- register the Collective Works in GSA™s own name with the US Copyright Office.
It is understood that the sponsor author and/or third parties with copyrights shall retain copyright in and to the abstract contributed by the sponsor author to a Collective Work. The sponsor author affirms that he/she is the author and owner of the abstract and holds all copyrights in and to the abstract, or has secured any third party permissions necessary to grant GSA the above rights. The sponsor author is responsible for providing any related third party with a copy of this grant of rights.
Cameras, Cell Phones and Video Recording Devices
The use of cameras and recording devices in plenary, platform, workshop and
poster sessions is prohibited without expressed permission from an
authorized GSA representative. By attending a GSA conference, you
grant GSA with the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness
for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials. GSA will
take steps to avoid sharing the content of presentations and posters
in order to protect unpublished data.
Author Presentation Notification
The highlighted letters below provide access to alphabetical lists of the authors whose abstracts have been accepted for the 20th International C. elegans Meeting. Please click on the first letter of the first (presenting) author's last name (surname) to view the assignment for either a platform or poster presentation. It is not possible to view abstract assignments using co-author names.
If you have not already
registered for the meeting (your abstract submission does not register you for the meeting) or booked your
housing, please do so today.
Detailed preparation instructions for
parallel/plenary presentations and
presentation instructions are available.
To view abstract program assignments, please click on the first letter of the first (presenting) author's last name (surname):
Abstract Search and Program Planner
Conference Abstract Search and Program Planner, available June 14, enables the user to search (by keyword, author and abstract title), view and print all abstracts. The program will also permit the user to select abstracts of interest to create a day-by-day, session-by-session personal Conference itinerary. Please note that late abstracts will not be available in this abstract search.
The Program Book will be provided at the meeting to registrants and is included in the registration fee.
In an effort
and due to the
increased use of
tablets and laptops, the
full text of all abstracts
submitted by the
will only be
available on line
and will NOT be
printed in the
The Program Book
will still contain
the full schedule
and poster session
date, time, title,
authors, gene index,
are encouraged to
print full abstracts
for those sessions
of interest before
A full searchable
database of all
by the deadline of
April 16, 2015 will
be available by June
14, 2015. Search
gene number, program
number, title, text,
date of presentation
and type of
There will be the
option of printing
full text of the
abstracts from a pdf
schedule of events
and abstracts will
be available for
the mobile website.
Late abstracts will
only be accepted if
space permits and
will not be included
in the online
The program will consist of 5 plenary sessions
(including the keynote lecture), 3 parallel sessions (each
with 4 concurrent sessions), 3 poster sessions and several
workshops. The Organizing Committee will select oral
presentations from submitted abstracts. Because platform
presentation requests far exceed available presentation
slots all authors should be prepared to present a poster if
their abstract is not selected for a platform presentation.
All poster sessions will be located in Pauley Pavilion.
There will be three poster sessions. There will be two
posters on each 4’ high x 8’ wide poster board. Each author
will be assigned to share a poster board. Each author will
have a net useable space of 3’ 8” (111.8cm) high x 3’ 8”
(111.8cm) wide. Authors will present according to the following
||7:30 pm –
all even “A” posters
||9:00 pm –
all odd “A” posters
||7:30 pm –
all even “B” posters
||9:00 pm –
all odd “B” posters
||3:00 pm –
all even “C” posters
||4:30 pm –
all odd “C” posters
Equipment for Oral Presentations
The following equipment will be provided in all
plenary and parallel sessions: a 2.4 GHz MacBook with a full install of Microsoft Office 2011, an LCD projector, laser pointer and