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Important Deadlines
Workshop Applications Nov 15, 2016
Abstract Submission March 30, 2017
Travel Award Applications March 30, 2017
Author Presentation Notification May 16, 2017
Early Registration May 18, 2017
Housing Reservation May 18, 2017

Abstracts

 

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Preliminary
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Abstract Deadline: March 30, 2017, midnight, US East Coast time

 

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 Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material, and should only be submitted if at least one author plans to attend the meeting and present the work in either a poster or platform session.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 March 31 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 Research Areas from the following list. Select two areas 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 primary research area the author selects.

 

I. Cell Biology

  • Intracellular Trafficking and Organelles

  • Cytoskeleton and Migration

  • Cell Polarity

  • Cell Death

  • Cell Division

  • Germline, Meiosis

  • Imaging Methods

II. Development

  • Cell Fate and Patterning

  • Signaling Pathways in Development

  • Differentiation and Plasticity

  • Morphogenesis

  • Germline Development

  • Sex Determination

III. Ecology and Evolution

  • Phylogeny and Diversification

  • Evo-Devo, Evolution of Mating Systems

  • Speciation

  • Population Genetics

  • Evolution of Complex Traits, Quantitative Genetics

  • Ecology, Biotic Interactions, Chemical Signaling

  • Experimental Evolution and Ecology

VII. Education

 

V. Gene Regulation and Genomics

  • Gene Regulation

  • Epigenetics

  • RNA Interference and noncoding RNAs

  • Genomics

  • Novel Genetic Technologies

  • Databases and Programs

VI. Neurobiology

  • Neuronal Development

  • Synaptic Function and Circuits

  • Behavior

  • Regeneration and Degeneration

  • Novel Neuronal Methods

VII. Physiology

  • Aging and Stress

  • Dauer Larvae

  • Metabolism
  • Pathogenesis

  • Novel Technologies

 

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 student

 

D. Select if you want to be a judge for the Genetics Society of America Poster Award Competition. You are invited to be a judge for the poster competition if you are:

 

1. A GSA member

2. A PI or a Postdoc

 

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 C. elegans Meeting

 

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 WormBase in collaboration with the Caenorhabditis Genetics Center (CGC). New gene names used in your abstract must be registered via WormBase or by email application to genenames@wormbase.org.

 

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.

 

  1. 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.
  2. Abstracts must be submitted with the intent 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

 


 

Abstract Revisions

 

All revisions must be completed before midnight, March 31, 2017, U.S. East Coast time. Revisions will not be accepted after this date.

 


 

Abstract Withdrawals

 

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 March 31, 2017. 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 March 31, 2017. Abstracts not withdrawn by March 31 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:

 

  1. distribute, reproduce, license, display, perform, lend, lease, or transfer rights to the Collective Works to third parties,
  2. prepare derivative works of the Collective Works, and
  3. 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.

 


 

Social Media Policy

 

Live tweeting of presentations is allowed unless the speaker explicitly opts out by stating so at the start of his or her talk. Taking or sharing photos or videos of posters is permitted only with the presenter’s consent during the assigned poster session. Taking photos of posters while the presenter is not present is strictly prohibited. By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials.

 


 

Author Presentation Notification

 

Author assignments will be available on May 17, 2017.

 


 

Abstract Search and Program Planner

 

The Conference Abstract Search and Program Planner, available June 7, 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 the abstract search.

 


 

Program Book

 

The Program Book will be provided at the meeting to registrants and is included in the registration fee.  The abstracts will be provided as a pdf for download.

 

Special Note:

 

In an effort toward conservation, and due to the increased use of smart phones, tablets and laptops, the full text of all abstracts submitted by the deadline date will only be available on line and will NOT be printed in the program book.

 

The Program Book will still contain the full schedule information including platform and poster session date, time, title, authors, gene index, and the speaker/author index. You are encouraged to print full abstracts for those sessions of interest before leaving home. A full searchable database of all abstracts submitted by the deadline of March 30, 2017 will be available by June 7, 2017. Search criteria will include: author, gene number, program number, title, text, date of presentation and type of presentation.

 

There will be the option of printing the full text of the abstracts from a pdf file. In addition, the schedule of events and abstracts will be available for viewing on the mobile website.

 

Late abstracts will only be accepted if space permits and will not be included in the online search.

 


Platform Sessions

The program will consist of 4 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.

 


 

Poster Sessions

 

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 schedule:

Thursday, June 21 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Presenters of all even “A” posters
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Presenters of all odd “A” posters
Friday, June 22 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Presenters of all even “B” posters
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm Presenters of all odd “B” posters
Saturday, June 23 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Presenters of all even “C” posters
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Presenters of 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 podium microphone.