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2014 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens August 15
Conference Registration Opens October 6
Travel Award Application October 16
Abstract Submission Deadline October 27
Abstract Revision Deadline October 28
Early Meeting Registration November 13
Housing Reservation November 13
Platform/Poster Assignments Online December 15

Poster Guidelines



All posters will be displayed during the entire meeting in Fred Farr and Kiln. Authors may begin posting their presentations on Saturday, January 17 at 4:00 pm and should be in place by Sunday, at 7:30 pm. There will be two posters displayed on each side of a 4 ft. x 8 ft. poster board. Each poster author will be assigned to share a poster board. Each author will have a net useable space that measures 3’8” (111.8 cm) high x 3’8” (111.8 cm) wide. Posters should be designed in a portrait/vertical format. Only one author will present at the board each evening.

There will be two nights of poster sessions.  Authors will present according to the following schedule:


Sunday, January 18
Authors of  “A” posters will present
Poster Session 1
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cancer and other Disease Models 1A - 16A

Genome Editing Technolgies


Mesodermal Systems

18A - 25A

Neural Development, Disease and Regeneration

26A - 43A

Phenotyping Technologies

44A - 48A


49A - 57A

Monday, January 19
Authors of  “B” posters will present

Poster Session 2
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Adult Structures

1B - 2B

Cell Biology and Cell Migration

 3B - 16B

Endodermal Systems

17B - 20B

Germ Cells and Early Embryogenesis

21B - 27B

Imaging Technologies

28B - 30B

Neural Circuits and Behavior

31B - 42B

Stem Cells and Regeneration

43B - 56B


The GSA Administrative Office staff, Asilomar staff and the personnel taking down the boards will not be responsible for posters left on boards by the authors. 


Posters may be attached to the poster board with pushpins. Do not mount your poster on heavy or thick backing, as it may be difficult to fasten to the board. Do not write or paint on the board.



Guidelines for Preparing Effective Posters


  • Posters should be designed to summarize current research in graphic forms: charts, tables, graphs, pictures, etc.  Simple use of color can add effective emphasis.
  • Make the title large enough to be read easily from a reasonable distance (~ 4 feet).
  • Use a type size that can be read easily at a distance.  Using a font that is too small is the single most common error in poster preparation!  If there's not enough space to fit all the text, shorten the text.
  • Details of methodology should be brief and should be placed at the end of the legend.  Many successful posters provide a bulleted list of conclusions and questions raised. 
  • Simple use of color can add effective emphasis.
  • Some references should be provided, but they need not be as extensive as those in papers.     
  • Audiovisual equipment is not permitted in the poster board area.


The poster schedule may not be altered.  Please contact Anne Marie Mahoney, at with any questions.