2020 STP Annual Symposium
Abstract Submission Information
STP Abstract Guidelines
Abstracts must fit within the scope of the Society, whose mission is to be an international leader for improvement of human, animal, and environmental health using an interdisciplinary scientific approach based in pathology and toxicology.
All meeting attendees are encouraged to submit a poster for the meeting.
Contents of the poster presentations should pertain in some way to the field of toxicologic pathology but are not limited to “classic” toxicity studies/issues technologies. Naturally occurring toxicities (including poisonous plants), in any species, as well as spontaneous and infectious diseases of species used in toxicity studies, are welcome, as are mechanistic in vitro and molecularly-oriented studies.Studies in alternative species such as fish are also encouraged. See How to Write an Abstract for STP Poster Sessions for more information.
The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to April 15, 2020.
Please read through the instructions and important information below.
How to Use the Online Abstract Submission System
- Please register with the abstract system prior to submitting your abstract; this is a unique login separate from your membership login.
- If you are submitting more than one abstract, you can use the same login for each abstract.
- You can alter your abstracts at any time up to the deadline (March 30, 2020).
- Do not include author names in the title or body of your abstract because a “blind” reviewing process may be used—you will enter the names online during the submission process.
- Do not include tables or graphs in the body of your abstract.
- Please enter the title of your abstract in “Title Case” format.
- Capitalize all nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions (as, because, although).
- Lowercase of all articles, coordinate conjunctions (and, or, nor), and prepositions regardless of length, when they are other than the first or last word.
- Lowercase the “to” in an infinitive.
- Capitalize hyphenated and open compounds. Capitalize the second word attached by a hyphen to prefixes only if they are proper nouns or proper adjectives.
- Please use standard capitalization for all other information and avoid using all caps.
- Please spell check and proofread prior to submitting your abstract, and again once you paste it into the abstract body box in the system to be sure all special characters are showing up as you wish them to.
- All abstracts should include: Introduction/Objectives, Methods and Materials, Experimental Design, Results, Conclusion, and an Impact Statement. See How to Write an Abstract for STP Poster Sessions.
- View an abstract example
The Submission Process
- Log in to the submission system when you have prepared your abstract. Enter your email address and the password you chose when you registered with the system.
- You will be taken to a screen from which the submission process begins. Please read all instructions carefully as you move through the process.
- Submitting an abstract is a multistep process. Each step asks several questions. Some questions are marked “required” and you will not be able to complete your submission until these questions have been answered.
- If you have to stop part way through the process your submission will be held in temporary storage until you return later and complete all the questions. When you log in again you can click on your incomplete abstract and resume submission.
- There is a 250-word limit to the body of your abstract. As you enter your abstract text, you will see a word count in the bottom left of the page so you can keep track of how many words you have entered.
Amending a Submission
You may wish to change your submission. You can do this at any time up to the deadline.
- Log in to the abstract submission system.
- You will see a list of the abstracts that you have submitted. Click on the abstract that you wish to change.
- Amending an abstract is just the same as the original submission process except that the online form will be automatically filled in with the answers that you gave previously. You don’t have to change an answer if you don’t want to.
- When you reach the final step and press “Finish,” you will be sent an email confirming that your abstract has been amended.
If you have any questions about the submission process or you want to withdraw an abstract, please contact April Brewer.
Presenting Your Poster
Poster Boards are 4'x8' horizontal. Please print your poster slightly smaller than these dimensions to fit on the board.
Poster Presentation Schedule
Sunday, June 14
8:00 AM–3:00 PM
Your poster must be set up by 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 14.
Wednesday, June 17
12:00 Noon–1:00 PM
Posters not claimed by 1:00 pm, Wednesday, June 17, will be taken to the Registration Desk for pickup.
All posters will remain on display from Sunday evening through Wednesday in one poster session. Please view the detailed poster presentation times below.
Note to Presenters: Please plan to attend your poster during the following times:
Sunday, June 14
6:00 PM–6:30 PM
Monday, June 15
10:10 AM–10:40 AM
3:10 PM–3:40 PM
Tuesday, June 16
10:00 AM–10:30 AM
Wednesday, June 17
9:50 AM–10:20 AM
Young Investigator Judging Times
All individuals who submitted abstracts for the Young Investigator Award are required to present their posters on the Monday and Tuesday presentation times. Award recipients will be announced during the Award and Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, June 17.