Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent via email on March 20, 2020.
The official acceptance letter, which includes all details of a presentation including date, time and location, will be posted online through the abstract submission website. International abstract submitters who plan to attend the ASGCT 23rd Annual Meeting will need to apply for a VISA to travel to the meeting in Boston.
Please Note: The amount of time required to obtain a VISA has increased tremendously. Abstract submitters will be able to generate invitation letters online so they can apply for their VISA immediately after submitting an abstract. If you have any problems generating your letter, please contact ASGCT Program Manager Alex Peterson.
Approximately 40 percent of accepted abstracts are scheduled as oral abstract presentations. Oral abstract presentations are formal PowerPoint presentations given during 1.5 - 2 hour simultaneous oral abstract sessions. Presentations are 10 minutes in length followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. Presenters are required to disclose any potential conflicts at the beginning of their presentation.
Sixty percent of all abstracts presented at the Annual Meeting occur during one of three poster sessions.
Poster sessions allow the presenter to illustrate the abstract on a poster board and discuss the abstract with attendees present at the poster session. Posters should acquaint conference participants with the fundamentals of the presenter's program, project, or study quickly and easily. Authors must be present during the entirety of the hourlong poster session in which their abstract has been assigned.
Associate Members who are the first and presenting author on an abstract will receive free registration for the ASGCT 23rd Annual Meeting. Non-members who have submitted abstracts are invited to apply for membership.
ASGCT will be offering Meritorious Abstract Travel Awards to Associate Members (students or postdoctoral fellows) who have submitted abstracts and received an average review score of between 1 and 3.5.
Submitters must be Associate Members at the time of submitting their abstract to qualify for Travel Awards. Non-members interested in qualifying for travel awards are invited to apply for membership.
There is not a separate application for travel grants. You must sign up for a travel grant during the abstract submission process.
ASGCT will again be giving Outstanding Poster Presentation Awards to attendees from each abstract category, following each poster session.
Awards will be given based on an onsite review during each poster session by the respective Poster Review Teams.
If you would like to volunteer to be a poster presentation reviewer for the ASGCT 23rd Annual Meeting, visit the Volunteer page at ASGCT.org.
In 2020, ASGCT will once again pay for poster production for 30 Associate Members.
Submitters must be Associate Members at the time of submitting their abstract to qualify for poster production funding.
Poster production recipients will be chosen based on abstract review scores and a determination of the ASGCT Abstract Review Committee.
Poster production for those selected will be through an online system, with the posters being delivered directly to the ASGCT 23rd Annual Meeting. A link to the poster production site will be available here closer to the meeting.
ASGCT will offer a limited number of Underrepresented Minority Travel Awards for students and postdoctoral fellows submitting abstracts for the meeting. The top candidates for this award, based on average score, will receive a $500 travel award to the 23rd Annual Meeting. Candidate must be a U.S. resident and self-identify as belonging to one of the following groups:
Candidate must be an Associate Member of ASGCT and the first and presenting author of an abstract submitted for the 23rd Annual Meeting.
Registration and Hotel Blocks
Abstract Submission Closes
January 29, 2020
Abstract Notifications Sent
April 6, 2020
April 28, 2020
23rd ASGCT Annual Meeting
May 12 – 15, 2020
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115