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Submission Guidelines

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Deadline Notification by Register by
PODIUM Abstracts May 15, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Jul 17, 2019

POSTER Abstracts - for notification before EB register deadline Jun 28, 2019 Jul 05, 2019 Aug 15, 2019
POSTER Abstracts - FINAL Jul 25, 2019 Aug 05, 2019 Aug 15, 2019


  1. You may submit ONE abstract. Troubleshooting and Invited Practical Training abstracts do not count against this allowance.

  2. If you submit for a podium and are not selected, your abstract will be immediately considered for a poster position.

  3. You must be the presenter of the abstract that you submit.

  4. While presenter substitutions are permitted, they MAY NOT result in any individual presenting more than one abstract.

  5. Following acceptance, in order to become part of the Scientific Program you must purchase a FULL conference registration (not Exhibits Only) by the EarlyBird Registration Deadline for Podium Presenters and by the Regular Registration Deadline for Poster presenters.

Troubleshooting Forum :: Poster Only

The Troubleshooting Forum has been created to provide a setting for discussion between LC-MSMS users working in clinical diagnostics. If you've had an LC-MSMS problem that has either been resolved with troubleshooting techniques, or is still in the process of resolution - this is an opportunity to share your experience with other clinical laboratory users. The more resolution needed the better. Simple or complex, method development, method validation or production - all types of troubleshooting cases are needed. If you learned something from it, the chances are someone else can learn something as well. The intent is to stimulate discussion and to propagate expertise and solutions on those aspects of the mass spectrometry experience that rarely see daylight ... when everything goes horribly wrong. This is not about being perfect, or even close. Come to learn, or come to share. Or both. One or more Troubleshooting Poster Rounds will be scheduled in which a team of experienced users (and interested attendees) will visit posters to listen to a brief summary by the presenter, and then discuss the case and provide suggestions. If you want your poster to be included in Troubleshooting Poster Rounds, select the Troubleshooting Poster Rounds topic when you submit your abstract.

Troubleshooting Requirements:

(1) Content must be vendor neutral.
(2) There must be a strong point/experience to get across that is also vendor neutral (i.e. would benefit everyone regardless of the platform they use).
(3) No generic troubleshooting (i.e., autosampler problems, pump problems, most commonly encountered problems from the hotline, etc.).

TROUBLESHOOTING BONUS: Troubleshooting Abstracts do not count towards your abstract count. You can submit your own research AND a Troubleshooting abstract.

The Review Process:
All submitted abstracts are reviewed by the Scientific Committee for scientific merit and appropriateness of content. Abstracts submitted for a podium presentation, but which are not chosen for an oral presentation will automatically be considered for poster contention.

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Your Abstract

The Abstract you submit should be STRUCTURED. It is limited to 3000 characters, including spaces (~400 words). It should be TEXT ONLY.

Abstract Topics

MSACL is soliciting abstracts for both podium and poster presentations under the topics of:

  1. Breath and VOC Analysis
  2. Data Science
  3. Endocrinology
  4. Glycomics
  5. Lipidomics
  6. Metabolites & Metabolomics
  7. Microbiology
  8. NMR - Clinical
  9. Practical Training
  10. Proteins & Proteomics
  11. Quality Management & Standardization
  12. Small Molecules / Tox / TDM
  13. Tissue Imaging
  14. Troubleshooting
  15. Various Other

Previously Copyrighted Material is NOT PERMITTED for Presentations
-- unless you are the copyright holder --

Only abstracts submitted online will be considered.

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Following submission and confirmation you will be able to Edit or Delete your abstract via Manage Abstract.


The presenting author/person assumes full responsibility of the content of the abstract with all co-authors aware of this content. Please note that any material you submit and/or present including, but not limited to, your biography, summary and abstract may be used on the MSACL website and/or in conference materials.