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Submission Guidelines

Submit Abstract


PODIUM Deadline :Nov 14, 2018

PODIUM Acceptance Notice:Jan 24, 2019

POSTER Deadline to receive response before EB Registration deadline:Jan 17, 2019
POSTER Deadline to make program:Feb 20, 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.

Submit Abstract

Your Abstract Summary and Detail

The Abstract Summary is limited to ~100 words (900 characters with spaces). This should NOT include title, authors, affiliations, or references.

The Abstract Detail (i.e., Intro, Method, Results, Conclusions) is not limited.

Abstract Topics

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

  1. Breath Analysis and VOC
  2. Data Science
  3. Glycomics
  4. Lipidomics
  5. Metabolomics
  6. Microbiology
  7. Natural Products / Environmental
  8. Practical Training
  9. Proteomics
  10. Regulations & Standards
  11. Tissue Imaging
  12. Tox / TDM / Endocrine
  13. Troubleshooting
  14. Various OTHER

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

Abstract Submission Guidelines

You will be submitting an:

  1. Abstract Summary, and
  2. Abstract Detail.

Abstract Summary:

  1. no more than ~100 words (900 characters max).
  2. One paragraph only.
  3. No authors.
  4. No references.
  5. No acknowledgments.

Abstract Detail:

  1. Text only.
  2. Includes Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions & References / Acknowledgements
  3. Can include references and support acknowledgements.
  4. Text length not limited.

Only abstracts submitted online will be considered.

Submit Abstract

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.