Accelerating the Implementation of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab



Palm Springs, Mar 29 - Apr 2


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  1. You may only submit ONE abstract, UNLESS you are recruited to present in the PRACTICAL TRAINING Track, or you are submitting a TROUBLESHOOTING ABSTRACT.

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

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

  4. Following acceptance, in order to become part of the Scientific Program you must purchase a FULL conference registration (not PARTIAL).

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 a candidate for participation in the Troubleshooting Poster Rounds, select the Troubleshooting 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 members of 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.

Session Chair? I would like to be considered to Chair a group of talks.
Scientific Committee? I would like to be considered for the Scientific Committee at some time in the future.
Poster Contest Interest? I am interested in the Trainee (academic only) Poster Contest.

If selected as a SEMI-FINALIST you will be required to present a Poster Lightning Talk for further competitive consideration.

** A PDF of your poster MUST be uploaded via Manage Abstract to remain in the competition **


*Applicable to Clinic:
*Presentation: Podium (considered for Poster if not selected for Podium)

*Presenting Author
*First Name:
*LAST Name:
*City, State, Country Mail Code:
*Primary Email:
*Verify Email:
CC Email:
--> It is a good (great!) idea to include your personal email address here if it is not used as the Primary.
--> This way you will be more likely to receive automated abstract notifications.
--> Gmail addresses work particulary well to ensure you receive email notifications.
Short Personal Biography:
This is your chance to provide more information about who you are. It will be accessible on-line next to your abstract information. It will also be used as an introduction for abstracts presented from the podium.

*Financial Disclosure Statement


and declare that:

I (or a member of my immediate family):

receive Grant Support

receive Salary &or Consultant Fees

serve on a Board or Committee

own Stock/Options in related companies

receive an Honorarium or Expense Support

receive IP royalty Income

mention or discuss Specific Products or Services of the company(ies) or technology listed above in my abstract presentation (poster or podium).

Limited to ~25 words (160 characters including spaces).
Formating : Please Try to Format Your Abstract Something Like This with First Letter Capitalization
DO NOT INCLUDE Authors here.

List ALL authors here.
Example: John Smith (1), Sam Adams (2)
Use numbers (1, 2, etc) ONLY for multiple affiliations.

Example: (1) University of California, San Diego, CA (2) Max-Planck-Institut, Munich, Germany


*Structured Abstract:

What is a Structured Abstract?

* Keynote (Invited) Speakers * --> Free-form Abstract is Permitted

Abstract Limited to 3000 characters, including spaces (~400 words).

Structured Abstract of work to be presented.

Following abstract submission, a Confirmation Email will be sent to the contact email address and will contain a Confirmation link. It is critical that you confirm your submission. Any submissions not confirmed within 1 week are deleted from the system. If you do not receive a confirmation email please re-submit or contact MSACL directly at .

You will not have an opportunity to review your information before it is submitted. Instead, following confirmation, you will be able to view your abstract through Manage Abstract where you may perform edits, or delete your abstract from consideration.

You may only present ONE abstract
(not including Practical Training and Troubleshooting)