Translating Pre-Clinical Research to Clinical Patient Care™

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Submission Guidelines


PODIUM Deadline :Dec 01, 2022
PODIUM Late-Breaking Deadline:Feb 08, 2023

PODIUM Acceptance Notice:Jan 20, 2023
PODIUM Late-Breaking Acceptance Notice:Feb 10, 2023

POSTER Deadline to receive response before EB Registration deadline:Dec 15, 2022
POSTER Deadline to make program:Feb 01, 2023

General Guidelines:

  1. You may submit ONE abstract. However, Case Studies, 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 conference registration by the EarlyBird Registration Deadline for Podium Presenters and by the Regular Registration Deadline for Poster presenters.

Abstract Structure Guidelines:

  1. No graphics or tables.
  2. No lists. Must be written in paragraph format.
  3. Abstract body (Structured Abstract) is limited to 6000 characters, including spaces.
  4. What is a Structured Abstract (click here)?
  5. Abstracts must be Structured, unless they are for an invited Plenary / Keynote (in which case they can be free form), or are Troubleshooting (view example) or Clinical Case Studies (view example).
  6. Title:
    Limit to ~25 words (160 characters including spaces).
    Please format your title according to the Chicago Style Guide (Capitalize My Title)
  7. Author(s):
    List ALL authors.
    Example: John Smith (1), Sam Adams (2)
    Use numbers (1, 2, etc) ONLY for multiple affiliations.
  8. Affiliation(s):
    Example: (1) University of California, San Diego, CA (2) Max-Planck-Institut, Munich, Germany

Abstract Topics

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

  1. Assays Leveraging MS
  2. Breath Analysis and VOC
  3. Cases in Clinical MS
  4. Cases of Unmet Clinical Needs
  5. Data Analytics
  6. Emerging Technologies
  7. Environmental Sustainability
  8. Glycomics
  9. Identifying High Value Tests
  10. Imaging
  11. Lipidomics
  12. Metabolomics
  13. Microbiology
  14. Multi-omics
  15. Practical Training
  16. Pre-Analytics
  17. Precision Medicine
  18. Proteomics
  19. Tox / TDM / Endocrine
  20. Troubleshooting
  21. Various OTHER

Previously Copyrighted Material is NOT PERMITTED for Presentations
-- unless you are the copyright holder --
If you published in JMSACL, you are the copyright holder

Following submission and confirmation you will be able to Edit or Delete your abstract via your Network Directory Profile.

Introduction to Cases in Clinical Mass Spectrometry :: Podium or Poster


MSACL is inviting clinical cases or case series wherein the use of mass spectrometry to improve the current standard of clinical management of disease states is demonstrated. Attendees of the clinical case track will learn to identify and appreciate how mass spectrometry enhances patient care and guides clinical practice. The clinical case track will feature unique cases in interactive case sessions. Each case will exemplify a teaching pearl in clinical medicine and/or mass spectrometry and underscore the growing relevance of mass spectrometry to clinical medicine.

The clinical case abstract track will highlight cases where the use of mass spectrometry guided or changed the discourse of disease diagnosis and/or management. Abstracts will typically focus on an index case but may also describe a series of cases where the use of mass spectrometry facilitated and improved clinical management. The abstract should be structured with the following headings –Case Description, Background, MS Methods and Results, Discussion and Conclusion. The abstract may contain description of one or more specific cases and describe how mass spectrometry was leveraged to (a) improve current standard of clinical management (b) guide appropriate pharmacotherapy and/or treatment response, (c) identify previously unidentified etiology of disease, (d) diagnose toxicity, (e) differentiate disease states, (f) improve or change clinical outcome(s).

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 Steering 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.


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.