Abstract Submission Information

Abstract Submission Information

The 2023 Joint Meeting of the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), The Histochemical Society (HCS), and the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) welcomes research in all areas of Tissue, Matrix, and Pathobiology.

Join the community that brings together scientists of all career levels to share cutting-edge research, networking and career advancement. It all starts with submitting an abstract of your latest research.

Abstracts are being accepted from all members of the ASMB, HCS, and ASIP and from non-member attendees using the ASIP membership database system. 

$30 abstract submission fee will be required for each member abstract submitted. Non-members will be required to pay a $50 abstract submission fee for each abstract submitted. The abstract submission fee is non-refundable.

The first abstract submission deadline is Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 11:59 PM (ET) and the deadline for last-chance abstracts submissions will be Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM (ET)

Submit Your Abstract

Help Us Program Your Abstract Correctly

The topic(s) you select from the Abstract Topic Categories determines which society receives and schedules your abstract. It is crucial to review the topic categories before submitting an abstract.  You will have the opportunity to select up to three Topic Categories which bests fits the nature of your research.

  • Each society has its own list of topics; you may choose a topic from any society listing.
  • Remember which society is programming your abstract as that society will receive and program your topic choice.

  • All abstracts submitted to the 2023 Joint Meeting of the ASMB, HCS, and ASIP for possible presentation at the conference will undergo a peer review process prior to acceptance. Abstracts are reviewed by members of the 2023 Joint Meeting of the ASMB, HCS, and ASIP Planning Committee.

  • Knowing which society is programming your abstract reduces follow-up between you and the society. Indicate your preference for oral or poster presentation.

  • The programming society makes final decisions about oral and poster presentations.

  • All accepted abstracts (regardless of society affiliation) will be programmed as short, 15-minute oral presentations or poster presentations. In certain circumstances, abstracts selected for oral presentation may also be presented as posters.

  • All accepted abstracts (no matter the Society affiliation) will be published online in The American Journal of Pathology (The AJP). Abstract authors will have the option to "opt-out" of publication when completing the abstract submission form.

  • The non-refundable abstract processing fee does not include your meeting registration.  You must register and attend the meeting or your abstract will not be accepted.

  • The abstract submission text cannot be edited once you exit the system so please be sure to proof your submission carefully. Incomplete submissions will not be programmed.

  • Accepted abstract authors will also have the opportunity to upload a virtual poster at a later time. 
  • Direct technical questions regarding electronic submissions, submission rules, topic categories, etc. to Lmcfadden@asip.org

Steps for Submitting Your Abstract

  • To begin the process, if you are an ASIP member, you must log into the ASIP membership database with your member access credentials.  If you are a non-ASIP member, an account must be created. The link can be found HERE.
  • Enter the account holder information. Complete all required fields. NOTE: The account holder does not need to be first/presenting author, although it is recommended. The account holder will receive the notifications regarding the status of the abstract. You will be required to pay the abstract fee at the time of submission.
  • You may be first author of multiple volunteered scientific papers provided that each submission represents distinct research. Sponsoring or co-authoring of additional abstracts is permitted.
  • Only the first author may present the paper, unless prior approval is received from the 2023 Joint Meeting of the ASMB, HCS, ASIP Planning Committee. The first author must find a replacement speaker if multiple abstracts are programmed at the same time.

Each abstract should contain:

  • Introduction/Background: a brief discussion of the background or rationale of the study and/or the question addressed
  • Materials and Methods: the experimental approach, materials, and methods used in the study
  • Results: the data and results obtained in the study
  • Conclusions: the conclusions and/or implications of the results
  • References and Acknowledgements 

Abstract Title and Body:

  • Enter the title of your abstract in title case (i.e., capitalize the first letter of each word, except prepositions). Do not place a period following the abstract title.
  • Title case trade names.
  • Use standard abbreviations for units of measure.
  • Spell out other abbreviations at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses for subsequent uses. Exceptions: DNA, RNA, etc.
  • Include the source of research support in the separate textbox on the submission form.
  • Cut and paste the body of your abstract from a Word or plain text document into the Abstract Body area of the form. The abstract title (including spaces) has a 200 character limit.  The abstract text (including spaces) has a 3,000 character limit.  
  • Do not enter the title or authors again in the abstract body. The title, author and co-authors will automatically be included in the final abstract.
  • You will be required to upload a copy of your completed abstract as a Word document.  No figures or tables are allowed.
  • All abstract submitters are eligible to apply for Society award offered by ASMB, HCS or ASIP.  Award information can be found HERE
  • You will be required to acknowledge and accept the 2023 Joint Meeting of the ASMB, HCS, and ASIP Scientific Integrity Policy. Please read the agreement prior to submitting an abstract.
  • You will be required to acknowledge and accept the 2023 Joint Meeting of the ASMB, HCS, and ASIP Code of Conduct. Please read and acknowledge prior to submitting your abstract.
  • You are responsible for proofreading the abstract before final submission. The final version will appear online in The American Journal of Pathology (The AJP) unless the abstract authors agree to opt-out of publication.
  • NOTE: The MemberClicks system WILL NOT allow you to go back into the system to make edits or additions to the abstract once it has been submitted.  It is your responsibility to ensure your abstract is accurate and free of errors.