SLAS2016 Abstract Submission Requirements

To simplify your submission process, please have all of your materials together prior to entering your abstract. You will be able to view screen shots of each step in the abstract process by using the 'Guidelines' section of the submission site.

To submit, you will need the following:

General Instructions:

SLAS2016 Educational Tracks:

The SLAS2016 scientific program will feature seven educational tracks. To view detailed track descriptions, please click here.

If you cannot find your particular topic of interest listed in this Call for Abstracts but wish to report on research related to one of the track themes, we encourage you to submit your abstract for consideration by the Program Committee. Individual session descriptions will be displayed as soon as available.

Sample Abstract:

To view a sample abstract, which adheres to these guidelines, please click here.

Accepted Abstracts:

Speaker's Agreement:

Selected speakers must agree to the following:

Commercialism/Marketing Policy
Unless specifically designated, the SLAS scientific program is a noncommercial forum. Speakers are to refrain from the use of brand names and specific product endorsement whenever possible. Under no circumstances should the society's podium be used as a place for direct promotion of a speaker's product, service, or for monetary self-interest. Negative remarks about a particular company or brand are also not appropriate.

All authors understand that the presentation title, abstract, bio and author information will be published online at and in the SLAS2016 Conference App, Event Scheduler, ePoster Gallery and Abstract Compendium. SLAS reserves the right to edit title and description for promotional purposes.

Audio-Visual Requirements
To improve the transition between individual speakers, SLAS has instituted a policy requiring that all audio visual be limited to PowerPoint presentations. Presenters are permitted to supply handouts at the session; however, SLAS will not duplicate such material and all costs associated with those handouts are the responsibility of the presenter. SLAS does ask that all podium presenters drop their presentation off at the Speaker Ready Room onsite at SLAS2015 as per details included in the official confirmation. Laptops are provided in the presentation rooms and SLAS asks that all presenters use those laptops rather than providing their own.

SLAS values the diversity of its membership and the contributions each member makes to the education of its members. SLAS will not tolerate comments of a sexual nature nor negative remarks about ethnicity, alternative lifestyles, or physically or mentally challenged individuals. Profanity is prohibited. Speakers must refrain from overt statements or pointed humor that disparages the rightful dignity and social equity of any individual or group.

Conference Expenses
Those authors whose abstracts are accepted are responsible for their own travel, lodging and conference registration expenses. Waiver of registration fees will be considered upon request for those requiring financial assistance. Details regarding registration waivers will be available with the Speaker Resource Center upon confirmation of acceptance.

All presenters must be registered as full conference participants. Limited funds may be available to assist with travel and/or hotel funding. These funds are based on availability and financial need. Contact Amy McGorry at for more information.

All poster presenters must be registered as full conference, unless you are registered as an SLAS exhibitor.