Call for Abstracts

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Abstract Submission

To submit a late-breaking abstract for the 2017 meeting, please upload your file via the Abstract Submission Form. CLOSED

Presenting authors must register before they can submit an abstract. Abstracts should be relevant to the main meeting’s theme. Communications will be made with the presenting author only.  If your abstract is not selected for presentation, you may cancel your registration and receive a refund prior to August 1, 2017.

Download the guidelines for Abstract Preparation


Dr. John Gusdon Memorial New Investigator Award is given annually to a new investigator with trainee status who has made a significant contribution by presenting an outstanding research paper during the annual meeting of the ASRI. This award is given in memory of Dr. John P. Gusdon, a founding member of the ASRI, and an advocate of student participation in ASRI Meetings. When you submit your abstract, please check whether you would like to be considered for the Gusdon Award and provide proof of trainee status by letter from supervisor. ASRI provides several $500 travel awards to trainees who first-author a top-ranked abstract.

Abstract Deadline

The deadline for Late Breaking abstract submissions is August 21, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT. CLOSED

The deadline for regular Abstract Submission was June 19, 2017.  CLOSED

Notices of acceptance and selection for Oral Presentations were emailed to the submitting authors in mid July.  Late breaking abstract notifications will be emailed by August 25.

Abstract Format

Submit each abstract as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) using Arial font in 12 point, one inch margins, in single line spacing, and justified alignment. Begin your abstract with the abstract title, author’s names, and author’s, affiliations. Underline the name of the presenting author. Abstracts should be structured and consist of no more than 300 words, and organized into four paragraphs labeled: Problem, Method of Study, Results and Conclusions. Please see sample formatting below.

Title: Please capitalize the first letter of the first word. The remaining words should not be capitalized. Please do not end the title with a period.

JA Smith1, JP Doe2
1Department, University, City, Country; 2Department, University, City, Country

Methods of Study:

Poster and Oral Presentations

All abstracts are presented as posters and compete for awards and short oral presentations (10 minutes) in addition to the poster display. Poster Boards are 4’ x 6’ and are double sided (usable area 46″ x 70″). We strongly recommend that posters be in landscape mode to ensure that your entire poster fits within the metal frame of the poster board. Velcro tape should be used to hang your posters. Pins or thumb tacks can also be used on the poster boards. We will provide additional pushpins at the meeting. Abstract numbers will be indicated on the poster boards. Posters should include the title of the abstract and the names and affiliations of the authors. All information should be readable from distances of four 4 feet (1.2 m) or more.

Call for Submission: Scientific Image Competition

Photo Competition ExamplesThis is a NEW competition for ASRI, created by the members of the 2016 ASRI graduate student committee, to not only promote advancement in imaging technology in the field of reproductive immunology, but to also appreciate the beautiful complexity that goes on within our systems. All you need to do is to submit a scientific image, by June 10, 2017 related to the field of reproductive immunology.

Descriptions about the image:

  • Picture has to be taken from a microscope or other scientific equipment
  • Only one is picture allowed per registered participant
  • Picture has to be over 600dpi resolution either TIFF or JPG formats
  • Description of the picture (10 words maximum)

Submission Instructions

Please submit your image online by June 19, 2017.  CLOSED

The email must contain the following information:

  • Name and affiliation of the researcher
  • 2017 ASRI registration confirmation number

Award Selection

The 10 best pictures selected by the committee will be posted on the ASRI web site and will be shown during the conference. All of the conference participants attending the meeting will have a chance to vote on their favorite selection. The winning image will receive $500 and a certificate at the awards banquet during the gala dinner.

The winner of the 2017 Image competition is Nardhy Gomez-Lopez:

Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) on top of an epithelial cell in the amniotic fluid – N. Gomez-Lopez