The American Society for 

Reproductive Immunology 

How to Submit

Abstract Submissions are now CLOSED.

Notifications of Acceptance

Notices of poster acceptance, oral presentations and travel grants were emailed to the submitting authors on MARCH 18, 2024.  

Submitters: Login to the abstract system to check the status of your abstract and see your poster # (P-) using the link in your original confirmation email.

Presenting Author Requirements

  • Abstracts should be relevant to the main meeting’s theme. 
  • Communications will be made with the presenting author only
  • All accepted papers will be published online in the May issue of the Journal of Reproductive Immunology.

  • If your abstract is accepted for presentation, you will be required to register for the meeting to confirm your acceptance and be included in the journal proceedings. 


Submissions should be made by the presenting author.  If the abstract is accepted for presentation at the meeting, the presenting author is required to register and attend the annual meeting.

  1. Register for the Annual Meeting
  2. Submit an Abstract
  3. Amend your Abstract (if needed). Once you have completed your initial submission, you may return to the system to edit your abstract at any time prior to the deadline.

Onsite Poster Sessions

Poster Session - Monday, May 20

4:00 - 6:00 PM


Poster Finalist judging will occur during the poster session on Monday. 

(you will receive an email notification if you are selected)

Poster Requirements

**Please note this important change to the poster format**  

All Posters will be printed on retractable, free-standing banners this year - NOT TRADITIONAL POSTER BOARDS.  See the poster banner layout graphic below for direction on how to organize your poster.

This year, to streamline the poster displays as well as provide an economical option for our poster presenters, we are partnering with an online signage company for the printing and shipping of all posters. The new format will be using retractable vinyl banners instead of traditional poster boards.  We will NOT have any traditional poster boards onsite at the meeting, so please do not arrive with a poster expecting to mount it on a display board; ALL POSTERS MUST BE ORDERED AS SPECIFIED BELOW.

Banner Format & Pricing

Economy Retractable Banner (1-sided) 78.7”h x 33.4”w

Approx. $115 incl. poster banner, retractable base, carrying bag, and free shipping. (Note: Additional discounts may be available if you create a new account and/or check online) After the meeting, we encourage you to take your banner home with you to display in your lab.

How to Design your Poster

  1. Refer to the poster design layout (to the right) and specs (yellow section below) for how to organize your poster. Abstract numbers should be indicated on the poster itself. Posters should include the title of the abstract and the names and affiliations of the authors. 
  2. Use a minimum 15pt font size (Arial or Times New Roman preferred).
  3. Design options:
    1. If using a graphic design program: Visit eSigns and Download the Banner Template.  Create your file using these specs, then save as a PDF.
    2. If using PowerPoint, create a custom slide (see dimensions in the banner template above) then add your content. Export as a PDF
    3. Or use the Online Design Tool provided on their website (see order link below). Your design will be saved to your eSigns account under My Projects.

How to Place your Order

  1. Create an eSigns account (Tip: Do this early; they sometimes send discount promo codes to their mailing list)
  2. Place an online order by Monday, MAY 6 for FREE SHIPPING.

Production Time
Turnaround time is 1 business day for proof, plus and additional 1 business day for production once proof is approved.

**We strongly suggest giving yourself a few extra days “cushion” just in case you need to make any changes to your proof** DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO ORDER.


FREE Standard shipping is included with your order. Late orders (placed after May 8) may incur rush shipping fees – shipping costs will be shown during your checkout process. If ordering early, add a note to deliver by May 18th.

Ship your poster directly to the meeting hotel (your name must be on the hotel room reservation):

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

2222 W Loop S

Houston, TX 77027

Attn: Guest [your name] - ASRI Mtg - Arr. [Check in date]

Poster Banner Layout


QR code is optional. Link to YOUR website, LinkedIn profile, survey, contact form, etc. of your choice. Do NOT use the code above.

Poster Banner File Specs

  • Download the Download the Banner Template
  • File size should match the order size.
  • File should have a proper bleed of 1/8" all around.
  • The safe zone should be considered and checked. It is 1/8" going inside the order size.
  • All important elements should be within the safe zone.
  • Colors should be converted to CMYK.
  • Resolution of the image should be 300 dpi at the final printing size.

Live Presentations

All accepted abstracts will be presented in person at the meeting as either a poster or an oral presentation. Poster presentations will compete for awards during the poster sessions.  A limited number of abstracts will be selected for short oral presentations in the breakout sessions. Six Gusdon finalists will be selected as featured oral presentations and compete for the Gusdon award during this special session.

Gusdon Competition for Trainees

Dr. John Gusdon Memorial New Investigator Award is given annually to a new investigator with trainee status (i.e. graduate/medical students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows) 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.

Gusdon Finalists will be judged onsite during the Gusdon Award session.  Awards will be presented at the Awards Dinner on Wednesday evening.  All finalists must be present.

2024 Gusdon Finalists:

Contrasting Maternal Immune Contributions in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Anna Borchers
IL-18: A pivotal player bridging between uterine immunity and placental formation Hajime Ino
Identification and characterization of soluble TLR4 (sTLR4) as a new player in mucosal immunity Phuong NM Vo
SARS-CoV-2 ORF3a protein disrupts trophoblast differentiation and maturity: Mechanistic insights through a trophoblast stem cell-derived 3D-organoid model Deepak Kumar
Unbalanced Immune Homeostasis at the Maternal-fetal Interface in Women with Embryo Implantation Failure Caused by Hyperlipidemia Yuan Zhang
Interferons shape homeostatic immunity of the female reproductive tract Elisha Segrist

Oral Presentations

Oral presenters will have a total of 15 minutes including Q&A for their presentation at the meeting and should prepare a PowerPoint presentation in 16:9 format with no more than 12 slides. 

Oral presenters may also have a poster display if they desire, but are not required to.

IF you are selected to present orally AND are from a country that is currently restricting your travel to the US due to Covid-19, you may contact us to pre-record your oral presentation for live playback at the meeting. Authors will still be required to register for the meeting to present their work via video (registration fee covers additional AV costs).

 2024 Oral Presentation selections:

Pichinde virus as a model of arenavirus infection during pregnancy Craig Bierle
AT1-AA Induced Placental Ischemia Contributes to Hypertension in Female Offspring Nathan Campbell
IL-17+ producing Gamma Delta T cells are Depleted in the Pregnant Non-Human Primate Lung During Influenza A Virus Disease Orlando Cervantes
Sexually dimorphic impact of Zika virus infection on offspring neutrophil immunity Candy Ding
The DIVA study: Defining the Microbiome for the Neovagina Christina Farr
Pathology and innate immune responses at the maternal/fetal interface in a non-human primate model of malaria in pregnancy Sallie Fell
Peritoneal GATA6+ macrophage contribution on endometriosis-associated hyperalgesia Kanako Hayashi
Deciphering the Immunometabolic Impact of Atopobiaceae in HPV Infection, Cervical Dysplasia, and Cancer Nicole Jimenez
Estrogen Suppresses Placental Inflammatory Processes in Non-human Primate Pregnancy Sahar Khoshravesh
Optimizing success rates in ART with personalized care based on the endometrial immune profiling: Results of a randomized controlled trial Nathalie Ledee
Spatial analysis of the cellular landscape at the maternal-fetal interface in women with chronic chorioamnionitis Dustyn Levenson
B-lymphocyte-induced maturation protein 1: newly discovered roles in regulating decidual Tim-3+Treg cell differentiation and function during early pregnancy Aihua Liao
Impact of IL-33-mediated ILC2 activation via the JAK3/STAT6 signaling pathway on the progression of endometriosis in mice ZhiMin Lu
Cervical goblet cell subtypes arise from distinct progenitor populations: insights into mucosal immunity ShanmugaPriyaa Madhukaran
Assessing Maternal Natural Killer and T Cell Transplacental Migration Using Ex Vivo Human Placenta Perfusion Udo R. Markert
Molecular Mimicking: Probing Convergent Pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Preeclampsia in Placental Dysfunction During Pregnancy Eliza McColl
Tolerogenic effects of extracellular vesicles from human semen at the level of dendritic and regulatory T cells Shahrokh Paktinat
The Autophagy Protein, ATG14 Safeguards Against Unscheduled Pyroptosis Activation to Enable Embryo Transport During Early Pregnancy POOJA POPLI
Activated and Memory Placental Villi T cells Are Skewed in Preterm Birth Tyler Rice
Viral Double-Stranded RNA Dampens Decidualization while Increasing Uterine Senescence and IL-15 Jacy Scott
Chitosan Alleviates Ovarian Aging by Enhancing Macrophage Phagocyte-Mediated Tissue Homeostasis HuiHui Shen
Effects of endometrial microbiota on immune tolerance at the maternal-fetal interface Kazuhide Takada
Zika Virus-Induced Tunneling Nanotubes (TNTs) in Trophoblasts: Gateways for Evading Interferon Lambda Defense and Orchestrating Intercellular Mitochondria Transfer Long Tran
Fetal Brain and Lung Inflammation in a Non-Human Primate Model of Choriodecidual Ureaplasma Infection Sudeshna Tripathy
Cell-specific inflammatory profile at the maternal-fetal interface Jessica Weng
Identification of Innate Lymphoid Cell subpopulations in the human female genital tract that mediate responses during homeostasis and HIV stimulation Alexandra Werner
Uterine injury during diestrus leads to placental and embryonic defects in future pregnancies in mice Elisa Zhang
Characterization of ACE2, a SARS-CoV-2 Entry Receptor, on Extracellular Vesicles from Trophoblast Organoids Anthony Zhao

Contact for Abstract Questions or Issues

Karen Gottlieb 305-661-5581   

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