Abstract-submission instructions and a link to the submission system will be available in early September.

When you present your research at #DiscoverBMB, you get the recognition you've earned and the constructive feedback you need to make your work even better. Submit an abstract for the opportunity to:

  • Present your work — Get noticed when you share your findings at this highly regarded research forum. Practice communicating your science to audiences of varying interests and specialties.
  • Circulate your findings — Contribute to the community’s collective body of knowledge by sharing your successes and challenges.
  • Gain a competitive advantage — Get a step ahead of other job seekers by presenting your findings in front of experts and employers whose work you know and admire.
  • Find new collaborators — Forge partnerships with other scientists with shared interests.

Abstracts presented at #DiscoverBMB will be published in a supplement to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, one of ASBMB's gold open-access publications.

ASBMB members pay reduced abstract submission fees! Join the society or renew your membership to secure the reduced rate.

Early-decision abstracts

Fast-track your abstract: Submit your abstract by Oct. 15 and you will be notified of a decision within two weeks. International researchers are encouraged to participate so that they can get an early start on the visa process. Early decision notification will include acceptance/rejection but will not include presentation format; decisions on oral or poster presentation will be sent in January.

On-time abstracts

Abstracts submitted by the Nov. 30 deadline will be reviewed by the #DiscoverBMB program planning committee and the ASBMB Meetings Committee for scheduling as talks or posters.

  • Spotlight talks are 12 minutes long with an addition three minutes for Q&As.
  • Flash talks are five minutes long with no Q&As.
  • Poster presentations are conducted during the poster receptions in the exhibit hall, and presenters actively address attendee questions.

Late-breaking abstracts

Late-breaking abstracts will be considered for poster presentations.

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Important dates

Sept. 8 Abstract and travel award submissions open
Oct. 15 Early-decision abstract submission deadline
Nov. 1 Early-decision abstract notifications sent to authors (includes acceptant/rejection but not presentation format)
Nov. 30 On-time abstract and travel award application submission deadline
Dec. 4 Late-breaking abstract submissions open (poster presentation only)
Jan. 4, 2023 Late-breaking abstract submission deadline (poster presentation only)
Mid-January 2023 Travel award notifications sent to applicants
Mid-January 2023 Abstract programming notifications to authors of on-time abstracts and early-decision abstracts (includes presentation format, i.e. oral or poster)
Early February 2023 Abstract programming notification to authors of late-breaking abstracts

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