ASPET is the place to present and discover the highest quality, innovative science in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics! We welcome you and your latest research results for inclusion at our 2024 Annual Meeting.
Not a member yet or haven't renewed for 2024?
Renew or join ASPET now so that it is processed in time to save on abstract fees and be eligible for awards. We recommend giving yourself at least two weeks prior to
your submission. However, you do not need to be a member to be a presenting author. We welcome everyone doing research in pharmacology, experimental therapeutics, or related areas.
Submit by Thursday, December 7, 2023 to:
Submit by Thursday, February 22, 2024 to:
Prepare in Advance: We strongly encourage you not to wait until the deadline to submit. To prepare for your submission:
ASPET Member? Log in using your ASPET membership credentials.Not a member? You can create an account on the abstract platform.
Role of Presenting Author: The discounted fee for ASPET members and the award eligibility for ASPET members refers to the membership of the Presenting Author. Non-members may create their own credentials to handle
the submission on behalf of a member. Non-members may also submit abstracts with themselves as the presenting author.
The discounted fees and award eligibility will be determined by the author listed as presenting author on the form. If the presenting author subsequently changes, then additional fees may apply and the replacement
author is no longer eligible for awards.
Undergraduates and high school students: You must include a co-author who has an advanced degree (ex. PhD, MD, PharmD). See other requirements for co-authors below.
Requirements of Co-Authors: All co-authors listed on your abstract should meet all of the following:
ASPET will email your co-authors a copy of the abstract when it is submitted.
Select a topic that most closely aligns with your research. The topic selected will determine which ASPET division will be evaluating your abstract for acceptance, for speaking opportunities in division sessions, and during the student/postdoc
Topic Categories - Full List [pdf]
Featured Category: 11.3 Policy and Advocacy
ASPET invites abstracts that explore science policy issues as they pertain to pharmacology and the broader scientific community. This includes but is not limited to the following topic areas:
Abstracts of published papers are only accepted in the Policy and Advocacy area. Submitted abstracts in this category will NOT be included in the poster competition and will be judged separately. Accepted abstracts will be highlighted in their
own section during the poster session.
Please note: There is no guarantee that one’s abstract will be accepted or published.
All abstracts are reviewed and scored by ASPET's division-based abstract review teams and then moved to ASPET's Program Committee for final acceptance decisions and scheduling. To be accepted for presentation and publication, abstracts must comply
with the instructions, and all ASPET policies. In addition, they must meet the following ASPET criteria:
All accepted abstracts will be published in a special supplement to The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET) in May/June of 2024.
ASPET expects all authors to comply with generally accepted standards to avoid scientific misconduct.
Research Regulations Authors must affirm that original studies in animals have been carried out in accordance with the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as adopted and promulgated by the U.S. National Institutes
of Health and were approved by the Institution’s Animal Care and Use Committee or local equivalent. For investigations involving human subjects, authors must affirm that they have been carried out in accordance with the Declaration of
Helsinki and approved by the Institutional Review Board(s) or equivalent ethics committee. For multisite studies, all IRBs must agree.
AuthorshipAll authors listed on your abstract should meet all of the following:
The presenting author must be thoroughly familiar with the original data for the entire study and be responsible for the integrity of the whole work. If the abstract is found to be faulty or fraudulent, all co-authors share responsibility.
Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author(s) to present and scientifically defend their work in the format (poster, oral presentation, or both) assigned by ASPET. Failure to do so, if not justified, will result in disqualification
for awards and a notice of retraction in JPET.
The abstract submission fees and award eligibility are determined by the author listed as presenting author. If the presenting author changes after the abstract is submitted, then the new presenting author will not be eligible for awards and additional
fees may apply based on membership status.
Multiple SubmissionsYou may be a presenting author or a co-author of more than one abstract. However, each submission must represent distinct research. The ASPET Program Committee retains the right to reject all abstracts
that they determine are duplicative or plagiarized, including self-plagiary.
Prior Presentation/Publication Authors are not permitted to submit an abstract on work that has previously been published unless the abstract represents the further progression of the published research.
Responsibility of the Abstract Submitter
The person submitting the abstract on behalf of the authors attests to the following:
PermissionThe abstract submitter has the approval of all authors listed in the application to publish and present the information contained in the abstract.
Author Conflict of InterestYou are required to disclose—verbally and in writing on presentation slides and/or posters—any perceived or potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise. Conflicts of interest
may include consultancies, stock ownership, equity interests, patent-licensing arrangements, lack of access to data and lack of control of the decision to publish or present or any other potential conflict). You are encouraged to include this
within your abstract text.
Embargo Policy Information and data included in abstracts submitted for the ASPET Annual Meeting are embargoed until the conclusion of the ASPET presentation as a poster or an oral talk. Abstract presentations may not be
presented at another meeting or published in an archival scientific publication before the scheduled ASPET presentation date unless it is at an ASPET-hosted event, such as a press conference, ASPET datablitz session or a division Town Hall
session. All authors must abide by ASPET’s embargo policy. Press coverage of an abstract, lay summary, data or supplemental material is strictly prohibited until the embargo is lifted. Promotion of general topics, speakers or presentation
times is permitted and encouraged within the stated guidelines.
Code of ConductAll authors and meeting attendees agree to abide by the ASPET Code of Conduct.
In consideration of ASPET’s acceptance of the abstract, the authors grant ASPET a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to copy, reproduce and publish the abstract in ASPET’s publication of annual meeting abstracts in the
Journal for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET) and/or other compilations or collective works to be assembled and owned by ASPET (together, “Collective Works”) in any form or medium now existing or hereafter
The authors understand and agree that ASPET shall own all rights, including copyright, in and to the Collective Works including the right to:
It is understood that the authors and/or third parties with copyrights shall retain copyright in and to the abstract contributed by the authors to a Collective Work. The submitter of this abstract affirms that he/she is the author and owner of
the abstract and holds all copyrights in and to the abstract or has secured any third-party permissions necessary to grant ASPET the above rights. The submitter of this abstract is responsible for providing any related third party with a copy
of this grant of rights.
Disclaimer of Warranties for Meeting AbstractsThe statements and opinions contained in the abstracts published in the annual meeting abstract supplement of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET)
and in the meeting mobile app are solely those of the individual authors and contributors, and not of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). ASPET disclaims responsibility for any injury to persons or
property resulting from any ideas or products referred to in the abstracts. In no event shall ASPET be liable for any special, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use,
data, or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this information.
The annual meeting abstract supplement to JPET is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.
Neither ASPET nor the Publisher warrant or guarantee its accuracy, completeness, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Abstract submission fees are non-refundable and do not include registration. If accepted to present your work in any format, you will also need to register and pay to attend the meeting.
To take advantage of member discounts, be sure your 2024 membership dues are paid before you start your abstract submission. There are no refunds for submitters who start their abstract submission as a non-member and
later decide to join.
On or before December 7, 2023
ASPET member as presenting author
Non-member as presenting author
From January 22 to February 22, 2024 **
**Abstracts submitted during this period are not eligible for speaking opportunities or awards.
Abstracts submitted by December 7, 2023 by students and postdocs may also be considered for an oral presentation in related symposia, division platform sessions, hot topics symposia or the ASPET Daily Datablitz sessions. Depending on the invitation
to speak, you may also be scheduled to present a poster in addition to the oral presentation. If your accepted abstract is not selected for an oral presentation, you will be scheduled for a poster. No separate application is needed. Several
speaking opportunities require ASPET membership. Be sure your ASPET membership is in good standing.
Eligible students and postdocs ASPET members must be the presenting author on an abstract and answer additional questions within the abstract submission form related to their desire to be considered for these awards. A separate
application is not needed.
Please review eligibility and other instructions for Travel Awards and Poster Awards before submitting your abstract. Once your abstract is submitted you will not be able to add award applications to it.
If you do not see the additional questions asking about Poster and Travel awards in the abstract submission form, please be sure your membership has been renewed for 2024 and that your membership type is undergraduate,
graduate student, post-baccalaureate, or postdoc. See the screenshot below of questions you should see in the abstract submission form.
Eligible early-career ASPET members who are the presenting author on a high-scoring abstract in certain topic categories will be considered for complimentary registration awards by their ASPET division. To be considered “early
career” you must be an ASPET regular member (not a postdoc member) who received their doctoral degree in the last 15 years. Please check the box on the submission form to indicate that the presenting author is "early career". Participating
divisions include Molecular Pharmacology, Drug Metabolism and Disposition, and others to be determined.
Do I need a sponsor for my abstract?Sponsorship of abstracts by ASPET members is no longer required. However, for undergraduates and high school students, we do require that you have at least one co-author who has an advanced
degree (ex. PhD, MD, PharmD). Typically, this would be your teacher, PI, or other scientist who supervised your research.
Can I be an author on multiple abstracts?Yes! You can be a presenting author and/or co-author on multiple abstracts. However, each submission must represent distinct research. The ASPET Program Committee retains the right
to reject all abstracts they determine are duplicative or plagiary, including self-plagiary.
When will I know if I’ve been accepted?Abstracts submitted by December 7, 2023, will be notified of acceptance decisions by early February prior to the registration discount deadline. Abstracts submitted from January
22 to February 22, 2024, will be notified of acceptance decisions by late March.
When will I know which day I need to present my poster?Please be prepared to be in Arlington, Va, from May 16-19, 2024. You will find out by late March which day you have been assigned. Poster presentations take place from
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. Poster Awards are announced on Sunday, May 19. Due to the volume of abstract submissions and the categorization into topic areas, we are not able to assign or
change an assignment based on any one individual’s preference.
What if my abstract is rejected?If the Program Committee does not accept your abstract, you can revise and re-submit it from January 22 to February 22, 2024. Additional fees apply. Re-submission does not guarantee acceptance.
If your abstract is not accepted, we still welcome you to join us in Arlington to network with the top scientists in the field and take advantage of our outstanding educational program.
Is there a character or word limit for an abstract?The abstract title can be no more than 150 characters (not including the spaces). The combined abstract title, text and any support/funding information you need to disclose,
can be no more than 3,000 characters (not including spaces). If you include an image with a caption, the caption text is included within the combined 3,000-character limit.
What if I need to withdraw my abstract?At any time on or before January 10, 2024, you may withdraw your abstract without fee. From January 11 to March 25, 2024, there is a $100 fee to process a withdrawal of your abstract.
On or after March 26, 2024, abstracts are sent for publication and cannot be withdrawn. To withdraw your abstract, look for the X icon next to your abstract title. If you do not see that, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Insight into our Reviewers’ Evaluation Checklist
For acceptance, abstracts must comply with all policies as well as meet the following criteria:
Other Tips for Writing a Great Abstract
Re-watch ASPET’s 2021 webinar: Writing High Quality Abstracts (membership
Alert: Posters are square! The poster board surface area for your poster is 44” high and 44” wide. Note: If accepted you will be sharing half of a full-sized poster board (8 feet long) with another
presenter. Each presenter has no more than a 44" x 44" area for their poster.
Abstract PresentationMaterial included in the presentation of an abstract must be substantively identical to that described in the submitted abstract. The title, authorship and scientific content of a presentation at the
Annual Meeting must match that of the abstract.
In-Person PostersAuthors are required to present in person in Arlington, Va. Registered attendees are also encouraged to engage with poster authors through our attendee-to-attendee messaging system on the mobile app. The
mobile app will include the abstract (not a final poster).
Be Sure to Display Your Poster on the Correct DayA poster that is displayed on the wrong day will be removed. Each poster board is marked with a unique board number. This unique number indicates the placement of the board
within the Poster Hall. Reference your Schedule Assignment email for your board number.
Set-up / Tear Down Times
SET-UPAttach your poster to your assigned board. ASPET will provide push pins.
PRESENTYou must be present at your board to discuss your work.
TAKE-DOWNPosters not removed by 7:30 pm will be discarded.
Thursday, May 16
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Friday, May 17
7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, May 18
General Tips and Guidelines for Formatting Your Poster
Plan your poster early, start at least four weeks (or more!) before the meeting.
How it looks
What it says
Photography/Recording PolicyASPET policies on photography and participant conduct are designed to help protect your research. The code of conduct prohibits unauthorized capturing and sharing of your work. The photography
policy arms you with icons to help communicate to other participants whether they have your permission to capture and share your poster. Please visit the ASPET policies page to learn more and copy the icons to put on your poster to indicate if
you approve of others photographing your poster: Policies.
Poster PrintingYou are encouraged to check with your university to see which printing services and what support they offer.
Additionally, below are vendors who print posters. ASPET does not have a relationship with these vendors and is not responsible for the quality or service provided.
[Vendors names and pricing to be posted by February 1st.]
Expectations of Presenters
Abstract PublicationYour abstract will be published in The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in mid-May 2024.
Share on SocialWe are excited you'll be presenting your research at the ASPET 2024 Annual Meeting. If you plan to share on social media that you are a poster presenter, please tag us at #ASPET2024 so we can share too!
Financial InformationHousing, transportation, registration and any additional expenses are your responsibility unless you have been otherwise notified by the ASPET office. Your abstract submission fee does not include registration
for the meeting. Registration to the meeting is required for participation.
Abstract Submission deadline for speaking opportunity, and travel/poster awards ends today.
Last day to apply for the ASPET Mentoring Network
Registration Discounts End
The abstract submission deadline for the poster presentation ends today.
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