Abstract submissions are re-opened. Deadline is Thursday, February 23rd at 11:59 pm ET.
This 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 2023 Annual Meeting.
Not a member yet or haven't renewed for 2023? 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 8, 2022 to:
Submit by Thursday, February 23, 2023 to:
Prepare in Advance: We strongly encourage you not to wait until the deadline to submit. To prepare for your submission:
Log-in Credentials: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 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 conditions:
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 Showcasing the Null HypothesisWe invite young scientists to submit abstracts for consideration for several speaking opportunities to the topic area: 11.3 Showcasing the Null Hypothesis.
Scientific publications today are biased towards reporting positive results with the goal of telling a good story, while negative data reporting studies that test hypotheses are largely ignored. This creates a publication bias
which severely impacts the ability to accurately synthesize data and limits an appropriate description of complex research problems. On this basis, it is critical to share negative data. Having negative data means you cannot reject the null
hypothesis, but if your science is rigorous and your experiments are well-designed, we believe your research is worth sharing!Top scored abstracts in this category will be selected to give talks in the session titled The Null Hypothesis: The Importance of Showcasing Non-Significant Data.
Please note: There is no guarantee that one’s abstract will be accepted or published.
All abstracts are reviewed and scored by our division-based abstract review teams and then moved to the Program Committee for final acceptance decisions and scheduling. For acceptance for presentation and publication, abstracts must comply with
the instructions, all ASPET policies as well as meet the ASPET criteria below:
All accepted abstracts will be published in a special supplement to The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (JPET) in May/June of 2023.
ASPET expects all authors to comply with generally accepted standards to avoid scientific misconduct.
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 be in agreement.
AuthorshipAll authors listed on your abstract should meet all of the following conditions:
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 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:
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.
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
sure your 2023 membership dues are paid either as a renewal or when recently joining.
On or before December 8, 2022
ASPET member as first/presenting author
Non-member as first/presenting author
From January 23 to February 23, 2023 **
Abstracts submitted by December 8, 2022 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 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 2023 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.
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 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 8, 2022 will be notified of acceptance decisions by early February prior to the registration discount deadline. Abstracts submitted from January
23 to February 23, 2023 will be notified of acceptance decisions by late March.
When will I know what day I need to present my poster?Please be prepared to be in St. Louis from May 18-21, 2023. 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 18, Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. 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
What if my abstract is rejected?If the Program Committee does not accept your abstract, you can revise and re-submit it from January 23 to February 23, 2023. Additional fees apply. Re-submission does not guarantee acceptance.
If your abstract is not accepted, we still welcome you to join us in St. Louis 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 are including 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 4, 2023, you may withdraw your abstract without fee. From January 5 to March 15, 2023, there is a $100 fee to process a withdrawal of your abstract.
On or after March 16, 2023, 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.
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Insight into our Reviewers’ Evaluation ChecklistFor acceptance, abstracts must comply with all policies as well as meet the criteria below:
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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.
Accepted abstracts will receive instructions for creating a poster to present in person in St. Louis as well as information about accessing the Q&A area of our mobile event platform where your abstract will be accessible for a limited time
to other registered attendees so that you can receive feedback and discuss your work online.
Authors are required to present in person in St. Louis and are encouraged to engage with their online audience in addition.
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.
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