Abstract Deadlines

The ASCB and EMBO invite the submission of abstracts that report new scientific research developments in the areas of cell biology. Abstracts are welcome from scientists and students in all sectors, including academia, industry, government, and education.

August 1

Regular Abstract Submission
(Only deadline with talk option)
Minisymposium Talk, Microsymposium Talk and/or Poster Consideration
  • $80 ASCB Member
  • $110 nonmember

September 3

Regular Abstract Submission
Poster consideration only 
  • $80 ASCB Member
  • $110 nonmember

October 8

Regular Abstract Submission
Poster consideration only

Prices Go Up!

  • $105 ASCB Member
  • $135 nonmember

All abstracts submitted for the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting are screened to ensure they meet the minimum submission standards outlined in the guidelines. All abstracts that meet these standards are accepted*. Abstracts are not peer-reviewed, but they are able to be cited.

Abstracts will be published online ONLY prior to the meeting and published as a supplement to the ASCB journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell, in the December 15, 2019 issue. Members and nonmembers are able to submit unlimited abstracts without a member sponsor.

Fees and Deadlines
All abstract submission fees are nonrefundable. All abstract deadlines are at 9:00 pm EDT on the dates listed below:
  • Deadline 1: Thursday, August 1* – Regular Abstract Submission (Only deadline with talk option)
    Subgroup Talk, Minisymposium Talk, Microsymposium Talk and/or Poster Consideration
    • $80 ASCB Member
    • $110 nonmember
  • Deadline 2: Tuesday, September 3 – Regular Abstract Submission
    Poster consideration only 
    • $80 ASCB Member
    • $110 nonmember
  • Deadline 3: Tuesday, October 8 – Regular Abstract Submission
    Poster consideration only- higher fee
    • $105 ASCB Member
    • $135 nonmember

*If you submit by the August 1 deadline, you can choose one of four presentation preferences:

    • Subgroup/Minisymposium Talk: Your abstract will only be considered for a Minisymposium Talk or Microsymposium Talk. If your abstract is not selected for a talk, we will attempt to contact you about the option of presenting a poster. Selecting Talk only does not increase your chances of being selected for a talk.
    • Subgroup/Minisymposium Talk OR Poster: Your abstract will be considered for a Minisymposium Talk, Microsymposium Talk, or a poster. If you are selected for a talk, you will not present a poster.
    • Subgroup/Minisymposium Talk AND Poster: Your abstract will be considered for a Minisymposium Talk, Microsymposium Talk, and a poster. If your abstract is selected for a talk, you will present a poster.
    • Poster Only Consideration: Your abstract will be considered for a poster presentation only. It will not be reviewed for a talk.

All abstracts submitted are accepted unless they do not meet the minimum submission standards as outlined in the guidelines. Submitting your abstract as talk only will not increase your chances of being selected for a talk. 

Abstract submission is separate from meeting registration. Please register for the meeting at the conclusion of your abstract submission.

Submission Guidelines
Tips to Ensure Acceptance
Content/Formatting/Word Count

Want to give a talk?

On average 30% of first deadline abstracts are selected for talks. Submit your abstract by August 1 for consideration