21st International C. elegans Conference
Should I anticipate any problems submitting an abstract on the Web?
No. Experience has shown that only a few users have any difficulty in completing the online application. If you do have a problem we suggest that you try another computer. Some combinations of certain computers and browsers on occasion may cause problems.
Can I exit the program after partially completing the submission and return later to complete the process?
No, if you exit the program before you click on "submit your abstract", your information will be lost and you will need to start over. You may minimize your screen while you work in another program but do not exit the abstract form.
Can I cut and paste my abstract text from a word processor into the submission system?
This will be determined by your own computer system. We do not recommend using the cut and paste option when it involves special characters (such as super- or subscripts, Greek characters etc.), you will need to confirm and repair any missing characters using the palette or special characters menu on the submission application. You will also need to make sure you put your authors, abstract title and abstract body in the correct fields.
Why doesn't the submission program character count match the count from my word processing program or exactly reflect changes when I edit the text?
Authors often find a discrepancy in the keystroke count on their word processors and the character count in the abstract submission program because these counts are computed differently. To be certain that your abstract is successfully submitted, use the character count on the submission application as your guide.
Why is my abstract title listed twice?
During the submission process, you entered your title twice
(one in the title field and again in the body of the text).
You need to revise your abstract and remove the title from
the abstract body. You will need your last name, abstract
control number and personal ID number to revise your abstract.
All revisions must be completed by 11:59 pm, March 31, 2017 (US ET).
How do I change the presenting author's name on my abstract?
For security purposes, the presenting author's name cannot be changed.
To change the presenting author's name, you must withdraw the abstract,
then resubmit with the new name. This must be done by the submission
deadline of 11:59 pm, March 30, 2017 (US ET).
For questions contact Anne Marie Mahoney at Mahoney@genetics-gsa.org
Can I revise my abstract?
Yes. Go to the submission site and click on "Revise My Abstract".
You will need your last name, abstract control number and personal
ID number. Revisions may be submitted now through
11:59 pm, March 31, 2017 (US ET)
After March 31, 2017, no revisions will be permitted.
For security purposes, the presenting author's name on a previously submitted abstract MAY NOT BE CHANGED. To change the presenting author's name you must withdraw the previously submitted abstract and submit a new abstract in the new author's name.
How do I withdraw an abstract?
To withdraw an abstract, return to the submission site and select "Withdraw My Abstract". You will need your abstract control number, personal ID number and presenting author's last name. Select the appropriate button to withdraw an abstract. The presenting author and the Meeting Manager will be informed of the withdrawal.
The system is very slow. Why?
If you are submitting your abstract on the last two days leading up to the deadline, you may experience some slowness because of the number of people using the system on these days. While we have made every effort to ensure efficient receipt of all abstracts, extreme stress on the system may result in a slower submission process. PLEASE SUBMIT EARLY TO AVOID FRUSTRATIONS. We cannot extend the deadline past 11:59 pm, March 30, 2017 (US ET).
When will I be notified of my program assignment?
Program assignments will be posted on the meeting website on May 16, 2017. Information will not be available before this time. You will not receive an email with your assignment. Please remember to check the website after this date.
I do not see my questions in the FAQ's, who can help?