Abstract Submission


Abstract submission for TAGC 2024 is now closed.
You can look up your abstract assignment on the Author Abstract Assignments page.

Abstract Submission Instructions

You will need to sign in to an existing account create a new account or to start your abstract submission. Important: The email address associated with your name as a Presenting Author must match the email address you use to register. If you do not use the same account then the program will assume you are not registered and assign your oral or poster presentation a virtual slot.

If you were a GSA member or attended a GSA conference in the last seven years: You already have a GSA account and should use the “forgot your password” option if needed. You will need to make sure you are a member for 2024 in order to receive the member discount.

If you join GSA during the submission process: You will need to wait 20 minutes and refresh your submission screen after joining in order to receive the member price.

You do not have to be a member to submit an abstract. You can create a complimentary account and pay the non-member price to submit.

The presenting author must register for and attend the conference either virtually or in-person. You do not need to attend in person to be selected for a talk.

GSA members receive a discount on abstract submission and registration fees!

If someone will be paying your abstract fee on your behalf and you do not have the credit card information, please stop when you get to the payment page. Follow the directions on the page and send the shareable link to the person with the credit card to finish your submission. You will receive an immediate email confirmation once your abstract has been submitted. Please note that for an abstract to be considered for presentation, the abstract fee must be paid prior to the submission deadline. 

Please note that submitting an abstract and paying the associated submission fee does not register you for the meeting. To register for the meeting and pay the associated registration fee, please visit the Registration page.

Submission Checklist

Before you start the submission process, be sure you have the following:

  • Co-author names and institutions
  • Abstract title
  • Abstract text (must be fewer than 2,500 characters, including line breaks and spaces)
  • Your selection for the abstract’s submission topic
  • Credit card for non-refundable abstract submission fee or knowledge of whose credit card will be used

Once you have added the presenting author, click “Add New Author” to add a collaborator.

Questions? You may find your answer in the Abstract Submission FAQs.

Abstract fee waivers are available in cases of financial hardship. To request a fee waiver, please email the following information to gsaconferences@genetics-gsa.org within seven days of submission:

  • Presenter’s name
  • Presenter’s institution
  • Presenter’s email
  • Abstract number
  • Principal Investigator’s name
  • Principal Investigator’s email
  • Details of financial need or hardship

Please note, you must submit your abstract and pay the submission fee in order to be reviewed for presentation. Waiver requests will be reviewed and the presenting author notified within two weeks of the requests receipt.

Assignment of Abstracts to Sessions

Your submission will be reviewed based on the primary topic you select and the primary organism used. If your abstract is not selected for a talk in a Thematic Session, it may be selected for a talk in a Community Session.

For example, let’s say your abstract relates to Technology, Resources, and Tools in C. elegans. In this case the C. elegans Program Committee will have three options:

  • Program your abstract as a Poster Presentation in the Technology, Resources, and Tools section;
  • Select you for a talk in the C. elegans Community Sessions;
  • Or recommend you for a talk in Thematic Sessions related to Technology, Resources, and Tools.

Note that any abstracts with a primary topic of population, evolutionary, or quantitative genetics will be reviewed by the PEQG Program Committee. These abstracts will be considered for talks in PEQG Community Sessions or Thematic Sessions, but will not be considered for organism-specific Community Sessions. Abstracts with a primary topic of neurogenetics will be reviewed by the Neurogenetics Committee. These abstracts will be considered for talks in the thematic sessions, and not for organism-specific Community Sessions.

Publication of Abstracts

Abstracts selected for a presentation will be available online by February 15, 2024, which will be considered the official publication date. The full abstract text will only be available online and as a printable PDF.

Abstract Submission Rules

  1. By submitting an abstract, you agree to attend the meeting (either in person or online) and present your work, regardless of the format assigned (oral or poster). We understand that plans sometimes change for unavoidable reasons, but we ask that if you cannot attend, you designate a co-author to present in your place. Abstracts cannot be withdrawn after the revision deadline of November 10, 2023.
  2. Presenting authors must register for the meeting by January 18, 2024. If you do not register by this date, your presentation may be canceled. For special circumstances, please contact gsaconferences@genetics-gsa.org.
  3. Abstracts will appear online exactly as submitted. GSA staff cannot make corrections, additions, revisions, or deletions. The submitting author may make revisions and corrections via the revision program. All revisions must be made no later than the revision deadline of November 10, 2023. Please proofread your text carefully before you submit your abstract.
  4. All accepted abstracts will be scheduled either as an oral or poster presentation at the discretion of the Allied Program Committee and Community Organizers. Because oral presentation requests far exceed oral presentation slots, authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for an oral presentation.
  5. You must submit each abstract online and pay the non-refundable, per abstract fee of $45 for members, or $95 for non members. To receive the member fee, the submitting author must be a 2024 GSA member. The same person may submit multiple abstracts, but a separate fee is needed for each submission. If the submitter is also the presenting author and submits more than one abstract, a secondary author must be attending and prepared to present in case of conflicts.
  6. The organizers reserve the right to decline any submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit or submitted abstracts that merely announce the availability of a resource or service.
  7. By attending the conference, you grant GSA the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials.
  8. Oral presentations will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing through the Conference App.
  9. The use of cameras and other recording devices in poster sessions is strictly prohibited without express permission from the presenter or an authorized GSA representative.

Abstract Submission FAQs

How will my abstract be evaluated if I’m unable to attend in person?

If I am selected for a talk in a concurrent session, how long is the talk time?

What is the abstract fee?

Why do I need to create an account?

How do I create an account?

I joined/rejoined while I was submitting my abstract but am still being charged the non-member abstract submission fee.

How do I pay the abstract fee?

My accounting department needs to pay the abstract fee. What should I do?

How will I know that you received my abstract submission?

Can I exit the program after partially completing the submission and return later to complete the process?

Can I cut and paste my abstract text from a word processor into the submission system?

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?

Do I need to commit to attending in person for my abstract to be considered for an oral presentation?

What happens if my abstract is selected for an oral presentation and I cannot attend in person?

If I am selected for a poster presentation, how will I present?

Can I revise my abstract?

Can I withdraw my abstract?

Why do I need to register by January 18, 2024?

If I am selected for an oral or a poster presentation and change my registration type (e.g., in-person to virtual), how will that affect my presentation?

How do I change the presenting author’s name on my abstract?

Why is my abstract title listed twice?

Do I have to use the same account to submit an abstract and register?

The system is very slow. Why?

When will I be notified of my program assignment?

My question was not answered by the FAQs. Who can help?