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​Southern Division Meeting


The 99th SD-APS Annual Meeting will be a hybrid in-person/virtual meeting on March 7 - 10, 2022 in Chattanooga, TN.


2022 Call for Abstracts

The 2022 SD-APS hybrid meeting program will consist of oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations will be visible in person and virtually. However, posters will be completely virtual. Abstracts must be submitted online (submission link below) by January 7, 2022. Please be sure to indicate (1) if you want to have your abstract published, (2) if you wish to give a poster (virtual) or oral presentation, and (3) if you wish to participate in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition or the Graduate Student Poster Competition (see notes below). All abstracts must be reviewed by all authors AND peer-reviewed by two additional people. You will have to certify on the abstract submission form that all authors and two additional people have reviewed your abstract. Presenting authors MUST register for the meeting by January 18, 2022, to prevent having their abstract withdrawn from the program.Meeting participants submitting abstracts will be notified by February 7, 2022, of the status of their abstract in the meeting program.

The SD-APS meeting is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to obtain presentation experience at a professional meeting. Students who do not wish to participate in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition or who are not able to be included in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition may choose to present their abstract as a non-competitive oral presentation, non-competitive poster presentation, or competitive poster presentation (Graduate Student Poster Competition). Non-student members may also submit abstracts for inclusion in the oral technical session or the poster presentations. Additional requirements for the Graduate Student Research Award Competition and the Graduate Student Poster Competition are listed on the respective webpages.

Abstract payments: An abstract submission fee ($45) is required for ALL abstracts submitted for presentation (oral or poster) at the 2022 SD-APS Virtual Meeting. You must indicate if you want your abstract published or not published on the abstract submission form. Abstract submission fees must be paid at the time of abstract submission. There are no refunds for withdrawn abstracts.

Abstract acceptance and submission: Criteria for abstract acceptance and submission will be based on the SD-APS abstract guidelines.

Oral presentation guidelines: Twelve minutes will be allowed for each oral presentation in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition and oral technical sessions with 12 minutes for the presentation including questions.  (Presentation times may be shortened depending on the number of abstracts received. Notification will be emailed to all presenting authors by February 7, 2022, if this is the case.

Poster presentation guidelines: Posters will follow standard APS guidelines. A PDF of the poster must be submitted as a PDF to the Confex system no later than February 21, 2022. A three-minute pre-recorded video giving an overview of the research is also required for all posters. Videos can be prepared using any software, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, but should be submitted as an .mp4 file. Links from which the video can be downloaded should also be submitted to the Confex system no later than February 21, 2022. PDFs and videos will be available from February 28, 2022, through the end of the meeting.

Abstract Submission Instructions:

  2. Enter Abstract Title, submitter e-mail, type, and answer three questions.
  3. Enter Author information
  4. Enter Abstract Text
  5. You will receive an e-mail confirmation.
  6. A $45 submission fee is required and payment must be remitted via your meeting registration form.

Changes to abstract submissions and abstract withdrawal or reinstatement can only be made before the January 7, 2022, deadline. Please preview your abstract to ensure that all affiliations, spellings, and formatting are correct.

For questions or problems regarding the online abstract submission form, contact Katie Hamel, APS Events Coordinator, at