2020 Call for Abstracts
The 2020 SD-APS program will consist of oral and poster presentations. The SD-APS meeting is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to obtain presentation experience at a professional meeting.
Abstracts must be submitted online (submission link below) by December 4, 2019. Please be sure to indicate (1) if you want to have your abstract published, (2) if you wish to give a poster 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.
This year there will be a limit of 30 oral presentations in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition. Abstracts that have been completely submitted through the abstract submission system (including payment and confirmation) will be accepted for the student competition in the order they are received by email (see instructions at the webpage above). 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. However, there are limits as to the number of poster presentations and oral technical session presentations that will be accepted. Slots for the poster presentation and oral technical sessions will be filled as abstracts are received, so consider submitting an abstract of your original research earlier rather than later. Additional requirements for the Graduate Student Research Award Competition and the Graduate Student Poster Competition are listed on the respective webpages. Meeting participants submitting abstracts will be notified by December 17, 2019, of the status of their abstract in the meeting program. Note: Southern IPM Center symposium speakers and diagnosticians presenting a poster on behalf of the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network will receive a separate email with instructions for abstract submission.
Abstract Payments: An abstract submission fee ($45) is required for ALL abstracts submitted for presentation (oral or poster) at the 2020 SD-APS 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: Fifteen minutes will be allowed for each oral presentation in the Graduate Student Research Award Competition and oral technical sessions with 13 minutes for the presentation and 2 minutes for questions. Equipment will be available for digital presentations (PowerPoint) via LCD. Bring your presentation in PowerPoint format (PC compatible) on a USB memory stick.
Poster presentation guidelines: Posters will follow standard APS guidelines and must not exceed 46 inches wide by 45 inches high.
Abstract Submission Instructions:
1) Submit your abstract
Note: Southern IPM Center symposium speakers and diagnosticians presenting a poster on behalf of the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network will receive a separate email with instructions for abstract submission.
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. This fee is non-refundable.
Changes to abstract submissions and abstract withdrawal or reinstatement can only be made before the December 4, 2019, deadline. Please preview your abstract to ensure that all affiliations, spellings, and formatting are correct.