Important Dates

22-Feb-2018: Registration Open
18-May-2018: Author Assignments

Meeting Organizers

Chad Pearson
University of Colorado, Denver

Martin Simon
Saarland University, Germany

Naomi Stover
Bradley University

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Submission Rules

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 4, 2018

  1. When you submit an abstract, you will be asked to approve the following statement: “I have read, understand, and agree to the rules and guidelines.” Your abstract will not be programmed if this box has not been checked.
  2. You must submit each abstract online. Instructions for submitting abstracts will be available on February 22, 2018
  3. If you submit an abstract, you must plan to present it. Submitting authors are expected to attend the meeting to present the abstract, whether it is programmed as an oral or poster presentation. Presenting authors should not submit abstracts if they do not plan to attend the meeting. If a presenting author must cancel for some reason, it is their responsibility to designate one of the co-authors as their replacement.
  4. The abstract should include a statement of purpose, methods used, and a summary of results in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Avoid statements such as "results will be described."
  5. Abstracts will appear online exactly as submitted, i.e., no corrections, additions, revisions, or deletions can be made by GSA staff. The submitting author may make revisions and corrections via the revision program. All revisions must be made no later than the revision deadline of April 5, 2018. Proof your text carefully before submitting.
  6. Those authors whose abstracts are selected as poster presentations present that poster during the scheduled times.
  7. All accepted abstracts will be scheduled either as an oral or poster presentation at the discretion of the Conference Organizers and the Program Committee. The Committee reviews all submitted abstracts and determines whether an abstract is suitable for oral or poster presentation. 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.
    Authors who do not present as scheduled may be excluded from future submissions.
  8. The Organizers reserve the right to decline any submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit, or merely announce the availability of a resource or service.
  9. 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. GSA will take steps to avoid sharing the content of presentations and posters in order to protect unpublished data. Please note that the use of cameras and other recording devices in oral and poster sessions is strictly prohibited without express permission from the presenter or an authorized GSA representative.

Publication of Abstracts

Abstracts selected for presentation will be available online by July 3, 2018 which will be considered the official publication date. The full abstract text will only be available online and as a printable PDF.

Social Media/Photo/Video Policy

Live tweeting of presentations is allowed unless the speaker explicitly opts out by stating so at the start of his or her talk. Taking or sharing photos or videos of posters is permitted only with the presenter’s consent during the assigned poster session. Taking photos of posters while the presenter is not present is strictly prohibited. By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials.

The Genetics Society of America - Abstract Licensing Agreement

In consideration of the Genetic Society of America's (GSA's) acceptance of the abstract, the presenting author grants GSA a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to copy, reproduce and publish the abstract in the online Abstract PDF and/or other compilations or collective works to be assembled and owned by GSA (together, "Collective Works") in any form or medium now existing or hereafter created throughout the world.

The presenting author understands and agrees that GSA shall own all rights, including copyright, in and to the Collective Works including the right to:

  • distribute, reproduce, license, display, perform, lend, lease, or transfer rights to the Collective Works to third parties,
  • prepare derivative works of the Collective Works, and
  • register the Collective Works in GSA’s own name with the US Copyright Office.

Diversity and Inclusion

GSA is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion to create greater opportunity for any individual to fulfil their scientific potential, irrespective of their background, gender, or circumstances. This diversity leads to innovation by attracting the widest possible talent to the community and fostering a greater diversity of ideas, approaches, and perspectives. The Program Committee aims to select speakers and session chairs that represent the breadth and diversity of the discipline and conference participants. GSA especially encourages the Committee to select excellent speakers from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, for example: