35th International Society for Animal Genetics Conference

July 23-27, 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah

Instructions for Abstract Submission

DUE DATE: MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 p.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time) ON MARCH 1, 2016
Abstract Word Limit: 400 words (includes abstract body and keywords)

General Information

  1. General Information

    Members are encouraged to submit original research, teaching, and extension papers. Oral papers or posters should consist of original, completed work that has not been accepted for publication in a journal.

    Authors need to be aware of patent considerations before submitting abstracts for publication.

    After the deadline, it will not be possible to submit abstracts. When you submit your abstract, you will be given an abstract ID number and password. Make a note of these; they will allow you to revise your submitted abstract at any time before the deadline.

    Due to space restrictions, submissions are limited. Space limitations allow a maximum of 400 words (including body text and keywords). Abstracts that are too long will be rejected automatically by the system. It is recommended that all abstract components (title and body) be copied directly from a word processing file. The formatting and special characters will carry over directly into the abstract system.

    One table is allowed per abstract and can be uploaded during the abstract text step as an image. The following image types may be uploaded:

    • JPEG image (*.jpg)
    • PNG image (*.png)
    • GIF image (*.gif)
  2. Abstract Requirements

    The author submitting the abstract is responsible for the content, the quality of the preparation, and to ensure all co-authors are properly listed on the abstract.

    Abstracts to be considered for ISAG/IFAG travel bursaries and early career awards will be reviewed by an ad-hoc committee appointed by the Executive Committee of ISAG. The Overall Program Committee has the responsibility of accepting or rejecting all other abstracts. Criteria for acceptance or rejection will include those outlined in these instructions and the "Quality Standards for Abstracts" to the right of the page.

    • Abstracts may contain a maximum of 400 words. The word count excludes the title, authors and institutions.
    • Abstracts can be edited until the submission deadline (March 1, 2016, 11:59 p.m. PST).
    • It is recommended that all abstract components (title and body) be copied directly from a word processing file. The formatting and special characters will carry over directly into the abstract system. No coding will be necessary.
    • Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proofreading will be done.
    • The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the presenting author to present the abstract (if accepted) orally or as a poster in the session and the time assigned by the ISAG 2016 Scientific Committee. We therefore recommend that submitters of abstracts register for the conference simultaneously with abstract submission.
    • Abstracts not adhering to these guidelines will be rejected. If you do not agree with any of these rules, you should not submit an abstract.

    If you need to withdraw your abstract, a written statement reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to the ISAG Overall Program Committee via the ASAS Headquarters Office asas@asas.org no later than April 7, 2016.

  3. Invited Abstracts

    If you are an invited speaker, you should answer 'Yes' to Invited Speaker question when submitting the abstract. This will notify the Standing Committee or Workshop Chair that this abstract is invited.
  4. ISAG/IFAG Travel Bursaries and Early Career Awards

    General IFAG/ISAG travel bursaries are available to provide graduate students and early career scientists with financial resources to participate in the 2016 ISAG conference. These bursaries and intended to cover travel expenses plus half of the conference fee. A general travel bursary will not cover all expenses related to the conference. Additional bursaries are available for US graduate students and early career scientists.

    There are also 10 IFAG/ISAG travel bursaries to facilitate participation by graduate students currently enrolled at an institution in an eligible developing country. These bursaries will cover up to USD 2,400 in travel costs plus the full conference registration fee.

    To qualify for a bursary, you must submit an abstract by March 1, 2016, attend the conference, and present a poster. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a graduate student or have received a Masters or PhD in the last five years, and not have previously received a bursary of the same type. Documentation verifying your status as a student or as a recent graduate must be provided. Either formal certification in English from your University or a current letter from your supervisor on the letterhead of the institution will be accepted.

    If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like your abstract to be considered for a travel bursary or early career award, you should check the radio button for the appropriate bursary when submitting the abstract. Bursaries will be awarded based on the quality of abstracts. After review by an ad-hoc committee appointed by the Executive Committee of ISAG, recommendations will be forwarded to the Executive Committee for decisions, and notification of the total amount of an awarded bursary will be made by April 7, 2016. Bursaries will be presented at the ISAG business meeting on the final day of the conference.

  5. Poster Competition

    If you would like the poster related to your abstract to be judged in the poster competition, you should answer 'Yes' to the Poster Competition question.
  6. Questions

    After reading these instructions, if you have any questions regarding submission, please send an e-mail to asas@asas.org.

    Technical Support

    For help in submitting an abstract online, Contact technical supportemail Tech Support.

  7. Author Notification

    Authors will be sent an e-mail by April 11, 2016, indicating the status (accept or reject) of their abstract. As soon as the program is finalized with days, times and locations it will be on the ISAG 2016 web site and authors will be emailed with their presentation information. Printed programs will be available onsite in Salt Lake City.
  8. Presentation Information

    • Oral Presentation Information: Each session room will be equipped with a computer and an LCD projector. Presentation files must be compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007. Files can be uploaded through the abstract system in advance of the meeting or accepted on site by 5 p.m. on the day before your presentation. No files will be accepted in the session room. The use of personal laptops will not be permitted. Detailed information on oral presentations will be posted on the ISAG 2016 web site.
    • Poster Presentation Information: All posters will be at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Presenting authors will receive an email containing scheduled presentation times and ePoster upload instructions.

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