DUE DATE: MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 p.m. CDT October 26th, 2016.
Members are encouraged to submit research, teaching, and extension abstracts. Oral and poster abstracts should consist of original, completed work that has not been accepted for publication in a journal. Members are encouraged to present research reports in poster sessions to expand the presentation of material, to facilitate discussion of research results among members, and to diversify the meeting format.
The abstract submission deadline is October 26th, 2016. After the deadline, it will not be possible to submit or revise 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, not including the title, authors or institutions. Abstracts that are too long will be rejected automatically by the system. It is recommended that all abstract components (body and table) be copied directly from a word processing file. The formatting and special characters will carry over directly into the abstract system.
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 are required for all submitted papers, all invited papers, all Symposium presentations and all student competitions.
Individual Program Committees have the responsibility of accepting or rejecting abstracts. Criteria for acceptance or rejection will include those outlined in these instructions and the "Quality Standards for Abstracts" as well as originality, clarity, and merit. The appropriate program committee may ask for minor clarifications and corrections prior to acceptance; however, revisions are not permitted for competitive abstracts (NPB, Innovation in Dairy Research, and Graduate/Undergraduate). Individual Program Committee Chairs also have the prerogative of placing abstract submitted for oral presentation into a poster presentation, or vice versa.
Remember, the Graduate Competition has been divided into M.S. and Ph.D. student divisions, and includes both oral and poster competitions. Abstracts will be presented in separate sessions, one oral and one poster session for the M.S. division and one oral and one poster session for the Ph.D. division. Each institution may submit the research papers of two (2) M.S. and two (2) Ph.D. graduate students for both the oral and poster competitions. If two (2) student papers are submitted in either category of a division (M.S. or Ph.D.), the home department must rank these as first and second at the time of submission as noted below. In the event there are a large number of submissions, only students' papers ranked first in their home departments will be included in the competition. Also, each oral competition abstract may also be presented in the appropriate subject matter session. On submission, check appropriate competition session in the First Section Preference. If you wish to also present in your subject matter session, answer yes to student competition question, and check the appropriate section in the Second Section Preference. Note: To be eligible for the competition, a letter of nomination from the graduate students' department head must be sent to ASAS - MW GS Competition, PO Box 7410, Champaign, IL 61826; email email@example.com (Subject: MW GS Competition Nomination) or fax 217-568-6070 no later than October 28th. This letter of nomination should indicate institutional rankings of competitors if two (2) students are entered in a single competition category. Rankings should include the presenting students name, title of the abstract and abstract ID. For institutions with more than one department, multiple letters will be accepted, but departments are encouraged to coordinate nominations in order to rank competitors. See the meeting website for complete details.
Undergraduates are encouraged to compete in the Academic Quadrathlon and the Undergraduate Research Oral or Poster Competitions. The number of undergraduates from one institution who can submit and present research competition papers is not limited.
Presenting authors will receive an email containing scheduled presentation times and ePoster upload instructions. ePoster upload instructions will also be posted online February 1, 2017. ePosters are due 3 weeks prior to the start of the meeting.
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 Midwest website. The usual scheduled time for the presentation of each oral paper is 12 minutes, with 3 minutes for questions, discussion, and speaker transition. Individual Program Committee Chairs have the prerogative of asking some presenters to use a time other than 15 minutes.
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