Late-Breaking Scientific Abstracts Process

The scientific presentations will focus on highly significant and timely findings with ground-breaking data and high impact results that were not available at the time of the ASA 2014 Scientific Abstract Submission deadline. The late-breaking abstract deadline is not an extension of the general submission deadline. Because of very limited space, only those abstracts deemed to be of high scientific priority will be accepted. Abstracts that present additional data concerning an already accepted abstract will be rejected. The deadline for submissions of late breaking abstracts is August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

Submit your late-breaking abstract here. 

  1. Submission RequirementsPrior to completing a submission for a Late-Breaking Abstract, please read the requirements and determine if your submission meets the eligibility criteria and if you can comply with all the requirements.

  2. Submission and Review ProcessThis section defines the procedures and decision criteria for Late-Breaking Abstracts.

  3. Submission SiteThe submission site includes all documentation required for the submission. It is recommended that you gather all necessary approvals and information before entering data for the submission. 

Submission Requirements

  1. If the abstract is accepted for presentation, it is expected that the Presenting Author will present the same work described in the abstract, including the same title and content.

  2. Late-breaking abstracts must be previously unpublished work at the time of submission.

  3. Late-breaking abstracts presented in 2013 will not be considered for the 2014 ASA Annual Meeting.

  4. Presenting Authors and co-authors must disclose any commercial relationships relevant to the content of the abstract, both in the abstract submission and at the time of presentation at the Annual Meeting. The disclosure may be given by the presenting author on behalf of all authors. Presenting Authors, acting as the authorized agent for all authors, will complete a copyright transfer that assigns copyright ownership for all contributions to their abstract to the ASA or notifies ASA if the work is in the public domain.

  5. Lack of Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Approval, or evidence of unethical treatment of humans or animals, will lead to rejection of the abstract.

A $95 (US) non-refundable processing fee must accompany the submission of a late-breaking abstract. Refunds will not be available for abstract submissions that are not accepted or when the submission is withdrawn. 

Late-breaking Abstract Submission Process

  1. Late-breaking abstract submissions will be accepted (online) beginning August 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (CST). Submissions after August 31, 2014, without exception, will not be processed.
  2. All authors involved in an abstract (Presenting Author and up to 9 Co-authors) must be included in the submission. Authors or text cannot be added or changed after August 31, 2014. Without exception, ASA will not make changes to an abstract after its submission. 

  3. Late-breaking abstracts may be submitted ELECTRONICALLY only. Abstracts may not be submitted by mail, facsimile, or email. 

  4. When inputting the submission, use a standard font such as Times New Roman, 12 point. For special symbols, use the standard Windows or Macintosh symbol font. Do not use any third-party symbol fonts or the special WordPerfect symbol and math fonts. The Presenting Author e-mail address provided in the abstract must be correct or notifications and other abstract-related correspondence will not be delivered. 

  5. The maximum length is 3400 characters, including spaces and punctuation for an abstract. The abstract includes: title, authors (maximum of 1 Presenting Author, 9 co-authors), departments, institutions, abstract text and images.  Abstracts may include images (tables, graphs, figures, etc.). Images must be high-resolution JPG files (minimum resolution of 600 dpi) with enough detail to be acceptable for both online viewing and print. Images (tables and graphics) will each count as 400 characters toward the maximum abstract length. Note: Tables must be submitted as JPG files.