The 2023 Annual Meeting is an ideal platform for recognizing outstanding research conducted in the tissue banking community. All submitted and accepted abstracts and corresponding digital posters will be showcased in the Abstract Lounge at this year's Annual Meeting, September 17-20, 2023, in National Harbor, MD, and in the conference app and website. In addition, one winner and one spotlight will be chosen per category and invited to present as part of the Scientific and Technical Affairs (STAC) track at the conference.
Abstracts can be submitted in either the scientific or administrative category. They must be based on original work that has not been previously published or presented in any other copyrighted journal or abstract book. Abstracts may have been previously submitted at smaller/regional meetings but cannot be previously published.
Submitting an abstract confirms that you or a designated speaker/author are willing and able to present the proposed topic at AATB Annual Meeting and/or will submit a digital poster to be published by AATB.
All submissions are due Friday, May 26, 2023.
MARCH 6: ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN
MAY 26: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
JUNE 12: ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE, WINNER, AND SPOTLIGHT NOTIFICATION
JUNE 30: DIGITAL POSTERS DUE FOR ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS
SEPTEMBER 1: PRESENTATION DETAILS AND SLIDES DUE FOR CATEGORY WINNERS AND SPOTLIGHTS
Scientific abstracts should relate to research, both clinical and non-clinical, performed on allograft tissue for the purposes of establishing and evaluating tissue characterization, safety, efficacy, etc.
Examples of scientific topics include the following:
- Clinical usage and application methods (human and animal evaluation)
- Microbiology (screening, testing and validation)
- Tissue processing methods and optimizations
- Tissue handling (distribution, recovery, storage, stability)
- Disinfection/sterilization methods
- In-vitro model validations
- CMC assay development and qualification/validation
- Allogeneic cell evaluation/regenerative medicine
- Other applicable topics
Types of tissue that can be assessed:
- Musculoskeletal (bone, tendons)
- Cardiac tissue
- Vascular tissue
- Birth tissue
Administrative or non-scientific abstracts may include surveys, literature reviews, or testimonials on specific topics and may include data, but it is not required unless needed to support the conclusions.
Although not an inclusive list, administrative topics related to tissue banking may include:
- Donor eligibility requirements
- Technician safety practices
- Recovery methods
- Service to donor families
- Funeral home practices
- Hospital practices
- Other (must describe)
- Author Name: There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit.
- Character Limit: Limit of 3,200 characters in the text of the abstract. This includes title, abstract body, and spaces but does not include author names, affiliations, tables, graphs, or images.
- Tables and Graphics: Each abstract may include up to 3 tables and/or graphics if needed for supplementation.
- Clarity of Expression: Ensure overall quality of language to assure comprehension by the reader.
- Organization: Abstract should also be organized into separate sections (note the elements below) as separate paragraphs.
- Abstract Elements:
- TITLE – Must properly describe the work being submitted. Do not use all capital letters to spell out the title.
- BACKGROUND – Description of the importance and significance of the work being evaluated and the potential impact it may have (i.e., clinically, to the tissue banking industry, etc).
- HYPOTHESIS – Clearly describe the purpose of the work and what the initial hypotheses were prior to execution of testing/evaluation.
- METHODS – Description of all testing/evaluation completed to test the initial hypothesis. This can include specifics about experimental/evaluation procedures and protocols as well as a summary of statistical tools utilized.
- RESULTS – This section will summarize all data analysis. Tables, graphs, and images can be used to display the final data.
- CONCLUSIONS – Upon completion of data analysis, this section will highlight any final conclusions, significance of findings, and address the initial hypothesis.
- Ethical Considerations: The work presented in the abstract must conform to guidelines for ethical experimentation procedures with animals and/or patients as applicable and follow good scientific practices.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND ACCEPTANCE
Please submit your abstract through the AATB submission platform.
All abstracts must be submitted by 5pm EDT, Friday, May 26, 2023
AATB will notify submitting authors by no later than Monday, June 12, 2023, to let them know if their submission has been accepted to be on display and/or selected as a category winner or spotlight for the 2023 AATB Annual Meeting.
Abstract Submission Instructions & FAQ