2024 Abstract Program

The 2024 Annual Meeting offers an exceptional opportunity to celebrate remarkable research achievements within the tissue banking community. All submitted and accepted abstracts, along with their corresponding digital posters, will be displayed during this year's Annual Meeting, which is set to unfold from September 30 to October 3, 2024, in beautiful Aurora, CO. Furthermore, these contributions will also be prominently featured in our conference app and website.

As an added incentive, we will honor outstanding work by selecting one winner and one standout presentation from each category. These selected researchers will be extended a special invitation to share their insights as part of the Scientific and Technical Affairs (STAC) track at the conference, and they will receive complimentary conference registration. Join us in 2024 for a fresh perspective on tissue banking excellence!
 
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 Monday, June 3, 2024.

Key Dates 

MARCH 11: ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN

JUNE 3: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE

JUNE 17: ABSTRACT ACCEPTANCE, WINNER, AND SPOTLIGHT NOTIFICATION

JULY 8: DIGITAL POSTERS DUE FOR ACCEPTED ABSTRACTS

SEPTEMBER 3: PRESENTATION DETAILS AND SLIDES DUE FOR CATEGORY WINNERS AND SPOTLIGHTS 

Abstract Categories

Scientific Abstracts

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
  • Skin
  • Birth tissue

 

Administrative Abstracts

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
  • Compliance/regulation
  • Other (must describe)

Abstract Requirements:

  • 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 

All abstracts must be submitted by 5pm EDT, Monday, June 3, 2024.

AATB will notify submitting authors by no later than Monday, June 17, 2024, 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 2024 AATB Annual Meeting.