Producing a meeting as large as the ASM General Meeting requires the
development and implementation of strict planning deadlines. The
deadline for submitting abstracts for the General Meeting is in January
each year. Members must submit abstracts electronically. Deadlines are posted on the General Meeting website as part of the Call for Abstracts.
Preparing an abstract. Every abstract MUST be in formatted
as described in the Call for Abstracts published by ASM. Your abstract
is likely to be rejected if the format is not followed and there is
no appeal process. Abstracts that do not state the following
will also be rejected by the scientific reviewers:
- The problem under investigation
- The experimental methods used
- The essential results obtained in summary form, but containing sufficient
data to permit evaluation by reviewers. (Do not state "The results
will be discussed.")
- A conclusion
Abstract acceptance criteria includes (1) the quality of the research,
(2) importance of the topic to the membership, and (3) content.
Student Travel Grants. Students who are ASM members may request consideration to receive a Corporate Activities Program Student Travel Grant. The requirements to qualify an abstract submission for consideration are listed in the Call for Abstracts. Grant selection is highly competitive and only about 25-30% of those requesting a grant will recive one.