Abstract Submission Instructions

Abstracts will be accepted through February 22, 2019.

Abstract Body

Enter a text-only description of your research. This should be 4,000 characters or less. Do not include figures or tables in this section. This text abstract will appear in the conference program book if accepted.


REQUIRED Extended Abstract Upload (must be an image file**): This one page file should include pictures, tables or any materials that may aid in the evaluation of your submission. This file will not be published and will be solely used by the conference organizers in their review of your abstract. It is REQUIRED, and your abstract will not be reviewed without this submission.

CAPTION—Please add the abstract control ID number in the caption section when uploading your extended abstract.  The abstract control ID number can be found at the top of the abstract submission page on the right side preceded by “ID.” To enter it in the caption section, click on Add Caption. Once screen appears, enter Control ID: followed by your control ID number. For example: Control ID: 2686188  Click the submit button when completed.

Your extended abstract may be submitted as a single graphics file in GIF, PNG, TIFF, TIF, JPG, or JPEG format. File size is limited to 20 MB, and file resolution of 96 DPI or higher is recommended.  

Suggested options for generating a graphics file for upload

  1. Conversion from PDF file (requires Adobe Acrobat): Place and arrange your figures, tables, etc on one 8 ½” by 11" letter size page (with 1 inch margins)Open the file in Adobe Acrobat and use the Save As feature to save the PDF file as an image file.
  2. Conversion from Microsoft PowerPoint: Place and arrange your figures, tables, etc, on a single slide (in portrait orientation, 8 ½’ by 11"). In PowerPoint, use the Save As feature and select a graphics file format to save the slide as an image.

**If you have difficulty creating or submitting an image file, contact the Meetings Department at meetings@mrs.org. Include a PDF file, the control ID number (located in the right corner at the top of the abstract document page) and your name. Continue to fill out the abstract submission form and save it as a draft. The Meetings Department will save your PDF as an image, upload it and submit your abstract. Once the abstract is submitted, we will send you an abstract proof.