Late Abstract Submission Instructions

Society for Developmental Biology 73rd Annual Meeting
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, July 17-21, 2014

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Important Abstract Submission Details
  • Submission Deadline: May 23, 2014 (5 PM EST)
    • $45 non-refundable handling fee payment required
    • There will NOT BE online revisions after submission
    • Proof your abstract carefully before submitting it!
    • Character limit: 2000 including spaces for the body of the abstract.  Do NOT repeat the abstract title and authors in the body of the abstract.
    • Acknowledge funding sources at the end of the abstract.
  • Late Abstract withdrawal requests must be made in writing by May 26, 2014
  • Full abstracts will be available online only (PDF) on the meeting website 
    • They will not be published in Developmental Biology

Platform Short Talks


Best Student Poster Competition


Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral Symposium

  • NOT AVAILABLE FOR LATE ABSTRACTS, except for Best Regional Postdoc presenters

Online Submission Process

  1. ONLY start the submission process if your abstract is ready; entries cannot be saved and returned to. 
  2. Each author may present only one abstract (except for a 2nd Education poster—contact SDB office*).
  3. It is understood that ALL named authors have read and approved the abstract content.
  4. It is solely the authors' responsibility to abide by standard regulations for animal care and use, as well as for use of human subjects. All named authors share this responsibility and submission of the abstract confirms acceptance of this responsibility.
  5. Submission link:
  6. Read all instructions carefully before completing the form.
  7. DO NOT copy and paste directly from your word processing program (e.g., Word).  Hidden codes may disrupt your submission.
    1. Save your abstract as a text file (.txt).
    2. Copy the plain text into the submission form.
    3. Reintroduce formatting (e.g., italics, symbols) using style buttons above text box.
  8. Select a poster session theme (required for all abstracts):
    1. Education
    2. Cell-Cell Signaling
    3. Cell Fate Specification
    4. Cell Motility and Guidance
    5. Cell Proliferation
    6. Development and Evolution
    7. Early Embryo Patterning
    8. Fertilization
    9. Functional Genomics
    10. Gene Regulation
    11. Germ Cells and Gametogenesis
    12. Intracellular Signaling Pathways
    13. Molecular Medicine and Development
    14. Morphogenesis
    15. Organogenesis
    16. Patterning and Transcription Factors
    17. Stem Cells and Tissue Regeneration
  9.  Student and postdoctoral presenting authors must enter advisor’s name and e-mail address. It is understood that the named advisor has approved the abstract content.
  10. Review abstract on “Abstract Preview” page. Click “Go Back to Make Edits” to make changes to abstract or authors. When satisfied with abstract click “Go to Payment Screen” to complete submission. What you submit will appear “as is” in the Meeting Program.
  11. Payment of $45 non-refundable processing fee is required. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover accepted.
  12. Submit abstract by clicking “Submit”, and wait for acknowledgment of receipt of submission.
  13. Save the confirmation page with the abstract ID number for future reference.  Consider your abstract accepted unless otherwise notified.
  14. Program assignment notification will be emailed to the presenting author only.


*Contact SDB office at [email protected] or call 301-634-7815. Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, US Eastern Time