Abstract Submissions         

Abstracts are no longer being accepted.




Program Booklet & CD

Titles and authors of submitted abstracts will appear in the Program Booklet.  Full abstracts are available on CD.  Abstracts submitted after the book is printed will be published in the addendum.


Abstracts from ACA Members

No fee is due at the time of submission for ACA Members who have paid 2011 dues and submit before the deadline.  Need to renew your membership?  Renew online today.


Abstracts from Non-Members

Nonmembers submitting an abstract must also include the registration form and payment at the time of submission. Abstracts may be submitted electronically and registration may be completed online, by faxing the registration form with payment information to (716) 898-8695, or e-mailed as an attachment to the ACA Office.  Any abstract received without registration will not be processed until the fee is received.


Late Abstracts

The abstract submission deadline is  January 31, 2011.  Abstracts submitted after this date are subject to a late fee of $150.


One-page meeting schedule (PDF)









40% of all talks will come from contributed abstracts.

Each session room will be equipped with a projector and a laptop PC running Windows and Microsoft PowerPoint. Presenters may bring their PowerPoint presentation on CD or memory stick, or may bring their own laptop to plug into an electronic video switch.  If you plan on connecting a Mac, be sure to bring the proper cord.  Please arrive at your session room 30 minutes before the session begins to connect computers and/or copy files to the available laptop.



The allotted size for each poster will be 4' x 4'. There will be three evening poster sessions; Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Push pins will be provided. Authors will be assigned dates and times to be present at their board. This notification will be sent by email and posted to the meeting website.  If you wish to be considered for a Poster Prize, please indicate so with your abstract submission.  


Speaker Ready Room

The ACA will provide a separate room for speakers to review their talk and confirm that their slides project correctly. This room will be equipped with a laptop PC running windows and PowerPoint and a projector.  It is recommended that speakers check their materials the day before the presentation.