The abstract submission

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The abstract submission

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Abstracts from ACA Members

There is no abstract submission fee for members who have paid 2014 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 registration is received.


Preparation of Abstracts

You will be able to submit your abstract details (title and body) by uploading a word file. This will allow you to easily format and use special characters in Microsoft Word in your abstract. In order for us to process this correctly into a PDF, you must adhere to the template outline of the sample file provided below. Click here to see sample abstract.


The entire abstract, including title, authors and their affiliations, footnotes, references, tables, equations, etc., should be a maximum of 2000 characters (including spaces) using Arial font with 10 point size. Abstracts not conforming to these instructions will be returned to the author for correction will have to be resubmitted before the deadline. Late fees will apply to these revisions. The title should be in upper and lower case letters and should contain no more than 150 characters (including spaces).  The authors' names and affiliations should be in upper and lower case.





Authors The presenting author must be listed first. No one may be first author on more than one abstract.


Invited Presentations Abstracts for invited presentations must be submitted in the same manner as those for contributed papers and are subject to the same applicable abstract fees and deadlines.


Abstracts will be posted to the ACA web site only if the presenting author's permission is given with the abstract submission.


Presenting authors will be notified of their final abstract number, session name, date, time, and room assignment approximately 4 weeks prior to the meeting. This information will also be posted on the web site.


Revisions Contact [email protected] for specific instructions.  The same abstract submission fee rules will apply.


Late Abstracts Abstracts received after FEBRUARY 7, 2014, are subject to a $150 late fee. Contact [email protected] for payment instructions.


Program Booklet

Titles and presenting authors of abstracts will appear in the Program Booklet.


Speaker Ready Room

The ACA will provide a separate room for speakers to review their talk and confirm that their presentation projects correctly. This room will be equipped with a laptop PC running windows and PowerPoint and a projector. It is mandatory that speakers review their materials the day before the presentation. If you plan on connecting a Mac, be sure to bring the proper cord.

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 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 or during the coffee break 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.


Poster presentations are eligible for a number of Poster Prizes. Indicate which prize you would like to be considered for with your submission.