SIMB Annual Meeting 2018

August 12 - August 16, 2018

Chicago, IL

Welcome to the 68th SIMB annual meeting. The program chair for SIMB 2018 is Dr. Noel Fong, Nucelis. The 2018 program committee welcomes you to submit presentations in the Society’s core topic areas as well as some special topic areas. Poster abstracts, as well as student oral session abstracts and contributed oral abstracts may be submitted for consideration.


General Instructions for Submissions

No names or affiliations should be included in the abstract title or text.

Do not repeat the abstract title in the abstract text.

Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts.

Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline for program edits, using the assigned ID# and password.

NOTE: When entering your abstract title, use initial capital letters only for the first word in the title and any genus or proper name appearing in the title. Use lower case for all other words in the title.

General Instructions


Poster spaces are limited. Please do not submit an abstract unless you are committed to attending the meeting and presenting. 

To be assured of a poster space after receiving an acceptance, each poster must have the presenting author registered and paid by July 6, 2018 in order to secure a spot in the poster hall. NOTE: it is suggested that accepted presenters register prior to April 9, 2018 to take advantage of the early registration deadline.

Substitutions for the presenting author must be communicated to SIMB directly. In the case of a substitution, the new presenter must also be registered and paid by July 6,  2018.

All posters displayed must have at least one author available to discuss the poster. This author may present only two posters within a single poster session, and present no more than a total of three posters in both poster sessions. This includes any author substitutions.

IMPORTANT: You will be notified by email of acceptance of your poster abstract. All accepted Poster Presenters must be registered and paid in full before your abstract is published.

If you have not registered and paid by the date specified, your poster will be withdrawn from the program and space will not be reserved for you in the poster hall.

Do not bring a poster to the meeting if you have not been accepted or if you have not registered and paid by the required registration date.


You will be notified by the session convener of acceptance into one of the oral sessions.

Oral presentation spots are limited, if you are not accepted into an oral session you will be invited to present in the poster session.


Maximum Abstract Length is 250 Words

Poster size is 4' x 4'

The deadline for Invited Abstract Submissions, Thursday, May 31, 2018, 11:59pm ET has been reached.

The deadline for Contributed Abstract and Poster Submissions, Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11:59pm ET has been reached.

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