Abstract instructions

Individuals can re-use Experimental Biology abstracts and presented posters. 

All research using humans or animals must have an approved IRB or IACUC.

Each abstract should contain:

  • Clear hypothesis or objective
  • Brief background to support rationale for hypothesis
  • Methods and materials section
  • Summary of results with sufficient detail and statistics to support conclusion, 
  • Statement of the conclusion(s)
  • Source(s) of funding

Detailed Instructions:

  • Use Times New Roman, size 10 (for the uploaded file)
  • Enter the title of your abstract in Title Case (i.e. cap the first letter of each word, except prepositions).  Do not put a period at the end of the abstract title.
  • DO NOT enter the title or authors again in the body of the abstract.  The title, author and co-authors will automatically be included in the final abstract.
  • There is a 400 word limit for the body of the abstract. Word Limit does not apply to title, authors, and institutions. A red word count warning shows when exceeding 400 words.
  • Capitalize initial letters of trade names.
  • Use standard abbreviations for units of measure.
  • Other abbreviations should be spelled out in full at first mention, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Exceptions: DNA, RNA, etc.
  • Include the source of research support at the end of the abstract.
  • Cut and paste your abstract from a Word doc or text file into the Abstract Body area of the form. 
  • Upload your full abstract file (doc or docx) . If your abstract contains tables, graphics or figures, place after abstract in doc or docx file. All abstracts must be submitted between April 1, 2019 and May 3, 2019 (11:59pm). Abstracts submitted after the deadline by default will be programmed as a poster.

    All abstract submissions must also register for conference.
    Post Submission:
    Individuals will receive a confirmation email that the abstract was submitted.

    Problems or questions can be sent to physiology@apsmichigan.org