Abstract & Presentation Guidelines

The PVMS is a symposium for all of the Pioneer Valley’s microbial researchers, and as such we are looking for a diverse portfolio of science to be presented at the meeting. Therefore, we are encouraging submissions from scientists at all levels of their careers.

Please see the below guidelines for abstract submission for both posters and oral presentations.

Note: If you are accepted for a talk or poster, you must give a presentation based on the abstract you have submitted.


 Abstracts due: extended to November 5, 2018!


Posterboard provided will be 40in x 40in, therefore posters should be no wider than 42in but may be longer if presenter desires.

Talks will be 10 min with 5 min for questions (will you have 15 min total). Please provide your talk on a flash drive. We will have one computer set up for the entire day.

Please direct all other questions to valleymicrobes@umass.edu.


Talks should be prepared about ongoing or recently completed research projects and will be awarded upon scientific merit.

In a word document or PDF, please have the title, author list, affiliations, and 300 word abstract for your proposed presentation. To submit an abstract for a talk or poster, please email the document to valleymicrobes@umass.edu with the “presenter’s name-poster/talk” written in the subject line.


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