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: December 21st, 2020!

Submit abstracts here.

Abstract guidelines:

  1. Abstracts should be prepared about ongoing or recently completed research projects and will be awarded upon scientific merit.
  2. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  3. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published on the PVMS website prior to the symposium.
  4. If you are accepted for a talk or poster, you must give a presentation based on the abstract you have submitted. Further, while you can be a co-author on multiple submissions, you can only present at PVMS on one submission.

Talks will be 15 min with 5 min for questions (will you have 20 min total).

Please prepare for giving your talk over Zoom. Setting up Zoom with a university/college email address works better with large numbers of attendees.

Poster presentations will be over the site called GatherTown! By using GatherTown, back and forth conversations will be able to happen between the presenter and all those who show up to listen. Therefore, we will be able to have poster session where a person can go from one poster to another, free to chose what poster to listen to. For this set up, please make your poster same as normal, but as a .jpeg file. Please email valleymicrobes@umass.edu with your .jpeg file of your poster by January 24th, 2021.

Please check the website regularly and two weeks before to ensure that the guidelines have not been adapted for a better online experience.

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


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