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: November 1, 2019!

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.

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 15 min with 5 min for questions (will you have 20 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.


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