All revisions must be completed prior to the March 25, 2016 deadline. Revisions will not be accepted after this date.


Withdrawals (from the presenting author only) should be made by midnight, EST (USA Time) on or before March 25, 2016. All abstracts will be published and cannot be removed from publication after March 25, 2016 (even at the request of the author and/or principal investigator). Abstracts not withdrawn by March 25, 2016 will be reviewed and if selected for presentation will be published online. This information can be accessed by the public and may be referenced by the Genetics Society of America Media Relations staff and others. 


The program committee will select abstracts for platform presentations, basing their selections on several criteria, including research area, scientific impact and laboratory representation. Authors of abstracts should indicate their preference for either a platform or a poster presentation when they submit their abstract. Note, however, that the program committee will determine the final designation of platform or poster presentations.

Because platform presentation requests far exceed available presentation slots (only 10-15% of all abstracts received can be accommodated in platform sessions), all authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for a platform presentation.  This poster must be displayed in the poster area from 9:00 PM on July 13 through 1:00 PM on July 16.

Each platform presentation will be limited to a 12 minute presentation, with an additional 3 minutes for questions and discussion.

To fairly accommodate the large number of requests for platform presentations, authors presenting a talk in a platform session may not present the same work in a workshop. Any author offered positions in both forums is expected to decline or withdraw from one.  Photography is not allowed where posters are displayed unless permission is expressly given by the presenting author.  


The majority of the submitted abstracts will be scheduled as posters. All abstract authors who are not selected for a platform session MUST display a poster in the Exhibit Hall.  The poster area will be open 24 hours a day beginning at 9:00 pm, July 13 until Saturday afternoon, July 16 at 1:00 pm in the Exhibit Hall. Posters may be mounted on boards beginning at 5:00 pm on July 13 and all must be in place by 9:00 pm.  Posters must be removed at 1:00 pm on Saturday, July 16.  Posters that are larger than 3’8” tall by 2’10” wide will be removed.  Please note that the posters should be in a vertical layout.  While security is monitoring access to the Hall, GSA cannot be responsible for items left in the hall including but not limited to poster tubes, purses, backpacks, etc.  Please keep personal items with you at all times. 


Authors of posters that either do not present their poster and/or do not display their poster will be excluded from future submission opportunities.  Posters may not be displayed for abstracts that have not been submitted and approved.


Abstracts selected for presentation will be available online May 11, 2016, which will be considered the official publication date. Full abstracts will be available online through a searchable database and in PDF.  You will be able to print full abstract text for any individual abstracts or all of them.

Special Note:

In an effort toward conservation, and due to the increased use of smart phones, tablets and laptops, the full text of all abstracts submitted by the deadline date will only be available online and will NOT be printed in the program book.

The Program Book will contain the full schedule information including platform and poster session date, time, title, authors, and the speaker/author index. You are encouraged to print full abstracts for those sessions of interest before leaving home. A full searchable database of all abstracts submitted by the deadline of March 23, 2016 will be available by May 11, 2016. Search criteria will include: author, gene number, program number, title, text, date of presentation and type of presentation.

There will be the option of printing the full text of the abstracts from a pdf file. In addition, the schedule of events and abstracts will be available for viewing on the mobile app.


Platform and poster notification assignments will be available on May 5, 2016. Near the posting date, authors will be sent an email reminder to check the site to see where their abstracts has been programmed.


The meeting abstract search and programm planner, available May 11, 2016 enables the user to search (by keyword, author, abstract title) view and print all abstracts. The program will also permt the user to select abstracts of interest to create a day-by-day, session-by-session personal meeting itinerary.


In consideration of the Genetic Society of America's (GSA's) acceptance of the abstract, the presenting author grants GSA a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to copy, reproduce and publish the abstract in GSA's publication of The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) abstracts and/or other compilations or collective works to be assembled and owned by GSA (together, "Collective Works") in any form or medium now existing or hereafter created throughout the world.

The presenting author understands and agrees that GSA shall own all rights, including copyright, in and to the Collective Works including the right to:

  • distribute, reproduce, license, display, perform, lend, lease, or transfer rights to the Collective Works to third parties,
  • prepare derivative works of the Collective Works, and
  • register the Collective Works in GSA’s own name with the US Copyright Office.


Late abstracts will not be accepted.