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Abstract Submission is Now Closed  

Online Planner and Abstract Search Now Available

The online planner is best used on a desktop or laptop computer. You may also plan your schedule on the TAGC16 Meeting mobile app. Use the online planner to easily browse the entire conference program, filter by topics and keywords, or search for specific sessions or presenters. Once you log in, you can schedule and bookmark sessions to build your personal itinerary and plan your days. Your itinerary and bookmarked items will synchronize with the mobile conference app. If you don't have a mobile device to install the app, you can go to the Agenda tab to download a printable PDF of your personalized schedule, or simply export your entire itinerary as an iCal file, which you can import into a calendar application like Microsoft Outlook.

Abstract Assignments Announced

Find out if your abstract was selected and what type of presentation you have by clicking on the first letter of the presenting author's last name (surname).  It is not possible to view abstract assignments using co-author names.



























  • Detailed instructions for oral presentations: Click here.

  • Detailed instructions for poster presentations: Click here.

Oral Presentations Numbering and Timing

All oral talks are numbered with their community designation preceding the number of their presentation:


M285 - is presentation #285 in the Mouse Genetics Meeting

Please refer to your abstract assignment for the length of your talk: 
  • 30 minutes = 25 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for questions/answers/discussion.
  • 15 minutes = 12 minutes for the talk and 3 minutes for questions/answers/discussion.

Poster Presentation Numbering

Poster presentations are four digit numbers preceded by their community letter and followed by an "A", "B" or "C". Posters will be presented at the following times:

Thursday, July 14

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Even-numbered posters

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Odd-numbered posters

Friday, July 15

1:30 pm – 2:10 pm

“A” posters

2:10 pm – 2:50 pm

“B” posters

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm

“C” posters

Saturday, July 16

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Odd-numbered posters

11:00 am – 12:00 noon

Even-numbered posters


Y3197A - is for the Yeast Genetics Meeting, poster #3197 and in addition to presenting on Thursday and Saturday will present, 1:30 - 2:10 on Friday.

W = C. elegans
C = Ciliates
D = Drosophila
M = Mouse
Y = Yeast
Z =Zebrafish


Scientific Sessions

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

Because oral presentation requests far exceed available presentation slots (only 10-15% of all abstracts received can be accommodated in scientific sessions), all authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for an oral presentation. This poster must be displayed in the poster area from 9:00 PM on July 13 through 12:00 noon on July 16.

  • Please refer to the abstract assignment page to see the length of your talk: 
  • 30 minutes = 25 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for questions/answers/discussion.
  • 15 minutes = 12 minutes for the talk and 3 minutes for questions/answers/discussion.

To fairly accommodate the large number of requests for oral presentations, authors presenting a talk in a scientific 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.

Poster Sessions

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 12:00 noon 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 12:00 noon 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 portrait/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. 

Publication of Abstracts

Abstracts selected for presentation will be available in the online planner on June 10, 2016, which will be considered the official publication date.  

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.  

Letter of Invitation

To receive a letter of invitation that includes your abstract title, please provide the following information:

Last Name:
Email Address:

The Genetics Society of America - Abstract Licensing Agreement

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.

By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA with the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials. GSA will take steps to avoid sharing the content of presentations and posters in order to protect unpublished data. Please note that the use of cameras and other recording devices in plenary, platform, and poster sessions is prohibited without expressed permission from an authorized GSA representative and the presenting author.