How do I submit an abstract?
To submit an abstract, it is first necessary to log into ProgramMaster
. If you have not used ProgramMaster before, you will need to register. Registration is free. If you are a TMS member, you may use your member information to log in.
Once you are logged in, select "Submit an Abstract" from the main menu.
How long should my abstract be?
Abstracts should be no longer than 150 words.
How should the text be formatted?
The abstract should be typed in plain text, which you will copy and paste into the ProgramMaster
Do I need to submit an extended abstract?
No, unless it is specified for your symposium.
What is the abstract deadline?
The abstract deadline is July 1, 2019. While a short deadline extension is customary, not all organizers agree to this extension if their symposium is full. It is best to submit your abstract by the published deadline, July 1. Failure to do so may jeopardize your ability to participate.
What are the abstract topics?
Technical topics for this year's meeting can be found here
Do I have to be a TMS member to submit an abstract?
No, you do not need to be a TMS member. But if you are not a member, you must create a login on ProgramMaster
in order to submit your abstract. This process is free. (Members do not need to create a registration; they can log in to the ProgramMaster system using their TMS member login information.)
I’m only submitting a poster; what process should I use?
Posters are submitted through ProgramMaster as well. Select the appropriate symposium from the list available on the ProgramMaster site
, then follow the instructions for submitting an abstract.
What happens if I save my abstract in ProgramMaster but do not submit it?
No one will see your abstract until you hit the submit button. Once you have saved your abstract, you may go back and edit your submission, but TMS does not receive it until you press submit.
How can I edit an abstract?
Only abstracts with the following statuses can be edited: "Submitted" or "Saved But Not Submitted." You can edit the abstract via the "Presenter/Author Tools" link from the main menu of ProgramMaster. You will see which items are available for viewing only and which are available for editing.