The Scientific Program Committee would like to announce that there will be a late-breaking abstract submission opportunity for the 2015 Annual Meeting. This final submission phase will take place from Friday, December 5, 2014, through Monday, January 12, 2015. All abstracts must be submitted online by 11:59 pm ET on the posted deadline. The submission fee for late-breaking abstracts will be $50.
An important consideration for abstract submission during this time is that the research must be new and of sufficient scientific importance to merit special consideration after the standard abstract deadline. Abstracts should describe high-impact original research that could not be completed prior to the original deadline.
Additional criteria that qualify an abstract to be accepted during this final submission phase include:
• All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee and held to the same standards used to evaluate abstracts submitted for the original deadline.
• Your abstract should not be a revision of a previously submitted one that was not accepted unless you received specific communication from the Scientific Program Committee suggesting that resubmission during the late abstract period may be appropriate.
• Scientists who had to wait until after the original October deadline to submit due to funding issues are encouraged to submit an abstract for consideration.
• Not more than one abstract will be accepted by the same presenting author.
All abstracts accepted during this final submission phase will be programmed for Thursday, March 26, from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon. These abstracts will not be printed in the Program, but will be accessible through the Annual Meeting mobile app. A PDF supplement of the accepted abstracts will be available to download via the SOT website in early March, prior to the Annual Meeting.
We look forward to welcoming you to San Diego, California, and hope that you will consider submitting your late-breaking abstracts.
Peter L. Goering, PhD, DABT, ATS
Chairperson, SOT Scientific Program Committee
SOT Vice President
John B. Morris, PhD, ATS
Co-Chair, SOT Scientific Program Committee
SOT Vice President-Elect