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Abstracts & Awards

2024 Call For Abstracts & Awards Applications

Short Talk abstracts submission deadline

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Short talk abstract selections notificationsJuly 31, 2024

Poster abstracts submission deadline

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024

Poster abstract selections notifications​ - August 15, 2024

Submission link will be sent in the meeting registration confirmation email

Late Breakings Talks

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2024

Send your abstract to

Awards & Grants

2025 Lifetime Achievement Award

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2024

  • Mary Ann Liebert Publishers Young Investigator Award

  • Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship - Postdocs

  • Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship - Grad Students

  • Award for Science Outreach or Patient Advocacy Travel Grants

  • 2024 Paper of the Year Awards - Basic Research

  • 2024 Paper of the Year Awards - Late Discovery


Submission Deadline: June 30, 2024

Follow the link for all Awards and Grants Submissions HERE

General Information for the 2024

By submitting an abstract – submitters agree that short talks and posters will also be presented virtually and will remain available to all registered attendees on demand through December 31, 2024.

How to Submit:

ALL participants submitting an abstract or applying for a travel grant MUST register to the 2024 Annual Meeting

  • The Abstract submission portal access for short talks and poster presentations will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

  • For the Late Breaking Session – The Organizing Committee has left room for a few talks in this final session. Does your company have exciting late-breaking findings, please email your abstract to (Maximum length 400 words).


  • Awards Applications must be made through the Awards and Grants online portal HERE

Short Talks

  • Short Talk Presenters are expected to attend the meeting and make their presentation in-person in Montreal;

  • Short Talks Abstracts which are NOT selected, will be offered a Poster Presentation. 

  • (In this case, no second submission will be needed. The submission process will include a question on whether submitters are interested in a poster if not selected.)


In-Person Poster Presentations will include:

  • Full size printed poster to be displayed on the poster boards during the 4 days of the Annual Meeting (poster to be provided by the submitters)

  • PDF poster file display on the virtual platform (poster gallery)

  • Optional 3 min video presentation to be included on the virtual platform (poster gallery)

Virtual Posters will include: 

  • PDF poster file display on the virtual platform (poster gallery)

  • Optional 3 min video presentation to be included on the virtual platform (poster gallery)

Awards & Travel Grants

The OTS offers the opportunity for members to apply for various awards to highlight the accomplishment of students, postdocs and young investigators.

Travel grants are also awarded to support the attendance of students and postdocs at the Annual Meeting.

Check the awards submission portal HERE for conditions and deadlines.

Questions? Contact us at


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