Abstract Submission Information

To submit your contribution for the 10th Anniversary Meeting, please send an email with the subject "SSM Conference Submission" to including all information (title, authors, abstract and sponsor if appropriate) in the body of the email. Please do not include an attachment!


Abstract Submission

We accept four different types of submissions:

1) Symposia submissions (75 minutes) should include a chair or two co-chairs and up to five speakers from different universities that present their views on a common issue. Symposia submissions must include the name and affiliation of the chair, the symposium title, an abstract describing the symposium (150 words maximum), the names and the affiliations of all symposium speakers and their co-authors as well as an abstract describing the content of each presentation (150 words maximum). Empirical studies must be completed by the time of submission. Symposium submitters will be notified by the end of January.

The symposia submission deadline is December 1, 2016.

2) Debates (75 minutes) should include a moderator who will facilitate debates among up to 3 speakers from different universities that present divergent views on a common issue. Debate submissions must include the name and affiliation of the moderator, the debate title, an abstract describing the nature of the debate topic and the perspectives to be covered by the debate speakers (150 words maximum), questions to be posed by the moderator (not included in the 150 word abstract), the names and the affiliations of the moderator and all debate speakers. Debate submitters will be notified by the end of January.

The debates' submission deadline is December 1, 2016.

3) Data Blitz submissions (five minutes) must include the name and the university affiliation of the presenter as well as an abstract describing the research that will be presented (150 words maximum). Presenters must be graduate students and post-doctoral students only. Each presenter should prepare no more than four slides and will entertain 1 brief audience question. Data blitz submitters will be notified by the end of January.

The data blitz submission deadline is December 1, 2016.

4) Poster submissions must include the names and the affiliations of the poster presenter and the co-authors as well as an abstract describing the research that will be presented on the poster (150 words maximum). Poster submitters will be notified on a rolling basis.

The poster submission deadline is February 2, 2017.


Young Scientist Poster Award

First authors who are currently students or who received their PhD no more than two years prior to the SSM convention (i.e., after May 2015) are eligible to enter their poster in the Young Scientist Poster competition. The awarded poster will get a prominent place in the poster session and the winner will receive a three-year SSM membership for the coming years (2018-2020). More information will be posted soon. More information can be found in the Young Scientist Poster Award 2017 Document.


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