Abstract notices were sent on Friday, March 3. If you did not receive a notice regarding your submitted abstract, please check your spam/junk mail first. Email sender is no-reply@asms.org.

Update 10:13 am MST, March 6 (Mon): The Abstract site software team has repaired the email send problem and ALL abstract notices were RE-sent beginning at 10:12 am MST today. We anticipate that re-sent notices should be received within one hour. If you do not find notice in your Inbox, please do check spam/junk for message from 'no-reply@asms.org'. Thank you for your patience.

Update 9:00 am MST, March 6 (Mon):
The abstract notice email issue was identified early this morning. The Abstract site software team is working on correcting this issue now. We anticipate re-sending ALL notifications today or tomorrow. Submitting authors should refer to the instructions below to check their abstract status and assignment below.

Update March 4 (Sat): We are aware that some notices are unsent or "stuck". This is being looked at by the software developers and once issue is resolved ALL notices will be re-sent. In the meantime, please see instructions below for submitting authors to access their abstract status and session assignment.

Submitting authors may learn the status of their abstract by checking online.
Go to ASMS Abstract site and select 'View my Submissions and Drafts'. Select abstract by clicking the title, full abstract will display and session assignment information will appear in upper right corner.

Presenting Author Changes - Must be made by March 18

  • If for any reason the presenting author listed on the abstract is not able to make this presentation, you must contact ASMS (judith@asms.org) for approval to change the presenter (be sure to reference your abstract ID). New presenting author must not already be scheduled to present a poster or talk.

Cancellations/Withdrawals - Must be made by March 18

  • The program with the title of your poster is finalized. No withdrawals or cancellations can be accommodated after March 18.
Go to the ASMS Abstract site

If you need assistance with username or password lookup, please contact office@asms.org.

Criteria for Acceptance

The ASMS Program Committee will meet to review abstracts. Abstracts must meet the following criteria: 
  1. The results presented in each abstract should add something new to our base of knowledge in mass spectrometry. The novel aspect of your work is an important consideration during abstract review.
  2. The abstract should include sufficient results to properly represent the experiments that will be presented.
  3. There must be a fundamental difference between each of the abstracts submitted from a research group. The same results may not appear in multiple presentations.
  4. Each attendee can be the presenting author on only one abstract (although an individual may be listed as a co-author on multiple abstracts).
  5. Abstracts with substantial commercial content will not be accepted.
  6. Failure to disclose information, such as the ID of compounds, is not acceptable.

Instructions to Submit Your Abstract

Before entering your abstract, assemble the following:
  • Title – Limit 20 words
  • Introduction – Limit 120 words
  • Methods – Limit 120 words
  • Preliminary data – Limit 300 words
  • Novel aspect – Limit 20 words
  • All of the co-author names, affiliations (institute/company) and their email address. IMPORTANT: Help recognize your co-authors correctly by carefully entering their name as it commonly appears on their publications.
  • Session selection - If you wish to be considered for an Oral you will be prompted for a 1st and 2nd choice. There is no oral-only option, you must be willing to present a poster if you opt for oral consideration. For poster-only, simply skip the oral session preferences. View list of oral and poster submission topics for 2017.
Click "Next" at the end of each page to proceed through the entry process. Your abstract will not be submitted until you click "Submit Abstract" at the end. You and your co-authors will receive an email receipt to confirm your submission. Abstract entry sessions will time out after 10 minutes of inactivity. If you leave your computer and come back to it after the auto-timeout you will need to log back in.

How to Edit Your Abstract After Submission - Available only through Feb. 3 deadline!

You can edit your abstract at any time up to the submission deadline of 11:59 pm PST, February 3, 2017. Edits can include changes of any kind as well as the deletion (withdrawal) of your abstract. Go to the online abstract submission site and click 'View my abstracts'. Select the abstract to edit and proceed through the pages making the edits you desire. Advance to the Review & Submit page to confirm that all of your edits are reflected in this final page. There is no re-submit button. Now logout or close your browser tab/window to exit. Your edits are saved page-by-page as you advance to the Review & Submit page. There is not a save or resubmit button.