Abstract Submission Period Open for 2023 AABB Annual Meeting

By Drew Case posted 01-31-2023 11:46 AM


The AABB Selection of Abstracts Committee invites members of the blood and biotherapies community to help shape the scientific content at the AABB Annual Meeting by submitting an abstract for the 2023 Meeting, to be held Oct. 14-17 in Nashville, Tenn.

Abstract categories include various scientific and administrative categories in transfusion medicine and biotherapies. Abstract preparation and submission guidelines are available online. Submissions from both members and nonmembers are welcome. Abstracts are due by Thursday, March 23.

Those whose abstracts are accepted are required to attend the 2023 AABB Annual Meeting, where they will have the opportunity to present their work to attendees from throughout the world. In addition, accepted abstracts will be published in a special supplement to the September issue of Transfusion.

During the Annual Meeting, AABB will recognize Top Poster Award winners in a designated Top Poster area on site and in a virtual poster hall. Additionally, presenting authors are invited to participate in a curated poster tour: an interactive event where abstract authors present for approximately five minutes followed by a moderated discussion with the audience.

The Best Biotherapies Abstract will recognize one abstract that represents the highest quality novel idea. The recipient will receive complimentary airfare, hotel and complete registration to attend the AABB Annual Meeting.

Additionally, the Outstanding Abstract Award for Trainees will return for the 2023 meeting. The awards recognize up to 10 trainees who submit an exceptional abstract based on peer review and determination of abstract quality and scientific merit. Recipients will receive a $500 award and be recognized for their achievement at the Plenary Abstract session at the Annual Meeting.

The Committee will select awardees from the following five categories: undergraduate nursing or medical laboratory science student; specialist in blood banking certificate student; medical or graduate student; medical resident; and fellow or post-doctoral scientist. Additional information is available online.