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Pre-, Post-, and Lunch Sessions

For anyone who missed the deadline and grace period not covered by the above message – we will take late submissions on a case-by-case basis. It is up to the review committee of the session(s) you are applying for if your late abstract will be reviewed. In general, the sooner you can submit your abstract the greater likelihood it will be reviewed. If you are unsure about whether to submit an abstract – please reach out to for more information.

Submit  Instructions

Propose a session that will take place before, after, or in-between main meeting sessions.

  • Pre-meeting sessions (May 16 and 17)
  • Post-meeting sessions (May 21)
  • Lunch sessions (May 18, 19, and 20)

Pre/Post Sessions

Sessions should provide information on a topic of interest to attendees and should should be between 1 and 3 hours or a half- or full-day session. They will typically be in the format of a lecture or panel presentation.

They may require an additional cost to attendees beyond the base registration. However, we make efforts to keep that cost low and/or offer sessions at no additional cost when possible. If you want to propose  a longer session or one that doesn't quite fit one of the existing types, email Ruth Seyler, Meetings Director, at

Lunch Sessions

You can propose content for a 1- or 2-hour lunch session during the main meeting days. These are targeted sessions that cover a specific topic in a lecture or panel format. Sessions that begin at noon will be ticketed to cover the cost of lunch; lunch will be 30-45 minutes and the session can start before lunch or after. We recommend programing not exceed 90 minutes in a lunch session. One-hour sessions that begin at 1 p.m. will not include lunch.

Open Symposia

We will share any proposed symposia that are accepting abstracts here.