12th Triennial ISSS Conference Abstract Submission Guidelines

There are two poster presentation formats available:
(2) POSTER + 1-MINUTE PREVIEW (no slides)

With the Poster + 1-Minute Preview, you will present a traditional poster as well as introduce yourself and your work with a quick 1 minute preview talk during a conference session. The 1-minute preview talks offer an opportunity to introduce yourself to the international research community. In past meetings, they have significantly increased interest in posters and have led to employment opportunities. There will be many employers at the meeting both private and public. Suggested information to present: Name; Where you are from; What you are studying; What lab; When you expect to be done with your degree; Your poster number (to be provided later); Poster topic/session; Perhaps one or two sentences to highlight an exciting research finding, etc. We cannot accommodate any slides for this talk. We also suggest that you practice your presentation and make sure that you stay below a minute.

Important information about conference presentations

  • In order to be considered for an oral presentation, abstract must be received by 1 June 2017.
  • Authors of abstracts selected for an oral presentation will be notified in mid-June (near 15 June); Those who accept an invitation to present an oral presentation must be registered for the conference and payment received by 30 June; If not received by this date, the invitation will be offered to another person.
  • Abstracts not selected for an oral presentation will be assigned as Poster + 1-Minute Preview (see presentation description above).


  • POSTER — Unless notified otherwise by 30 June 2017, all abstracts submitted with Poster selected as preferred presentation type are automatically accepted for presentation at the conference, within the topic area selected at abstract submission. Information about assigned poster session, poster number, etc will be provided at a later date.
  • POSTER + 1-MINUTE PREVIEW — Abstracts submitted with Poster + 1-Minute Preview selected as preferred presentation type are automatically accepted for poster presentation at the conference (unless notified otherwise by 30 June 2017), within the topic area selected at abstract submission. Information about assigned poster session, poster number, etc will be provided at a later date. Due to time limitations, it may not be possible to schedule all 1-Minute Poster Preview requests. The 1-Minute Poster Preview slots will be assigned in chronological order by date of abstract submission (i.e., first come, first served). Presenters will be contacted by the latter part of July in order to inform them whether they will be presenting a 1-Minute Poster Preview talk along with their poster. Information about assigned poster session, poster number, etc. will be provided at a later date. 

Abstracts need to be submitted with the following formatting and specifications

Download Abstract Template here (Word file).
Please download and use this template file to prepare your Word file for submission.

General Specifications:
• Written in English
• Font = Times New Roman
• Single line space
• 12 point type size

Presentation/Poster Title:
• 40 word limit
• All capital letters and bold

Author List and Affiliations:
• List authors and co-authors by last (family) name and first name initial(s) only, with numbered superscript affiliation
• Separate authors by commas
Underline and bold name of presenter
• Affiliations, city, state or province, country in italics
• Include email address of presenter, formatted as shown in example below

    Powell A.L.T.1, Blanco-Ulate B.2, Vincenti E.1, Lam-Chang K-L.1, Vicente A.3, Labavitch J.M.1
    Plant Sciences Department, 2Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA; 3LIPA and CIDCA University of La Plata and CONICET, Argentina.
    Ann Powell, alpowell@ucdavis.edu

Abstract Text:
• 350 word limit, excluding title, author list and affiliations
• Capitalize only the first letter of the first word and any proper nouns, (e.g., Effect of pesticides on recovery of Didymella bryoniae from cucurbit vines)
• Do not include figures, funding sources and references

Poster Formatting Information:
• Maximum poster size: 42 inches width, 42 inches height (106,7 cm width, 106,7 cm height)
• Recommended minimum font size = 20 pt
• The location of your poster will be noted on the poster boards with numbers corresponding to those listed in the program.
• Presenters are requested to remain with their posters during assigned poster session(s).
• Either plastic push pins (pins will be available at conference) or velcro can be used to hang posters on poster boards. Posters cannot be hung on or taped to poster room wallsOnly posters officially accepted by conference program committee and listed in conference program may be displayed at conference.

Oral Presentation Information:
• Each talk will be followed by a question and answer period of pre-specified length (5 minutes for plenary talks; 2 minutes for concurrent session talks).
• Speakers must bring their presentations on a USB or portable drive in two file formats (1) PowerPoint and (2) PDF.

Abstracts may be submitted prior to REGISTRATION for the conference. An author may submit more than one abstract, but acceptance of each submitted abstract for a poster presentation is contingent upon space availability.

Once you have prepared abstract according to the above specifications and/or used provided abstract template, proceed to Abstract Submission online form:

Any questions or problems? Email Julie at jtillman@ucdavis.edu.