Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

48th Annual Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina

September 9-13, 2017 - Raleigh Convention Center

Environmental Health Sciences Bridging the Gap between
Exposure, Mechanism and Public Health



The EMGS welcomes members and attendees from across the US and around the world. Our diversity is essential to our success, and as your national professional society, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive forum for the communication of world-class science. The EMGS Diversity and Inclusion committee sends a special welcome to members of the LGBT community.  Please reach out to any member of the EMGS Diversity and Inclusion Committee with your comments or concerns.

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Abstract Submission

Submit an Abstract

The 2017 Annual Meeting abstracts will be published in a special electronic issue of the Society’s journal, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis. Late Breaking EMGS Abstract submission deadline is August 1, 2017.

You are encouraged to participate in the meeting by presenting your research as a Poster or Platform talk. Short talks will be selected from abstract submission files for presentation in one of the Platform sessions.

Submission is quick and easy. Login or create an ID and password and then follow the directions and screen prompts.

Abstract submissions should follow the general guidelines and format for EMGS abstracts as described here. Although the inclusion of data in the abstract is not a requirement, abstracts for Travel Award submissions should not simply be a description of experiments that are planned or contemplated. It is not appropriate to state that “results will be presented at the meeting.”

Either the abstract presenter must be a member of EMGS or they must have an EMGS member sponsor. No member can be an author or sponsor of more than four abstracts. Please contact EMGS Headquarters if you do not have a member sponsor for your abstract.

Poster Presentations

There will be three poster sessions at the 2017 meeting.  The first session will take place Saturday, September 9 at the Duke Performing Arts Center, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC (across the street from the convention center.) This poster session will contain only student and New Investigator posters and be part of the President's Welcome Reception.  The Performing Arts Center will be open beginning (TBA) to put up posters.  Posters should be taken down from the Performing Arts Center between 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm Sept 9. 

All posters (including student and New Investigator) should in place at the convention center no later than 12:00 pm on September 10.  

Two poster sessions are planned at the convention center, one at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Sunday, September 10 and another on September 11, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Your presence, and/or that of a co-author, during the poster session in which your abstract is assigned, is particularly important since this is when conference participants will plan to meet you to discuss your work. The poster display closes at 10:00 am on Tuesday September 12. All posters must be removed between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm on Tuesday. It is the responsibility of the poster presenter to remove the poster. Failure to do so could result in damage to or loss of the unclaimed poster.

If the poster presenter is a student or postdoctoral fellow, there should be a sign under the poster number. If the sign is missing, please visit the registration desk and let staff know.

Poster Preparation Instructions

Platform Presentations

There will be two or three sessions running concurrently so it is important that you strictly adhere to the times outlined in the program. The Program Committee has allotted 12 minutes for each presentation, 2 minutes for questions, and 1 minute to switch between speakers (total, 15 minutes).

Platform Preparation Instructions