Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

49th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas

September 22-26, 2018 - Hyatt Regency San Antonio

Maintaining Genomic Integrity in the Face of Environmental Insult



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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Important Dates

June 17: Abstract Submission Deadline

July 1: Early Bird Registration Ends

August 30: Hotel Reservation Deadline

Abstract Submission

Submit an Abstract

The 2018 Annual Meeting abstracts will be published in a special electronic issue of the Society’s journal, Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis.

Regular EMGS Abstract submission deadline is June 17, 2018. (To be published in EMM)

Late Breaking Abstracts are due by September 1, 2018. (Acceptance based on availability but not published in EMM)
Invited speaker abstract deadline is May 1, 2018.

Students and New Investigators are encouraged to also apply for a Travel Award.

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

Three poster sessions are planned:

Saturday, September 22nd 5:30PM- 6:45 (Student & New Investigator Poster viewing and refreshments)

Sunday, September 23rd 10:00AM- Monday, September 24th 10:00 AM (Poster viewing and refreshment 4:45PM-6:30PM)

Monday, September 24th 10:30 AM- Tuesday, September 25th 10:30 AM (Poster viewing and refreshment 4:45PM-6:30PM)

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 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 25th. All posters must be removed between 10:30 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