Frequently Asked Questions

What if I need to make changes after submitting my abstract?

You can update and change your information in your presentations until the March 5, 2021 deadline for abstract submission.

If you need further assistance, please contact AAOMP President-Elect Donald Cohen at or AAOMP staff at, and please be sure to reference your Paper ID number and title in any and all correspondence.

Do I have to register for the meeting to present a poster or oral essay?


Yes, you have 10 days from the date your abstract is accepted to register for the Meeting. Failure to do so will result in your submission being removed from the program.



What are the dimensions my poster can be?


Please refer to the abstract guideline grid below.



What is the length of time I have for my oral presentation?


Please refer to the abstract guideline grid below:

Abstract Guidelines

Your submissions can be no larger than 300 words.

Poster Presentations

Oral Presentation

The dimension of the poster easel is 4 feet wide (122 cm) by 8 feet high (244 cm). Therefore, the suggested poster size is a maximum of 42 inches (106 cm) wide/horizontal by a maximum of 47 inches (119 cm) high/vertical (a portrait format). Each easel therefore will hold two posters.

Your display should include the title, author(s), and your abstract.

You have complete freedom to display your information as text, figures, tables, and photographs. Suggested guidelines for organizing the presentation would include abstract, introduction, brief description of procedures and materials, results, and discussion as topic headings. Trade names may be initially defined, but generic names should subsequently be used throughout.

The poster must cover the same material as your approved abstract.

You must upload your poster according to the instructions you will receive by email when your abstract is approved.

Room assignments, including your poster number, will be published on the meeting web site.

The final letter you receive regarding your abstract will detail when you must be in attendance at your poster.

Twelve minutes are allowed for the oral presentations, which includes time for any questions from those in attendance. Therefore, you should plan your formal presentation to last approximately 10 minutes. This will allow the program to remain on schedule should any questions be asked. Strict adherence to time limits is mandatory as a courtesy to those that follow and will be strictly enforced.

Presentations must be submitted in digital format as indicated in the final acceptance letter.

Room assignments, including oral presentation number, will be published on the meeting web site.