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More than 2,000 posters are scheduled for display Friday through Monday in the Poster and Exhibit Hall. Posters will be arranged per topic and the specific number assignment provided in the official notification letter. ePoster stations will also be available throughout the meeting to provide continuous viewing access during and after the meeting in LiverLearning®.

All poster presenters of The Liver Meeting® are required to:

  • Register for and attend the Annual Meeting*.
  • Review and comply with all AASLD Presentation Guidelines.
  • Be present at your poster during the designated Presentation Time to network and field questions about your abstract from other attendees.
  • Indicate all relevant financial disclosures on the bottom right hand corner of your poster.
  • Remove your poster no later than 30 minutes after the end of the session. Posters not removed within this time period will be discarded.

* You must register for the Annual Meeting by October 12 to receive advance registration rates. Access into The Liver Meeting® sessions, poster or exhibit halls will not be permitted without an attendee badge. International attendees may obtain a Letter of Invitation for visa purposes.

Review the "Poster Formatting Tips" tab to assist you in preparing for your session.

Abstract FAQs

Q: Where is the link to submit an abstract?
From the AASLD homepage hover over the “Events and Professional Development” header, select The Liver Meeting®. From this page, click on “Abstracts” on the left-hand menu. Direct URL is

Q: When will the abstract submission site close?
The submission site closed on June 1, 2018 11:59 pm ET (US).

Q: When will I be notified whether my work has been accepted for presentation at The Liver Meeting®?
Notifications will be sent electronically to presenting authors and co-authors in August. Late-breaking abstract notifications will be sent out in early October.

Q: Can I submit my abstract past June 1st?
Unfortunately, AASLD does not allow late submissions.

Q: What is the abstract fee?
There is a $65 non-refundable fee to submit an abstract. Only online credit card payments (done through the submission site) are permitted. We do not allow money transfers or check payment.

Q: Where can I find submission guidelines and categories?
From the AASLD homepage hover over the “Events and Professional Development” navigation, select The Liver Meeting®, then Abstracts.

Q: Who can I talk to about technical issues (i.e. Login information, abstract formatting – tables, graphs, images)?
Contact our vendor, The Conference Exchange, via phone at +1 401-334-0220 between the hours of 8:30 am and 6:00 pm ET Monday through Friday.

Q: When are disclosures due?
ALL Disclosures are collected at the time of abstract acceptance. Submitting authors will NOT be allowed to submit disclosures on a co-author's behalf. Co-authors will need to sign into the abstract site separately to complete their disclosures (an auto-generated email with instructions will be sent to the email address(s) indicated by the submitting author at the time of abstract acceptance).

Q: One of my Co-Authors did not receive their email to complete their disclosure. How do they complete it?
Have your Co-Author check their SPAM folder. The email would have come from If you still cannot locate the message, contact for assistance.

Q: How many authors can be on my abstract?
There is no maximum.

Q: Are my abstract title and authors tallied in the 2,500-character count?
No they are not. The title should be kept brief, but long enough to clearly identify the nature of the study.

Q: Are my abstract images and/or tables included in the 2,500-character count?
No they are not. Images are in addition to the 2,500-character count. There is a maximum of one table or graphic, limited to 2" height by 3" width.

Q: Where can I apply for abstract awards? What is the deadline?
The deadline to apply for an abstract award was June 1 at 11:59 pm ET.

Q: What can I do if my research is not completed until after the June 1 deadline?
You can submit your work as a late-breaking abstract submission. Visit the abstracts web page for further details as there are extra requirements for late-breaking submissions. The late-breaking abstract submission period will be from September 10 – September 17. The cost to submit an abstract is $300.

Q: Are we allowed to update author information and make changes to the submitted abstract after the deadline?
The only updates allowed after the June 1 deadline are adjustments to an existing author’s name and email address NO LATER THAN AUGUST 10. All author change requests must be sent in writing to Absolutely no changes to abstract content will be accepted after June 1.

Q: What if scheduling conflict arises after the author change deadline and the presenting author can no longer attend The Liver Meeting®?
Co-authors can present in place of the presenting authors. However, the original presenting author’s name will remain listed on The Liver Meeting® app and in the Program Guide.

Q: Is there a deadline for withdrawing abstracts?
Yes, the deadline is August 10. Requests to withdraw must be sent in writing to Withdrawals will NOT be accepted past this deadline.

Q: Is there a deadline that I must register for The Liver Meeting® for my work to be considered for presentation?
The presenting author must be registered for The Liver Meeting® to gain access to the meeting and present their work. AASLD recommends registering for The Liver Meeting® upon notification that your abstract has been accepted for presentation. Early registration ends October 12.

Q: Can I present my work at The Liver Meeting® if it has already been presented elsewhere?
Information presented prior to The Liver Meeting® in the US is not permissible and will not be accepted as part of the meeting. If your work has been presented internationally, you may also present at The Liver Meeting®. Refer to the abstracts page for abstract submission guidance.

Q: Where and when will my work be published if accepted?
Accepted abstracts will be published in the October HEPATOLOGY journal supplement, which will be available in print and posted online through Wiley (navigate from the AASLD homepage – Publications tab – HEPATOLOGY – Find Issues – select the Issue you are seeking).

Abstracts will also be available in The Liver Meeting® app (available in October).

Late-Breaking abstracts will be published in the December issue of HEPATOLOGY (print and online), and will be available in the online planner of The Liver Meeting® app in mid-October.

Q: How can I access abstracts submitted as part of a previous Liver Meeting®?
You can view past meeting abstracts on the HEPATOLOGY journal site (see above for navigation instructions). If you have an AASLD account, you can also view past meeting abstracts through LiverLearning® and searching “presentation."

2018 abstracts are published in the October 2018 supplement. (Volume 68, Issue S1)

Q: Will there be a printing service onsite for Poster presentations?
AASLD works with an outside vendor for poster printing. We will publish a link on our abstracts page that will direct you to poster guidelines, costs, and deadlines once abstracts have been reviewed and scored. Submissions for poster printing must be sent to the vendor before the deadline stated by the vendor to be available for onsite pickup.

Poster Schedule

Poster Session I – Friday, November 9
Set-up: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Viewing Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Presentation Time: Noon – 1:30 pm*
Dismantle Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
* Posters must be displayed until 5:30 pm

Poster Session II – Saturday, November 10
Set-up: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Viewing Time: 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Presentation Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm*
Dismantle Time: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
* Posters must be displayed until 7:30 pm

Poster Session III - Sunday, November 11
Set-up: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Viewing Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Presentation Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm*
Dismantle Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
* Posters must be displayed until 5:30 pm

Poster Session IV - Monday, November 12
Set-up: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Viewing Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Presentation Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm*
Dismantle Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
* Posters must be displayed until 5:30 pm

Late-breaking Poster Session - Monday, November 12
Set-up: 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Viewing Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Presentation Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm*
Dismantle Time: 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
* Posters must be displayed until 5:30 pm

Poster Formatting Tips

A poster session is comprised of simultaneous informal presentations by several investigators. The presenter remains in a fixed location for a specified time period and discusses their research personally with interested scientists using charts, graphs, diagrams, and photographs. To communicate with all interested attendees, the best approach is to minimize the specific details presented on the poster and to maximize the transfer of information during the discussions. Remember that your scientific message must be legible and clearly stated to the viewer.

Poster printing services are available to presenters, offering an opportunity to upload your poster in advance of the meeting and pick up onsite in the Poster Hall.

Call4Posters Poster Printing Service

Call4Posters is AASLD’s Official Poster Printing Provider. If you wish to utilize their service and have your poster printed and shipped to The Liver Meeting® on your behalf, you can do so by visiting the Poster Printing Service web page. Fees are associated with this service.


Prepare Your Poster

Posters should not exceed 4' high x 6' wide board (1.2 meters high x 1.8 meters wide, 48 inches x 72 inches).

The heading must be at least a font size of 150 points (1 ½" or 33mm), indicating the title of the paper, author(s), institution and location, and disclosure information.

Text lettering
Lettering for text and illustrations must be at least a font size of 36 points (3/8" or 10mm).

Depicting Sections
Each section should be numbered with text in a font size of 150 points (1 ½" or 33mm) to guide the attendee through your poster. Color is an effective method for separating sections and adding graphic impact. Try to avoid color combinations that are difficult to read.

Your poster should include three to five brief sentences outlining information necessary to understand the study, and why it was done. The question(s) to be asked or the hypotheses to be tested should be clearly and succinctly stated.

Outline your methods briefly, providing only details for new methods, or modifications of older methods.

Results presented in the form of a graph or chart are always more effective than blocks of text. Provide a legend for symbols and other details, and interpretation of results below each panel.

State the conclusion succinctly in large type. (Many viewers read this first, hence, it should be concise and east to understand.)

ePoster Information


Give your hard work the exposure it deserves by submitting an ePoster.

Along with your traditional printed poster presentation, you have the opportunity to submit your work electronically for all to view. Our interactive ePoster system allows attendees to browse, view, and download your poster. Your research will then live beyond the meeting in AASLD's educational portal, LiverLearning®.

ePosters will be available for viewing during the meeting at the ePoster stations, located in the AASLD Pavilion in Hall A. Abstract Poster Presenters have the option to upload their ePosters onsite during the meeting at the ePoster stations, where assistance is available, or online through the Speaker Center.

* Please note that by submitting an ePoster, you are agreeing to allow your content to be downloaded by users of LiverLearning®.

ePoster Guidelines

* Please note that an ePoster does not replace your commitment to a poster presentation at The Liver Meeting®.

Minimum font size

28 pt

Recommended Font Types

Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman

File Type

You can create your ePoster using the optional PowerPoint template, limiting to one large page only. However, ePosters MUST be uploaded as a PDF. If you choose to create your ePoster using PowerPoint, save it as a PDF to upload it to the Speaker Center.

ePoster Size

Posters should be a minimum size of 3456 pixels W x 2592 pixels H or 48 inches W x 36 inches H @ 72 dpi for best display. To change the size in PowerPoint, click on Design => Slide size => Custom slide size.

Speaker Center

AASLD is excited to announce that we will be using a new system for our meeting this year – the system is easier to navigate and will now have a “Speaker Center” where you will access important information related to the meeting all year long. Use your AASLD login information to access your Speaker Center.

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Disclosure Policy

All faculty members (including Program Planners, Program Chairs, Moderators, Panelists, and Presenters) are expected to fully disclose all financial relationships with a commercial interest. By accepting our invitation, you agreed to comply with AASLD's Disclosure Policy and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support in the planning, development and presentation of educational activities.

Presentations may be recorded for printed and electronic distribution by AASLD. This includes posting on the eLearning portal LiverLearning®, any AASLD affiliated websites and printed communications. If a course is selected for recording, presenters will have the ability to accept or decline this policy prior to the meeting.

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is included in the content of an educational activity, you are required to verbally disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational, in accordance with the ACCME standards and the Food and Drug Administration requirements.

Embargo Policy

Additional information or data not included in your original abstract submission is embargoed until 8:00 am ET Friday, November 9, and may not be released before this date. View the full Embargo Policy.