Abstract Policies

Information on AASLD's policies for The Liver Meeting Abstract Submissions.

AASLD Abstract Submission Process 


All abstracts are blinded, peer-reviewed and ranked on the basis of scientific merit by experts in the category selected. The AASLD Scientific Program Committee uses these rankings to develop the scientific program of the conference. Abstracts are allocated to short oral plenary and parallel presentations (10-minute presentation plus a 5-minute Q&A period) and poster sessions based on their focus of interest. Authors who do not wish to be considered for oral presentation should check the "Poster Only" option under Step 2: Properties in the online abstract submitter. All abstract presenters must register for the AASLD Annual Meeting. 

AASLD Abstract Review and Selection Policy 

Abstracts are scored by at least four reviewers for each category and ranked according to numerical score. Reviewers are blinded to the author's names and affiliations. Reviewers with conflicts do not score pertinent abstracts. Abstracts are ranked within the category that is selected by the submitter, although if selected, abstracts may be moved into other content areas for presentation. 

Abstracts are selected for oral and poster presentations based on the integration of the abstract subject into sessions within a specific topic, abstract rank, and suitability of the content for presentation. Posters of Distinction are considered to be particularly noteworthy and represent the top 10% of all accepted poster presentations. 

Incomplete Data Sets 

If abstracts contain incomplete data at the time of regular submission, consideration should be given to submitting the complete data as a "late-breaker" for the Annual Meeting. The late-breaking abstract submission period will open mid-September. 

Case Reports 

Novel clinical observations can provide new insight into clinical phenotypes or pathogenesis of disease. Case reports are not frequently submitted to The Liver Meeting® but authors who so choose may submit one using the same guidelines outlined below for standard abstract submission. Case reports will be scored and ranked by the same review team that scores abstract submissions for the category and descriptor selected by the submitting author. 

Questions regarding the abstract submission process and related policies can be addressed to education@aasld.org