User Profile

Before submitting a proposal, the submitter must create a user profile and Register and pay at: 

There is no limit on the number of proposal submissions from any one individual. However, one person can present maximum 2 sessions at the congress.

The final deadline to submit proposals is extended until November 1, 2017 Eastern Standard Time. Proposals received after this date cannot be accepted. You will receive notification regarding acceptance by the end of January 2018. More than one proposal can be submitted through the congress management system. After a proposal has been created, modifications can be made until the submission deadline.


After you created an account you can login to our online congress management portal. Before you are able to submit a proposal you have to register and pay for the conference in the same online portal. Once you registered, a button called “Proposal Submission” will appear on the dashboard in your online account. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact

We’re trying to accept as many high quality proposals as possible. In case your proposal doesn’t get accepted into the program and you cannot attend the meeting anymore you can find a colleague to go instead of you ($75 substitution fee) or you can get the registration fee refunded until July 10, 2018 minus a $ 80 cancellation fee.

Important Dates

April 25, 2017 Proposal submission opens
November 1, 2017 Proposal submission deadline
Week of January 22, 2018 Communication to authors about approved / rejected proposals

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Submission Confirmation

After submission of the proposal, a confirmation email will be sent to the proposal submitter. In order to receive the confirmation, please ensure that emails from are not marked as spam by your e-mail provider.

If you have any question regarding the proposal submission process, please e-mail Leona Hanemann at :