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Annual Meeting at EB 2020  

Submit your abstract to be part of our most important meeting of the year! 

AAA will host 150 expert speakers and thought leaders, more than 450 anatomy-related poster presentations, and 50 symposia at EB 2020 – the world’s largest gathering of anatomical science researchers and educators. Shine a spotlight on your own research by submitting an abstract.

  • On-Time Abstracts are programmed as oral and poster presentations.
  • Last-Chance Abstracts are programmed as poster presentations.
  • Science Outreach Abstracts are featured at the EB Welcome Reception.

This is your opportunity to share your research, expertise, and insights with a large audience.

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Last-Chance Abstracts

Due Jan. 30, 2020

If you missed the On-Time Abstract deadline, or you have late-breaking research to share, this is your opportunity to showcase your science! All last-chance abstracts are programmed as posters on Tuesday, April 7.

Last-Chance Abstract Submission Topics

100-AAA   Anatomy
101-AAA   Anatomy Education
102-AAA   Biological Anthropology
103-AAA   Bones, Cartilage and Teeth
104-AAA   Cardiovascular Biology
105-AAA   Cell Biology
106-AAA   Development and Growth
107-AAA   Evolution and Comparative Anatomy
108-AAA   Extracellular Matrix
109-AAA   Imaging
110-AAA   Muscle
111-AAA   Neurobiology
112-AAA   Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, Wound Healing and Bioengineering

Science Outreach Activity Abstracts

Due Jan. 30, 2020

Showcase your science communication (scicomm) – submit your Science Outreach Activity Abstract, a non-scientific abstract specifically devoted to promoting outreach activities. Abstracts are not published and there is no submission fee. Abstracts are programmed as posters at the EB Welcome Reception on Saturday, April 4

Before you submit an abstract...

Deadlines & Fees 

Regular Abstracts ($75 fee) are due November 14, 2019
Science Outreach Activity Posters ($75 fee) are due January 30, 2020
Last-Chance Abstract Submissions ($100 fee) are due January 30, 2020


Due to EB's scientific integrity policy, student members cannot sponsor their own abstract. Instead, AAA will require students’ professors or advisors to be listed as the sponsor. Get more information about sponsorship eligibility.

Guidelines & Submission Requirements

Here’s the fine print – if you read the step-by-step submission guidelines, you’ll have an easier time assembling your submission, and your abstract will have a better chance of getting selected if it meets requirements.

Abstract Submission 101

Unsure about how to choose a topic category? Don’t know how to format your submission or where to put supporting graphics or tables? Can’t remember what key statements and summaries must be included? It’s all here! Remember, the best entries are the ones that demonstrate preparation and adherence to EB’s abstract submission requirements.

Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks for writing great conference abstracts by Journal of Biological Chemistry Technical Editor Martin Spiering
Writing the best abstract by CECA member Rachel Menegaz

On-Time Abstracts

The deadline for On-Time Abstracts expired November 18, 2019. For reference, below are the On-Time Abstract topics.

Platform & Hybrid Symposium Topic Sessions (oral presentations)

Abstracts submitted to the following topics will be considered for an oral presentation in either a hybrid or platform session. Submitting to one of these categories does not guarantee an oral presentation. A hybrid symposium includes an invited talk and up to four 15-minute oral presentations selected from abstracts; a platform session includes six 15-minute oral presentations selected from abstracts.

Anatomy Education (7010 - 7015)
Cardiovascular Biology (7003, 7024 – 7033)
Cell Biology (7034 – 7037)
Developmental Biology (7038 – 7046)
Evolution and Comparative Anatomy (7047)
Morphological Sciences
Neurobiology (7007, 7059 – 7065)
Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering & Regeneration (7066)

Poster Topics

7000- AAA  Anatomy
7001- AAA  Anatomy: Animal Models
7002- AAA  Anatomy: Gastrointestinal
7003- AAA  Anatomy: Cardiovascular
7004- AAA  Anatomy: Form & Variation
7005- AAA  Anatomy: Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
7006- AAA  Anatomy: Respiratory
7007- AAA  Anatomy: Neural
7008- AAA  Anatomy: Musculoskeletal
7009-AAA  Anatomy: Urogenital

7010-AAA  Anatomy Education
7011-AAA  Anatomy Education: Assessment, Curriculum & Mentoring
7012-AAA  Anatomy Education: Clinical Based Approaches
7013-AAA  Anatomy Education: Technology-assisted Learning
7014-AAA  Anatomy Education: Teaching Methods & Innovations
7015-AAA  Anatomy Education: Undergraduate Education

7016-AAA  Biological Anthropology

7017-AAA  Bones, Cartilage & Teeth
7018-AAA  Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Anatomy & Morphology
7019-AAA  Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Craniofacial
7020-AAA  Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Development
7021-AAA  Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Evolution & Anthropology
7022-AAA  Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Exercise, Biomechanics; Bioengineering
7023-AAA  Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Molecular Mechanisms

7024-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology
7025-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Aging & Age-related Disorders
7026-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Anatomy & Morphology
7027-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Angiogenesis; Lymphangiogenesis; Vasculogenesis
7028-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Bioengineering and Repair
7029-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Dysfunction; Disease; Genetic Disorders
7030-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Development & Growth
7031-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Imaging, Computer Modeling, 3D Reconstruction
7032-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Sex & Gender Related Differences
7033-AAA  Cardiovascular Biology: Stem Cells and Regeneration

7034-AAA  Cell Biology
7035-AAA  Cell Biology: Membranes & Cytoskeleton
7036-AAA  Cell Biology: Signaling & Molecular Biology
7037-AAA  Cell Biology: Organelles

7038-AAA  Development & Growth
7039-AAA  Development & Growth: Birth Defects
7040-AAA  Development & Growth: Craniofacial
7041-AAA  Development & Growth: Limbs
7042-AAA  Development & Growth: Neural Crest & Placodes
7043-AAA  Development & Growth: Patterning
7044-AAA  Development & Growth: Reproduction
7045-AAA  Development & Growth: Gene & Protein Expression
7046-AAA  Development & Growth: Organogenesis

7047-AAA  Evolution and Comparative Anatomy

7048-AAA  Form, Function & Morphology

7049-AAA  Vertebrate Paleontology

7050-AAA  Imaging
7051-AAA  Imaging: Anatomy
7052-AAA  Imaging: Functional Imaging
7053-AAA  Imaging: Technology & Methods
7054-AAA  Imaging: Computational Biology

7055-AAA  Muscle
7056-AAA  Muscle: Biomechanics & Exercise
7057-AAA  Muscle: Development
7058-AAA  Muscle: Stem Cells & Regeneration

7059-AAA  Neurobiology
7060-AAA  Neurobiology: Behavior; Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Disease; Aging
7061-AAA  Neurobiology: Brain
7062-AAA  Neurobiology: Development
7063-AAA  Neurobiology: Neural Cell Biology
7064-AAA  Neurobiology: Neuronal & Spinal Cord Degeneration, Repair & Regeneration
7065-AAA  Neurobiology: Neuroprotection & Neuroimmunology

7066-AAA  Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering & Regeneration

EB 2020

April 4-7  |  San Diego, CA, USA

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Upcoming Deadlines

Early Registration: Feb. 5, 2020
Hotel Reservation: Mar. 4, 2020
AAA headquarters hotel: Marriott Marquis

Expired Deadlines

Regular Abstracts: Nov. 18, 2019
Science Outreach Abstracts: Jan. 30, 2020
Last-Chance Abstracts: Jan. 30, 2020

What Attendees Say

“I value the enormous diversity of interests among members. Every time I attend a meeting, I come away with great new ideas for teaching, learning, research.” — Raj Ettarh, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Medical Education and Associate Dean of Assessment, California University of Science and Medicine, AAA member since 2009

What to expect

  • 150 expert speakers and thought leaders
  • More than 450 anatomy-related poster presentations
  • 50 symposia on topics in Educational Science Research & Teaching, Professional Development, and Basic & Clinical Science Research

Good to Know

AAA's Annual Meeting is held in conjunction with Experimental Biology (EB). AAA is one of the five sponsoring societies that collectively plan EB. All abstracts, registrations, and hotel reservations are submitted through EB. Some links will take you to the EB website, experimentalbiology.org.