Questions & Answers

Question: 1. Abstract Submission

a. What is the abstract submission deadline?
Answer: The deadline is December 5th, 2017 for consideration for an oral or poster presentation, and inclusion in our special issue of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
Question: b. Will late breaking abstracts be accepted?
Answer: There will be no late breaking abstracts at this meeting.
Question: c. When will I be notified if my abstract is accepted?
Answer: The corresponding author listed on the abstract submission form will be notified on December 11th, 2017.
Question: d. Where can I obtain the abstracts if I am not attending the conference?
Answer: Abstracts will be available in a special issue of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. The anticipated print date of this issue is October, 2018
Question: e. Does the conference offer travel support?
Answer: There are ten (10) travel awards available for Trainees (junior investigators, pre- and post-docs, med students, etc.). Trainees who submit an abstract as the first author will automatically be considered for a travel award. Travel award notifications will be emailed on December 11th, 2017.
Question: f. Should I wait to hear about travel award winners before registering for the conference?
Answer: NO, you should register for the conference and book your hotel room as soon as possible.
Question: 2. Hotel Reservations

a. I would like to extend my stay past the conference, can I do this?
Answer: The special rate is available for three day prior to and after the meeting, depending on availability at the hotel.
Question: b. The room block is full, what do I do?
Answer: If the room block is full you must make a hotel reservation on your own and at the standard rate.
Question: 3. Oral presentations

a. My abstract was selected for an oral presentation; do I also need to prepare a poster?
Answer: No, posters are not required if your abstract was selected for an oral presentation.
Question: b. Do I need to submit my presentation ahead of time?
Answer: Yes, attendees whose abstracts are selected for oral presentation must send their slides to Hetanshi.naik@mssm.edu by January 5th, 2018. Note this is different than the deadline for invited speakers. Invited speakers must send their slides for review by December 22nd, 2017.

Question: c. Do I need to include a disclosures slide?
Answer: Yes, this should be the second slide.
Question: d. Do I have to pay for my own registration and hotel?
Answer: Yes, you are responsible for all your own expenses including registration, hotel, travel, etc. If you are selected for a Trainee Travel Award this will only be given out after the meeting.
Question: e. Can I get an international letter of invitation?
Answer: Yes, if you require one please email Hetanshi.naik@mssm.edu
Question: 4. Poster presentations

a. What is the poster size?
Answer: 34 inches wide (86.36cm) by 44 inches high (111.76cm) is the maximum size.
Question: b. Do I need to bring my own push pins to hang the poster?
Answer: No, these will be provided.
Question: c. Can I ship my poster to the hotel?
Answer: Yes, please use the following address:
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Attn: Porphyrias Symposium
9801 International Drive
Orlando FL 32819
Question: d. When do I have to remove my poster?
Answer: Posters must be removed by lunch time on the last day of the conference, Sunday January 14th, 2018.
Question: e. Can I get an international letter of invitation?
Answer: Yes, if you require one please email Hetanshi.naik@mssm.edu
Question: 5. Photographs

a. Can I take pictures during the presentations?
Answer: NO, this is strictly prohibited.
Question: b. Can I take pictures of posters?
Answer: This is allowed only with the express permission of the owner.
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