The poster submission period for the 2021 AOAC Annual Meeting closed on July 16, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET.

There are two poster presentation options for 2021:

  • Join AOAC in Boston and display your poster at the Annual Meeting. If you choose this option, you will also be required to submit your poster to the AOAC Virtual Poster Hall.
  • If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting in person, AOAC invites you to display your poster within the AOAC Virtual Poster Hall.

Poster Dates and Deadlines

August 25, 2021Deadline to upload posters to the virtual platform
August 27, 2021Posters open on the virtual platform
Through September 30, 2021Poster available on demand on the virtual platform

Poster Submission Instructions

The Poster Upload Portal is now accepting submissions. Even if you are presenting a poster in Boston, you are required to upload your poster to the AOAC virtual platform. The deadline to upload your poster is 12:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC/GMT-04:00), Wednesday, August 25, 2021. We hope to have the virtual poster site open to registrants on Friday August 27. Your poster and your abstract will be available on the virtual platform through Thursday, September 30. There will be a chat feature next to your poster on the virtual platform. You will NOT receive an email if someone contacts you through the chat box, so be sure to stop by your poster page often to read and respond to messages. You may also post your contact information in the chat box.

To upload your poster, visit the AOAC poster portal and use your email address to log in. This will be the same email address you used when submitting your abstract through the CATALYST submission site.

The portal will list your poster by title. If you submitted multiple poster abstracts, you will see multiple listings. AOAC accepts posters in PDF (document) or MP4 (video) format. Tip: If your poster is a PowerPoint or Keynote file, please ensure you export to PDF or MP4 before proceeding. To upload your poster, simply drag and drop the file into the correct poster title listing. Upon successful upload, you will see a thumbnail of your poster, along with the file name, file size, and submission date and time.

If you need to update your poster file, use the Replace button. If you need to remove your submission, use the Remove button.

Need assistance? Contact [email protected].

Not Looking Forward to Lugging your Poster on a Plane?

AOAC has arranged special pricing with the FedEx Office located inside the Sheraton Boston Hotel to print your AOAC poster and have it waiting for you onsite. For more information, click here. Direct all questions regarding print options to FedEx Office at (617) 587-5444 or [email protected].

If you would like to receive a digital proof, contact FedEx immediately after you upload your poster.


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Deadline: August 23, 2021

Contest for First-Time AOAC Poster Presenters

This contest encourages active participation of attendees to showcase their analytical work in the relevant areas of fields of research that fit the scope of AOAC.

  • The AOAC-TPC (Technical Programming Council) will appoint a panel of judges representing expertise from diverse areas of analytical communities of AOAC.
  • The posters will be evaluated based on content, oral delivery, discussion with presenters (Q&A), and overall formatting during the author’s presentation time at the Meeting. Eligibility to participate will be limited to first-time poster presenters only.
  • The top five posters will be awarded plaques. The names of the winning presenters and first authors will be announced during the Annual Meeting at the AOAC Business Meeting on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
  • Winners will be published in the 2021 November/December issue of Inside Laboratory Management (ILM).
  • In order to enter the contest, you must first register for the Annual Meeting. Once registered, you may submit a poster presentation through the online submission site. More details regarding the contest are located on the submission site.

Notice of Final Poster Acceptance

All Poster authors will be notified of their acceptance for presentation at the 2021 Annual Meeting by July 30, 2021.

Official Meeting Language

The official language at the AOAC Annual Meeting is English.

Questions and Assistance

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1-301-924-7077