Info for Presenters

Oral Presentations

Here is a quick outline of how this conference will work, so that you can prepare properly. Please use the links provided if you need help recording and narrating your presentation or uploading to YouTube. If you choose to upload your presentation to a different host, you will need to follow similar steps, but the upload process will be specific to your host. Note: Video presentations will only be available to paid conference registrants, and they will only be available in the weeks leading up to the conference, during the conference, and for a few days after the conference. After the conference is over, CMAS will make all presentations PPTs/PDFs sent to us available from the Conference Archive unless directed otherwise.


Poster Presentations

Since this year's conference will be virtual, there will not be physical posters to print, hang up, or view. Instead, we will host the Poster Session using the Gather online platform. Poster Presenters will send CMAS an image of the poster, and we will create virtual kiosks for everyone's poster to be displayed for the duration of the conference. On Friday, November 5, we will host a virtual poster presentation from 1 - 3 PM ET on the Gather platform. Presenters should log in to Gather ahead of time, find their poster, and then position themselves near the poster, so that other attendees can view the poster and ask questions using Gather's Chat capabilities.

Please send a photo of yourself, preferably a head shot, to The photo of yourself should be oriented as a portrait (height bigger than width) and should be at least 320 pixels x 480 pixels.

General Guidelines

Poster presenters are asked to send a graphic of their poster, in JPG, PNG, or PDF format, to by October 24, 2021 for posting on our website.

Extended Abstracts

Extended abstracts should be submitted by November 1, 2021. All presenters need to provide an extended abstract. The abstracts should be NO LONGER THAN 6 pages and should be submitted in PDF format. The abstract should include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, fax number, and phone number. Please e-mail your extended abstract to with the subject line "Conference extended abstract" by November 1, 2021. Extended abstracts will not be accepted after December 1, 2021.

Extended Abstract Template: PDF or MS Word (.docx) (Remember to convert from MS Word (or other format) to PDF before sending to!)