Call for Posters

Submit a Poster Abstract

The submission period is now closed.


Those who conduct empirical research in the field of animal care and use, or have implemented a program to improve the functioning of their institution's IACUC, are encouraged to submit an abstract to the 2019 IACUC Conference Poster Program. Entries in this category will be considered for poster presentations. In addition, some authors may be invited to present a breakout session on their work. The Conference Planning Committee will review poster abstracts for completed projects, as well as for projects that are in progress, with the understanding that the project will be finished by April 2019. Please note that first authorship on an accepted poster is eligible for up to five credit hours for CPIA recertification. Learn more.

Guidelines and Policies for Submission

The submission period is now closed.

Please note the following policies that pertain to authors whose submissions are accepted:

  • If an abstract is accepted, one author or co-author must register for and attend the 2019 IACUC Conference to present the poster.
  • PRIM&R is unable to waive conference registration fees or pay travel expenses for poster presenters. In addition, the presenter must organize and pay for all shipping arrangements for his or her poster materials. Information about fee waivers/scholarship opportunities will be available on our website in January 2019 for those who require financial assistance.
  • Accepted abstracts will be featured on PRIM&R's website, and may be used for other promotional purposes. Abstract authors acknowledge that PRIM&R bears no further obligation to obtain permission for the purposes indicated, and grant this release voluntarily and with no compensation or inducement.
  • PRIM&R reserves the right to adapt the titles or body text of poster abstracts to ensure adherence to the organization's internal style manual for the purposes of featuring the content in marketing materials produced by the organization.

The Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award

The Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award recognizes outstanding projects designed to improve human research protections programs (HRPPs) or animal care and use (ACU) oversight programs through better education, tools, procedures, practices, or which contribute to empirical research or scholarship in the research ethics field. Each year, one abstract will be selected from the IACUC Poster Abstract Program to be designated as the "Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award Recipient."

  • The award includes complimentary conference registration and hotel for the lead poster author to display their poster at the IACUC Conference; up to $750 to cover travel costs; a one-year complimentary PRIM&R membership; and one complimentary group webinar registration.
  • Any poster abstract submitted to the IACUC Conference Poster Abstract Program will automatically be considered for the Pillars of PRIM&R Outstanding Poster Award. The winning abstract will be selected by the Conference Planning Committee.

Learn more about the Pillars of PRIM&R.

Important Dates

Call for Poster Abstracts opens March 20, 2018
Call for Poster Abstracts closes October 21, 2018 - EXTENDED!
Submitting authors informed of
abstract status
December 7, 2018
2019 IACUC Conference April 2-3, 2019 in Bellevue, WA
(pre-conference programs on April 1)

The information provided is intended to serve as a guide to our Call for Poster Abstracts. If you have any additional questions about the submission process, please contact Clare Ladd, project assistant, via email or phone (617.303.1881).