2023 Posters & Abstracts

Poster Abstract Submissions are now closed!

Deadline was Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5:00 pm ET

Read the Call for Poster Abstracts (PDF) before drafting your abstract.

Important Notes for Authors

  1. You must become an AAPS member before submitting your abstract, if you plan to use the membership discount on your registration for the 2023 NBC. Join now!
  2. Be sure to read all instructions and complete all tasks. The submission site will guide you through submitting your abstract step-by-step.
  3. Use the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browser. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is not supported.
  4. All abstract submissions must be completed in the submission website. AAPS will not accept abstracts submitted by other means.
  5. You must format your abstract as described in the Call for Poster Abstracts (PDF).
  6. Review the Tracks/Themes/Keyword(s) in the Call for Poster Abstracts (PDF) before beginning your submission to ensure your abstract fits the meeting’s tracks.

Information for Volunteer Screeners

AAPS seeks volunteer poster abstract screeners to review submitted poster abstracts for the 2023 National Biotechnology Conference. To be a screener you must agree to:

  1. Review and select the Review Groups in which you are experienced. The Review Groups correspond to the NBC Tracks/Themes/Keyword(s)
  2. Review screener training before screening begins.
  3. Spend a few minutes familiarizing yourself with the applicable literature in your area of expertise.
  4. Spend a few minutes reading each abstract assigned to you and answering a few questions about it.
  5. Review assigned abstracts January 27-February 13, 2023.


Poster Creation and Upload 


You must use an approved poster template provided by AAPS. Download a template:

Template 1 PPT 

Template 2 PPT

Template 3 PPT

Template 4 PPT

Template 5 PPT

Template 6 PPT

Template 7 PPT

Template 8 PPT

Directions for using the template are written inside of it – read each section carefully! Information about font size, images, and other details are included.


You will receive an email from [email protected] with a link to create your login. Make sure you enter your email address in the format “[email protected]” while creating your login.


Authors are encouraged to add audio narrations to each section of their poster. This will help registrants grasp the research presented in the poster before contacting the author for additional information and discussion. We recommend you keep your narrations brief. A few seconds spent explaining the basics of what the listener is seeing will help them become engaged with your work.

After you upload your poster, AAPS will process it, which may take from a few hours to a few days, depending on the timing of your submission. You will receive an email once the poster is ready for you to add audio narration. Once you receive an email stating your poster is ready, visit this page to add narration to your poster.

How to Add Audio Narration

Download additional Information and FAQs (PDF) about uploading and narration.


  1. All poster presenting authors must register to attend the meeting by March 3, 2023.
  2. No changes to the presenting author are possible after April 3. If you must change a presenting author to a coauthor of the abstract before April 3, email your change request to Teresa Homrich at [email protected]. You must include your abstract submission ID number, name of the coauthor presenting, and coauthor email address.
  3. You must upload your poster file by April 3, 2023.