ASCLS invites all members to present their research or other relevant findings at the Annual Meeting Poster Competition to be held during the 86th ASCLS Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The purpose of the event is to allow ASCLS members an opportunity to present scientific posters while encouraging friendly competition. It also provides a venue for laboratory educational programs to showcase their students’ work in a poster format. 

Any student (undergraduate or graduate), faculty member, or practitioner who is an ASCLS member may submit an abstract to be considered for poster presentation. Institutions are not limited to a certain number of submissions. Abstracts will be reviewed by a committee. Professional members and graduate students have the option to present their posters without participating in the competition. 
The presentations will be judged by peer-review onsite and awards will be given in the following categories: professional member, graduate student, and undergraduate student. 
The winners will be announced during the member awards ceremony at the ASCLS Annual Meeting. The graduate student and professional member winners will each receive a complimentary, one-year Professional I membership in ASCLS. The undergraduate student winner will receive a cash prize of $500 to be awarded by the ASCLS Education and Research Fund and a complimentary First Year Professional membership in ASCLS. 

The submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Complete submission guidelines and instructions may be found at Guidelines can be found by clicking on the folder titled “2018 Call for Abstracts.” Any further questions can be directed to Karrie Hovis, ASCLS Director of Professional Development and Project Management, at