Abstract Presenters

Please note: All abstract presenters (oral, video, and poster) are required to register for the Scientific Meeting, and are responsible for payment of appropriate registration fees and for arranging their own transportation and hotel accommodations. Annual Scientific Meeting registration is free for all ACG members, as well as Residents and Trainees with a letter from their Program Director verifying status.

Change Requests: Please note that there will be no mechanism for changing the date of your presentation. If you are unable to present your abstract on the date that has been assigned, you must designate another author or a colleague who is attending the meeting to present in your place.

Information for Oral Presenters

Oral Podium Presentations:

Oral Presentations will take place Monday through Wednesday, October 8-10, 2018. Abstracts accepted for oral podium presentation will be scheduled on one of those days. Oral presenters whose abstracts are scheduled for Monday morning, October 16, will have 9 minutes to present, with 3 minutes for audience questions. All other oral presenters will have 7 minutes to present, with 3 minutes for audience questions. (In accordance with ACG and ACCME guidelines, the presenting author of an oral abstract may not be an employee of a commercial interest; this does not apply to poster presenters).

Oral abstract presenters will be required to submit their slide presentations to ACG by Friday, August 24, 2018. Presentation files should contain no more than 10 slides, and must be in the 16:9 widescreen slide format. Presentation development guidelines will be provided upon acceptance notification.

Video Presentations selected for the Endoscopy Video Forum will take place on Monday afternoon, October 8, 2018. Authors of abstracts accepted for this session will be required to narrate their video during this session. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance notification.

NEW for ACG 2018! Outstanding Poster Presenter Awards

The College is pleased to introduce a new award for “Outstanding Poster Presenter” at this year’s ACG Annual Scientific Meeting. ACG hopes to cultivate the ability of clinical GI researchers to use critical storytelling and presentation skills essential for a career as a clinical investigator and scientific communicator. During Poster Rounds, all poster presenters will be invited to give a succinct and informative two minute briefing or “elevator pitch” on their research followed by one minute of Q&A with expert faculty judges. Each judge will then select one or more “Outstanding Poster Presenters” who are best able to communicate their key findings, the significance of their data, as well as to articulate the potential impact of their work for clinicians and patients. Multiple awards may be made in each abstract category. All abstracts selected for poster presentation, with authors present at the assigned time, are eligible to win.

Instructions for Poster Presenters

Abstracts accepted for poster presentation will take place in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, October 7-9, and accepted posters will be scheduled for display on one of those days. Presenting authors will receive the assigned date and time of their poster presentation, along with the assigned poster number, when acceptance notifications are sent out in July. No changes in dates or times will be permitted.

Each presenter is responsible for putting up and removing his/her own poster material. Poster set-up times are listed below. Authors will need to wear their registration badge to enter the Exhibit Hall, as it will not be open to attendees during the poster set-up times. All poster boards will be located in the rear of the Hall.

Posters should remain on display until 7:00 pm on Sunday, 4:15 pm on Monday, and 4:00 pm on Tuesday. Poster authors are responsible for removing their posters at the end of the day. The College cannot be responsible for these materials and any posters not removed at the end of the daily sessions will be discarded.

Due to a record number of posters this year, the size of the poster boards has changed: boards will be 6 ft wide x 4 ft high (183 cm wide x 122 cm high). The poster should be sized to fit within these dimensions. Pushpins will be available at each board. Each poster board will display the assigned poster number.

If you are the presenting author for two or more posters being displayed during the same poster session, you may ask a co-author to be present at one of the posters during the time you are required to be stationed with your posters. If that is not possible, we recommend posting a sign on one of the posters indicating you will be standing at a different poster, and can take questions about both posters at that location.

Presenting authors of accepted posters must be stationed at their poster during their designated 75-minute period on the day their poster is scheduled for display.

Set-up, display and presentation times are as follows:
Poster Setup Dates Poster Setup Times Poster Viewing Times Author(s) Present at Poster:
Sunday, October 7 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Monday, October 8 8:30 am - 10:30 am 10:30 am – 4:15 pm 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Tuesday, October 9 8:30 am - 10:30 am 10:30 am – 4:00 pm 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

*Any posters left after the Exhibit Hall closes each day will be removed and placed on a table near the poster boards. Any posters remaining once the Exhibit Hall closes on Tuesday will be discarded.

Poster Printing, Pick-up Location & Hours

We are pleased to announce that Learners Digest, Intl. is offering a poster creation service that is called 'Call4Posters.' Call4Posters is a scientific poster printing service for those who are looking for a quick and simple option to produce professional posters. It is a convenient, online site available 24/7 that prints your poster with the highest quality papers and gives you the opportunity to ship the poster directly to the ACG 2018 meeting in Philadelphia. For details, pricing, and to order a poster, visit wk.call4posters.com/acg2018/c/2194.

The poster pick-up location will be in the ACG Registration area, which will be in the Broad Street Atrium of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Poster pick-up hours will be:

Saturday, October 6 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 7 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday, October 8 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday, October 9 8:00 am - 12:00 pm