Abstract Submission


  • The Abstract Submission deadline is June 1, 2018 (11:59 PM CDT).
  • When submitting your abstract, you may indicate your presentation preference: talk or poster. If your abstract is not selected for a talk, you will be assigned a poster.
  • Proofread your abstract carefully; online revisions are not possible after submission.
  • Character limit for the body of the abstract: 2500 characters including spaces. The title, author list, and affiliations, are not included toward this character count.
  • Abstract withdrawal requests can only be made by emailing the organizers at IPM2018@morgridge.org by June15, 2018.
  • Late abstracts are subject to space availability and can be submitted after the submission deadline by emailing the organizers at IPM2018@morgridge.org.
  • Full abstracts will not be published online and will only be made available to meeting participants.

Submit Abstract

  • Since requests for talks may exceed the number of available slots, please be prepared to present a poster if your abstract is not selected for a talk. The meeting organizers will contact you shortly after the abstract submission deadline (June 1, 2018) with more details on your presentation (talk or poster).
  • Use the following format: Schmidty Mediterranea (1), Denny Lacteum (2), Gerry Tigrina (1, 2)
  • Use the following format: (1) Some pond, Sardinia, Italy, (2) University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Please upload a .doc or .pdf file. The abstract must be fewer than 2500 characters including spaces. This character limit does not include the title, authors, or affiliations.


  • All talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. Preference will be given to students, postdocs, research scientists, and junior faculty.
  • Talks will be 15 or 25 minutes long followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion.
  • Talks will be organized into sessions based on the following topics:
    • Regeneration and stem cell regulation
    • The central nervous system
    • Parasitic flatworms
    • Regeneration and organogenesis
    • Patterning and polarity
    • Planarians to model human disease
    • Germ cells and reproductive biology
    • Evo Devo
    • Resources and tools

Poster presentations

  • There will be three 2-hour poster sessions during the meeting.
  • Poster presenters will be assigned odd- or even-numbered posters and will be required to present their posters during the first or second poster session, respectively. Poster session 3 is an “open” session during which all presenters may present their poster if they wish.
  • To maximize opportunities for poster viewing and scientific discourse, all posters will be displayed for the entirety of the meeting.
  • Poster dimensions may vary but should not exceed 46 inches x 46 inches (116 cm x 116 cm). Supplies for hanging posters will be available at the meeting.