Annual Meeting at EB 2022  

The abstract deadlines for the 2022 Annual Meeting have now passed.

AAA will host 150 expert speakers and thought leaders, more than 450 anatomy-related poster presentations, and 50 symposia at EB 2022. Reconnect with colleagues and friends at the world’s largest gathering of anatomical science researchers and educators. Shine a spotlight on your own research by submitting an abstract.

  • On-Time Abstracts are programmed as oral and poster presentations. Deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Last-Chance Abstracts are programmed as poster presentations. Deadline: January 27, 2022

Before you submit an abstract...

Deadlines & Fees 

Regular Abstracts ($75 fee) are due November 30, 2021
Last-Chance Abstract Submissions ($100 fee) are due January 27, 2022

Abstract Scoring Rubric

To establish consistency and rigor in the abstract review process, we have developed an abstract scoring rubric. The scoring rubric was devised in order to ensure high scientific quality and importance, incorporate a rigorous scientific review process, and maintain consistency across reviewers.

The scoring rubric will be used to score 1) all abstracts (education and scientific research) and 2) all abstracts (educational and scientific) submitted to Student/Postdoc Travel and Competition Awards. It is expected that all applicants will review the scoring rubric in advance of submitting their abstract. In summary, abstracts will be score in the following categories:

  • Introduction & Objective – (5 points) Was the research question/objective stated clearly? The introduction should provide context to your reader, an introduction to your topic and its importance, and your study objective, question, or hypothesis, whichever is appropriate.
  • Materials and Methods – (5 points) Was the approach/method for answering the question stated clearly and is it appropriate to the study? The materials and methods section should include brief, clear statements of the appropriate methods used to conduct the study. Keep this as straightforward as you can. If the methods were unusual or novel describe in slightly more detail.
  • Results – (10 points) Were the results clearly stated and placed in their appropriate context? A summary of the most important results must be included. Key findings should be clear, concise, and explicit. Results should include supporting data. Lack of results with supporting data will lead to your abstract score being lowered for this section. Include appropriate statistics to support claims of significance.
  • Conclusion – (5 points) Did the conclusion clearly communicate the take-home message from the study and did it relate to the study objective(s)?
  • Significance/Implication – (10 points) Did the author effectively communicate the significance of the results? This section should also include the importance/significance of the findings, and directions for future work and next steps. This is your opportunity to describe the significance of your findings to science and/or the translation of your findings to progress in your field.


Due to EB's scientific integrity policy, student members cannot sponsor their own abstract. Instead, AAA requires students’ professors or advisors to be listed as the sponsor. Get more information about sponsorship eligibility.

Guidelines & Submission Requirements

Here’s the fine print! If you read the step-by-step submission guidelines, you’ll have an easier time assembling your submission, and your abstract will have a better chance of getting selected if it meets requirements. Authors are not permitted to submit an abstract on previously published work unless the abstract represents further progression of the published research. This applies to abstracts submitted but not presented at EB 2020 due to meeting cancellation.

Abstract Submission 101

Unsure about how to choose a topic category? Don’t know how to format your submission or where to put supporting graphics or tables? Can’t remember what key statements and summaries must be included? It’s all here! Remember, the best entries are the ones that demonstrate preparation and adherence to EB’s abstract submission requirements.

Tips & Tricks

Tips and tricks for writing great conference abstracts by Journal of Biological Chemistry Technical Editor Martin Spiering

Writing the Best Abstract by Committee for Early-Career Anatomists (CECA) member Rachel Menegaz

Platform & Hybrid Symposium Topic Sessions (oral presentations)

Abstracts submitted to the following topics will be considered for an oral presentation in either a hybrid or platform session. Submitting to one of these categories does not guarantee an oral presentation. A hybrid symposium includes an invited talk and up to four 15-minute oral presentations selected from abstracts; a platform session includes six 15-minute oral presentations selected from abstracts.

Anatomy Education (7012 - 7017)
Cardiovascular Biology (7003, 7026 – 7035)
Cell Biology (7036 – 7039)
Developmental Biology (7040 – 7048)
Evolution and Comparative Anatomy (7049)
Morphological Sciences
Neurobiology (7007, 7061 – 7067)
Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering & Regeneration (7068)

Poster Topics

7000-AAA     Anatomy
7001-AAA     Anatomy: Animal Models
7002-AAA     Anatomy: Gastrointestinal
7003-AAA     Anatomy: Cardiovascular
7004-AAA     Anatomy: Form & Variation
7005-AAA     Anatomy: Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics
7006-AAA     Anatomy: Respiratory
7007-AAA     Anatomy: Neural
7008-AAA     Anatomy: Musculoskeletal
7009-AAA     Anatomy: Urogenital
7010-AAA     Anatomy: Ethics (NEW)
7011-AAA     Anatomy: Outreach (NEW)
7012-AAA     Anatomy Education
7013-AAA     Anatomy Education: Assessment, Curriculum & Mentoring
7014-AAA     Anatomy Education: Clinical Based Approaches
7015-AAA     Anatomy Education: Technology-assisted Learning
7016-AAA     Anatomy Education: Teaching Methods & Innovations
7017-AAA     Anatomy Education: Undergraduate Education
7018-AAA     Biological Anthropology
7019-AAA     Bones, Cartilage & Teeth
7020-AAA     Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Anatomy & Morphology
7021-AAA     Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Craniofacial
7022-AAA     Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Development
7023-AAA     Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Evolution & Anthropology
7024-AAA     Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Exercise, Biomechanics; Bioengineering
7025-AAA     Bones, Cartilage & Teeth: Molecular Mechanisms
7026-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology
7027-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Aging & Age-related Disorders
7028-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Anatomy & Morphology
7029-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Angiogenesis; Lymphangiogenesis; Vasculogenesis
7030-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Bioengineering and Repair
7031-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Dysfunction; Disease; Genetic Disorders
7032-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Development & Growth
7033-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Imaging, Computer Modeling, 3D Reconstruction
7034-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Sex & Gender Related Differences
7035-AAA     Cardiovascular Biology: Stem Cells and Regeneration
7036-AAA     Cell Biology
7037-AAA     Cell Biology: Membranes & Cytoskeleton
7038-AAA     Cell Biology: Signaling & Molecular Biology
7039-AAA     Cell Biology: Organelles
7040-AAA     Development & Growth
7041-AAA     Development & Growth: Birth Defects
7042-AAA     Development & Growth: Craniofacial
7043-AAA     Development & Growth: Limbs
7044-AAA     Development & Growth: Neural Crest & Placodes
7045-AAA     Development & Growth: Patterning
7046-AAA     Development & Growth: Reproduction
7047-AAA     Development & Growth: Gene & Protein Expression
7048-AAA     Development & Growth: Organogenesis
7049-AAA     Evolution and Comparative Anatomy
7050-AAA     Form, Function & Morphology
7051-AAA     Vertebrate Paleontology
7052-AAA     Imaging
7053-AAA     Imaging: Anatomy
7054-AAA     Imaging: Functional Imaging
7055-AAA     Imaging: Technology & Methods
7056-AAA     Imaging: Computational Biology
7057-AAA     Muscle
7058-AAA     Muscle: Biomechanics & Exercise
7059-AAA     Muscle: Development
7060-AAA     Muscle: Stem Cells & Regeneration
7061-AAA     Neurobiology
7062-AAA     Neurobiology: Behavior; Neuropsychiatric Disorders; Disease; Aging
7063-AAA     Neurobiology: Brain
7064-AAA     Neurobiology: Development
7065-AAA     Neurobiology: Neural Cell Biology
7066-AAA     Neurobiology: Neuronal & Spinal Cord Degeneration, Repair & Regeneration
7067-AAA     Neurobiology: Neuroprotection & Neuroimmunology
7068-AAA     Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering & Regeneration