Abstract Submission Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions specifically for presenters during the abstract submission process. Please review the Guidelines for Abstract Submission for detailed instructions regarding the abstract submission process.
What is the deadline for abstract submission?
All abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract system no later than Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Proposals that are incomplete, late or submitted in an inappropriate format will not be considered.
When and how will I be notified of my abstract status?
Formal letters of invitation will be sent by e-mail from the CSTE National office by March 23, 2018 to presenting authors. Co-authors will not receive official communications from CSTE.
What if I forgot my abstract ID and password?
Use the “Forgotten ID and password” link from the abstract login page. Please do not create another abstract.
How do I make corrections to my abstract?
You may view and edit an abstract any time before the abstract submission deadline on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST. You cannot change your abstract content once the submission deadline has passed during the review period. Presenting authors may make minor changes after an abstract is accepted until the invitation response deadline.
Whom can I contact for technical assistance with the online abstract system?
For system support, contact technical support by email at https://cste.confex.com/cste/2018/cfp.cgi
Can an abstract be submitted for the CSTE Annual Conference if it is also being submitted for another meeting?
Yes, CSTE will consider an abstract submitted to another meeting.
What types of presentation formats are available?
Presentation formats are available at Guidelines for Abstract Submission.  While the Program Planning Committee will attempt to honor the submitted format for presentations, this will not always be possible. For Breakout, Quick, Lightning and Poster presentations, an option is available to select consideration for an alternative format if the Program Planning Committee cannot accommodate your preferred format.
How many co-authors can be included on my abstract?
Please limit co-authors who are not presenting, but contributed substantially to the study design, statistical analysis, or interpretation to no more than 15 people. Only presenting authors receive official communications. All presenting authors are listed in the print and online program agenda. Review maximum number of presenting authors by presentation type at http://www.csteconference.org/PresentationType.
If I would like to withdraw my abstract, what should I do?
Withdrawals should be communicated by email to Shundra Clinton at sclinton@cste.org. The deadline for withdrawing an accepted abstract is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on April 27, 2018; withdrawals made after this date or failure to present an accepted abstract could result in disqualification from presenting an abstract at future conferences.