Registration & Abstract Submission

Conference Registration and Abstract Submission are CLOSED


Conference Registration

Conference registration is done through the USRA Meeting Portal. The registration fee is a flat $200 to be payed via credit card at the time of registration through the Meeting Portal. 

The deadline for conference registration has been extended to September 23rd, 2016 at 11:59 CDT (GMT -5). Registration will not be available on-site, so please register now!

Cancellations with requests for refunds (less a 10% processing fee) can only be accepted through August 31, 2016 by 11:59m CDT. Cancellation requests should be sent to

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is done through the USRA Meeting Portal. Abstracts for oral presentations will be accepted through September 23rd, 2016 at 11:59 CDT (GMT -5). Poster abstracts will be accepted until October 7, 2016 at 11:59 CDT (GMT -5). Attendees are invited to submit multiple abstracts, if desired, but we request that only one oral presentation be requested.

The abstract submission is in two parts. The first is a short (<250 words) summary that is intended to provide a brief description for use in the conference abstract list. The second portion is the full abstract, which will be presented in the conference booklet. The full abstract should be submitted as a PDF file formatted to include the following:

  • Line 1:  Title (Bold face, minimum 14pt font)
  • Line 2: Presenting Author and Affiliation (Italics, minimum 12pt font)
  • Text, Figures, & References may be included at the discretion of the presenter. Text should be a minimum of 11pt font. Figure captions should be in italics. 
  • Please see this SAMPLE ABSTRACT for reference

Abstract submission and conference registration are not contingent on one another. I.e. attendees are welcome to submit an abstract prior to conference registration and vice versa. Questions may be directed to

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