Call for Abstracts

2022 Tandem Meetings | Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR

Steps and Instructions:

  1. Abstract Policy

    Attention: Selection notifications for the 2022 Tandem Meetings Abstracts will be sent by December 1, 2021.

    2022 Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR Policy for Abstracts

    Abstract Eligibility

      • Work submitted for presentation should not have been reported previously in an archival scientific publication, either as an article or as an abstract, at the time of submission.
      • Data that has been, or will be, presented at any other meeting before being presented at the 2022 Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR, will not be accepted for presentation.*

      *Due to the overlap in abstract submission and notification timelines for the 2021 ASH Annual Meeting, data submitted to the 2021 ASH Annual Meeting is acceptable for submission to the 2022 Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR. Please note that the Tandem Meetings Scientific Organizing Committee has final say on whether an abstract presented at the 2021 ASH Meeting will be eligible for presentation at the 2022 Tandem Meetings.

      Conference Registration Fees

      • Abstract presenting authors will be eligible for the Early Registration Rate even after Standard and On-Site registration rates apply.

      Responsibility of Abstract Authors

      • The first author listed for each abstract serves as the Presenting Author and is the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the abstract.
      • The Presenting Author is responsible for the following:
        • Ensuring that all authors have read the abstract and agreed to be co-authors.
        • Notifying all co-authors of any additions, deletions, and changes to the program, as may be communicated by the Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR.
        • Obtaining all of the conflict-of-interest disclosure information from co-authors.
        • Making certain that abstracts are complete (tables included and labeled) and written in clear, concise and grammatically correct English, so that reviewers are able to focus solely on the scientific merits of the submission. For authors with any questions regarding the clarity, grammar, or spelling of their abstract, we encourage identifying and using an independent reviewer to edit the abstract prior to submission.
        • Ensuring that they will be prepared to present and to respond to questions regarding the abstract. If that is not the case, the authors should choose a poster as their preference.
      • Each abstract author agrees and certifies that they:
        • Have read all of the rules and agrees to be bound by them.
        • Are responsible for submission of the abstract in accordance with the rules, and waives any and all claims against ASTCT/CIBMTR/Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR and any reviewer arising out of or relating to the abstract submission and review process, including but not limited to peer review and the grading of abstracts.

      Abstract Review
      Abstracts are peer reviewed on their scientific merits and according to subject category. Individuals submitting abstracts must indicate the appropriate review category. Abstracts may be re-categorized to a more appropriate category based on guidance from the Tandem Meetings Co-Chairs. The ASTCT, CIBMTR and Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR reserve the right to make minor editorial grammatical/spelling changes if required for clarity of presentation.

      Abstracts submitted for presentation to the 2022 Tandem Meetings will be embargoed by the author(s) and the 2022 Tandem Meetings, upon submission. The embargo will be lifted and abstracts will be made available for viewing on January 7, 2022.

      Authors assign copyright of the abstract to ASTCT upon submission, unless one of the authors is a U.S. Federal employee. This means that the identical abstract may not be republished or submitted to another meeting; however, Elsevier may grant permission for reuse of abstract content on behalf of ASTCT. You can request to re-use an abstract at

    • General Instructions

      1. No names or titles should be included in the abstract text. Names will be automatically hidden during the abstract review process and will be automatically inserted and properly formatted upon publication.
      2. Oral and Poster presentations:
        • There will be 100 abstracts selected for oral presentations during the scientific sessions during the meeting. Additional abstracts will be presented during the track conference sessions.
        • Most other abstracts will be assigned by topic to a poster presentation.
        • All accepted abstracts will be published as a supplement to the February 2022 issue of ASTCT's journal Transplantation and Cellular Therapy and distributed at the 2022 Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR.
        • If your abstract is accepted for oral presentation, you will be required to submit your slides for review by your session moderators before the meeting.
      3. Required elements of this system are designated by a red (*). If you fail to enter required data, you will be prompted to go back and correct the omission before your abstract can be submitted.
      4. Verify that your abstract is correct by clicking Preview Abstract.
      5. Only when you are sure that your abstract is complete and in final form, click Submit Abstract.
      6. Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.
      7. Eligibility: If your abstract is accepted for either poster or oral presentations, you can expect the following:
        1. You will be eligible for a registration discount for the Tandem Meetings.
        2. You will not be eligible for a stipend for presenting a poster or oral abstract.
      8. Character Count: There is a limit of 2500 characters (approximately 300 words) for the body of the abstract. Note that this character count does not include spaces or the title but does include the space allocated to tables. Figures are not included in the character count.
      9. Multiple Abstracts: There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts you may submit, or the number abstracts that you may present.
      10. Attached Figure: You may include up to 3 figures or images with your abstract - all figures and images must have titles. Words in that image or figure are not deducted from the total character count.
      11. Notification: Decisions on abstract acceptance/rejection will be communicated by December 2021. Notification will be sent by e-mail to the presenting author listed on each abstract.
      12. Abstract Corrections: All changes/edits to submitted abstracts are strictly the responsibility of the first author and must be conducted within the confines of the abstract submission portal.
      13. Abstract Withdrawal: Abstract withdrawals can be made within the submission system by the first author, no later than Friday, October 29, 2021. Abstract withdrawal requests after Friday, October 29, 2021 must be made, in writing only, to ASTCT and CIBMTR Staff cannot fulfill any withdrawal requests by phone. Accepted abstracts that remain in the submission system on November 16, 2021 may be published online and in ASTCT's journal, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, as submitted.
      14. Incomplete Abstracts: Any submitted abstract deemed incomplete within the submission system on October 5, 2021 @ 12:01 AM will be eliminated without further notification prior to abstracts being distributed to the 2022 Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR abstract review team.
      Technical Support

      For help in submitting an abstract online, email Tech Support.

      Below are the steps required during the submission process. Click each title to expand and read further information.

    • Category Selection

      Choose the category that best suits your paper. The 2022 Tandem Meetings Scientific Organizing Committee reserves the right to select an alternate category when deemed appropriate.

      2022 Tandem Meetings of ASTCT and CIBMTR Late Breaking Abstract Categories

      • Acute and chronic leukemia (AML, MDS, MPD ALL, CML, CLL) - Basic/preclinical
      • Acute and chronic leukemia (AML, MDS, MPD ALL, CML, CLL) - Clinical
      • Acute Regimen-Related Toxicity and Supportive Care
      • CAR-T - Basic: Antigen Finding, Safety, Effector Cells
      • CAR-T - Clinical: Regulatory, Efficacy, Persistence
      • Cellular and Gene therapy: Basic/preclinical
      • Cellular and Gene therapy: Clinical, processing
      • Conditioning regimens
      • Donor Health and Safety
      • Graft Sources (related, matched and mismatched unrelated, haplo, autologous, cord blood, bone marrow and peripheral blood)
      • Graft-versus-Host and graft versus tumor - Basic/preclinical
      • Graft-versus-Host and graft versus tumor - Clinical: Prevention, treatment and biomarkers
      • Health Services
      • Hematopoietic stem cell niche, biology, expansion
      • Hemoglobinopathies, Primary Immune deficiencies and Inborn Errors of Metabolism - Basic/preclinical
      • Hemoglobinopathies, Primary Immune deficiencies and Inborn Errors of Metabolism - Clinical
      • HSCT for autoimmune disorders
      • HSCT, gene and other cellular therapies in countries with constrained resources
      • Immune reconstitution and Immunobiology
      • Immunogenetics
      • Infectious Diseases and Cytotoxic T lymphocytes
      • IT and Informatics for Transplant and Cellular Therapy (CIBMTR)
      • Late Effects and Quality of Life
      • Lymphoma/myeloma - Basic/preclinical
      • Lymphoma/myeloma - Clinical
      • Marrow failure syndromes (congenital and acquired)
      • Advanced Practice Professionals (for Advance Practice Provider Track)
      • Relapse - Basic/preclinical
      • Relapse - Clinical: Prevention and Treatment
      • Quality and Transplant Program Administration (for Administrative Director Track)
      • Study design and statistics
      • Transplant and Cell Therapy for Aged and Geriatric Populations
      • Transplantation Data Management (for Clinical Research Professionals/Data Managers Track)
      • Transplantation Pharmacology (for Pharmacists Track)

    • Enter Title

      Enter your title, preferred presentation format, indicate the seniority of the presenting author, working committee submission, and learning objectives.

    • Enter Authors

      Enter author(s) name, affiliation, and contact information.

    • Provide COI Disclosure

      Please fill out the form to indicate if you have any disclosures pertaining to your abstract. It is the responsibility of the submitting author to obtain all required conflict of interest disclosure(s) from co-authors.

    • Abstract

      Upload or copy and paste your abstract into the system. Detailed technical instructions are available on the upload step. Submitted abstracts will be published as-is, please proofread them before submission.

    • Payment

      There is a $50 abstract submission fee.

    • Confirmation

      You will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure all is complete.

    Begin a submission to the following:

    Abstract Submission Deadline 11:59pm PST: Monday, October 4, 2021

    Abstract Submission Deadline 11:59pm PST: Monday, October 4, 2021