Annual Meeting Abstracts

AMCA 85TH ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM ABSTRACTS

 

Call for Abstracts is Now Closed!


Submission Types:

  1. General Paper (Oral or Poster/Poster Competition)
  2. Latin American (Oral, Poster or Latin American Student Competition)
  3. Student Competition (Oral Only)
  4. Invited Symposium Presentation (By Invitation Only)

 

Paper Submission Categories:

  • Adult Control
  • Aerial Control/Aviation
  • Behavior/Biology 
  • Disease/Vector Studies
  • Education
  • Equipment
  • GIS/GPS
  • Genetics
  • Larval Control
  • Legislative/Regulatory
  • Management
  • New Product Trials
  • Operations
  • Other: (Specify)
  • Public Relations
  • Systematics
 

Student Paper Competition

The American Mosquito Control Association will award a cash prize to up to three undergraduate or graduate students or those who have graduated within 12 months of the submission deadline date who present their papers at 85th Annual Meeting. Abstract submissions for the Student Paper Competition are limited to 75 words.

 Click here to review the Student Paper Competition guidelines

 

Poster Competition

Presenting a poster at the AMCA Annual Meeting is a great way to give your colleagues an opportunity to interact with your research while away from the labs and field sites during the Annual Meeting. The American Mosquito Control Association will present awards to 3 posters. The winners will be awarded with first, second, third place prizes. Poster presenters can opt out of participating in the Poster Competition. Individuals participating in another competition category (Student Competition, Latin American Student Competition) are ineligible to participate. 

 Click here to review the Poster Competition guidelines

Click here to review the Poster Evaluation Sheet

 

Latin American Student Competition and Posters

AMCA will hold a Latin American Student Competition during the 2019 Annual Meeting. AMCA will award up to three undergraduate or graduate students or those who have graduated within 12 months of the submission deadline date who present their papers at the Latin American Student Competition during the 85th Annual Meeting. Latin American poster abstracts are also being accepted. Abstract submissions for the Latin American Student Competition are limited to 75 words.

Abstract Guidelines

The recommended abstract length is between 150 and 300 words, except for the Student Paper Competition and Latin American Student Competition, which are 75 words. Abstract titles should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of your presentation. When entering your title online, use mixed case (do not use all caps) and do not put a period at the end of the title. Please do not send supplemental materials (photos, articles or reports) with your abstract. These will not be seen by the program review committee.

The primary abstract contact will receive an email message confirming the receipt of the abstract. Please notify your authors/co-authors that the confirmation was received. All papers submitted will be reviewed by the AMCA Program Chair at the close of the paper submission period. Acceptance notifications will be sent in late October.

Submitting an Abstract

1. Click Here to Begin- You will be taken the 2019 AMCA Call for Papers website
2. Click on the New User, Create a new account button. Note: You will need to create a new account for your 2019 Call for Papers submission. This account is NOT associated with your AMCA membership account.
3. Enter the required information and click the Next button.
4. Continue following the system prompts and click the Next button until you see the Login As button on the summary page.
5. Click on the “Login As” button
6. Once logged in you will now be able to start a submission.
7. Read the information and continue the process using the system prompts. 
8. Click “Next” on the bottom right of your screen after you complete each page.
9.  Click on the “Submit” button on the bottom right of your screen when you are ready to submit your abstract. *If required fields are missing data, you will be prompted to complete the missing information before your abstract is submitted.

 

Authors and Affiliations

List the authors and affiliations according to the instructions given online. Author and affiliation information should also be included in the abstract as formatted in the template. If authors’ names and affiliations appear on more than one abstract, the names and affiliations must be entered identically on each abstract to ensure proper, non-repetitive indexing in publication. Otherwise, the author’s name and affiliation will appear multiple times as AMCA cannot assume that the multiple listings refer to the same author or affiliation. Please consult with your co-authors on how they would like their names and affiliations to appear prior to the submission of the abstract.

If the primary author, primary contact, or presenter are the same, this information must be noted in those categories. Only the primary author and co-authors will be noted within the abstract and program documents. Primary contacts will NOT be referenced on the final documents.

Acknowledgement of Receipts of Abstracts

Once your abstract has been completed, you will receive an email acknowledgment to the primary contact from the online submission system.
 

Online Revisions

You may revise your abstract until 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time on September 10, 2018 by returning to the site and logging in again. If you revise your abstract, you must take action to re-submit. If you fail to re-submit your abstract the system will mark it as "In Progress," indicating is has not been Submitted.

Abstract Withdrawals

If the abstract must be withdrawn, the AMCA office must be notified in writing via email at meetings@mosquito.org.

Please note: You will need to create a new account for your 2019 Call for Papers submission. This account is NOT associated with your AMCA membership account.
 

Judging Procedures and Deadlines

  • All abstracts must be received by Monday, September 10, 2018.
  • All submittals are reviewed, approved or declined by the Annual Meeting Program Chair.
  • Announcements of selected papers will be made on or near October 30, 2018. 
  • Complete instructions for speaker and poster presentations will be provided upon notification of acceptance.
 

Registration Requirements

Accepted authors are expected to register and present their abstract at the 85th Annual Meeting. Accepted authors are expected to pay their own travel expenses and meeting registration fee(s).


Contact Information

All AMCA 85th Annual Meeting program and logistics questions should be directed to meetings@mosquito.org or (856) 439-9222.
 

Call for Symposia

The deadline to submit a proposal for the 2019 Symposia is now closed. The Symposia deadline was June 16.  Please note that the Call for Symposia papers are separate from the general Call for Papers.  

Abstracts for the 2019 Annual Meeting will be posted in electronic format in January 2019.

 

The 84th Annual Meeting abstract book can be viewed by clicking on the below image: