NASBR considers the information contained in presentations to be the property of the authors. To limit potential distractions during presentations and unauthorized dissemination of others’ work, the Board of Directors requests registrants to refrain from taking photographs or video of oral or poster presentations during sessions at the annual conference. We encourage audience members to contact the author to request further information about their presentation.


NASBR encourages all participants to enjoy the social and evening activities but to drink in a responsible manner. Please note that, as a part of the contract with the hotel, no alcohol may be brought into any of the NASBR social events, including the Banquet Dinner.


(enacted by the NASBR BOD on November 9, 2016):

NASBR is committed to ensuring that all online conversations are civil. In all our forums, we monitor comments either before they are published or shortly thereafter.

We never discriminate against any views, but we reserve the right to delete any of the following: 

  • violent, obscene, profane, hateful, or racist comments,
  • comments that threaten or defame any person, group or organization,
  • comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity,
  • commercial advertisements,
  • several off-topic posts by a single user,
  • repetitive posts copied and pasted by multiple users, and
  • personal information such as e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, or mailing addresses.

Egregious or repeated violations of the comment policy may result in deletion of your comment, removal from the group, or the reporting of your account to third-party site administrators.


Each registrant is only allowed to be the presenting author on one presentation (either poster or oral). A registrant may be a coauthor and any number of presentations. A presenting author that cancels registration may not have a coauthor present their paper unless that person is a paid registrant and is not already doing a presentation. The Presentation Schedule will be posted on this website when it is finalized (this may take several weeks beyond the abstract deadline). Unless you hear otherwise from the Program Directors, you may assume that your abstract will be accepted as submitted (Oral or Poster, Student Honors if requested). 


NASBR will accept submitted abstracts in the order they are received. Every effort will be made to include all submitted abstracts in the program. However, if the program fills, those submitting last may be asked to present posters even if their first choice was an oral presentation. We encourage all registrants considering a presentation to submit their abstracts early and not wait until the submission deadline. When submitting an abstract you will be asked whether you wish to present as a poster or an oral format. Please note that this is an indication of preference only, and the Program Directors will make the final decision on presentation format to best create sessions that are thematic and flow well.

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