DEADLINE May 31, 2024


 AMLI encourages submission of abstracts in the following areas:

  1. Original basic or clinical research in the field of immunology
  2. Novel immunological assays for diagnostic purposes
  3. Case studies on immunologic diseases or disorders
  4. Diagnostic impact on clinical immunology testing
  5. Quality or process improvements in the immunology laboratory
  6. Method comparisons – classic and novel immunologic assays

Guidelines for submission:

  1. Submit a single page (one-sided), single spaced, in the following format: Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusions
  2. Underline the name of the presenting author.
  3. Email abstract as ONE file, with the file named your last name followed by first name initial. If submitting more than one abstract, please put a number at the end of the file name.
  4. Email all abstracts and the abstract release form to maggie@maggiefogel.comAbstract Release Form
  5. Participants whose abstracts are accepted will be invited to present their work in the scheduled Poster Sessions. Poster positions are not assigned … position is on a first come first served basis.  The Poster Boards are approximately 8 feet wide by 4 feet high.
  6. Please include on a separate page of the same file the presenter’s name (presenter or representative must be present at the meeting), address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, title of abstract, and a restatement of the objectives in the following format:
    From viewing and discussing my poster the participants should be able to:  a. Describe . . . b. Recognize . . . c. Evaluate . . .” Objectives must start with an action verb so that the activity can be measurable.


Note: The maximum number of abstracts that can be submitted by an applicant as presenting author is 3.

There are three categories of awards for your abstract submission. The winner of each category will receive a check for $500

  • The Young Investigator Award. Applicants must be 35 years old or younger.
  • Peter Maxim Memorial Clinical Laboratory Scientist Award. Applicants are to be a Clinical Laboratory Scientist. The abstract must be submitted with Scientist as first author and recipient must attend the meeting and the poster session.
  • Doctorate Award. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree)

Travel Allowance Scholarship:
The AMLI will award a limited number of travel allowance scholarships for graduate students, post-doctoral level laboratorians and med techs who submit an abstract accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. The scholarship recipient must present the poster. Only one scholarship will be provided per accepted abstract, and per individual regardless of the number of abstracts accepted. AMLI will reimburse travel expenses up to $1000/recipient and waive the registration fee for the Meeting only. If more applicants submit accepted abstracts than the number of travel allowance scholarships available, scholarships will be awarded based on abstract receipt dates. Scholarship recipients will be notified upon abstract acceptance. No one shall receive a travel scholarship more than twice in a five-year period.

Future Leaders in Medical Laboratory Immunology Award. The winners of this award will receive 2 years of complimentary AMLI membership.
The award is intended to identify rising stars in the field of clinical and diagnostic immunology through their work and facilitate opportunities for these emerging medical laboratory immunologists to network with AMLI leaders and members. Participants whose abstract demonstrates novelty and significance will be invited to present their work in an 8-minute oral presentation at the AMLI Annual Meeting.

Applicants should ideally be enrolled in a graduate (master’s degree in medical laboratory science or equivalent) or post-graduate training program at the time of application. Post-graduate training must be related to the practice of medical laboratory immunology (ex. fellowships in clinical immunology, histocompatibility and immunogenetics, clinical chemistry, or clinical microbiology or residency in pathology, allergy and immunology or other medical specialties). Graduates or post-graduate fellows within two-years of completing their training are also eligible to apply.

***Note: The maximum number of awards and/or the travel scholarship that an applicant can apply for is 2. Applicants can either apply for the Doctorate Award or the Future Leaders Award.***