Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to frequently asked questions.  If you do not find the answer to your question below, please email us at  Thank you.

Oral Presentation

1.  My abstract has been accepted. When is the full paper due?

USNCCM12 is a presentation only conference.  There are no full papers due and no arrangement to publish full papers in a proceedings.

2.  When will I know when my talk is scheduled to take place?

We hope to have a preliminary schedule available early June.  Please check back for further information.

Poster Session

1. I am a Post-Doc; can I display a poster in the poster competition?

A:  Yes, you may display your poster but it will not be eligible for the competition.

2. I am a student/post-doc from a foreign university. Can I submit a poster?

A:  Yes.  If you are a student, you are eligible for the poster competition.

3. When can I put up my poster?

A:  Current plans are to allow participants to begin displaying their posters on Sunday evening and taking them down at the end of the congress on Thursday.  These times may change depending on the number of posters we receive.  A poster session will be scheduled during the congress to meet with the judges and discuss your poster.   UPDATE:  We will not be able to allow posters to be put up on Sunday evening.  The poster session is scheduled for Monday, July 22, at 4:00 pm.  You will be able to begin putting up your poster at noon on Monday and will be required to take it down by the end of the night.

4. Does my poster presentation need to be a certain size?

A:  Yes; no larger than 4’w  x 3.5’ h.

5. Is there a template I must use for my poster?

A: No.

6. Can I print my poster at the congress site?

A: No, please bring your poster already printed or make arrangements elsewhere to have your poster printed. We cannot print it at the congress venue.

7. Do I need to bring anything to put up my poster?

A:  No, you will be provided with tacks, etc. to display your poster.

8.  Do I need to submit the poster by the deadline stated on the website or only an abstract?

A:  Only an abstract.  You will bring your poster with you to the congress.

Travel Awards

1. I am an international student or post-doc. Am I eligible for a travel award?

A:  If you are a non-US resident studying at a US university, you are eligible for a travel award.  If you are enrolled in a university outside the US, you are not eligible.

2. I am a Post-Doc who is applying for a travel award. Do I need to submit a poster to be eligible for travel award?

A:  No, you do not.  However, you will need to either make an oral presentation OR present a poster in order to be eligible.

3. I am a graduate student who is applying for a travel award. Do I need to submit a poster to be eligible for a travel award?

A:  No, you do not.  However, submitting a poster to the competition will give you an advantage in obtaining a travel award.