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Contributed Abstracts

Submit your contributed abstract to present your research at April Meeting 2024.

Contributed abstract submission deadlines

Abstract submissions are open November 13, 2023, through January 5, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Meeting & presentation dates

Please select whether you wish to share your research at the in-person or virtual meeting. Your selection may be changed up until the abstract submission deadline. It cannot be changed afterwards.

  • In-person: April 3-6, 2024, at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, California
  • Virtual meeting: April 3-6, 2024

Contributed abstracts for oral & poster presentations

Types of contributed presentations

Abstracts may be submitted either for oral presentations or poster presentations:

  • An oral presentation is delivered within a 10-minute timeframe during an April Meeting 2024 session and also includes two minutes for the presenter to address questions from the larger audience.
  • During a poster presentation, the presenter will stand with a poster displaying their research in a designated space and engage attendees one-on-one.


To submit an abstract, you must be an APS member or a member of a reciprocal society. You may present one technical, oral, or contributed presentation at April Meeting 2024. APS members may submit a contributed oral or poster abstract that lists a non-member as the presenter.

You must be logged into your APS web account to submit an abstract. If you do not have an account, you may create one.

The presenter must register for the meeting and give the presentation. The APS Program Committee, at its discretion, will accommodate author preferences regarding presentation type and schedule whenever possible.

Submitting multiple contributed abstracts

Each presenting author is limited to submitting one technical oral abstract and one technical poster abstract in either the in-person or virtual meeting format for inclusion in the scientific program. However, they may also present an additional abstract of a non-technical nature, such as one related to education and policy, in a session of broad interest to the physics community if it is sponsored by an APS Forum or Committee.

APS will reject abstracts with presenters that do not adhere to the multiple abstract rule.

Editing abstracts

Please proofread your abstract carefully before submitting it. You will be able to edit your abstract in the submission system up until the submission deadline.

Character limits

Contributed oral and poster abstracts are limited to approximately 1,300 characters.


Please do not attempt to override the system defaults by introducing your own formatting in your abstract. APS will only correct misspellings in the authors' names or affiliations. APS will not add additional authors or re-order the author list after the abstract submission deadline has passed.

Withdrawing a contributed abstract

You may withdraw your contributed abstract online before the abstract submission deadline. After the deadline, please contact APS Abstract Help.

Accepted abstracts

If your abstract is accepted, you will receive an email in February 2024 from APS notifying you that your abstract has been placed in the program. You are then responsible for confirming the session date, time, and requesting any necessary changes. You may do so by contacting APS Abstract Help.

All presenters are required to register to attend April Meeting.

Questions about abstract submissions

If you have specific questions about the abstract submission process for April Meeting 2024, please contact APS Meetings.

More information


Submit your abstract for April Meeting. Submissions are open through January 5, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Invited abstracts

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