Call for Poster or Graphical Abstract Submissions

MSA is now accepting graphical abstract and poster submissions for our 2020 Annual Meeting, “Mycology from the Cloud”. First submit your text abstract, 250 words or less. You may upload your graphical abstract/poster and audio file later if you wish, but all must be uploaded by July 10, 2020.


  • Text abstract, maximum 250 words.
  • Graphical abstract OR poster as a PDF.
  • Audio file, 3 minutes or less, MP3 or MP4 format. Required for competitors for prizes, recommended for others. 

Note: Maximum MSA Graphical Abstracts and Poster size is 531 x 1328 pixels with 300 dpi. 

Submit through our online portal.

Members are encouraged to submit a graphical abstract rather than a traditional poster.

A graphical abstract provides readers with a short, clear summary of your work using graphics rather than text to tell a story.

For examples, see the Elsevier Graphic Abstracts Page, Cell Press GA_guide, or visit Bio Render.  

A sample graphical abstract can be viewed hereSpecial thanks to Jennifer Fisher; Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia for this example.

Science is hard; effective communication is important. Increasing numbers of journals require a graphical abstract with manuscript submission. Much shorter and simpler than a traditional poster, a graphical abstract can effectively showcase your work on a webpage, as a figure in a thesis or a paper.

You can upload your poster or graphical abstract any time up to July 10, 2020.

For assistance with submitting a graphical abstract or poster, please refer to our  Submission  Guidelines.

For questions or concerns regarding the registration process or about your MSA membership, please contact the MSA Membership Coordinator, Cori VanGalder