2021 Abstract Submissions

The deadline to submit an abstract has now passed. Thank you to all that submitted abstracts for the 2021 AABB Annual Meeting.

Abstract Preparation and Submission Guidelines

Abstracts may be considered for oral or poster presentations. Download the Abstract Preparation and Submission Guidelines for more information on preparing and submitting your abstract.

Let Your Research Make Its Mark

Help advance patient and donor safety by sharing your research with colleagues in the field. AABB Annual Meeting attendees work in all areas of transfusion medicine and biotherapies and look forward to the cutting-edge, unique abstracts presented at the meeting.

Planning Timeline

APRIL 26, 2021, 2:00pm (ET)
Submission Site Closed

MID- to LATE JULY 2021
Notification of Acceptance*

AABB Annual Meeting

* Presenting authors will receive notification of the status of their abstract via email. If accepted, abstracts must be presented at the 2021 AABB Annual Meeting. The presenting author must register for the meeting, prepare their poster (or oral presentation if selected) and present during their assigned session time.


Outstanding Abstract Award for Trainees
AABB will present up to ten Outstanding Abstract Awards for Trainees, chosen by peer review and determination of scientific merit and abstract quality. Recipients will receive a $500 award and be recognized for their achievement at the Plenary Abstract session during the Annual Meeting.

Trainee awards will be presented in each of the following categories:

  • Undergraduate/Nursing/MLS student
  • SBB student
  • Medical/Graduate student
  • Resident
  • Fellow/Post-Doctoral Scientist

To be eligible, the applicant must be a trainee or have been a trainee within 12 months of the start date of the 2021 AABB Annual Meeting. The applicant must also be the first author, who will present the abstract. Submissions will require documentation of eligibility.

Top Poster Awards
Top posters will be recognized on site in a dedicated Top Poster area.

Publish Your Work
Accepted abstracts will be published in a special supplement of TRANSFUSION journal.

Submission Fee
A $25 (USD) nonrefundable processing fee is required for each abstract submission. This fee helps support AABB’s ability to further contribute to the advancement of research in the field.