Translational Science 2020 is now soliciting abstracts for next year's program. Showcase your original research to an engaging audience of key thought leaders, future collaborators and funding agencies.

All abstracts will be evaluated for inclusion as a poster. If you would like your abstract to be considered for an oral abstract presentation, you can select this option during the submission process.


Key Dates

  • Monday, October, 21: Call for Abstracts Opens
  • Friday, December 13: Call for Abstracts Closes
  • Early January: Individuals Notified of Their Acceptance Status


Submit Your Abstract


Abstract Requirements

Learn more about the submission guidelines.

Abstracts submitted for Translational Science 2020 may describe work in progress or completed research. If you wish for your abstract to be considered for publication, it must be original research, not published previously and not being considered for publication elsewhere. Edits may be made up until the submission portal closes.

All submissions must include the following information:

  • Title (255 character limit, including spaces)
  • Up to Nine Authors
  • Your abstract must be structured as follows:
    • Objectives/Goals (300 characters)
    • Methods/Study Population(700 characters)
    • Results/Anticipated Results (700 characters)
    • Discussion/Significance of Impact (300 characters)
  • Grant Numbers/Other Funding Source (if funded)
  • Authors' Conflict of Interest



Explore possible track options.

Abstracts should align with the following Translational Science tracks:

  • Basic Science; Methodology
  • Data Science; Biostatistics; Informatics
  • Clinical Epidemiology; Clinical Trial
  • Commercialization; Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Health; Social Media
  • Education; Mentoring; Professional and Career Development
  • Evaluation
  • Health Equity; Community Engagement
  • Mechanistic Basic to Clinical
  • Precision Medicine
  • Regulatory Science
  • Team Science
  • Translational Science; Policy and Health Outcomes Science


Abstract Publication

View the publication process.

Submitted abstracts will be published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science (JCTS) unless you indicate you do not want your abstract to be published. All abstracts must comply with the ICMJE guidelines for authorship.


Burroughs Wellcome Fund Travel Award

Discover more information about this grant.

Since 2009, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund has generously supported pre-doctoral trainees to take part in the Translational Science Annual Meeting. This grant is intended to support trainee travel to Translational Science 2020, April 14-17 in Washington, D.C.

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is an independent private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. Within this broad mission, BWF has two primary goals:

  • To help scientists early in their careers develop as early independent investigators
  • To advance fields in the basic biomedical sciences that are undervalued or in need of particular encouragement

In order to be considered for a BWF Award, the primary author must be a trainee and upload a CV during the abstract submission process. Applicants that are not trainees or applications without CVs will not be considered.

To apply, select the option labeled "Burroughs Wellcome" during the abstract sumission process.


Submit Your Abstract


*Please note you must register for the meeting to present your abstract. If you do not register, your abstract will be withdrawn. If you have questions, please contact speaker@actscience.org.