Poster presentations

Submit Your Abstract for ICMI 2017

Submit your abstract today to be considered to present your research in an oral or poster presentation at ICMI 2017.

Important Dates

February 10th February 24th, 2017 : Abstract Submission Closes at Midnight EST
March 15th, 2017: Late-Breaking Abstract Submission Opens
April 17th, 2017: Late-Breaking Abstract Submission closes at Midnight EST
April 26th, 2017: Presenter Registration & Abstract Withdrawal Deadline
May 5th, 2017: Advance Registration and Registration Cancellation Deadline
August 22nd, 2017: Travel Award Reimbursements Due

Abstract Fee

There is a $60 non-refundable submission fee per abstract for SMI non-members, and a $40 fee for members. Join SMI prior to abstract submission to receive the discounted fee. If you submit your abstract prior to joining SMI, your abstract fee will not be discounted.

Submit Your Abstract

To receive a discounted registration fee and to apply for an ICMI travel award, join SMI before submitting an abstract.

Submission Guidelines and Instructions

Presenting authors must submit the abstract and must be prepared to present the abstract at ICMI 2017 should it be accepted. Posters will not be allowed without an accompanying presenter. All presenting authors must submit a completed disclosure form. If a presenting author does not submit a disclosure form by the submission date, the abstract may be withdrawn.

During abstract submission, presenting authors may indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation format. However, program placement is the sole discretion of the ICMI 2017 International Scientific Advisory Committee.

Graphical elements, such as charts, pictures, etc., may be included in abstract submission.

Please review your submission carefully. No revisions, including author revisions and/or new data, will be accepted after the submission deadline.

Abstract Review Process and Placement

Each abstract is double-blinded and peer-reviewed by three members of the International Scientific Advisory Committee. Authors must choose one of the following subject areas during online submission.

  • Antigen Uptake
  • Immune Cell Migration
  • Innate Lymphoid Cells
  • Dendritic Cells
  • Monocytes and Macrophages
  • Mucosal B Cells
  • Effector T Cells and Cytokines
  • Epithelial Cells and Innate Immunity
  • Mucosal Tolerance
  • Mucosal Infections
  • HIV
  • Respiratory Virus Infections
  • Mucosal Vaccines
  • Immunology of the Eye
  • Immunology of the UG Tract
  • Celiac Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Basic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Clinical
  • Food Allergy
  • Immunology of Asthma – Basic
  • Immunology of Asthma – Clinical
  • Host-Microbiota Interactions
  • MALT and Organogenesis
  • Mucosal Immunology in the Neonate
  • Aging and Mucosal Immunology

The International Scientific Advisory Committee has sole discretion regarding placement of abstracts within the ICMI 2017 program.

Notifications to Submitting Authors

Abstract acceptance and rejection notifications will be sent the week of April 10th to the submitting author only. Presenting authors must register to attend ICMI 2017 by April 26th, 2017, for the abstract to be included in the abstract supplement and scheduled into the program.

Late breaking abstract presenting authors will be notified the week of May 14th. Presenting authors of late-breaking abstracts must register to attend ICMI 2017 by May 26th, 2017, for the abstract to be included in the abstract supplement and scheduled into the program.

If the abstract’s presenting author does not receive a status notification by the dates listed above, please contact the SMI Executive Office at (414) 359-1650 or


Withdrawals of abstracts must be received in writing before April 26th, 2017. If the presenting author of an accepted abstract is not registered by April 26th, 2017, the abstract will be withdrawn, and will not be included in the final program or abstract supplement.

Young Investigator Travel Awards

Travel awards are available exclusively to SMI members and may be completed as part of the abstract submission process. Travel award applicants must be SMI members 40 years of age or younger with the rank of Assistant Professor or below, and must submit the following as part of the ICMI 2017 abstract submission process:

  1. A short statement outlining why they wish to attend ICMI 2017, and how they would benefit from participating in the meeting.
  2. A letter of reference on institutional letterhead indicating their involvement in the field of mucosal immunology from one of the following: Dean; Department Chair; Division Chief; or Advisor/Supervisor

The number and amount of the awards is based upon several factors including the applicant’s stated reason for wishing to attend the congress, the applicant’s geographic location, the applicant’s letter of reference and the availability of funds.

Travel awards are available to SMI members only who submit an abstract and are chosen for presentation at ICMI 2017. The number and amount of the awards is based upon several factors including geographic location, placement of abstract within the ICMI program and funds available.


Please contact the SMI Executive Office by sending an email to or by calling (414) 359-1650.