2016 Symposium/Convention Accepting Abstracts

The purpose of the National Society for Histotechnology Symposium/Convention is to provide an interchange of ideas pertinent to histotechnology and to advance professional growth, standards, knowledge, and performance in histotechnology through continuing and formal educational programs.

The finished program will include a combination of 90 minute and 3 hour workshops. The program will cover both clinical, veterinary, industry and research histology topics and will have a variety of presentation styles - lecture, interactive roundtables, hands-on/wet and panel discussions. . The NSH Convention Program Team would like to encourage hands-on/wet or demonstration type workshops and will be looking for up to twelve (12) workshops that will be scheduled on Saturday, September 16, Sunday. September 17 or Monday, September 18.

The NSH Convention Program Team is seeking a variety of topics.  NSH aims to construct a well-balanced program for both clinical and non-clinical Histotechnologists.  We are especially looking for advanced level topics – our attendees are seeking advanced instruction and exposure to new and cutting edge techniques/information. Click here for a list of topics we have seen requested on evaluations.

Speakers wishing to submit a hands on “wet workshop” must include a description of all equipment, chemicals and reagents being used at the time of submission.  If the submission is missing this information it will not be considered by the committee.  All presenters who are selected to present a wet workshop must follow the safety guidelines for workshops created by the NSH Health & Safety Committee.  

All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the form linked below by January 13, 2017 January 19, 2017. Abstracts received after the deadline or with incomplete information will not be considered.  

Important Dates

December 1: Online Abstract Submissions Open 
January 19: Online Abstract Submission Deadline - Deadline Extended!
February 24: Abstract Acceptance/Rejection Notification Emails Sent
March 10: Revised Abstracts Due
April 3: Final Program Announced

Before submitting your abstract please review NSH's speaker polices and handout standards.  All chosen speakers will be required to abide by the both policies.    

Any questions please feel free to contact NSH Director, Meetings & Education, Aubrey Wanner, aubrey@nsh.org.