Abstracts & Awards

Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract or applying for an award for the 17th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society.

Please Note:

  • Presenting authors MUST register for the meeting prior to submitting an abstract or applying for an award

  • A link to the submission portal will be emailed to you after completing your meeting registration

  • All abstracts and award submissions must be submitted via the online portal

  • Short Talk and Poster abstracts should be limited to 400 words or less

  • The online submission portal will save your work as you go if you are unable to complete your submission at one time

Short Talks:

Short talks compliment the schedule of invited speakers for the annual meeting agenda and are selected from an array of student and professional submissions. Short talks will be pre-recorded and offered as on demand content for individual viewing by meeting attendees.

  • Short Talk Submission Deadline:  July 9, 2021 (11:59pm ET)

  • Notifications for short talk selections will be sent via email by early August.

  • If you are not selected for a short talk, then you will be offered a virtual poster; you do not need to submit a separate poster submission.

  • Questions?  Contact us at abstracts@oligotherapeutics.org



Posters at the annual event support the mission of the OTS by creating a forum that fosters the exchange of information and ideas among experts from different areas of oligonucleotide research. This year’s posters will be presented virtually via short, narrated video presentations. The virtual poster presentations will be available for on demand viewing during the meeting dates and beyond.  Q&A will happen through a chat feature; student poster awards will be awarded.


  • Poster Submission Deadline: August 6, 2021 (11:59pm ET)

  • No traditional posters; 3-minute pre-recorded presentations

  • Notification and preparation instructions will be sent in late August

  • Questions?  Contact us at abstracts@oligotherapeutics.org


OTS offers the opportunity for members to apply for various awards to support the accomplishments of students, postdocs and young investigators. We are currently accepting applications for the Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship (for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows/Junior Industrial Professionals) and for the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers Young Investigator Award.

  • Award Application Deadline: July 9, 2021 (11:59pm ET)

  • To apply you must first register for the meeting and then you will be emailed a link to the online application portal. 

  • Eligibility criteria and application guidelines can be found here.