2020 ICOMST/RMC Abstracts and Student Research Competitions Information

Abstract Submission is Closed for the 2020 ICoMST and RMC.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Meat Science Association is announcing today that the 66th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST) and the 73rd Reciprocal Meat Conference (RMC) that was scheduled to take place August 2-7, 2020 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, USA, will now be delivered as an exclusively virtual meeting.

AMSA will be sending out more information in the coming weeks to all authors regarding the platform and additional instructions for the virtual presentation. If you have any questions please contact Deidrea Mabry.

Click here to download the Call for Abstract Guidelines

AMSA Student Research ePoster Competition

The purpose of the AMSA Student Research ePoster Competition is to encourage students to:

1.    Engage in high quality, sound and pertinent meat and poultry research;
2.    Gain experience in presentation of scientific papers;
3.    Demonstrate poise and mental agility before their peers;
4.    Develop skills in effective communication for dissemination of research information; and
5.    Acquire an appreciation of the role of the Association and its members in advancing the well being of the meat industry through research.

In total there will be nine awards given per division (Undergraduate, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy) presented, so a total of 27 scholarships and plaques will be awarded on August 6, 2020 at the ICoMST/RMC Gala dinner. 

Click here to find out more about the AMSA Student Research ePoster Competition.

2020 ICoMST/RMC Program Categories

  • Animal Welfare
  • Consumer Topics
  • Environment, Production Systems
  • Meat and Poultry Quality and Composition - Measurement and Prediction
  • Meat and Poultry Processing, Ingredient Technology and Packaging
  • Meat and Poultry Quality
  • Meat and Poultry Safety
  • Education and Extension Tools
  • Muscle and Lipid Biology and Biochemistry
  • Technical Summaries**

** Technical summaries are designed to provide non-academic professional members with an additional opportunity for dialogue and discussion about specific, individual scientific topics affecting the meat and poultry industry. Technical, non-sales/marketing summaries are to be submitted and reviewed by the AMSA Abstracts Committee members and AMSA staff. Once approved, the ePoster will be presented by one of the contributing authors. Summaries are selected on technical merit and should include data to support hypothesis or conclusions. Research reviews on previously published works can also be submitted as a technical summary. If you would like to submit a summary that does not fit one of the categories or if you have questions, please contact AMSA at information@meatscience.org.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: Full name, Institution/Company, Address, Zip Code, City, State, Country, Telephone, and E-mail of the presenting author.

Space limitations allow a maximum of 3,500 keystrokes (including characters, spaces, and punctuation). Keystroke count begins at the title and ends with the last word or end of a table if one is included. The authors’ details, keywords and conflict of interest are not included in the keystroke count. Abstracts that exceed the keystroke limit will be rejected automatically by the abstract submission system. Abstracts must be written in English and should be explicit, precise, informative and well documented. Abstracts must contain an objective statement, materials and methods, results with statistical interpretation, and a conclusion statement. If animal or human subjects were used in your project, you will be asked to provide the protocol number in your online abstract submission. There is a limit of one (1) table per abstract and the minimum requirement for the table is 2 rows and 2 columns.  Tables should not contain more than 15 rows or 8 columns. The quality of an abstract for presentation is a direct reflection on the image of the author(s), and AMSA.

It is the intention of the AMSA in to publish ALL abstracts, except for Technical abstracts, presented at the 2020 ICoMST/RMC in the AMSA Journal Publication, Meat and Muscle Biology, except for the technical summaries, which will only be published in the conference proceedings and  published in DigIComst as well.

Click here to download the Call for Abstract Guidelines

Click here to view the abstracts from the 2019 AMSA Reciprocal Meat Conference.

Presenter Abstract Submission Fee

For the 2020 ICoMST/RMC there will be a $50 USD, nonrefundable, per abstract submission fee due at the time of submission. AMSA will be using electronic posters for the 2020 ICOMST/RMC for all abstract presentations.  By using this electronic format we are able to allow the attendee to make minor changes onsite to their abstract ePoster presentation and help alleviate the cost of printing their ePoster and transporting it to the conference. The ePoster will be uploaded through a secure site prior to the meeting and available on Sunday, August 2,2020 of the meeting for review and minor edits. The electronic boards give presenters the capability to embed videos, images, and other resources to enhance their research presentation and engage the ICoMST/RMC audiences.  Also with this electronic format, AMSA has the unique opportunity to display all ePosters throughout the conference for viewing beginning on August 2-August 6, 2020. Finally, all abstracts that are presented at the 2020 ICoMST/RMC will be published in the Meat and Muscle Biology journal at no cost to the author; AMSA will cover the fee.

Kindly note that all payments have to be made in US Dollars by credit card (EuroCard/MasterCard, Visa, American Express). All costs must be done by the ordering customer and free of charge for the receiver account on all payments. Other methods of payment (personal checks or bank transfer) cannot be accepted.  

ePoster Guidelines:

AMSA will be using electronic posters for the 2020 ICOMST/RMC. For more information on the layout and functionality of the electronic boards please login to http://www.eposterboards.com/icomst20 using the password: icomst20.


General Information:

  • First slide should include objective, methods, results and conclusion and additional slides should be used if there is additional content, images, graphs and videos that needs to be displayed on your ePoster.
  • PPTx cannot exceed 4 slides
  • Font size, style and color can be adjusted to fit your specific ePoster. Please keep the AMSA logo in the header and include your abstract number in the top right corner of each slide.


  • 11/21/2019    Call for Abstracts opens – submission system online
  • 04/30/2020    Intent for Research Competitions Due (Undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D.)
  • 05/12/2020, 11:59 p.m. Central Daylight Time    Call for Abstracts ends– submission system closes
  • 6/12/2020 - Notify Abstract Presenters 1st email
    • This email will state accepted with no changes needed, accepted with minor changes needed or major changes needed and 2nd review required before decision made. 
  • 6/24/2020 - Notify Abstract Presenters 2nd email
    • This email will be sent only to those required to make major revisions letting them know if their abstract was accepted or rejected.
  • 6/24/2020 - Notification of renumbering email sent out
  • 6/29/2020    ePoster PPT Presentation Due

  • 7/21/2020    Deadline for all presenters to register for the ICoMST/RMC meeting.

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