MATA Annual Meeting and Symposium - Student Research Abstract Proposal Guidelines


Instructions for Submission of Abstracts and Process for Review of all Submissions

Please read all instructions before preparing the abstract. Individuals may submit more than one abstract, but no individual may be the primary (presenting) author on more than one paper. The first author must be a student member within the MATA. Each student submission must have a certified member sponsor who is a member of the MATA. All abstracts will undergo blind review. A limited number of abstracts will be accepted. Accepted abstracts will be required to present a poster at the MATA Annual Meeting & Symposium. Students accepted to present at the Annual Meeting & Symposium will have a cost of $25 for attending and presenting on Saturday. Students will be expected to be present at the poster sessions during the conference breaks. The poster can be a maximum of 3’ x 4’. 

Download the full proposal guidlines HERE

Download an example scoring rubric for CAT submissions HERE

Download an example scoring rubric for Original Research submissions HERE

Once you complete the web application below do not forget to review the confirmation page and email your full abstract to

Contact Liz Drake at for questions regarding the application process.

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