Abstract Submission

INFORMS’ new web-enabled abstract processing system is now online and ready to accept submissions for the 2019 INFORMS Healthcare Meeting, July 27-29, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The new system makes it possible for authors of all papers–including those sponsored by INFORMS Sections, Societies, and Fora–to easily submit their abstracts online.

ALL SPEAKERS must be registered by May 10, 2019. If speakers are not registered by May 10, 2019, the speaker will be notified that the presentation will be removed from the program.

We prefer that you consider submitting at most one presentation per person in each of the following categories: EMERGING TOPICS, SPONSORED, CONTRIBUTED & POSTER.


Abstract Submission Deadlines

Submit Early, Capacity Limited                              SUBMIT

Deadline for Cluster Chairs to enter Session Chairs
February 1, 2019
11:59PM EST

Deadline for Session Chairs to enter Presenters
March 1, 2019
11:59PM EST

Deadline for Submitting Abstract
March 29, 2019
11:59PM EST

Deadline for General Poster Submissions
April 19, 2019
11:59PM EST

Deadline for Final Editing of Abstracts
May 10, 2019
11:59PM EST

Deadline for Presenters to Register
May 10, 2019
11:59PM EST

Contributed Presentations

If you wish to contribute an abstract and have NOT received an invitation from a Session Chair to submit an abstract to present.

Emerging & Sponsored Presentations

Presenters will be notified by email to submit their individual abstracts after the Session Chair has submitted the session.

If you have not received an invitation to submit from a Session Chair you will not be able to log in through the system.

Poster Presentations

Submission should be in the form of an extended abstract of at most two pages long. Each accepted poster requires at least one registered author to be present at the poster sessions during the conference. The accepted posters will be prominently displayed in well-attended areas of the conference. A Best Poster Award will be selected by an award committee, and will be recognized in proper INFORMS and conference communication channels

Session Chair

Session Chairs will be notified by email to submit any missing information once the Cluster Chair has submitted the session title. Please note if you are chairing more than one session you may receive more than one email please retain this information it will be your access to the system.

If you have not received an invitation to submit from a Cluster Chair you will not be able to log in through the system.

Abstract Size/Length


Abstract should be 600 characters maximum (approximately 60 words), title of abstract – 150 characters maximum.

  • Letters, numbers, and *math symbols accepted.
  • All abstracts must be in English.
  • Do not include title or author information in the body of your abstract.
  • Abstracts will be published exactly as entered if accepted.
  • Review your abstract and check for typographical and spelling errors, and scientific sense.
  • A full paper can be uploaded at the time of submission that will be reviewed and posted in the online proceedings.

PLEASE NOTE: Use only “text pad” when entering math symbols.