Call for Abstracts

Submit Abstract

The Light Microscopy Associations 3rd National Meeting (LMA2021) is now open for abstract submission. Please prepare your abstract following the below guidelines and submit using the system below before 30 June 2021

  • All abstracts should be submitted in clear written English of a quality suitable for publication.
  • Accepted authors will be notified by the 15 July 2021
  • Accepted authors must submit their recorded (strictly 10 min) video by the 29 July 2021

Your submission should suit one or more of the following categories.

  • Live imaging of cell, tissue and organism
  • Image processing and analysis
  • Advanced and developmental microscopy

Guide for Virtual Oral Presentation Submission Guidelines (Accepted Abstracts Only)

Time management is critical to the success of LMA2021, therefore (if your abstract is accepted), scientific presentations must be submitted as video files before the conference. You can use any relevant software as long as the final product is a good quality recording and the final file is in the MP4 format. Please note the final specifications will be checked at the time of submission and files not compliant may not be uploaded. Presentations will be available during the designated conference session time slot and on-demand after the conference concludes.

  • Approved abstracts will be sent a link to upload their (10 min) video 
  • The deadline for video submission is 29 July 2021 (only accepted Abstracts)

Presentation recording options (Accepted Authors Only)

Our recommended approach to record a compatible video from content displayed on your computer screen and voice recorded via the computer microphone, is to record the presentation using Zoom, available to users on most platforms and in most countries. Presentations should consist of a prominent view of the presentation slides combined with audio of the spoken presentation. Presentations may optionally contain a small overlayed thumbnail-size shot of the presenter’s head and shoulders.

The following links provide information on how to record your presentation on various common platforms:

Vimeo – FREE Screen Recorder (up to 2 hours – requires Chrome Browser) – About Vimeo Screen Record

Zoom: Local Recording – Zoom Help Center

WebEx: Video Conferencing – Record a Cisco Webex Meeting

Skype: Skype for Business: Recording a Meeting | Information Technology Services | Bemidji State University

Google Meet: Record a video meeting – Meet Help

Gotomeeting: How to Record a GoToMeeting Session | Techwalla and How to Convert and Open the GoToMeeting Recordings

Microsoft Teams: Record a meeting in Teams – Office Support

OBS Studio – Open Broadcaster Software


Tips for recording good quality videos:
  • Use a quiet area to record your presentation.
  • Avoid areas that have echo.
  • Smaller rooms will increase video quality.
  • Sound dampening is provided by carpeting, curtains, and furniture.
  • Make sure your internet signal is as good as possible. An ethernet cable is recommended, but if unavailable, a strong Wi-Fi connection will be necessary.
  • If possible use a good headset with a microphone close to the mouth but away from the direct line of the mouth to reduce “pops”. Where possible, avoid using default built-in microphone on computer.
  • Conduct a test recording of a few minutes in length then review the sound and picture quality, MP4 format, and bit rate before recording the entire presentation.