Conference Abstract Research Gate

This past year I developed an algorithm for fixel segmentation which produced very promising results. I just learned I was accepted to present this research at the BMES conference in Seattle of this year.

I had two questions. First, can I publish my abstract to research gate before the conference, or is that frowned upon. I am hoping that this algorithm can get folded into the MRtrix3 pipeline, and I want to show my algorithm and its results to the MRtrix3 community. Secondly, is BMES a peer reviewed conference? I believe so but I can’t seem to find a conclusive answer. If anyone can help me with these two questions, that’d be great!
Staunton (Hank) Golding