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Call for Abstracts
Call for Symposia and Structured Panel Discussions
Call for Posters
Call for “Big Question” Symposia Submissions
This year, we are implementing a new submission procedure for three symposia. The Program Committee has crafted three big picture questions for which we are inviting individual presenters (co-authors are, of course, welcome) to submit abstracts through the poster submission portal. These questions are meant to be broad, inclusive, and to tackle some pervasive issues in our field. Example topics are provided but should not be seen as limiting; if you believe your work is relevant to one of these questions, we encourage you to submit. Ideal candidates for inclusion will be presenting original research that addresses some aspect of the Big Question. The Program Committee will review all submissions and will select a subset to present; selections will be made to maximize diversity of presenters (e.g., different labs, measures, perspectives, career levels), as well as coherence.
· Authors may only submit to ONE of the Big Question Symposia.
Read more about the Big Question Symposia.
New: Late-Breaking Call for Undergraduate Student Posters
Symposia are designed for the presentation of several talks related to a common area of research. In addition to scientific excellence, the Program Committee will strongly consider diversity of the panels—including representation of diverse methods, laboratories, and people. We will give highest priority to proposals that reflect interdisciplinary approaches to a topic and represent contributions from multiple laboratories. Inclusion of senior members, as well as a junior member is also encouraged. In addition, the Program Committee will strongly consider appropriate representation of women and underrepresented minorities in the composition of the panels when selecting symposia. If necessary, the committee will be happy to work with the organizer to suggest additional presenters within a similar content area to ensure the diversity of the scientific program and participants.
Symposia should have a well-defined focus with all participants addressing the same problem area. If a discussant is included, she/he should be familiar with all of the papers and be prepared to evaluate and integrate the material presented rather than present new data. The time allotted to symposia will be 90 minutes. The number of participants should allow time for the presentations, discussant's remarks, and questions from the audience.
Evaluations of symposia by the Program Committee will be based on a summary abstract submitted by the organizer(s) and individual abstracts prepared by each participant (the abstract body is limited to 1,600 characters, including spaces -- but not including the presentation title or authors). The maximum number of abstracts that may be submitted for a symposium is six (one overall summary abstract and five supporting abstracts). Symposia including five presenters should be particularly attentive to ensuring there is still sufficient time for discussion.Submissions of proposals for symposia must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Friday, February 8, 2019.
Structured Panel Discussions
Evaluations of panel discussions by the Program Committee will be based on a summary abstract submitted by the organizer(s) and individual abstracts prepared by each participant (the abstract body is limited to 1,600 characters, including spaces -- but not including the presentation title or authors). A clear integrative focus should be apparent in the summary statement prepared by the organizer(s) and the abstracts of the individual participants. The maximum number of abstracts that may be submitted for a panel discussion is six (one overall abstract and five supporting abstracts). Panel discussions including five presenters should be particularly attentive to ensuring there is still sufficient time for discussion.
Submissions of proposals for structured panel discussions must be received electronically no later than 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Friday, February 8, 2019.