Poster/ Presentation Guidelines


We have set no limit on the number of possible accepted symposia; applications are encouraged.

A symposium proposal can request 90 or 120 minutes, depending on the number of presenters.

Symposia should include a brief thematic overview, 3 or 4 individual presentations (depending on whether 90 or 120 minutes is requested), and an optional discussion.

The recommended length of time allows for 15-20 minute talks depending on whether a discussant is included, but this target can be adjusted by symposium organizers as needed.  Organizers are expected to chair the symposium and can handle how/when audience questions are allowed, although we strongly encourage allowing enough time for audience participation.

The symposium proposal submission deadline is September 18 (extended).

Selected symposia will be notified by October 15.

After a symposium is selected, we will require standard abstracts for each individual symposium presentation by November 1.

Plenary Sessions

Those selected to give a spoken presentation will be notified by December 15.

Overview Talks- Overview talks are designed to give a summary of the theme of the plenary session.  An overview talk should be 35 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions.

Plenary Session Talks- Each talk will be allotted 15 minutes to present with 5 minutes for questions.

Poster Sessions

Notification of poster acceptance date and presentation time will be received on or before December, 15, 2017.

All posters will be assigned a spot in the main ballroom.

Each poster will have a 48" x 48" (122 x 122 cm) space for display.

Push pins are provided.