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Scientific Session Proposals


ABRCMS invites scientists, professionals, institutions and disciplinary societies to submit session proposals for the national conference. 
ABRCMS develops its program based on conference needs, goals and objectives, recommendations from the ABRCMS Steering Committee, and attendee feedback. The ABRCMS Program Committee reserves the right to accept or decline session proposals in full or in part in the interest of providing a program or due to limitations in space. Sessions geared toward promoting any one institution or program will not be accepted.
NOTE: Individuals proposing sessions cannot select date and time for presentation.
Submission of this proposal does not guarantee acceptance for presentation at ABRCMS 2016. The deadline to submit a proposal has been extended to May 13
Submit a Scientific Session Proposal for ABRCMS 2016


    • Purpose: provide conference attendees with innovative scientific talks from a variety of STEM disciplines 
    • Audience: please note as a conference for undergraduate students, all talks should be presented at a level appropriate for their understanding
    • Session structure: we recommend no more than two speakers per session. The session will be one hour with fifteen minutes set aside at the end for a question and answer period


Session Proposals Must Include:


    • Session title: title should be short and appeal to a broad audience
    • Session description: in 100 words or less, describe the session to potential attendees, as it should appear in conference programming
    • Scientific discipline: session should be applicable to one or more of the twelve scientific disciplines
    • Session goals: state the intended outcomes and learning goals of the session
    • Session speaker: provide background and contact information for speaker, including relevant past presentations and a short speaker biography. No more than two speakers to a scientific session
    • Speaker diversity: every attempt should be made to include speakers of diverse backgrounds, including gender, ethnicity, and scientific disciplines
    • Funding request: plans for funding the session




Session Proposal Deadline: May 13

Notifications will be sent via email by June 22. 




Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Questions? Email or call Irene Hulede at 202-942-9295

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