Poster Presentations: Call for Abstracts
Deadline October 7, 2016
ABSA International announces the CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for posters for the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) 4th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium to be held February 6-9, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. We are anticipating over 200 attendees and over 30 vendors showcasing the latest biosafety and biocontainment products and services.
For the first time, ABSA International is pleased to offer funding support to help selected students and young professionals* (see definition) to attend the symposium. The selection will be made by a panel of judges who will evaluate the submitted abstracts and identify the top submissions.
In addition, ABSA International/USDA ARS will present a Student and Young Professional Poster Award* and a Professional Poster Award for the best posters in the categories listed below. The awards will be announced during the reception on Wednesday, February 8th.
The symposium focus is on Global Biorisk Challenges—Agriculture and Beyond. We are looking for abstract submissions for posters to address topics in one of the following four categories (sub-categories comprise examples). From the submitted abstracts, we will select those to be developed into a full poster session, and will notify the individuals accordingly.
The deadline for submission is October 7, 2016. Submissions selected for development of a full poster session will be notified on or before November 10, 2016. Please indicate in your submission if you are a student or young professional and provide relevant supporting information documenting your eligibility for this category.
* To qualify for consideration for funding support for the symposium, or for the Student and Young Professional Poster Award, you must be a full-time student working less than 20 hours per week and enrolled in 6 or more credit hours per semester at an accredited institution of higher learning, or a young professional whose graduation from his/her last institution of higher education occurred less than 36 months before February 6, 2017.
The deadline for submission is October 7, 2016.
Selected submissions will be notified on or before November 10, 2016.
ABSA/USDA ARS will present a Student Poster Award* and a Professional Poster Award to be announced during the reception on Wednesday, February 8th.