On behalf of program chair Dr. Scout Chou and AALAS president Dr. Kathy Laber, the 2012 National Meeting Program Committee would like to encourage you to submit proposals for abstracts, seminars, special topic lectures, panel discussions, technical trade presentations, and workshops for the 2012 meeting in Minneapolis.
Submissions will again be handled online starting today, January 5. Those of you who submitted topics or abstracts in the past year received a system email with your password and username. New users must create an account.
Trauma recovery is this year's spotlight forum. Those with backgrounds and expertise in research, clinical care, management, and husbandry of animal models used to study trauma recovery are especially encouraged to submit.
Read the call for abstracts for complete requirements for submitting abstracts and proposing educational session topics. The deadline for topic submissions is March 15, while the deadline for abstract (posters and platforms) submissions is June 1.
Topic submissions should be designed specifically for one of the following formats: 2:45-hours seminar, 1:30-hours panel discussion, 1-hour special topic lecture, 4-hour workshop; or 20-minute technical trade presentation. If you choose to submit a topic, please note that you must include the title, brief description, and names and contact information for any suggested panelists, speakers, or leader. Once the submission undergoes review and acceptance, any substitution or addition of speakers must be approved by the Program Committee.
Abstract submissions will be considered for either a platform or poster presentation format. Platform presentations are typically 10-15 minutes in length and are grouped together by general category. If you choose to submit an abstract, please follow the guidelines and provide complete information. This will greatly assist the Program Committee in their review process and enable the correct assignment of your abstract to the appropriate program session.
Please take note that this year's meeting coincides with Election Day. Make plans for absentee or early voting.