Call for Symposia

We are now accepting proposals for Organized Symposia! Anyone interested in coordinating a symposium for the conference should submit a proposal online by March 20, 2017. An Organized Symposium is a series of presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme. Organizers are responsible for coordinating with the Program Committee, planning their sessions, selecting instructors/presenters, moderating their sessions, and meeting all deadlines. 

Please note: After a symposium has been accepted, each invited speaker will be required to submit an abstract for their individual presentation within that symposium, and will need to follow the procedure for regular abstract submission. Note in your submission if you are willing to accept presentations from the pool of regular submissions.

The call-for-presentations submission will need to include: Contact Information, Presentation Format, Track, Title of Presentation, Authors and Affiliations, and Abstract (up to 250 words). Please submit an abstract only if you plan to attend the meeting.


  • ​Deadline to submit symposia proposals: March 20, 2017. Deadline for individual speakers within a symposium to submit their presentation abstract: June 15, 2017.
  • Abstracts for peer-reviewed manuscripts may be submitted March 24, 2017 through June 15, 2017.
  • Deadline to submit peer-reviewed MANUSCRIPTS is May 30, 2017.
  • Abstracts for general oral and poster presentations will open on March 24, 2017 and will be due by June 15, 2017.
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by end of July, and the schedule will be posted online in mid August.
  • Please submit an abstract only if you plan to attend the meeting. All presenters, whether presenting in a symposium, oral, or poster session, are required to register and pay the applicable fees. Deadline to register: September 1, 2017.