Annual ASN Meeting
First Call for Session Proposals
San Antonio, Texas, March 1-5, 2008
committee for the 39th annual meeting of the American Society for Neurochemistry
invites submissions for symposia, colloquia, and workshops. The meeting will
be held at the Hyatt Regency, located in downtown San Antonio on the Riverwalk, from March
for Proposal Flyer in pdf format | Online
Submissions for sessions will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee
using an NIH-style scoring system. As in the past, all sessions will be scheduled
for 2 hours including time for questions. The program committee encourages proposals
from younger investigators, and recommends that senior investigators consider
having a junior investigator as a co-organizer. Both ASN members and non-members
are invited to submit proposals.
Symposia consist of 4 speakers presenting highlights of their research, and
a brief overview of the topic for audience members not working in that field.
Talks should encompass a common theme, and sessions presenting contrasting points
of view or alternative approaches is a strength.
Colloquia consist of 4 to 5 speakers who have 20 minutes to present a focused
description of recent studies and developments. As the audience for colloquia
may be more familiar with the topic, the need for introductory statements is
The format of a Workshop is flexible, and can consist of up to 6 speakers presenting
succinct descriptions of a specific problem, technique, or approach. Workshops
should be considered as platforms to provide practical knowledge.
Submissions for Sessions
The Chairperson (and
when appropriate co-chair) name, title, affiliation, address, email and
The title and type of
session being proposed.
Description (up to
250 words) including a brief scientific background, the current state of
the topic, and why the session would be of high interest to Neuroscientists.
If the topic has been covered at a recent ASN meeting (please visit www.ASNeurochem.org
for this years program) a rationale for revisiting the topic.
A list of speakers,
their tentative talk titles, a list of 2 or 3 recent publications, and whether
they have agreed to participate. Please note that the organizer of a session
is not required to present.
Proposals should be submitted
to Program Chair, Terri Wood at email@example.com
If you are interested in organizing a session but are not certain about what
is involved, or if you have ideas for a session that fall outside the formats
listed above, please contact the program chair at the email address above.
The Deadline for Proposal Submission is April 1, 2007