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
  • Regular call for presentations opens: March 24, 2017
  • Deadline to submit all abstracts (individual speakers within a symposium, general oral, posters, and peer reviewed papers): May 30, 2017.  
  • Deadline to submit peer-reviewed manuscriptsJune 15, 2017
  • Notifications of acceptance will be sent by end of July, and the schedule will be posted online in mid-August. 
  • Early-bird pricing registration deadline: September 1, 2017. This is also the deadline for all presenters to register.  
  • Lodging deadline: October 7, 2017.  
  • 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.