Calls for the submission of proposals for Symposia, Workshops, and Young Investigator Symposia are open. The submission deadline is April 1, 2017 at 5 pm Central Standard Time in the USA.
Symposia are organized as a series of oral presentations on a theme. Preference will be given to proposals that (i) strive for timely syntheses across or within existing disciplines; (ii) explore novel approaches that will expand research in new directions; (iii) include speakers who are first-time ARO speakers, women, and/or speakers from underrepresented minorities. Speakers from outside the usual ARO circle are encouraged insofar as they contribute a novel perspective. Proposals that bridge clinical and basic research are encouraged. Proposals on topics covered by other recent ARO Symposia or Workshops are discouraged (see recent ARO Program books).
Please note the following information regarding time allocations:
- All Symposia, Workshops, and Young-Investigator Symposia have a maximum duration of 2 hours. Allocation of presentation times—in intervals of 15 or 30 minutes—is at the discretion of the organizers. Combinations of 15/30 minute presentations are welcome.
- Symposia must include at least one 30-minute presentation. (This restriction does not apply to Young Investigator Symposia.)
- Workshops must be on topics of interest to a focused subgroup of ARO members. For example, they can focus on a particular technical innovation or on an important goal undertaken by an ARO committee