Program information will be posted in early 2018.

Call for Scientific Session Proposals

The theme of the Joint Meeting, which reflects a range of scientific interests, is Discovery and Scientific Progress Together, and scientific sessions are being invited for all areas of interest encompassed by the partner organizations. At this time, we are inviting interested members of all societies to propose and to take the lead on organizing scientific sessions. We also encourage the proposal of sessions covering subjects that may attract interest across two or more partner societies. To plan a session for the 2018 Joint Meeting, please submit your proposal, using this template, to The proposal should include the concise session title, contact information and affiliation of the proposed session conveners or co-conveners, a short paragraph of up to 200 words describing the scientific content of the session, and the intended partner organization(s) audience. All session proposals should be received by January 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm eastern time. Notifications of accepted session proposals will be made by late January 2018. On-line abstract submissions will be due in early March 2018.

For session organizer/chair duties, we would anticipate that you would then encourage your contacts to submit abstracts for that session, would lead decisions on acceptance and scheduling of abstracts as oral and/or poster platform presentations, and would chair or co-chair the running of that session at the Joint Meeting. Sessions will be organized into 1 1⁄2-hour blocks of six 15-minute presentations (abstracts), or organizers may allot 30-minutes for an invited lead speaker and four 15-minute presentations. Poster sessions will also be part of the scientific program. Final decisions on whether an oral session will be convened and the total number of oral and poster sessions on a particular topic will be a function of the number of abstracts submitted to the session. Note that the Joint Meeting does not cover travel expenses for invited speakers associated with proposed sessions.