Symposium Structure

This event will consist of:

  • Concurrent half-day to a full day workshops proposed by the scientific community scheduled on February 21, immediately prior to the main 4-day program. A call for proposals will be released through the symposium website and email lists by March 1, 2021, and notification of proposal acceptance will be sent by June 15, 2021;

  • Morning plenary sessions on February 22–25 to provide overarching keynote presentations and to introduce topics for the concurrent sessions to be convened on the same day to a broader audience, and an afternoon summary plenary session/panel on February 25;

  • Concurrent topic sessions (starting in the late morning) on February 22–25; these topic sessions, identified by the Scientific Steering Committee, will include invited and contributed papers selected for oral or poster presentation;

  • Posters on display for the entire symposium along with dedicated evening poster sessions/receptions on February 23 and February 24 when poster presenters are expected to be available to answer questions, if this would be possible in the post-COVID world.
Important Dates
February 1, 2021
  1. Early registration
  2. Abstract submission
  3. Financial support application
March 1, 2021
Call for workshop proposals
May 1, 2021
Workshop proposal submission deadline
Information and form
June 15, 2021
Workshop acceptance notification
September 15, 2021
Closing Date
  1. Early registration
  2. Abstract submission
  3. Financial support application
November 15, 2021
Notification Deadlines
  1. Abstract acceptance notification
  2. Financial support grant notification
December 1, 2021
Confirmation Deadlines
  1. Confirm your presentations and attendance
  2. Confirm your financial support acceptance
February 10, 2022
Full registration fee refund deadline
Manuscript submission deadline