Deadlines and Meeting Overview

Meeting Overview

The premier meeting for biomedical research worldwide — the 2014 ASCB/IFCB Meeting is the conference of choice for scientists and students in academia, industry, government, and higher education. Over 100 scientific sessions and 2,500 poster presentations cover a variety of scientific areas. With opportunities to learn about the latest research and network with peers, the ASCB/IFCB meeting appeals to the diverse interests of the international cell biology community.

“ASCB does a great job getting all experts in this field together, organizing great symposia and special subgroup talks, as well as providing awesome career coaching sessions.”


Xiaobo Bai, graduate student
Drexel University

Scientific Attendee Deadlines

Exhibitors and Supporters, please click here for exhibitor deadlines.

June 12 Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroup Application. Click here to apply.
August 5 Regular Abstract Submission (Minisymposium talk, ePoster talk, and/or poster consideration). Click here to submit.
September 3 Regular Abstract Submission (Poster Consideration Only). Click here to submit.Travel Award and WICB Grant Application. Click here to apply.
October 1 Early Meeting Registration. Click here to register.
October 1 First-Time Member Application. Click here to join.
October 16 Final Abstract Submission (Poster Consideration Only). Click here to submit.
November 3 Hotel Reservations. Click here to reserve hotel.
November 3 Fueled by ASCB for ASCB Student Members (first 50 to sign up are accepted). Click here for more information.
November 3 Hotel Cancellation via onPeak, ASCB’s Official Housing Partner.
November 19 Meeting Registration Cancellation (to be eligible for a refund).
November 24 Room-Share Request. Click here for more information and to sign up.
November 24 Ride-Share Request. Click here for more information and to sign up.

The ASCB/IFCB Meeting is the place to:

  • Hear and communicate cutting-edge science
  • Meet the leaders (and sometimes even a Nobel Prize winner or two) in the fields of cell biology, biophysics, stem cells, genomics…
  • Participate in intimate science discussion tables to learn from leaders in the field where science is going and how you should position yourself
  • Improve your presentations in sessions with professionals who have extensive TV and media experience
  • Take advantage of unprecedented training opportunities including onsite CV review
  • Visit over 300 commercial and nonprofit exhibits offering new products and services
  • Network and make important contacts while looking for a job, including fellowship, postdoctoral, or new collaborator positions
  • Improve teaching knowledge and skills
  • Recruit and interview job candidates
  • Attend sessions of special interest to students, minorities, and women
  • Learn where and how to apply, as well as advocate for, research funding
“ASCB organizes a great meeting and promotes female scientists very well. Women In Cell Biology is one of the reasons I feel confident that I can be both a successful female scientist and mother.”


Kassandra Ori, Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Francisco

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