Plan to arrive Saturday afternoon and attend a Special Interest Subgroup!

This is where ASCB members totally drive the scientific agenda; the focus of Saturday afternoon is on a wide range of topics self-organized by groups of interested scientists. These are among the most popular scientific sessions at the ASCB meeting

On Saturday, December 12, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, rooms are available for groups with common interests to organize and hold informal meetings.

Click here for a list of Subgroup session at the 2015 Meeting. 

Note: All Subgroup participants and speakers must be registered for the Meeting. No exceptions.

Subgroup Organizer Information:

Please read the Financial and Organizational Guidelines for Special Interest Subgroups.

The ASCB re-designed its Subgroup Application process in 2014 to address subject overlap in applications. The new application deadline, June 11, will allow time for the Program Committee to review applications, suggest mergers between Organizers, and/or alter the scope of the proposals.

Organizers will be notified of acceptance, merger requests, alternations to their session plan, or rejections no later than June 30.

Organizers whose applications are accepted will then be asked to develop a full session plan and invite and confirm speakers. The full session plan, including session description, speaker names, affiliations, and titles, will be due by August 18, for printing in the 2015 ASCB Annual Meeting Program.

The ASCB will provide a room with chairs set theater-style and the following audiovisual equipment:

  • Screen
  • LCD
  • Projectionist
  • MAC, with a mouse and keyboard*
  • Confidence monitor
  • Video switcher
  • Laser pointer
  • Speaker timer
  • Lighted lectern with microphone
  • Head table for three with one table microphone
  • Aisle microphone

* If you, or one of your speakers will need access to a PC, instead of a MAC, please contact Alison Harris at in advance of the meeting, otherwise a PC will not be provided.

Additional audiovisual equipment, different room set-ups (if available), and food and beverage may be requested for an additional charge. Limited promotion in the Meeting Program, the ASCB Newsletter, in the Mobile App, and on the ASCB website will be provided.