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Roundtable Lunch Discussions

Lead a Roundtable Discussion at the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting

The submission deadline is extended to Thursday, October 10!

New this year! Roundtable Discussions are an opportunity for you, as an attendee, to lead conversations on topics that matter! These discussions will be held during lunch from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 8, Monday, December 9, and Tuesday, December 10. A concession stand will be located next to the tables for the roundtable discussion so attendees can grab their lunch and participate in a discussion.

To apply, submit your application to lead a roundtable discussion by the October 10 extended deadline. We are accepting applications from attendees who wish to lead a roundtable discussion in the following categories:

  • Career and Mentoring
  • Scientific
  • Education
  • Climate and Culture of Science

Applications will be reviewed by members of the ASCB's Women in Cell Biology Committee, Minorities Affairs Committee, Committee for Postdocs and Students, and Education Committee) and applicants will be notified if their application is accepted by October 31.

If selected, your table will be assigned a number and it will appear in the mobile app, on the ASCB|EMBO Meeting Website and on a separate handout at the meeting that will highlight this event.

To apply, you will need to click on the button above (or below) and log in to the system using your ASCB user name and password. Once you have logged in, provide the following information:

  • Co-Organizer Information (if applicable)
  • Discussion Table Title
  • Description of the Table for the Program (300 character limit, including spaces)
  • Select the Target Audience:
    • All Attendees
    • Students
    • Researchers
    • Educators
    • Other
  • Select the Topic Category:
    • Career and Mentoring
    • Scientific
    • Education
    • Climate and Culture of Science
  • Provide a longer description of the topic for the reviewers. This section will explain by this topic is important for the ASCB|EMBO Meeting (1,500 character limit, including spacing)
  • Indicate your availability to lead the table on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. You can check all that apply.

Submission Extended Deadline: October 10, 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT

ASCB meeting in San Diego, California, Sunday, December 9, 2018. 
(Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography)
ASCB meeting in San Diego, California, Sunday, December 9, 2018. 
(Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography)
ASCB meeting in San Diego, California, Sunday, December 9, 2018. 
(Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography)

It’s the ‘big meeting’ I find most worthwhile - indeed, indispensable, - for networking, career development, and the most exciting science anywhere.

Abby Dernburg. University of California, Berkeley

Last year was my first time attending the ASCB|EMBO meeting and I learned so much! The diversity of topics and types of questions being asked were incredible, and provided me with new perspectives on my own research.

Anne d'Aquino, Northwestern University

The ASCB|EMBO meeting is the only one where you can hear outstanding science that covers the entire range of cell biology, plus have the opportunity to see new products and instruments and meet journal editorial staff and NIH Program Officials.

George Witman, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The ASCB|EMBO Meeting brings together the best scientists with the latest developments. It is a unique opportunity to see the freshest trends in cell biology, learn the new developments, make friends and have fun.

Leonardo Almeida-Souza, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Amazing meeting. It's THE meeting of the year to not miss. Great science, all fields of research are represented including very last discoveries on all model systems. The strong attendance by researchers from all over the world is a unique opportunity to make new contacts and collaborations. Hoping to attend the 2019 ASCB-EMBO meeting!!!

Chantal Roubinet, University College London, London (UCL)

The ASCB|EMBO meeting is great because there are so many opportunities to network with people in the field, learn about the latest groundbreaking research, and develop a new set of skills.

Cameron MacQuarrie, State University of New York Upstate Medical University

This meeting is a wonderful opportunity to learn, to network, and to grow professionally. I feel both inspired to pursue new lines of investigation and more knowledgeable of the tools to do so. Had I only known about this meeting a few years back, what a game changer it would have been. I will definitely return and will encourage my trainees to attend.

Ekaterina Heldwein, Tufts University School of Medicine

The annual ASCB meeting serves for me as a crash-course in cell biology. Over the years, I have also realized that several topics that were first introduced and discussed at this meeting have gone on to become the latest trends in science.

Noopur Vilas Khobrekar, Columbia University

The ASCB is The best platform to communicate one's science and receive feedback, as well as to keep abreast of the great science carried out all over the world. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet with greats in the different fields and to network. A truly inspiring meeting that brings together the best science from around the globe.

Sabrya Carim, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine