Minisymposia sessions offer the most groundbreaking research representing each of the seven scientific meeting tracks at Cell Bio Virtual 2021. Top-scoring abstracts submitted to each scientific track will be scheduled into Minisymposium sessions. There are be 28 total scientific Minisymposia and one Education Minisymposium at the Cell Bio Virtual 2021 meeting.

Overview of Process

Co-Chair ApplicationsApplications for Minisymposia Co-Chairs will be accepted for consideration in organizing a Minisymposium session.Deadline: April 20
Co-Chair ReviewProgram Committee Track Chairs will review and score applications to select Minisymposia Co-ChairsLate April to Late May
Co-Chair NotificationsApplicants will receive selection notifications.Late May/Early June
Abstract SubmissionAbstracts will be accepted for consideration for Minisymposium Talks. There are 6 talks in each Minisymposium.Opens Early June; Closes August 3
Abstract ReviewMinisymposia Co-Chairs will review and score the abstracts and the average score will be used to determine top-scoring abstracts.August 5 to August 18
Session SchedulingCo-Chairs and Program Committee Track Chairs will assign top-scoring abstracts to Minisymposia sessions.August 20 to August 30
Speaker NotificationAbstract submitters will receive selection notifications.September 8/9

Now Accepting Applications for Minisymposia Co-Chairs

We are seeking co-chairs for each Minisymposium to review and assign abstracts, and to chair the session during the meeting. Please note co-chairs are only eligible to present in their minisymposium if they end up in the track's top scoring abstracts when blindly reviewed and scored by fellow co-chairs.

Eligibilty Requirements:

  • ASCB Regular and Educator Members, EMBO Members, EMBO Global Investigators, and EMBO Young Investigators who have not served as a Minisymposium Co-Chair in the last three years (2018, 2019 and 2020 ASCB|EMBO Meetings).
  • Members actively engaged in a postdoctoral training program are not eligible.

Not an ASCB member? Join/renew your ASCB membership to become eligible.

Application Deadline Extension: Thursday, April 29, 2021

How to Apply