Special Interest Subgroups

Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroups take a deep dive into the seven scientific meeting tracks by exploring a wide range of specialty subjects under the umbrella of each topic area. These sessions are 2.5 hours in length and abstracts are submitted and selected for talks. Organizers may solicit speakers to submit abstracts, and are encouraged to select additional talks from other abstracts submitted to their session.

Subgroup sessions will be held December 6 through 10, 2021.


2021 Subgroup Sessions Schedule

Monday, December 6 | 1:45 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Tuesday, December 7 | 1:45 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Wednesday, December 8 | 1:45 PM - 4:15 PM EST
Friday, December 10 | 1:45 PM - 4:15 PM EST

For Subgroup Organizers:

Timeline & Key Dates

Subgroup Organizer ApplicationsApplications for Subgroup Organizers will be accepted for consideration in organizing a Subgroup session.Deadline: May 3
Subgroup Organizer Review Program Committee Chairs will review applications to select Subgroup Organizers. Late April to Late May
Subgroup Organizer NotificationsApplicants will receive selection notifications.May 26/27
Abstract SubmissionAbstracts will be accepted for consideration for a talk in one of the Subgroup sessions.Opens early June; Closes August 3
Abstract ReviewSubgroup Organizers will review and assign the abstracts to their Subgroup sessions.August 5 to August 16
Session SchedulingSubgroup Organizers will finalize the schedule for their Subgroup sessions. August 5 to August 16
Speaker NotificationAbstract submitters will receive selection notifications. Week of September 15