Minisymposia

Scientific sessions known as Minisymposia offer the most groundbreaking research representing each of the seven scientific meeting tracks at Cell Bio 2022. Top-scoring abstracts within each scientific track will be scheduled into Minisymposium sessions. There will be 28 total scientific Minisymposia and one Education Minisymposium.

Now Accepting Abstract Submissions to Give a Talk

Each minisymposium is 1.5 hours long and contains six talks. Minisymposia talks are 10-12 minutes with a 3-5 minute Q&A (15 minutes total per speaker).  Talks are both pre-recorded by the speakers and uploaded in November and presented live at the meeting. A live Q&A will follow each talk at the in-person meeting. The pre-recorded talks will be used in case an attendee is unable to present live at the meeting. The pre-recorded talks will be available on demand for registered attendees until the end of January 2023.

There are 28 scientific Minisymposia and one Education Minisymposium. Specific Minisymposia titles will be determined in September after all abstracts are submitted and reviewed, and sessions are formed. Minisymposia will be driven by the abstracts received under the seven scientific meeting tracks and the education track. Seven scientific Minisymposia will run concurrently in each designated time slot. The Minisymposia are on Sunday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 6, from 3:40 pm to 5:10 pm and 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Education Minisymposium is on December 4 from 3:40 pm to 5:10 pm.

Abstracts submitted for Minisymposia consideration will go through concealed (author information hidden) scoring by the co-chairs for the primary track you choose. Those same reviewers may decide to re-assign your abstract to your secondary track, if you select one.

Congratulations to the 2022 Minisymposia Co-Chairs!

Timeline & Key Dates

Co-Chair ApplicationsApplications accepted to co-chair a Minisymposium. Deadline: April 27
Co-Chair ReviewProgram Committee Track Chairs review and score applications.Late April to Late May
Co-Chair NotificationsApplicants are notified.Late May/Early June
Abstract SubmissionAbstracts accepted for consideration for Minisymposium Talks. There are 6 talks in each Minisymposium.Opens Early June; Closes August 2
Abstract ReviewMinisymposia Co-Chairs review and score the abstracts and the weighted average score is used determine top-scoring abstracts in each scientific track.August 4 to August 18
Session SchedulingCo-Chairs use top-scoring abstracts to create Minisymposia sessions.August 23 to August 30
Speaker NotificationAbstract submitters are notified. Co-Chairs also receive correspondence about their session.By September 15