Special Interest Subgroups

Member-Organized Special Interest Subgroups take a deep dive into specialty subjects under the seven scientific meeting tracks.

  • All talks are to be selected from submitted abstracts. Organizers may ask speakers of interest to submit an abstract to their session.
  • New! Sessions will run for either 90 minutes or 150 minutes. Session duration will be assigned prior to speaker notification. Requests for duration will not be considered.

Apply to Organize a Subgroup at Cell Bio 2023

Subgroups are completely organized by members from session idea to format, speaker selection, and schedule. Organizers can only be accepted to organize one Subgroup session.

Eligibility: All ASCB members

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

Application Deadline: April 20, 2023 

How to Apply

Process Overview

Subgroup Organizer ApplicationsApplications accepted for consideration in organizing a Subgroup session.Deadline: April 20
Subgroup Organizer ReviewProgram Committee Chairs review applications.April 27 to May 11
Subgroup Organizer NotificationsApplicants receive selection notifications.May 17
Abstract SubmissionAbstracts received for talk consideration in Subgroups.Opens early June; Closes August 1
Abstract ReviewSubgroup organizers review and assign abstracts to their sessions.August 4 to 14
Session SchedulingSubgroup organizers finalize Subgroup talk schedules.August 15 to 22
Speaker NotificationsAbstract submitters receive selection notifications. Week of September 7