Scientific sessions known as Minisymposia offer the most groundbreaking research representing each of the seven scientific meeting tracks at Cell Bio 2023. Top-scoring abstracts within each scientific track are scheduled into Minisymposium sessions. There are 28 total scientific Minisymposia and one Education Minisymposium.

Give a Talk in a Minisymposia

Abstract submission is required to speak in a Minisymposium session. All speakers will present live at the meeting in December, giving a 12-minute talk followed by a 3-minute Q&A. An abstract fee is required.

Minisymposia speakers are also required to register for the meeting. This fee is separate from the abstract fee.

Learn more about abstract submission for Minisymposia talks.

Abstract Submission opens early June and closes August 1.

Minisymposia Sessions and Schedule

Sunday, December 4, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 4, 5:20 pm to 6:50 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 5:20 pm to 6:50 pm

Congratulations to the 2023 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 1
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