Call for Symposia - ECRO 2018 Annual Meeting

The organizers of the 28th Congress of the European Chemoreception Research Organization (ECRO) welcome proposals for symposia on topics of special interest in the chemical senses.

Symposia represent the major forum for oral presentations communicating the latest developments in areas of significance to the broader chemical senses community. They also introduce new ideas and areas of expertise to the membership. Up to 11 symposia will be selected for inclusion into the meeting program, depending on the quality of the submitted proposals.

Successful symposia will: (1) focus on exciting, newly-emerging areas, (2) address scientific topics of broad, current interest, and (3) are geographically balanced and consider different career stages of the speakers. Symposia are not intended to showcase the work of individual laboratories.

The deadline for submission of symposia proposals is February 28, 2018.

Symposia will be 120 min in length. They include a chair person and can have 4 speakers or 3 main speakers and two short presentations. Participation of junior faculty is encouraged. There should be only one scientist speaking per laboratory.

The participation of all speakers must be confirmed prior to the submission of the proposal. 

Symposia Format:
Symposia will follow a standard format with separate, future abstract submissions required from all chairs and authors.

 Presentation  Speaker  Duration (fixed)
 Introduction (Required)   Symposium Chair(s)      5 minutes
 Full talk  1st speaker  20 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A
 Full talk  2nd speaker  20 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A
 Full talk  3rd speaker  20 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A
 Full talk  4th speaker  20 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A
OR    
 Short presentation  4th speaker  15 minutes + 2.5 minutes Q&A
 Short presentation  5th speaker  15 minutes + 2.5 minutes Q&A
 Outro/Conclusion  Symposium Chair  5 minutes


Submission: 
The proposal requires the following information:
1. Symposium Title
2. Names and affiliations of the symposium chair(s)
3. A short synopsis of the symposium theme (3-7 lines).
4. The names, affiliations and tentative talk titles for the confirmed speakers

Acceptance:
Symposia chair(s) will be notified of the Program Committee's decision by March 31, 2018

Proposals and any questions should be addressed to:
Wolfgang Meyerhof and Frank Zufall, Program Chairs ECRO 2018
Email: ecro2018@ecro.online