The organizers of the 30th 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 methodologies to the membership. Up to 8 symposia will be selected for inclusion into the meeting program, depending on the quality of the submitted proposal
Successful symposia will:
(1) focus on exciting, newly-emerging areas,
(2) address scientific topics of broad, current interest,
(3) be geographically balanced, and
(4) consider different career stages and gender of the speakers.
Symposia are not intended to showcase the work of individual laboratories.
The deadline for submission of symposia proposals will be March 15, 2020.
Typical Symposium Format
Symposia will follow a standard format. Symposia will be 120 min in length. They include a chair person and typically 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. Separate abstract submission will be required for all chairs and authors.
The participation of all speakers must be confirmed prior to the submission of the proposal.
Presentation Speaker Duration
Introduction (required) Symposium Chair(s) 5 min
Full talk 1st speaker 20 min + 5 min Q&A
Full talk 2nd speaker 20 min + 5 min Q&A
Full talk 3rd speaker 20 min + 5 min Q&A
Full talk 4th speaker 20 min + 5 min Q&A
Short presentation 4th speaker 15 min + 2.5 min Q&A
Short presentation 5th speaker 15 min + 2.5 min Q&A Outro/Conclusion Symposium Chair(s) 5 min
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.
Symposia chair(s) will be notified of the Program Committee's decision by April 15, 2020.
Proposals and any questions should be addressed to:
Thomas Hummel - Program Chair ECRO 2020