Conferences

Symposia, Young Investigator Symposia and Workshop Proposals

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The ARO Program Committee welcomes the submission of Symposia, Young Investigator Symposia and Workshop proposals for the MidWinter Meeting. The submission deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. Late submissions will not be considered.

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Submission Guidelines

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SYMPOSIA SUBMISSION

Symposia are organized as a series of oral presentations on a theme. Preference will be given to proposals that (i) strive for timely syntheses across or within existing disciplines; (ii) explore novel approaches that will expand research in new directions; (iii) include speakers who are first-time ARO speakers, women, and/or speakers from underrepresented groups. Speakers from outside the usual ARO circle are encouraged insofar as they contribute a novel perspective. Proposals that bridge clinical and basic research are encouraged. Proposals on topics covered by other recent ARO Symposia or Workshops are discouraged (see recent ARO Program books, https://aro.org/meetings/past-midwinter-meetings/).

 

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR SYMPOSIA SUBMISSION

Young Investigator Symposia should be organized by a young investigator and the majority of participants should also be young investigators. A young investigator is someone who is within 10 years since receiving a PhD or MD. Symposia are organized as a series of oral presentations on a theme. Preference will be given to proposals that (i) strive for timely syntheses across or within existing disciplines; (ii) explore novel approaches that will expand research in new directions; (iii) include speakers who are first-time ARO speakers, women, and/or speakers from underrepresented groups. Speakers from outside the usual ARO circle are encouraged insofar as they contribute a novel perspective. Proposals that bridge clinical and basic research are encouraged. Proposals on topics covered by other recent ARO Symposia or Workshops are discouraged (see recent ARO Program books https://aro.org/meetings/past-midwinter-meetings/).

 

For both symposia types, please note the following information regarding time allocations:

  • All Symposia have a maximum duration of 2 hours. Individual presentations may be either 15 or 30 minutes. Combinations of 15/30 minute presentations are welcome.
  • A minimum of 4 and up to a maximum of 8 presenters may be named.
  • Symposia must include at least one 30-minute presentation.
  • Allocation of presentation times is at the discretion of the organizers. Chairs will be asked to allocate speaking times if the symposium is selected for presentation.

Available Financial Support:

  • A maximum of $3,000.00 USD is provided to the Chair of each Symposium to distribute to non-members only in their session to help offset travel expenses (there is a maximum of $1,500.00 USD per individual speaker), in addition to waived registration, in the form of reimbursement after the meeting based on receipts submitted.
  • Non-member speakers who have had prior membership or registration activity in ARO since 2018 are not eligible (within 5 years of speaking engagement).
  • Non-members may receive funding from only one session per meeting.
  • If your symposium is accepted, the chair will receive instructions regarding the allocation of travel funds to eligible non-member speakers.
  • If you or your speakers are unsure about eligibility for financial support, contact headquarters@aro.org to verify past participation.Please Note: As Chair, you are responsible for communicating this policy to any speakers you invite. Please see the Non-Member Reimbursement Policy for more information.All proposals must be submitted through the online submission system. Please access submission via the ARO website. Proposals can be edited until the submission deadline of June 1, 2022. Notifications of accepted proposals will be emailed no later than late-June. Organizers must provide the following critical pieces of information:Chair must submit:
    • The overall submission title
    • Select a category that is applicable to your submission
    • Overall session description at a maximum of 300 words
    • A brief statement on the speaker diversity (geographic/gender/visible minorities/career status) of your proposal

    Each presenter must submit:

    • Individual abstract title
    • Abstract at a maximum of 400 words
    • Co-Authors

     

    WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS

    Workshops are instructional in nature. They may include hands-on work or may simply be an overview of techniques or approaches. Workshops are typically 1hour in length. Proposals on topics covered by other recent ARO Symposia or Workshops are discouraged (see recent ARO Program books, https://aro.org/meetings/past-midwinter-meetings/).

     

    • Workshops must be on topics of interest to a focused subgroup of ARO members. For example, they can focus on a particular technical innovation or on an important goal undertaken by an ARO committee.
    • A minimum of 4 and up a maximum of 8 presenters may be named.

     

    Chair must submit:

    • The overall submission title
    • Select a category that is applicable to your submission
    • Overall session description at a maximum of 300 words
    • A brief statement of diversity of presenters across gender, ability and ethnicity.

    Each presenter must submit:

    • Individual abstract title
    • Abstract at a maximum of 400 words

     

    Please note: No financial support or waived registration for nonmember presenters is offered for Workshop submissions.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact the Executive Office at headquarters@aro.org.

 

Abstract Submission

North American Skull Base Society 32nd Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts Photo

Abstract submission is now open for the 32nd Annual North American Skull Base Society Meeting, to be held February 17-19, 2023 in Tampa, FL.

NASBS will also welcome the submission of surgical videos through the abstract process. Both, open and endoscopic approach videos will be considered. Videos will be reviewed for quality of the video, narration (must be in English), content, teaching value and overall interest to our audience.

For more information on submitting abstracts and videos, please visit the NASBS website.

 

Abstract Submission Deadline:

Friday, September 16, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT

Submit Abstract HERE

 

NOTE: NASBS declares that no employees/owners of an ineligible company may present in NASBS CME accredited sessions. This policy is applicable to abstract authors and presenters. For additional information, review the NASBS Policy on Owner/Employees of Ineligible Companies.

If you have any questions, please contact the NASBS office at 310-424-3326 x118 or by email abstracts@nasbs.org.

 

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