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Important Deadlines
Workshop Applications Nov 15, 2016
Abstract Submission March 30, 2017
Travel Award Applications March 30, 2017
Author Presentation Notification May 16, 2017
Early Registration May 18, 2017
Housing Reservation May 18, 2017

 

Preliminary Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 21
2:30 pm - 9:00 pm Registration Sunset Village Plaza
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm Parasitic Nematodes: 3rd Bridging the Divide Workshop Sunset Village Grand Horizon Ballroom
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Teaching Workshops - NEW FORMAT - all workshops will be offered on Wednesday


What is a PUI and how do I get a job at one?

Navigating the PUI: Teaching vs Research, Politics and Earning Tenure

Teaching Resources Available to Incorporate C. elegans into the Classroom

Northwest Auditorium
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Plenary Session 1 Royce Hall
10:00 pm – 11:30 pm Opening Mixer Royce Quad
Thursday, June 22
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Registration Covel Commons
8:30 am – 11:30 am Parallel Session 1 Sunset Village
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshops Sunset Village
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Plenary Session 2 Royce Hall
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Roundtable Discussion with Early Career Scientists  
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Poster Session 1/Exhibits/Art Show Pauley Pavilion
Friday, June 23
7:30 am – 8:30 am GSA Editor’s Panel Discussion West Coast Room, Covel Commons
8:30 am – 4:00 pm Registration Covel Commons
8:30 am – 11:30 am Parallel Session 2 Sunset Village
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Plenary Session 3 Royce Hall
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Plenary Session 4 - Keynote Address by Judith Kimble, University of Wisconsin, Madison Royce Hall
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Roundtable Discussion with Early Career Scientists  
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Poster Session 2/Exhibits/Art Show Pauley Pavilion
Saturday, June 24
8:30 am – 1:30 pm Registration Covel Commons
8:30 am – 11:30 am Parallel Session 3 Sunset Village
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Workshops Sunset Village
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm Poster Session 3/Exhibits/Art Show Pauley Pavilion
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Conference Dinner Wilson Plaza
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Worm Art Show Awards

Royce Hall
8:00 pm - 12:00 am Conference Party Ackerman Grand Ballroom
Sunday, June 25
9:00 am - 12:00 noon Plenary Session 5 Royce Hall

 


 

Workshops

 

Workshop Application Deadline: November 15, 2016

 

Individuals interested in organizing a workshop should complete the Workshop Proposal Form.Workshops should not be structured as parallel sessions but should be more interactive in nature. Topics can be based on a specific scientific area, a technical approach applicable to various research topics, community resources, educational issues, or other topics of interest to the worm community. Authors presenting a talk in a workshop may not present the same work in a platform session. Workshop proposals must be received by November 15, 2016. Workshop organizers will be notified by December 30, 2016 if their proposal was accepted.

 

Parasitic Nematodes: 3rd Bridging the Divide Workshop

June 21, 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunset Village Grand Horizon Ballroom

 

Each year infections of animals and plants by parasitic nematodes cause many billions of dollars of agricultural damage. Over 1.5 billion people worldwide, particularly in developing nations, are infected by nematodes and suffer from the resulting debilitating diseases. Currently, only a few investigators address problems of parasitic nematodes using C. elegans. To encourage and facilitate more interactions between the C. elegans and parasitic nematode communities, workshops were held at the 2013 and 2015 International C. elegans Meeting in which experts in plant, animal and human parasitic nematodes spoke on the life history and unique biology of these parasitic species and on outstanding issues in their field. A key goal of this session was to make C. elegans scientists aware of the issues and problems that parasitic nematode researchers face and pave the way for applying the powerful approaches and technologies that have advanced C. elegans research to parasitic nematodes.

 


 

Genetics Society of America Poster Awards

 

Awards will be given for the best poster presentations by GSA student members. If you are a Genetics Society of America member, the first AND presenting author on the abstract and an undergraduate or graduate student you may nominate your poster for an award. The following prizes will be awarded: 1st place - $400, 2nd place - $300, 3rd place - $200, 4th place - $100, 5 honorable mentions will also be awarded. Both scientific merit and clarity of presentation will be taken into account. Winners will be announced at the dinner on Saturday night. PIs and Postdocs that are GSA members can indicate when they register if they would like to facilitate the judging.

 

Poster Award Organizers:

 

Erin Cram, Northeastern University

Tina Gumienny, Texas Women's University

Laura Vallier, Hofstra University

Jared Young, Mills College

 

 

 


 

GSA Journal Editors Presentation

 

Friday, June 23

7:30 am - 8:30 am

West Coast, Covel Commons

 

This is an excellent opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and undergraduate students to have informal conversations with GENETICS and G3 journal editors about the peer-review and scientific publishing process in general, and more specifically, the GSA's two journals.

Topics may include: the peer-review process, open access, writing to get published, where and how can your work have the most impact, how to create effective figures and tables, the standards of each journal, revisions and editing, and ethical issues in publishing. Participants can sign up  when they register for the meeting.