24th Annual SfRBM Meeting

CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS

The Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM) is soliciting proposals from investigators worldwide for plenary session topics and speakers at SfRBM 2017, to be held November 29 – December 2, 2017 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

PLENARY SESSION FORMAT: SfRBM 2017 will feature plenary sessions consisting of 4 - 30 minutes segments - 25 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of audience question and answer time for each speaker.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE:
January 15, 2017

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send a Plenary Session Topic/Speaker Proposal to SfRBM by January 15, 2017. Proposals covering a broad range of topics are encouraged such as the role dietary and cellular antioxidants in health and disease, redox cell signaling and the chemical biology and effects of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in biological systems.  Proposals which have a strong mechanistic basis, a clear theme, high-profile speakers and encompass basic science to clinical applications are of particular interest.   Be advised that SfRBM 2017 Scientific Program Committee also invites novel submissions that feature diversity in both the gender and geographic location of proposed speakers.

GUIDELINES:  Please review and follow the guidelines below as this will facilitate thorough consideration by the SfRBM 2017 Scientific Program Committee. The review of the proposals will be strictly based upon scientific merit and the potential thematic interest to conference attendees.

Proposal should include:

  1. Name of Chairs: List your full contact information at the top of the proposal. Plenary sessions should have two chairs and it is anticipated that they will develop the session program together. 
  2. Topic/Title: Plenary session title and topic
  3. Topic Background: Description/research (please make the case for why this topic is of general interest to the SfRBM audience)
  4. Speakers: 4 potential speakers, including name, contact information, proposed title of each presentation and a brief description of their background and research.

Keep in mind that presentations should not be focused on a review of the area, but rather presentation of  new discoveries and their context. This is a highly competitive process so if you choose to contact  potential speakers at the submission stage please make it clear that there is no guarantee of acceptance.   We ask that the proposal be no more than 2-3 pages.

Click here to view a sample proposal with the required format.

Click here to view past Plenary Session Topics (2007 – 2016).

SPEAKER REIMBURSEMENT

Invited speakers will be reimbursed according to the guidelines indicated below.  Please note that session chairs are not reimbursed, only session speakers.

a)  SfRBM Member Speaker:  No registration or hotel reimbursement provided; travel expenses reimbursed but capped per geographic location (see below).

b) Non-member:  Registration waived, 2 nights hotel covered; travel expenses reimbursed but capped per geographic location (see below).
 

Region Travel Reimbursement Cap
US $600
Canada $700
South America $800
Europe $800
Japan $1,000
Africa $1,250
Australia/New Zealand $1,250
China $1,250
India $1,250


Proposals should be sent via email as a single pdf document to:
Lori Pearson, SfRBM Meeting Manager
Email: lpearson@hp-assoc.com

If you have any questions, please contact SfRBM at (317) 205-9482 or via email at info@sfrbm.org. We look forward to receiving and considering your proposals!