Call for 2023 Sessions

The Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SfRBM) and Society for Free Radical Research International (SFRRI) are soliciting proposals from investigators worldwide for plenary session topics and speakers are SfRBM-SFRRI 2023, to be held November 15-18, 2023 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

PLENARY SESSION FORMAT: SfRBM-SFRRI 2023 will feature plenary session consisting of (4) - 30 minute segments - 25 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of audience question and answer for each speaker. 


Please submit your Plenary Session Topic/Speaker Proposal to SFRBM by March 1, 2023. 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.

SfRBM-SFRRI 2023 Scientific Program Committee encourages novel submissions that feature diversity in both the gender and geographic location of proposed speakers. 


Please review and follow the guidelines below as this will facilitate thorough consideration by the SfRBM-SFRRI 2023 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-SFRRI 2023 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. 

A sample proposal with the required format can be found online here.
To view past Plenary Session Topics from 2008-2019, click here



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

a) SfRBM/SFRRI Member Speaker (from any SFRRI region): 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). 

*Travel reimbursement caps subject to change based on economic factors.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2023

Proposals should be sent via email as a single pdf document to: 
Zenia Spear, SfRBM Meeting Manager, at 

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