Message from the Chair

The SRA 2017 Annual Meeting website is now ready for your submissions! For more information, visit: http://birenheide.com/sra/2017AM/form.php. All abstracts are due 5/31/17 at midnight EST.  Please note the following:

  • Proposals for symposia – RCSG welcomes symposia proposals with a unified theme and accompanying individual abstracts.
  • Roundtable proposals – RCSG welcomes roundtable proposals that involve panelist discussion (as opposed to data presentation more typical of symposia)
  • Stand-alone oral/poster abstracts – Each year, there is strong competition for coveted oral speaking slots. I also understand that many people, for various reasons, prefer oral presentations over posters. I am trying, however, to reduce overcrowding in the oral sessions. Therefore, I urge members interested in oral presentations to also consider poster platforms. In this setting, presenters are able to orally describe their posters to an audience followed by ample time for audience members to engage with individual poster presenters. It is an ideal fusion of oral and poster presentations.
  • Encourage your students to submit to full length papers as part of the annual Student Paper Competition. Interested students will need to submit an extended length abstract (via http://birenheide.com/sra/2017AM/form.php). Additional contest details will follow at a later time.