Pacific Branch 2012 Annual Meeting: Call for Papers/Posters

CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS

2012 PBESA Annual Meeting
March 25-28, 2012
Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, OR

The 96th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America will be held March 25-28, 2012 at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, OR. The theme for the meeting is “Pacific Entomology: Strength in Diversity!” a celebration of diversity in the west in membership, geography/climate, cropping systems and more. Presenters related to the theme and beyond are welcome!

Please note the MAJOR changes with the paper and poster submission process this year. ALL SUBMISSIONS HAVE TO BE MADE ONLINE! There will be no form to fill and email to the Program Chair. The online submissions will be handled by Confex and hence the process will be very similar to submissions for the annual ESA meetings. However, this is the first year that Confex is handling submissions for all branch meetings so please be patient as together we will work out potential challenges with the system.

The online submission for papers and posters for
PBESA 2012 is now OPEN.

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS IS JANUARY 15, 2012!

Presenters for papers and posters must register prior to or at the meeting.

SAMPLE FOR FORMAT OF YOUR ABSTRACT

Please note the following specific instructions for student competitions, symposia and 10-minute oral and poster presentations. Please also note the general instructions for oral and poster presentations listed below the specific instructions.

GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER/POSTER COMPETITIONS

Students can make one presentation in either the oral or the poster presentation competition. Senior authors on the presentations in the competitions must be student members of the Pacific Branch, and be registered for the meeting. First and Second prizes will be awarded at the Awards Luncheon for each of the categories listed below. Oral and poster presentations will be judged on scientific merit of the research, and on organization of the presentation, clarity in delivery.

In the online submission, students will need to select the appropriate categories for their presentation: Oral or Poster and Undergraduate, Masters, or PhD. Students in the competitions must submit an abstract (250 words) as these will be evaluated by the judges. Students, please click on the TYPE/PASTE button, and then insert your abstract. If you hit BROWSE, you will not be able to insert any document. An example of an abstract is included below at the end of the instructions. After entering and saving your abstract, you can continue with your submission. An email will be sent to you as confirmation that you have successfully submitted a paper/poster for the student competition.

SYMPOSIA ORGANIZERS

Please obtain title and author information from your invited speakers and submit all of the participants’ information online. The online submission process will offer a list of symposia, so please choose the title of your symposium for each entry. Abstracts are not required to be submitted for symposia presentations.

SYMPOSIA PRESENTERS

If you are invited to make a presentation in a symposium by a symposium organizer, please send your title and contact information to the symposium organizer who will submit the information online on your behalf. Abstracts are not required to be submitted for symposia presentations. An email will be sent to you as confirmation that your paper has been submitted for the symposium by the symposium organizer.

If you have not been invited by a symposium organizer but wish to participate in a specific symposium, please contact the symposium organizer to determine if your presentation can be added to the symposium.

10-MINUTE PAPER/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Please select the appropriate 10-minute or poster category and submit your title and author(s) information. An abstract is not required for 10-minute paper and poster presentations. An email confirmation will be sent to you after your submission is complete.

We request that each meeting attendee submits no more than one oral and one poster presentation (i.e., one of each type of presentation) to allow time for as many presenters as possible.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL PRESENTATIONS

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

This year, Confex will NOT upload presentations online for the branch meetings. All presenters will need to upload their PowerPoint presentations in the Presentation Preview Room at the PBESA 2012 meeting at least 24 hours in advance of their presentation to be pre-loaded on the session computer. If you are unable to be at the meeting the day before your presentation, please bring your presentation on a flash drive to the room of your session half an hour before the session commences.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Posters should be no larger than 46 inches by 46 inches. Please bring Velcro for attaching your poster to the boards. Tape and push pins cannot be used on the boards.

SAMPLE FOR FORMAT OF YOUR ABSTRACT

QUESTIONS/CONTACT

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the PBESA 2012 Program Chair, Allison Walston (PBESA@nichino.net).