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Symposia Submission

Submissions Open: August 8, 2022

Submission Deadline: September 20, 2022 at 10:00am EST

The Society for Epidemiologic Research is now accepting proposals for symposium sessions for the Annual Meeting.  Symposium sessions are among the highlights of every meeting, offering members an opportunity to shape the program directly. All members of SER, including faculty, researchers, government epidemiologists, postdocs, and students, are encouraged to consider submitting a symposium proposal.

NOTE: Symposium submissions can be considered for both the mid-year meeting, a live web-conference to be held in March 2023, and the annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, June 13-16, 2023. At the time of submission, you will have the option to ‘opt out’ from being considered for the mid-year meeting.

We hope to receive symposium proposals reflecting the range of substantive and methodologic expertise of our members. We particularly encourage proposals on provocative topics that represent the rich diversity of issues addressed in epidemiology.

Typically, symposia are focused on innovative, emerging, or controversial topics. Successful symposia offer varying perspectives on the topic, with 3-5 speakers. We also encourage nontraditional formats, such as a point-counterpoint theme or a different way to engage attendees in the discussion. Please see this recorded webinar for tips on how to create a successful symposia proposal (Link). The Society is often able to provide symposia organizers with a small travel stipend to offset expenses of those who are not members of the Society and wouldn’t normally be attending the conference.

Please note, the number of podium presentations given by one speaker per annual conference will be limited to 2. Click here to review SER’s presentation policy.

Symposia proposals should be submitted using the online form. In preparing your proposal, please succinctly discuss the topic and why it would be of interest to the membership, the content to be presented or debated, suggested speakers and their expressed willingness to attend, estimated allocation of time, and how you have considered representation and diversity (including institutional diversity), in putting together the symposium topic and speakers.