Call for Titles of Presentations

The 95th Annual Meeting of the Academy will be held at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond from Wednesday (afternoon) through Friday (noon), May 17-19, 2017.  VAS Vice President Eugene Maurakis serves as the Program Chair for the 2017 Annual Meeting.

Oral Presentation Sessions for the different VAS sections will be scheduled from ~8 am – ~5:30 pm on Thursday, May 18 (in classrooms equipped with a PC with Microsoft PowerPoint, LCD projector & screen).  For most sections the oral presentations will be scheduled at 15 minute intervals (e.g., 10-12 minutes for presentation and ~3 minutes for questions). Some section sessions will also include one or more presentations by invited speakers.

The Poster Session for all VAS sections is scheduled from 9 am – 5 pm on Thursday, May 18.  Posters must be set up between 8 – 9 am and remain on display until 5 pm.  All poster authors are expected to be present between noon and 2 pm to discuss their posters and answer questions.

Titles, along with additional information, for presentations to be given at the Annual Meeting at Virginia Commonwealth University must be submitted electronically no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  Please note that the same title can NOT BE SUBMITTED to multiple sections.  Also, it is EXPECTED that an undergraduate or graduate student submitting a title for presentation will have obtained the advisor’s/mentor’s approval for the planned presentation prior to submitting the title.

At least one author of each presentation (oral or poster) must be a member in good standing of the Academy (i.e., must have paid dues for 2017). Please use the Individual Membership Form (use Membership link above) to join VAS or to renew your membership.  Complete the online form, select the appropriate payment option, and follow the instructions for submitting VAS membership dues payment.

In order to submit a presentation title along with other needed information, please use the Online Submission of  Presentations  link available at the right of this page.

Please note that abstracts for all oral and poster presentations will be collected electronically in the spring prior to the Annual Meeting.  Detailed information about preparation and submission of abstracts will be provided electronically to all presenting authors at a later date (February or March). Only abstracts of oral presentations and posters actually presented at the Annual Meeting (at least one author must have paid VAS membership dues for 2017) will be published in the 2017 Proceedings issue of Virginia Journal of Science.

NOTE: All authors of each presentation (oral or poster) who plan to attend the Annual Meeting at VCU in May must register for the meeting. Preregistration information, and the link to the online registration site, will be made available on the VAS website in the spring (in March or April).