ANS 2017 Sydney

ANS 2017 Sydney

Dates: 3-6th December 2017

Location: The International Convention Centre Sydney

ANS announce that the call for symposia proposals for the 2017 Sydney meeting has been extended until Friday 27th January, 2017.

Symposia will normally have 4 speakers and be arranged in themes of interest to the broad membership of the society. Funding will be available to contribute to the costs of ONE invited overseas speaker per symposium. This overseas speaker (not from Australia or New Zealand) can receive free registration, social tickets and up to $2500 to cover costs of travel and accommodation. All financial support will be paid directly to the overseas speaker at the Annual Meeting. No Society funding will be available to support costs of Australian or New Zealand speakers, chairs or organisers.

The Society wishes to emphasize it is not necessary for a symposium to have an overseas speaker, as high quality proposals with all speakers coming from Australia and New Zealand are most welcome. Although proposals will be considered primarily on scientific merit, Council will take into consideration the geographic and gender diversity of the proposed speakers. In general, speakers in each symposium should come from different institutions. Symposium proposals that include early career researchers as the proposer, chair or speaker are encouraged.

Symposium proposers must be members of ANS and need to ensure that all Australasian speakers and chairs are also current members of ANS. Exceptions can be made with appropriate scientific justification. Please note that for all selected symposia it is the organiser’s responsibility to ensure that all speakers register and submit their abstracts by the specified deadline.

All symposium proposals should be submitted via email to the Editor A/Prof Helen Cooper no later than COB Friday January 27th 2017 at h.cooper@uq.edu.au