Thematic Meeting Criteria and Submission



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Each year, the Biophysical Society sponsors small focused-topic meetings that are organized by Society members. The Society provides partial financial support in the range of $10,000 in addition to complete meeting management, including all web and onsite components.


The Society has sponsored these thematic meetings, which have been held in various locations around the world, since 2010.

These meetings are unique and exciting because they bring together researchers who do not otherwise attend the same events, bringing different perspectives to address a common problem.

Criteria for thematic meetings sponsored
by the Biophysical Society:


Organizers must be Society members
Topics must be timely, not recently addressed, and should foster interdisciplinary and international research
Speakers must present new and exciting research
Proposed list of speakers must represent geographic, gender,
and ethnic diversity

Domestic and international sites are appropriate 

Complete submissions must include:


Names and emails of the organizers
Proposed meeting title
Description of meeting's topic and themes (one paragraph)
Explanation of topic's timeliness and importance (one paragraph)
Proposed meeting location and rationale for the location
Proposed meeting dates and number of anticipated attendees
Potential additional funding sources
Potential conflicting meetings 

 All complete submissions are considered by the Thematic Meetings Committee, and the Committee's recommendations are submitted to the Society's Council for approval.