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2020 SMB Virtual Annual Meeting

  • 17 Aug 2020
  • 20 Aug 2020


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  • Choose this option to cover our costs for your participation and to cover the costs for another attendee. You will also receive complementary SMB membership through the end of 2020 if you are not already a member.
  • Choose this option to cover our costs for your participation and to contribute to travel grants for students to attend future annual meetings. You will also receive complementary SMB membership through the end of 2020 if you are not already a member.

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While COVID-19 continues spreading across the world, the Society for Mathematical Biology is keeping the health and safety of our members as our top priority. To reduce or slow the spread of infection, we will hold our 2020 Annual Meeting virtually between August 17-20, 2020. We acknowledge that many are facing challenging personal and/or professional circumstances, but we hope that our Virtual Annual Meeting will allow our community to stay connected, share research, and support each other.

At the same time, we are excited that the 2020 Annual Meeting will be the inaugural SMB Virtual Meeting. Our communities have long been leaders in sharing research online, and this opportunity is another significant step in that direction.  The Society has selected a third-party virtual meeting platform -- Sococo and MathDept.org -- that seamlessly supports live video presentations of sessions, recording of and technical support for those sessions, pre-recorded talks, poster sessions, networking and socializing. The site also will allow small groups of participants to interact in real-time directly with each other.

The Society for Mathematical Biology is waiving registration fees for our first virtual annual meeting until July 15, 2020. You must still register for the meeting through the registration website at no charge. You can support the dissemination of research and education at the interface between the mathematical and biological sciences by a small gift of $25 to partially cover the third-party virtual platform cost for your participation. You can make a bigger impact for young mathematical biologists with two other registration options. You can give $50 to support your participation and the participation of a young mathematical biologist at this meeting. Alternatively, you can give $100 to partially support a society travel award to help a student participate at our 2021 Annual Meeting. After July 15, there will be a minimal registration fee of $25.

The COVID-19 pandemic is seriously impacting the finances of research and higher education, and academic societies. We need your help, because every young mathematical biologist requires our support and the opportunity to participate in our annual meetings. Thank you for considering joining us in this Virtual Annual Meeting, and your support for mathematical biology.

If you are interested in attending certain talks, but do not want to participate in the full conference, please indicate so in the registration form. We will ensure that you receive Zoom links for conference talks, but will not register you in the Sococo platform. Since SMB will be paying approximately $25 for each registrant's Sococo access, it is helpful for us to know ahead of time if you do not intend to use the platform.

Abstracts for talks and posters will be accepted until July 15, 2020.

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