June 09, 2016

Get involved in future meetings

VolunteerJune 13, 2016 – Planning for the scientific programs of 2017 ASAS meetings is currently underway, and members are invited to submit their ideas for symposia. Submitting symposia ideas provides membership with the opportunity to steer the direction of the meetings and ensures that meetings are timely and relevant.

Membership suggestion forms for the meetings below are open until June 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm, CDT. These ideas will then be forwarded to program committees for review and possible development into a symposium.

ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show

ADSA Midwest Branch and ASAS Midwestern Section Meeting

ASAS Southern Section Meeting

Other ways to get involved:

Join a committee: programming committees are responsible for establishing relevant symposia and reviewing general abstracts. This includes:

  1. Working together to draft symposia proposals. Each programming committee is encouraged to submit multiple proposals for consideration.
  2. Review and provide light technical edits to general abstracts assigned to you by the program chair. Not all committees will receive general abstracts. Some committees will have to seek out colleagues to act as additional reviewers.
  3. Depending on the number of general sessions, committee members may be asked to act as session chairs at the meeting.
  4. All committee members are asked to serve for at least 3 years with the expectation to serve as program chair at the end of the term.

Become a reviewer: while committee members are expected to act as reviewers, committees often have to seek outside help to get through large numbers of abstract submissions.

If you want to get involved as a committee chair or reviewer send an email to asas@asas.org with the subject line “Get involved – Meeting Title and Year.”