The Program Committee invites you to submit your best scientific work, in any area of primatology, for inclusion in the 2001 Program. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee for suitability and quality. Accepted abstracts will be organized into sessions based on topic area and type of presentation. Abstracts may be submitted electronically or mailed to the Chair of the Program Committee: symposia and workshop deadline is March 15, 2001; individual abstract deadline is April 1, 2001.
Detailed instructions for submitting abstracts are included in this packet. Questions about the program should be directed to the Chair of the Program Committee: Dr. Tammie Bettinger, ASP Program Chair, Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave S.E., Atlanta, GA, 30315-1440 USA Phone: (404)624-5921; Fax: (404)627-7514; email: email@example.com.
Oral Presentations: Oral presentations will be scheduled at 15-minute intervals. Each presentation should be no more than 12 minutes in length, allowing several minutes for questions and discussion. Case studies, preliminary data, pilot studies, and descriptions of apparatus, equipment, or habitats are usually not appropriate for the oral format and should be submitted as posters. Descriptions of commercial products are welcome as exhibits, but are not appropriate for the scientific program.
Poster Presentations: The Society and Program Committee encourage poster presentations. Those wishing to present their work in poster format will be assigned a space approximately 6' wide X 4' high (1.8 X 1.2 m). Posters may be mounted with push-pins. Authors are expected to be in attendance at their poster during the scheduled time. Abstracts for posters are prepared the same as oral presentations and will be printed in the program and on the ASP web site. The Program Committee will organize and schedule posters by topic.
SEE WEB PAGE FOR TIPS ON EFFECTIVE POSTERS, POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS, AND PAPERS.
SYMPOSIA and WORKSHOPS
The Program Committee encourages members to organize and submit high-quality symposia and workshops for the program. These sessions should address topics that are timely, of interest to the general membership, and include participants from several institutions.
Symposia: Organizers should submit title, list of participants, brief overview summary of the proposed symposium (stating the purpose, relevance, importance, and general content) and abstracts from each symposium presenter (225 word limit/abstract). Symposia should consist of presentations of either 15- or 30-minutes, to mesh with the schedule of contributed papers, and should not exceed a total time of 2.5 hours. Symposium proposals, accompanied by registration of the organizer, must be received by the Program Chair by March 15, 2001. Organizer may register and submit overview abstract either by mail or on-line; participant abstracts should be mailed to Program Chair (participants are not required to register until the symposium is accepted). Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Program Committee. Organizers will be notified of acceptance or rejection within approximately two weeks. Overview abstracts, as well as individual abstracts will be printed in the conference program.
Workshops and Roundtable Discussions: Workshops and roundtable discussions are less formal than symposia, may be applied and/or broadly theoretical, involve audience participation and/or discussion, and address a defined goal. Those wishing to organize one of these sessions should submit a 2-page (double-spaced) description of the proposed workshop or roundtable that indicates how the goal will be met. Workshop participants should be listed. Abstracts from individual participants are not necessary. Any pre-conference or post-conference sessions still require Program Committee approval. The deadline for workshop/discussion proposals is March 15, 2001. Submission may be by mail or on-line but must be accompanied by registration of the organizer. Organizers will be notified of acceptance or rejection within approximately two weeks. The overview abstracts submitted by organizers will be published.
The presenting author or symposia/workshop organizer MUST include a completed registration form and registration fee, payable by check, money order, or credit card with the submission of an abstract. Abstracts not accompanied by payment will be returned.
Electronic registration is an option and we encourage everyone to utilize this service. Electronic registration requires credit card payment. Abstracts may also be submitted on-line at the same time or can be added later. Go to the sign-in page and follow the prompts. It’s easy and it saves us work! You will be issued an electronic receipt within 24 hours of registering. Electronic registration begins on February 12th, 2001.
EXHIBITS AND DISPLAYS
Space and facilities for the exhibition and display of merchandise are available. A fee will be assessed for registration of exhibitors and for the rental of each exhibition space. Sale and exhibition of the merchandise will be allowed only within the designated area and only by individuals registered as exhibitors. Further information and exhibitor registration forms may be obtained from the Local Host, Bob Lessnau, (912) 884-5005; firstname.lastname@example.org).
AUTHORSHIP AND ATTENDANCE
Submission of an abstract implies that the authors have complied with current legal and ethical guidelines regarding the use and well-being of nonhuman primates. The submitting author’s signature in Part 3 of the “Presentation Information Form” acknowledges that each author of the submitted abstract has seen and approved the final version of the abstract, and has given consent to appear as an author.[top]
Send all information NO LATER THAN MARCH 15th (SYMPOSIA/WORKSHOPS)
or APRIL 1st (INDIVIDUAL ABSTRACTS), 2001 to:
Dr. Tammie Bettinger, ASP Program Chair
800 Cherokee Ave S.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30315-1440 USA