The Program Committee invites you to submit your best scientific work, in any area of primatology, for inclusion in the 2002 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, workshop and individual abstract deadline is January 18, 2002.
Detailed instructions for submitting abstracts are included on the website. Questions about the program should be directed to the Chair of the Program Committee: Dr. Tammie Bettinger, ASP Program Chair.[top]
Student Paper and Poster Competitions: Graduate and undergraduate students may
enter their work in the student competitions. Criteria and guidelines for the competition, developed by the
Education Committee, are available here.
Deadline for all abstracts (symposia, workshops, oral and poster presentations) is January 18th, 2002. Online registration and abstract submission begins December 15th, 2001. Detailed guidelines for preparing abstracts are available here.
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 8' wide X 4' high (2.5 X 1.5 m) for the display. Authors
are expected to be in attendance at their poster during the scheduled time. Abstracts for posters are prepared the same as
oral presentations (see below) and will be printed in the program. The Program Committee will organize and schedule
posters by topic.
The Program Committee encourages members to organize and submit high-quality symposia and workshops. These sessions should address topics that are timely, of interest to the general membership, and include participants from several institutions.
Symposia: Organizers should submit the title, list of participants, a brief overview summary (225 word limit) 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 overview and individual presenter abstracts must be accompanied by registration of the organizer and participants. Overview and abstracts may be submitted online or by mail. Submissions should follow the same guidelines as required for individual abstracts. Materials must be received by the Chair of the Program Committee by January 18, 2002. 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 should 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 and must be registered by the abstract deadline. Abstracts from individual participants are not necessary. Any pre-conference or postconference sessions still require Program Committee approval. The deadline for workshop/roundtable proposals is January 18, 2002. Submission may be by mail or online but must be accompanied by registration of the organizer and listed participants. Organizers will be notified of acceptance or rejection within approximately two weeks. The overview abstracts submitted by organizers will be published.
If you plan to use PowerPoint, you must have your presentation saved to a disk, zip-disk or CD and delivered to the AV specialist by 5:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled session. The file should be named with your last name (i.e. Bettinger1.ppt). Presentations will be saved to an assigned laptop. You may not use your own laptop.
The presenting author and symposia/workshop organizer as well as symposia/workshop participants 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. Registration of symposia and workshop participants at the time of submission is a new rule.
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. Participants in symposia may individually enter their abstracts online. Check the "organized symposia" box on the category form. Go to the ASP web page (http://www.asp.org/confreg/signin.cfm) 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 December 15th, 2001; abstracts must be submitted by January 18th, 2002.
For ONLINE SUBMISSION: if you already have a login to the Members Only Section of the website, login and follow the link for conference registration. If you don't have a login yet, go to the sign-in page to create a login and then follow the link to register. For mail-in submission see the instruction below. Follow instructions exactly - your information will be entered into the ASP electronic system upon receipt.
ASP GUIDELINES FOR PREPARING ABSTRACTS ARE AVAILABLE AT http://www.asp.org/asp2002/abstractinstruc.html. Please review carefully before preparing and submitting your abstract.
For each submission, please complete all portions of the Presentation Information Form. A printed copy of the abstract should be attached to the form.
Prepare abstract using the following format:
CAPITALIZE the entire title.
Skip one line, then italicize names or initials of all authors, putting the first name or initials first for each author. Use "and" between first and second authors' names if 2 authors, and if more than 2 authors, use "and" before the name of the last author.
Skip one more line, then using italics, give the full mailing address of the first (or presenting) author, using the two-letter abbreviation for the state. Include the ZIP code.
Include only the institutional affiliations of co-authors.
Put one blank line between the affiliations and body of the abstract.
The body of the abstract is limited to 225 words.
Indent the first line of the body of the abstract 3 spaces.
Write the abstract as one block paragraph.
Symbols not on your typewriter or word-processing program should be handwritten in BLACK ink, and need to be noted on the Presentation Information Form.
Use lower-case "p" for probabilities, e.g., p < .05.
Each abstract must be submitted as hard copy plus on a 3.5" disk (one disk per abstract). Put only one version of your file/abstract on the disk. Label each disk with:
Last names of all authors.
Title of the presentation.
Disk format. (PC format preferred)
Word-processing program & version. (Microsoft Word 6.0 preferred)
File name, including suffixes. *
*It is suggested that you use the last name of the first author for the file name, using 1 and 2 if two abstracts are submitted, i.e., LASTNAME1, LASTNAME2 (plus the appropriate suffix).
For symposium participants, CLEARLY include on the disk label the name of the symposium organizer and title of the proposed symposium.
If you absolutely cannot submit your abstract on disk, please contact the Chair of the Program Committee as soon as possible. The Chair's address appears on the first page of this meeting announcement.
Space and facilities for the exhibition and display of merchandise are available. Exhibitor space will be combined with the posters, silent auction, and refreshment tables - all in one large ballroom (more than 6000 ft2). 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, Janette Wallis, (405) 627-8820; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission of an abstract implies that one of the authors will attend the meeting and present the work described in the abstract. Individuals are limited to giving two presentations, whether two oral presentations, two posters, or one of each format, but may appear as a co-author on other abstracts as well.
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.
Send all information NO LATER THAN JANUARY 18, 2002 to:
Dr. Tammie Bettinger, ASP Program Chair
800 Cherokee Ave S.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30315 USA