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2020 CPDD Symposia, Workshops and Forums

Symposia are 2 hours in length and may have no more than 4 speakers and a discussant. A co-chair is optional. Each symposium will have approximately 25 minutes each for four presentations (20 minutes for the talk and 5 minutes for questions), and 20 minutes for the discussant. These guidelines are designed to ensure that speakers have the opportunity to present greater depth and breadth of their topic and to promote more discussion during the session. Please encourage your discussant to present a more broad interpretation of the topic rather than focusing just on his/her own work. The discussant should tie together the presentations and encourage discussion from the audience.
Mini-Symposia are 1 hour long and limited to 3 speakers, each with approximately 20 minutes to speak. These guidelines are designed to ensure that speakers have the opportunity to present greater depth and breadth of their topic and to promote more discussion during the session. No discussant is needed for mini-symposia. A co-chair is optional.
Workshops are 1-2 hours and are generally scheduled for evening slots (e.g., 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.) Workshops can have 2-5 speakers, and a co-chair is optional. If you indicate AV is needed on form, then a screen, projector, and computer will be provided.
Forums provide 1 hour unopposed. A 2nd hour may be requested but will be granted at the discretion of the Program Committee and may not be unopposed. Forum topics should be of broad interest to meeting attendees (e.g., policy issues, funding of research). A co-chair is optional.

Important Deadlines

Submission TypeDeadline
Symposia/Workshops/Forums Submission:Tuesday, October 15, 2019
CPDD Poster/Oral Abstract Submission: Monday, December 2, 2019 (Opens November 1)
CPDD Primm-Singleton Travel Awards: Monday, December 9, 2019
CPDD Travel Awards for Early Career Investigators: Monday, December 9, 2019
Holtzman Travel Award:Monday, December 9, 2019
F.O.R.C.E. Travel Awards:Monday, December 9, 2019
CPDD International Travel Awards:Monday, January 13, 2020
Awards for Excellence Nominations:Monday, February 3, 2020
Late-Breaking Research Submission:Friday, April 17, 2020