|ISBER 2020 Virtual Symposium|
ISBER 2020 Virtual Symposium
ISBER and UHN Biospecimen Services, Canada have partnered to provide a two day virtual symposium for the international biobanking community. The symposium will include interactive educational sessions, networking opportunities, abstract presentations, and an exhibit hall.
ISBER 2020 Virtual Symposium
In partnership with UHN Biospecimen Services
October 22-23, 2020
|Regular Registration||$75 USD - member
$125 USD - non-member
|Student/Technician*||$50 USD - member
$100 USD - non-member
*If you are not a current ISBER student/technician member, please submit proof of your student status or a letter from your employer to email@example.com to receive the student/technician registration rate.
Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs):
Delegates in countries identified by the World Bank as Low and Lower-Middle Income are eligible for a 50% discount on meeting registration. Delegates in countries identified as Upper-Middle Income are eligible for a 25% discount on meeting registration. If you are eligible to receive a discount please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To confirm the income classification for your country, please click here.
Please note that if you are also a technician or student, you will receive only the LMIC discount or the technician/student discount, whichever is higher.
Meeting Dates: October 22-23, 2020
Timezone: North America Eastern Time
Registration for this virtual event gives you access to the virtual meeting platform, including all live sessions and session recordings.
All sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing so that you can still participate in the meeting if your local time zone doesn't quite line up with the live session timings.
The theme of the symposium is "Biobanking for Tomorrow: Act Local, Think Global"
More information coming soon
All instructions for preparing and submitting your abstract can be found below. Please be sure to read through the instructions thoroughly before submitting your abstract.
The presenting author is expected to register and attend the ISBER 2020 Virtual Meeting and attend the assigned abstract session to present the study and to answer questions. If the presenting author is unable to attend the ISBER 2020 Virtual Meeting and present the abstract, every effort should be made to arrange for one of the other authors to present the abstract. ISBER Head Office (email@example.com) must be notified of any change in presenters.
|1. Language||The abstract must be written in English. Note that all submissions should be edited to ensure a clear and structured submission.|
|2. File Type||The abstract must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Any abstracts submitted as a PDF will be asked to resubmit in Word.|
|3. Topic Selection||Please select the appropriate category for your abstract submission on the submission form.|
|4. Presentation Format||At the meeting your paper may be presented orally or as a poster. Please indicate your preference. Space for oral presentations is limited and therefore the Program Committee may need to override your preference.|
|5. Character Count||The word limit for abstract submission is 2,500 characters including spaces. The submission title is not included in this count.|
|6. Title||Title must be initial capitals throughout.Example: Innovations in Human Research Biobanks and Specimen Collection in China|
|7. Abstract||Abstracts must include either of the following sets of required fields:
This meeting will accept abstracts in the following categories:
Biobank Tools:Share your tool that has been developed to support the activities of a biobank. Only tools from academic and non-profit sources that are freely available to others will be accepted.
Biobanking Profiles: Abstracts in this category will be accepted for poster presentation only.
Biospecimen Research and Science:
Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues:
Human Specimen Repositories
Informatics and Technology:
Innovative Technologies: This category allows commercial abstracts. Abstracts in this category will be accepted for poster presentation only.
Repository Automation Technology
Underserved and Vulnerable Communities
Before submitting your abstract, please review the submission guidelines and the formatting instructions.SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW