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Call for Session Organizers!

Would you be interested in chairing a session or is there a particular topic you'd like to see covered at the meeting? Your input is highly valued!
Session Organizer Information

The sessions are available for FPS members to organize "Industry Focus" or technical sessions around specific topics of interest. Depending on the size of the session, the session may span multiple 90-minute blocks. Options for session formats include panel discussion, presentation or a combination of panel discussion and presentations. The goal of the session organizers is to bring together a critical mass of people with expertise and interest in the topic. The critical mass of expertise at the conference should be assured by the combination of session organizers and panel members or invited oral presenters. By assembling this critical mass of expertise well in advance of the conference, the FPS WA organizers can better advertise and promote the sessions to increase session participation and its overall success.


Presentation sessions will be composed of invited oral presentations, offered oral presentations, and offered poster presentations. A combination of invited and oral presentations is recommended for each 90-minute block. In general, invited speakers are researchers who either have a recent significant contribution to the field that deserves to be highlighted at the conference, or someone with great knowledge in the field who can present the current state of the art and future directions. There will be a maximum of six oral presenters in each 90-minute block, with each oral presenter given at least 15 minutes for their presentation. Organizers also have the option to give invited oral presenters a 30-minute presentation. Offered poster presentations will be grouped together in the conference poster session held Wednesday evening. Offered oral presentation abstracts that do not fit into the 90-minute blocks should be offered a poster presentation. If there are last-minute oral presentation cancellations, the best posters could be offered an oral presentation to take the place of the cancelled presentation.

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