The ASBMB Special Symposia Series began with one meeting in 2003 and continues to grow with 4 - 6 meetings per year. ASBMB solicits the submission of proposals that are reviewed and programmed by the society's Meetings Committee (see Submit Proposal ).
The mission of the ASBMB Special Symposia program is to provide a specific or under represented scientific community an opportunity to present unique, cutting-edge science mixed with active networking opportunities. A primary focus of the Special Symposia meetings is the creation of a nurturing environment for our future scientists, with opportunities to highlight the work of students and young investigators on a scale not traditionally available in a larger, national meeting. To encourage and support scientists and scholars at all stages of their careers the majority of the talks are selected from volunteered abstracts.
The ASBMB Special Symposia strives to achieve a well-respected reputation amongst its membership and within the larger scientific community based on the quality of organizers, presenters, and scientific programming, as well as to provide an excellent overall attendee experience. Meeting attendees typically consist of investigators at all career levels, including graduate students, post doctoral fellows, junior and senior faculty, and industry professionals.