Before going to Anaheim, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting attendees submitted their abstracts, made their travel arrangements and strategically planned out which sessions and events they would attend. In Anaheim, they moved through oral sessions, poster presentations, career workshops and the exhibition hall. At the ASBMB thematic receptions and informal gatherings they caught up with old friends and met many new ones interested in similar research specialties.
We are all familiar with the pre-meeting preparations and on-site meeting opportunities at the annual meeting, but, what happens after Anaheim? The resources below can help you make the most of your meeting experience long after the meeting’s conclusion.
View Electronic Posters
All registered meeting attendees can view posters online through the e-poster link on the Experimental Biology 2010 Web site. This is a great opportunity to review posters across the various disciplines that you may not have been able to see at the meeting in Anaheim.
Complete a Meeting Survey
Check your inbox for the ASBMB post-Anaheim meeting survey. In just a few minutes, you can provide important insight into your experience as a meeting attendee. ASBMB evaluates all feedback we receive from attendees to further enhance future annual meetings.
Continue to Network
Throughout the meeting, you exchanged ideas and business cards and connected with current and future colleagues. Stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your initiative by sending an e-mail to thank a fellow attendee for their time and continue to engage in a conversation that began in Anaheim. To facilitate connecting scientists and building our biochemistry and molecular biology community, ASBMB has a group page on LinkedIn. This is a great resource for connecting with scientists, sharing your resume and building your professional network.
Stream an ASBMB Award Lecture
Visit the ASBMB Web site to stream video presentations of the ten award lectures on topics such as ways to implement strategies to engage emerging scientists and how to apply methods for mapping and analyzing molecular networks in cells.
Save the Date!
The ASBMB 2011 Annual Meeting will be in Washington, D.C. from April 9 to 13.
Share Your Stories
Throughout the annual meeting, ASBMB and its fans will post photos and videos to share with our community. If you have not done so yet, now is the time to become a fan of ASBMB on Facebook, where you can post comments and share your favorite meeting experiences.
Actively Engage with the Scientific Community
Catch up on the latest stories and research by following ASBMB on Twitter. Continue to talk about the annual meeting by using the hashtags: #asbmb2010 and #eb2010. Twitter is a powerful way to become an active contributor to the ASBMB community by sharing comments and links to articles and news stories.
Jlynn J. Frazier (firstname.lastname@example.org) is conference manager at ASBMB.