Dhaka, Bangladesh

15-17 September

2018

International

Speakers

120 Seats

Registrations

Registrations are closed for the 6th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference 2018

Support available for participation of three early-carrier scientists from Indian public institutes to share their work in the Poster Session and Lightening Round.

Extension of the deadline as a special case:

Please send your abstracts by September 3, 2018.


The 6th Annual South Asia Biosafety Conference: Abstract Submission

Participants are encouraged to participate in this year’s program in two ways:

(1) Submit an abstract for an oral presentation in:

  • Plenary Session II: Engineering Plant Tolerance to Abiotic and Biotic Stressors
  • Plenary Session III: Research Advances in the Development of Transgenic and Gene Edited Products in South Asia.
  • Plenary Session IV: Animal, Arthropod and Aquatic Biotechnology - Biosafety Research, Risk Assessment and Regulation
  • Plenary Session VI: Biosafety Risk Assessment and Regulation ofGene Edited Plants.

Submissions should describe research directly relevant to the session topic.

Abstracts submitted for oral presentations will be evaluated by the conference organizers for quality and applicability. Abstracts that are not selected for oral presentations may be considered for posters instead.

(2) Submit an abstract for a poster presentation during the Poster Session. Presenting a poster is a noteworthy way to share expertise or accomplishment, and poster presenters will have a dedicated time to present and discuss their work with the diverse group of attendees. All posters must convey relevance to biosafety research, environmental or food safety assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or the regulation of GM plants, animals, arthropods, or micro-organisms.

Guidelines for Submission

The following are suggestions that will contribute to ensuring the readability and quality of abstracts submitted for oral or poster presentations:

  • Check for proper spelling and grammar.
  • Use a standard typeface such as Times New Roman, with a font size of 12.
  • Begin sentences with words (not numbers).
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition, but nonstandard abbreviations/acronyms should be placed in parentheses after the first use of the terminology. It is important to keep nonstandard abbreviations/acronyms to a minimum, to allow for readability and understanding.
  • Do not include tables, figures, or graphs in the abstract.
  • Limit the abstract to 300 words.
  • Organize the abstract with the following headings where appropriate: purpose, methods, results, and conclusions (e.g., for research projects) OR purpose, description, evaluation, and outcomes (e.g., for capacity building projects).
Space is limited. Abstracts will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

Deadlines
August 15, 2018 for oral presentations
August 31, 2018 for poster presentation

Accommodation – SABC 2018

Name of the Hotel

Address

Tariff

The Westin
Dhaka

Main Gulshan Avenue,
CWN (B) Road 45
Plot 1, Gulshan 2, Dhaka,
Bangladesh
Contact: Jason.salgado@westin.com

US$ 158 plus taxes

Four Points by Sheraton
Dhaka, Gulshan

6/A North Avenue Commercial Area,
Gulshan 2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
Contact: reservations.dhaka@fourpoints.com;
rezwanul.alam@fourpoints.com

US$150 plus taxes

Lakeshore Hotel
Gulshan

Road 41, House 46, Gulshan 2,
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Contact: reservation@lakeshorehotel.com.bd;
booking@lakeshorehotel.com.bd

US$ 140 plus taxes

Hotel Sarina
Dhaka

Plot # 27, Road # 17, Banani C/A,
Dhaka-1213 Contact: reservations@sarinahotel.com;
asm@sarinahotel.com

US$ 115 plus taxes

For assistance with your accommodations, please contact Dr. Vibha Ahuja at vibhaahuja.bcil@nic.in.

South Asia Biosafety Conference Poster Program

Congratulations on being accepted into the South Asia Biosafety Conference 2018 Poster Program! The Poster Program is an opportunity for individuals to share their research, findings and achievements with colleagues at the conference. Presenting a poster is a noteworthy way to share expertise or accomplishment with the diverse group of attendees.

Layout and Design

The maximum dimensions for the poster is 4 feet (height) x 3 feet (width). Poster boards will have a plywood surface that will permit the use of removable double-sided tape, tacks or board pins. poster

The following are suggestions that will contribute to ensuring the readability and quality of posters:

  • Check for proper spelling and grammar.
  • Use a standard typeface font.
  • Ensure text is clear and concise.
  • Important information should be readable from about 10 feet away.
  • Use bullets, numbering, and headlines make it easy to read.
  • Include tables, figures, graphs and color to enforce key points.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition, but nonstandard abbreviations/acronyms should be placed in parentheses after the first use of the terminology. It is important to keep nonstandard abbreviations/acronyms to a minimum, to allow for readability and understanding.
  • Have a consistent and clean layout.
  • Include any appropriate acknowledgments, your name and institutional affiliation.

Be sure to read the criteria each poster will be evaluated on in the “Evaluation and Judging Section” below.

Assigned Spaces

Each accepted poster will be assigned a numbered space for where they will be posted in the conference hall. Posters should be added to their assigned space on Saturday, September 15, 2018 prior to the beginning of the Poster Program. Posters should remain in their assigned space until Monday, September 17, 2018 after the final plenary session. This will ensure attendees and judges will have adequate time to view the posters.

Poster Prizes

All posters accepted into the poster session are eligible for the Poster Competition, and two prizes will be awarded. poster

First Prize - Registration, airfare and hotel accommodation to attend the International Society for Biosafety Research Symposium (formerly the International Symposium on the Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms or ISBGMO) which will be held April 1-4, 2019 in beautiful Tarragona, Spain.

Second Prize - USD $300 cash and a two-year membership to the International Society for Biosafety Research.

The winners’ names and abstracts will be posted on the South Asia Biosafety Program website, and highlighted in the South Asia Biosafety Program Newsletter. The posters will be judged on September 15-16 and the winners will be announced on September 17 before the final plenary session of the conference.

Evaluation and Judging

Posters will be evaluated as follows:

1. Abstract (10%): Clarity and correlation with poster.
2. Scientific content (70%): Introduction and background with literature cited, objectives, materials and methods, results and discussion, and significance to field. The quality of the research presented will be judged on its scientific rigor and significance as conveyed by the poster. Each poster must be self-explanatory. Judges may discuss the poster with its presenter but this will not be considered in the evaluation of the display.
3. Poster Display (20%): Posters will be judged on organization, effective use of space, legibility, grammar and spelling, and effective use of graphics.

Each poster display is judged independently by three judges September 15-16, 2018 based on the abstract, scientific content, and poster display. Judges are encouraged to provide constructive comments for each poster, however comments may be very brief or absent because of the limited time available. Winners will be announced on September 17.

Organized by

South Asia Biosafety Programme
South Asia Biosafety Program
Biotech Consortium India Limited
Biotech Consortium India Limited
ILSI Research Foundation
ILSI Research Foundation
 
 
 
 

Supported by

International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR)
International Society for Biosafety Research (ISBR)
Department of Environment, Bangladesh
Department of Environment, Bangladesh
Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B)
Bangladesh Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology (BAPTC&B)
Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority
Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority

Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)
Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI)
Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources (APCoAB)
Asia-Pacific Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioresources (APCoAB)
Institute for International Crop Improvement - Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Institute for International Crop Improvement - Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
Bangladesh Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India
 
 
 
 
 

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