Annual Symposium

Join us for the 10th Annual UF CARE Symposium on Monday, April 17th, 2023

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This year’s annual symposium brings exciting opportunities provided through the MBI’s commitment to support emerging UF-related conferences. These funds allow us to expand programming and more effectively engage our colleagues in addiction science from across the state.  This year, while retaining the poster sessions, keynote addresses and career roundtables, we also include symposia/panel presentations, events to expand community outreach, and offer a limited number of travel awards.    Submission and registration deadlines vary by submission type. BUT, because it’s not too early to organize your panel and posters, general guidance is provided below.

The submission portal with full details for panels, posters and travel awards will open ~ January 9, 2023  through the UF CARE website.

            Panel/symposia Guidelines:  We are inviting submissions for panels of 3-4 short talks focused on all aspects of substance use and addiction science. Panels are expected to be 75 minutes in length. Science ranging from molecular neuroscience to clinical interventions is welcome. Submissions will be reviewed by individuals from UF and our collaborating sites. The intention is that panels will represent both cutting-edge science and professional development opportunities. While data may have been discussed in other settings, presentations should reflect additional analyses and re-envisioned interpretation with attention directed to their potential relevance to individuals/communities. Priority will be given to those submissions that include BOTH faculty AND trainees, as well as to those that include speakers from more than one institution. Submissions composed only of trainees or only of faculty are unlikely to be competitive. Submissions require an abstract of no more than 250 words that describes the focus and panel objectives, and explicitly details speakers’ status (faculty or trainee). The panel title, speakers, affiliations, and individual presentation titles are not included in the 250 words.  DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF PANEL PROPOSALS IS FEBRUARY 6, 2023.

            Poster Submissions:   The poster session is designed to highlight the efforts of trainees.  Faculty advisors may be co-authors. Presenting authors  are trainees.  Submissions require a brief statement about the poster of no more than 100 words. Presenters have the option of competing for cash awards provided through the North-Central Society for Neuroscience. Awards will be distributed to outstanding undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral presenters in both basic and applied science. NOTE: Trainees are required to choose between serving as a panelist or as a poster presenter should both be selected for inclusion. Should this occur, an alternate presenter will be requested.

Travel awards: A limited number of travel awards (up to $300.00/each) are available for trainees and postdoctoral fellows from institutions outside of Gainesville who are presenting in either a panel or are the presenting author on a poster.

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