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CO-CHAIRS: Kelly Stewart and Michael Jensen
POSTER CHAIRS: Jane Provancha and Barbara Schroeder
PROGRAM COORDINATOR: Katy Garland
PRESIDENT: Roldán A. Valverde
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4 NOVEMBER 2013
There is a limit of ONE oral abstract (two abstracts maximum) per lead author.
Registration fees must be paid before an abstract can be submitted.

Online Abstract Submission

All abstracts for oral or poster presentations must be submitted online. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 4 November 2013; no late submissions will be accepted. The descriptions of abstract categories, as well as guidelines for composing and submitting abstracts to each session are listed below. Abstracts must be of high quality or the Program Committee may reject them. Please note that the Program Committee puts a significant emphasis on the poster sessions during the Symposium.

In order to submit an abstract for presentation at the 34th Annual Symposium you must follow the instructions provided herein. Instructions and guidelines for submission are available on this site, as well as a user-friendly interface for submitting abstracts.

Please note that upon submitting an abstract, you must choose the appropriate category for your abstract based on the abstract category titles and descriptions provided below and label your submission accordingly. If your abstract does not fit into one of these categories, please label it 'Other', and we will place it in the most appropriate session.

  1. Name of presenting author
  2. Email of presenting author (an email contact is required)
  3. Fax number of presenting author
  4. Date this information was submitted (DD/MM/YY)
  5. Title of presentation (ALL IN UPPERCASE)
  6. All authors of the presentation in the order you want them to appear in the program. Place each author's name on a separate line.
  7. Author(s) affiliation(s) in the same order as above. Please clarify any multiple affiliations
  8. Abstract describing your presentation (500 words maximum). The abstracts must be submitted in English.
  9. The session to which you are submitting your presentation. You must choose the most appropriate abstract category based on the descriptions below. If it does not fit under any of the categories, please label it as 'Other' and we will place it in the most appropriate session. See abstract category descriptions below.
  10. Specify the type of presentation you wish to make. Your choices are: prefer oral, prefer poster, no preference, or video/film.
  11. Equipment needed. Your choices are: slide projector, overhead projector, computer projector with MS Power Point, video/DVD player, or other (please give details).
  12. Indicate whether you are a student and whether you would like to be considered for the Archie Carr Student Paper Awards (given to both oral and poster presentations of merit). Recently graduated presenters who are presenting work done as students will qualify for these awards.
  13. Indicate whether you would like to be considered for the Grass Roots Award, given to the oral or poster presentation that best demonstrates a positive contribution towards the conservation of marine turtles and/or their habitats. To be eligible for an award the presenter, and the work being presented, should represent either community based or Indigenous community groups/individuals. Non eligible groups/presenters include employees of Government, consulting companies, universities or national or international NGOs.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ALL ABSTRACTS IS 4 NOVEMBER 2013.
ABSTRACTS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE.

ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED BY MAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
ABSTRACTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH.

Final decisions on abstract acceptance will be made by the Program Committee. All first authors will be notified of the acceptance of their oral or poster by 31 December 2013. If you need an acceptance letter sent to someone other than yourself, please specify this in your abstract submission.

Should your abstract be accepted for presentation as a poster, please review our suggested Poster Preparation Guidelines.

All submissions will be limited to 500 words (without graphics and/or tables). Accepted versions of abstracts will appear as such in Proceedings, which will be made available after the Symposium.

If for some serious reason you need to cancel your presentation, please visit the Registration Desk and withdraw your abstract. You should also follow up with the Program Committee Chair (Kelly Stewart buttercup7@gmail.com) to confirm that they have received your cancellation.

Please note that you may cancel your registration up to one month before the start of the symposium and receive a refund of your fees. A 10% administration fee will be charged against ALL cancellations. Fees for cancellations requested after 10 March 2014 cannot be refunded. Please contact the Registrar to cancel your registration (Rick Herren registrar.neworleans@gmail.com).

Those who fail to present their papers or posters without cancelling in advance of the symposium will not be allowed to present in subsequent symposia.

The Program Committee, comprising of no less than 20 people, will lead us through the following abstract categories:

  • ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, HEALTH
  • IN-WATER BIOLOGY
  • NESTING BIOLOGY
  • GENETICS AND POPULATION BIOLOGY
  • FISHERIES AND THREATS
  • CONSERVATION, MANAGEMENT AND POLICY
  • EDUCATION, OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY
  • SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL STUDIES

There will also be three special sessions, but we are contemplating more:

  • SEA TURTLE BIOLOGY & CONSERVATION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
  • RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM SOUTHEAST USA
  • COLLABORATIVE FISHERIES RESEARCH & MITIGATING MARINE TURTLE BYCATCH

Session and Workshop Descriptions

Sponsors

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Vaughan W. Brown Charitable Trust

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National Park Service

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