This year’s theme,” MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY: ADAPTING TO THE CHANGING MICROBIAL WORLD” highlights the importance of microbiology and biotechnology in our daily lives. Indeed, these sciences have risen to the challenges of the times from combatting disease to providing food on the table to giving us clothing and shelter. However, because the world is always changing the science must also be dynamic and anticipate future scenarios of a larger world population and its added repercussions.
With this in mind, the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. will convene scientists and experts in their respective fields for its 41st Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting in Cagayan de Oro City on May 10 and 11, 2012. Experts from all over the world have been invited to share how their researches are contributing towards a sustainable world. The Convention also provides a venue for local experts to share their most recent breakthroughs in microbiology and biotechnology through poster and oral technical paper sessions as well as renew ties with colleagues from the academe and industry
SCOPE AND TOPICS
The Congress will include keynote address, plenary lectures, contributed papers and posters in the following areas of microbiology and biotechnology representing the different divisions of PSM:
The venue of the Congress is the Xavier Sports and Country Club in the City of Cagayan de Oro (CDO), the provincial capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental in northern coasline of Mindanao. CDO is dubbed as the “City of Golden Friendship” due to the camaraderie and hospitality inherent of its people and as the “City of White Water Rafting and River Trekking.”
The Congress will provide an opportunity for formal interaction through Plenary Lectures, Lead Papers, Concurrent Scientific and Technical Papers and Poster Paper presentations. During the 41tst Annual Convention of the PSM, the General Assembly and Business Meeting of the Society will also be held.
May 9 Early Registration Ingress of Exhibitors May 10 REGISTRATION OPENING CEREMONIES PSM AWARDS PLENARY SESSION BEST PAPER COMPETITION (Student Category) POSTER SESSION AND JUDGING GENERAL ASSEMBLY and BUSINESS MEETING FELLOWSHIP NIGHT May 11 PLENARY SESSION BEST PAPER COMPETITION (Professional Category) SCIENTIFIC PAPER SESSIONS Microbiology & Biotechnology for Aquatic, Agriculture & Food Basic Microbiology and Biotechnology Education Microbiology & Biotechnology for Human and Animal Health Microbiology & Biotechnology for Industry and Environment CLOSING and AWARDING CEREMONIES
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTED PAPERS
Papers are invited on any of the aforementioned topics for oral or poster presentation. The presenting author must be a pre-registered participant of the Congress.
Guidelines for Submission of Papers for Oral Presentation
- The main focus of the paper is microbiology and biotechnology. It should not have been published nor presented in another national or international meetings.
- The paper should contain the following sections: Abstract, Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, Acknowledgement (if any) and Literature Cited.
The deadline for the Submission of EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (2-3 pages) is
on March 15, 2012. For more information and submission of papers please
BEST Paper COMPETITION
One of the highlights of the PSM Convention is the Best Paper Competition, which aims to recognize excellence in microbiological research. PSM cordially invites the submission of research papers to compete for the Best Paper Awards. There will be two categories for the Best Paper Competition, Professional and Undergraduate Student. The paper must be original. Review papers and progress reports will not be accepted. Must conform with the general guidelines for submission of papers for oral presentation as previously stated. One of the co-authors must be a PSM member.
The deadline for the Submission of FULL PAPER for the best paper competition
is on March 15, 2012. For more information and submission of papers please
Poster Paper Session and Best Poster Paper Competition
The Poster Paper Session will showcase current research endeavors in microbiology and biotechnology. The presenting author should indicate upon submission if the paper is for competition, and in such case, one of the coauthors
must be a PSM member.
Guidelines for the submission of Poster Papers for Presentation
- The main focus of the paper is microbiology. It should not have been published nor presented in other national or international meetings.
- A condensed abstract (without figures/tables) with a maximum of 250 words is required for non-competing posters. Competing posters should submit a 2-3 pages Extended Abstract.
The deadline for the Submission of Poster Abstracts is on March 15, 2012. For
more information and submission of papers, please contact:
The Outstanding Microbiologist, William L. Fernandez Excellence in Teaching Microbiology, Institutional and Individual Service Awards will also be given to deserving PSM members and institution. Members of the Board of Directors are disqualified from participating in the competition. Deadline for nominations is on March 31, 2012. Requirements for nominations may be downloaded from the PSM website. For more information and submission of
nominations please contact:
The Congress offers excellent opportunities for companies to exhibit and introduce their products and for participants to keep abreast with new technologies and innovations. Limited slots for product presentations
during the convention are available. Sponsorships and Advertisement to be published in the souvenir program are welcome. For further details and arrangements, please contact:
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|Pre registration(On or before March 31)||On Site Registration(After March 31,2014)|
|Members||Professional||Php 3000.00||Php 3500.00|
|Undergraduate||Php 2500.00||Php 2800.00|
|Non Members||Professional||Php 3500.00||Php 4000.00|
|Undergraduate||Php 2500.00||Php 3300.00|
|Foreign Participants||USD 150.00||USD 250.00|
- Participation in the Congress is open to all persons interested in microbiology and biotechnology. All persons planning to attend the
Congress must register.
- Registration rates for members as indicated are SUBSIDIZED ONLY PSM Regular Members as of January 28, 2012 can avail of the SUBSIDIZED registration rates
- Full registration fee entitlements:
- Attendance to all sessions
- Convention kit
- All Meals during the convention
- Raffle tickets and Freebies
- Fellowship night dinner
- Accompanying persons are entitled to meals and fellowship night dinner only
- Day Rates registrants are not guaranteed of convention kit
- Senior Citizens are entitled to 20% discount