AAAS: Call for Symposia –Deadline 30 April 2004

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AAAS: Call for Symposia Proposals – Deadline 30 April 2004
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AAAS 2005 Annual Meeting To Focus on "The Nexus: Where Science Meets
Society"

Washington, D.C., April 2 -- Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, AAAS President
and President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will chair the 2005
AAAS Annual Meeting. Session proposals are invited by the deadline of
30 April 2004 and may be submitted online
(http://www.aaas.org/meetings).

Some 17 tentative session tracks were proposed by the AAAS Program
Committee, with topics ranging from emerging diseases in developing
countries to genomics, nutrition, public safety, "disappearing
cultures" and more. A complete listing of 2005 tracks is available
online (http://www.aaas.org/meetings/MPE_08_Sym_Tracks.shtml).

Given the setting for the 2005 AAAS Annual Meeting in Washington,
D.C., some discussions are expected to address science policy matters
such as the U.S. Congress's view of science and technology -- from
nanotechnology to emerging waste management technologies as they
relate to homeland security.

But, the proposed 2005 session tracks also will cover a rich array of
other issues, including environmental questions of particular
relevance to the Chesapeake Bay region, reproduction and regeneration
science from aging and stem-cell research to tissue engineering, and
more.

With 2005 declared the World Year of Physics, the AAAS Meeting also
will provide insights to physical science frontiers as well as
networking opportunities for these researchers. Young and senior
scientists alike will take part in a physics-themed social mixer, for
example.

Hearings on topics that affect young scientists will provide a forum
for open discussions. Workshops ranging from grant-writing to writing
children's books also will be offered.

In addition, teachers will be invited to earn continuing education
credits at the 2005 Meeting, and plans are underway to offer CMEs to
professionals in the dental and medical industries.

Free public events will continue to be a highlight at the AAAS annual
meeting. On the exhibit floor over the weekend, Family Science Days
will again offer hands-on workshops, demonstrations and a health fair,
coupled with a fun, interactive scavenger hunt.

For more information on how you and your colleagues can get noticed at
this meeting of great minds, please visit
(http://www.aaas.org/meetings).




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