Important Deadlines

September 12 Session Proposal Submission Deadline
October 3 Decision Regarding the Status of Session Proposals Announced
October 10 Call for Abstracts Announced
November 14 Deadline for Session Organizers to Conduct Conference Call with Speakers
November 28 Online Registration Opens
December 7 Abstract Submissions Due
January 10 Agenda Grids Due from Session Organizers
February 6 Abstract Acceptance Notifications Sent to Presenters
March 1 Deadline for Speakers & Poster Presenters to Register and Confirm Participation
March 15 Hotel Reservation Deadline

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