First Call for Papers – 2023 Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA



First Call for Papers

Symposia, Workshops, and Posters

Southern Division, American Fisheries Society

Annual Meeting – February 2-5, 2023

The Virginia Chapter invites you to share science and management information and experience an in-person (no virtual option) meeting in beautiful waterside Norfolk, VA.

Call for papers: Submit abstracts electronically for 20-minute oral or poster presentations:

Click here to submit all abstracts

Deadline for submissions is November 15th.  Abstracts should be less than 250 words. Presenters should specify whether they want to be included in a planned symposium (currently Alabama Bass introgression, American Eel management, Fish population genetics and Off-shore wind production).

Call for symposia and workshops: The Program Committee is still soliciting proposals for symposia and workshops, which may be scheduled in two-hour blocks ranging from two hours to full-day sessions. They may include individual presentations, panel discussions or other formats. Organizers should note that contributed papers should be scheduled in 20-minute blocks (which include the presentation and Q&A). Proposals should state symposium objectives, format, time required, tentative list of topics and participants, and audio-visual requirements. Organizers will be responsible for submitting abstracts for presentations in their sessions (deadline and format below). Symposium proposals should be submitted to Program Chairs John Odenkirk or Scott Smith at [email protected] or [email protected] and workshop proposals to Workshop Chair Jeff Williams at [email protected] by September 30, 2022.

Student participation:

Students should indicate whether they want to be considered for inclusion for an award in the Best Student Oral Presentation or Poster evaluation. Abstracts must be submitted by November 15th, 2022.

Students interested in being paired with a mentor for lunch on Saturday, mark the appropriate selection on the registration form; you may also send an email to Chas Gowan ([email protected]) Chair of the Student Affairs Committee, stating your interest.

More meeting information, including registration and schedule, may be found at the meeting website as content is created and/or updated: