Topic: Deadline Reminder: Call for Education-Themed Talk and Poster Abstracts for ISMB 2018 

1.  Deadline Reminder: Call for Education-Themed Talk and Poster Abstracts for ISMB 2018

Posted 18 days ago
This is a reminder of the new Bioinformatics Education track for Talks and the continuing track for Posters for ISMB 2018 in Chicago. We will be having a one day Education COSI during the meeting. Submissions for Abstract for Papers and Posters opened on February 1st and closes on April 5th. See additional details below.
Call for Education Talk and Poster Abstracts
Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2018
July 8, 2018
Chicago, IL U.S.A.

We are soliciting submissions for a full-day Education session as part of the program of Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) 2018, to be held July 6-10, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Chicago, IL.  Deadline for Abstract Submissions is April 5th. This is the first time ISMB is specifically soliciting contributed work in the area of computational biology education for oral presentation at a COSI.  Accepted work will appear as part of a one-day track at the ISMB meeting, run under the auspices of the ISMB Education Community of Special Interest (COSI), in parallel with other COSI tracks.  The Education track will be open to all ISMB attendees and run on a parallel schedule to other ISMB tracks.  Contributions are solicited as short abstracts for consideration for talks or posters.  These will appear in addition to invited talks on topics of community interest. Accepted posters will be presented during a designated Poster Session.

Up to date information about the Education COSI is available at

See the following for formatting requirements and submission instructions:

Talk/poster abstracts:

Submissions on bioinformatics education should be designated as part of the Bioinformatics Education track during the submission process. 

Short abstracts (one-page maximum) will be considered and submitters will have the option to have them considered for platform talks, posters, or both.

Abstracts are solicited in all areas of bioinformatics education and training.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Curricular development and guidelines
  • Education policy
  • Case studies in bioinformatics education
  • Pedagogical techniques or experiences
  • Educational assessment
  • Outreach and diversity efforts
  • Training of experimental biologists, computational biologists, healthcare professionals, or other communities
  • Education at the K-12, undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate level
  • Training in academia or industry

Keynote speakers

  • Russ Altman, Stanford University, The Stanford Biomedical Informatics Curriculum: Early results from use in qualifying exams
  • Phillip Compeau, Carnegie Mellon University, TBA
  • Anne Rosenwald, Georgetown University, Bioinformatics in the Undergraduate Classroom: Barriers to Integration

Other invited speakers

  • Bill Morgan, The College of Wooster, Ohio, Development of the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection and Incubators
  • Allegra Via, Sapienza University of Rome, TBA
  • TBA

Organizing Committee

  • Teresa Attwood (University of Manchester)
  • Fran Lewitter (Whitehead Institute (ret.))
  • Ann Meyer (Ontario Institute for Cancer Research)
  • Sarah Morgan (European Bioinformatics Institute)
  • Nicola Mulder (University of Cape Town)
  • Patricia Palagi (Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics)
  • Russell Schwartz (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Lonnie Welch (Ohio University)

Key Dates


  • Thursday Feb 1, 2018: Abstract Submission Opens
  • Thursday April 5, 2018: Deadline for Abstract Submissions
  • Thursday April 26, 2018: Acceptance Notification for Talk and Poster Abstracts
  • Friday April 6, 2018: Late Poster Submission Opens
  • Tuesday May 1, 2018: Late Poster Submission Deadline
  •  Friday May 18, 2018: Acceptance Notification for Late Posters

Meeting Registration

  • Thursday March 15, 2018: Meeting Registration Opens
  • Thursday June 7, 2018: Early Registration Deadline
  • Thursday June 21, 2018: Online Registration Closes
  • Thursday July 5, 2018: Onsite Registration Opens
  •  Friday July 6-Tuesday July 10, 2018: ISMB Conference
  • Sunday July 8, 2018: Education Track Sessions

Fran Lewitter
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Cambridge MA