Annual Meeting

AFS Cal-Neva Chapter Annual Meeting


Location: Virtual. This year’s annual meeting will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dates: March 1 – 5, 2021

Registration: Registration will open in January 2021.

Call for Abstracts:  December 18, 2020 – January 29, 2021

  • The Cal-Neva 2021 Chapter meeting will be held virtually, March 1 – March 5, 2021
  • Continuing education courses will be offered in the mornings and plenary, symposia, and contributed papers will be in the afternoon
  • Options for live or pre-recorded presentations, with live Q&A for each session
  • Alternate formats, including graphical or video walkthroughs, will be encouraged for virtual poster session

Check back on this page for more information.  We are finalizing our choices of virtual meeting software and will be providing more details on the meeting schedule in the near future.

Abstract Submissions are Now Open!

The Cal-Neva AFS program committee welcomes your abstracts for oral presentations and posters. Abstracts for ALL presentations and posters must be submitted by using the online abstract form. (

Abstract submission will close on January 29th, 2021.

Please submit your abstracts as soon as possible, as time slots will be limited this year. When there are no longer any 15-minute oral presentation time slots available, the opportunity for presenters to participate in the poster session will be offered alternatively. In addition to submitting abstracts, all invited and submitted presenters and attendees must register and pay for the meeting.

Oral Presentations will be the traditional 15-minute presentation/5-minute questions format. Oral presentations will need to be pre-recorded, with presenters encouraged to include video of presenters. Instructions for how to record and upload presentations will be provided on the conference website. These traditional presentations will be grouped into sessions according to general topics to facilitate dialogue.

Posters are written, self-explanatory presentations that fit into a single panel/viewing pane. For 2021 posters should be created to be viewable as a single page on a computer screen. While there’s no need for the traditional “readable from a distance of 3 ft”, do be sure to create a poster that is engaging and informative, and can be interpreted in one to two minutes. Creative formats or programs other than PowerPoint are encouraged provided that they are web-browser compatible, as are embedded animations and/or video. Posters will be on display throughout the meeting, and we will use breakout rooms during the Poster Session for live presentation of your work. During that time the lead author is expected to be present for discussions and questions regarding their research.