PAOC 2016: Call for abstracts

The scientific committee of the Pan African Ornithological Congress invites proposals for oral and poster presentations at the 14th congress.

Oral presentations form the heart of the Congress and will occur in parallel sessions throughout the scientific programme. Many oral sessions will occur as part of pre-organised symposia (see PAOC website for mode details: http://www.paoc-africa.org/), but more than half the oral programme will consist of submitted presentations selected and arranged into a coherent programme by the members of the scientific committee. We invite submissions for oral and poster presentations in English or French on all areas of African Ornithology within existing symposia topics, or in other areas.

If your abstract is accepted for an oral presentation, standard talks will be allocated 12 minutes, plus three minutes for questions. Those submitted abstracts not selected for oral presentation may be invited to submit a poster instead. Two dedicated poster sessions will allow greater participation across what is going to be a packed and entertaining programme. Students in the later stages of their degree programme are welcome to submit oral presentations, those in the first half of their studies are encouraged to submit posters. Please also note that when shortlisting oral presentations we will endeavour to maximise participation, prioritising only one presentation per person (unless talking in multiple, pre-registered symposia), and prioritising speakers already registered at the conference over those with no confirmed payment.

If you would like to propose a talk or poster, please submit the following via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zVQY56NEcM18vdyXqN-h38SveVHwPRPCYdaLde2POp0/viewform?usp=send_form

*    The proposed title of the talk / poster
*    Name, address and email of primary author
*    Names and affiliations of all other authors
*    1500 character (c. 200 word) abstract
*    A primary and secondary classification of the subject
*    An indication of suitability within existing symposia

*The deadline for submissions is 3rd April 2016.*

We anticipate that submitters will hear whether their talk is accepted for an oral or poster presentation by mid May.