The Society for Mathematical Biology
Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting | June 13-17, 2021
Where will SMB 2021 take place?
The SMB 2021 Annual Meeting will be a virtual conference. We will utilize the following platforms to create an immersive conference experience.
Sococo for poster sessions, networking, and socializing
Zoom for plenary and minisymposium talks
Slack for general announcements and messaging
What are the registration costs?
Your registration will support the dissemination of research and education at the interface between the mathematical and biological sciences by a small fee to partially cover the third-party virtual platform cost for your participation. More information about registration for the conference can be found here.
High School & Undergraduate Students: Free (Zoom access only) or $10 (Zoom & Sococo access)
Graduate Students: $10
Postdoctoral Scholars: $20
Academic Faculty & Industry: $30 for SMB/ESMTB members or $65 for non-SMB/non-ESMTB members
Sign up today for an SMB membership to reduce the registration fee!
Participants can apply for a registration fee waiver. You can also make a bigger impact for young mathematical biologists by covering the cost of their registration.
What are the minimum software/hardware requirements for Sococo?
Do I need to register if I am not presenting a poster or abstract?
Yes! Registration is required for participation in the SMB 2021 Annual Meeting.
Will my talk be recorded or live-streamed?
Authors can select to opt in/out of recordings during abstract submission.
While we highly encourage talks to be presented live, there will also be an option to submit a pre-recorded talk.
What are the current SMB subgroups?
There are currently 8 SMB subgroups. More information about each subgroup can be found here.
CDEV: Cell & Developmental Biology
IMMU: Immunobiology & Infection
MEPI: Mathematical Epidemiology
NEUR: Mathematical Neuroscience
ONCO: Mathematical Oncology
MFBM: Methods for Biological Modeling
POPD: Population Dynamics, Ecology & Evolution
Can I submit an abstract that is not affiliated with any SMB subgroup?
Yes! During abstract submission you can choose the option 'None' for relevant SMB subgroup.
When will I be notified about abstract selection?
All submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the SMB Subgroups and the conference scientific committee after the abstract submission deadline on March 15. Notification of abstract selection for poster or oral presentation will be sent in April.
What are the poster requirements?
Registration is required to present a poster. Please register at your earliest convenience. More information about registration can be found here.
A tutorial video of the Sococo platform is online for you to get a glimpse into what the virtual poster session will look and feel like.
Please follow the following guidelines:
How do I format my virtual poster?
Posters should be landscape format and saved as a single page pdf, to ensure that everybody will be able to view it on their personal computer or tablet. When designing your poster, please chose content and font size carefully to clearly communicate your research. All accepted posters will be uploaded to a shared drive for access through Sococo during the poster session. Details will be communicated in the upcoming weeks.