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31st ASGSR Conference: Call for Abstracts – Deadline to submit is July 1, 2015

By SpaceRef Editor
April 6, 2015
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31st ASGSR Conference: Call for Abstracts – Deadline to submit is July 1, 2015
31st American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Conference
11-14 November 2015 Meeting
The Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia,  U.S.A.
Call for Abstracts
Deadline to Submit is 1 July 2015

We are pleased to issue a Call for Abstracts for the 31st annual American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) conference. The meeting will take place 11-14 November 2015 at the Westin-Alexandria, VA, U.S.A. The site is close to the Metro providing easy access from local airports and easy access to downtown Washington D.C.

The annual ASGSR meeting provides a forum for the Life and Physical Sciences communities to meet and discuss their latest findings in gravitational and space research. The conference also provides a unique venue at which to explore the opportunities that lie at the interfaces between these two research areas. Symposia will include discussions on topics ranging from space radiation and microgravity platforms that complement the ISS, to the role of physical and biological systems in advanced life support, and the impact of informatics-driven science. There will also be workshops on diverse aspects of space and gravitational research including NASA’s GeneLab, Microscopy on the ISS, student focused research and careers in space science. In addition, the program will feature technical oral and poster sessions based on the breadth of research pursued by ASGSR’s life and physical science research communities. We anticipate a program of unusual variety and integration, with plenty of time for networking.


You are invited to submit an abstract electronically no later than 1 July 2015 using the abstract submittal form and instructions posted on the ASGSR Web site at A preliminary program can also be found on the web site.

All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by the conference organizing committee. Accepted abstracts by authors registered for the conference are published in the meeting program. The program is distributed at the meeting and available on-line. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit a full manuscript to the journal of Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR’s refereed journal). Extended abstracts and manuscripts can be submitted for publication to the peer-reviewed ASGSR journal of Gravitational and Space Research. Abstract notification will be emailed to authors no earlier than 31 July 2015. 

EXAMPLES OF TOPICS FOR ANNUAL MEETING (flight and ground-based research)

Space Radiation, Harsh Environments, Impacts from ISS Research, Biophysics, Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics, Informatics Science, Omics Level Analysis, Materials Science, Habitability and Life Support, Development, Growth and Genetics, Translational Space Medicine – Bone, Muscle, and Immune SystemGravity Sensing and Neurophysiology, Regulatory Physiology, Structural Systems/Muscle Physiology, AstrobiologyBiotechnology/Instrumentation, Cell Biology, Education and Outreach, Microbiology, Space Biomedical Research, Spaceflight Countermeasure Research, Acceleration Environment and Effects, Interactions between Environmental Signals – such as Gravity, Light, Temperature, Exobiology, Suborbital Gravitational and Space Research, Microsatellite/Nanosatellite Gravitational and Space Research, Enabling Technologies, Space Synthetic Biology

The Conference Organizing Committee will select from the submitted abstracts those to be presented in the oral or poster sessions. Abstracts scheduled for poster sessions will be assigned poster board space. The area allotted for each poster will be 4 ft tall x 4 ft wide. Each oral presentation will be 15 minutes including Q & A.

ASGSR membership is not required for abstract submission, but meeting registration and attendance is required for oral or poster presentation and inclusion in the meeting program. Because of processing deadlines, the Program Committee may be unable to include an abstract submitted after the July 1 2015 deadline. 

Students: All accepted abstracts from students will be presented as posters or orally. There will be a student poster competition. Students must present an accepted abstract to be eligible for the poster competition. Society members will judge the poster competition and monetary awards will be given during the banquet scheduled for Saturday, November 14th 2015. Students must be present at the banquet to receive their award. Students can participate in the competition by presenting their abstract during their scheduled poster session. Student competition winners will be encouraged to submit an extended abstract or a communication article to the ASGSR journal of Gravitational and Space Research. All students are expected to coordinate with their advisors when submitting an abstract for the conference. 

Student Travel Assistance: Students requesting consideration for travel assistance should check the box on the abstract submittal form. Student travel assistance can be up to $500. Due to limited funding, not all students will receive travel assistance. The conference chair and organizing committee will select the students eligible for travel assistance by performing a joint review of the submitted abstracts. All students will be notified of their eligibility to receive travel funds by 31 July 2015. If a student has been notified as eligible to receive travel funding, the student must be the presenting author at the conference in order to receive assistance. Students who have been selected to receive travel funding will receive their funding after their presentation. If a student does not check the box they will not be considered for travel assistance funding.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jobi Cook at

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