ESA/ISEM Annual Meeting - Savannah, Georgia, August 2003
Abstract Submission Fee Form
In response to growing concern about program gaps due to abstract cancellations, ESA has instituted a policy designed to minimize this problem. In order to discourage post-scheduling abstract withdrawals, last-minute cancellations, and no-shows, a $50 Abstract Submission Fee must be paid for each abstract submitted for an oral paper, paper in an organized oral session, poster presentation, or symposium talk to be presented at the ESA Annual Meeting to be held jointly with ISEM in Savannah, Georgia, in August 2003. While ESA considers the abstract presenter to be responsible for the Abstract Submission Fee, another individual may provide the payment.
Abstract Submission Fee payment is required and no abstract will be accepted for presentation unless such payment can be documented. Please note that payment does not guarantee abstract acceptance. In addition, neither submission of an abstract nor payment of an Abstract Submission Fee will automatically register you to attend the ESA/ISEM Annual Meeting. You must complete and submit a separate Meeting Registration Form to register to attend the meeting in order to present your oral paper, poster presentation, or symposium talk. (Meeting registration will open in May of 2003.)
The Abstract Submission Fee will be refunded in the form of a credit against meeting registration fees once the abstract presenter registers to attend the meeting. (Specific instructions for claiming the credit will accompany the Meeting Registration Form.) A refund of the Abstract Submission Fee will be issued for any abstract withdrawn prior to April 30, 2003, the cancellation deadline. No refund of the Abstract Submission Fee will be issued for any abstract withdrawn after April 30, 2003. Furthermore, if the original presenter does not attend the meeting but arranges for a substitute to present his or her abstract, the latter will not be entitled to claim the credit against meeting registration fees.
The deadline for submission of both the abstract and the Abstract Submission Fee is 5 PM Eastern Standard Time ON March 1, 2003. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the ESA and ISEM Program Chairs for the meeting. After verifying payment of the Abstract Submission Fee, the ESA and ISEM Program Chairs will notify you whether your abstract has been accepted, rejected, or requires revision in order to be accepted. Please note that only one abstract submission will be accepted per primary author. However, you may be a secondary author for additional abstracts submitted.
Before completing this Abstract Submission Fee Form, you must first submit your abstract using the link on the ESA website at www.esa.org/savannah. Once your abstract has been submitted, you will receive an Abstract Submission Reference Number. To facilitate proper linking of your Abstract Submission Fee payment to your abstract submission, enter that number in the space indicated on this Abstract Submission Fee Form. Please do not submit either your abstract or your Abstract Submission Fee Form more than once.
Each Abstract Submission Fee Form must be accompanied by full payment of the $50 Abstract Submission Fee. Completed forms may be faxed to ESA Headquarters at (202) 833-8775 or mailed to the Ecological Society of America, ATTN: ESA/ISEM Annual Meeting Abstract Submission Fee, Department 0666, Washington, DC 20073. If paying by check or money order, your completed form must be returned by mail. (Credit card payment is also accepted by mail.) If completing the electronic version of the Abstract Submission Fee Form online or submitting a hard copy of the Form by fax, your payment must be made by credit card.
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