ISMS e-Congress 2021

ISMS will be running a virtual event, ISMS e-Congress 2021, online from Tuesday 14 September to Friday 17 September 2021. The congress will run for 2-3 hours per day to maximise the number of people around the world who can participate live in the event. Recordings of the presentations will be posted to the ISMS website after the Congress with access for people who register for the Congress.

Audiences can expect a stimulating mix of invited keynote addresses supported by short presentations of scientific papers accepted by the scientific committee. There will also be a few surprise online social events. The virtual format will provide many researchers who would not be able to travel to Vancouver with an opportunity to showcase their work to a large engaged global audience.

The timetable for authors is (updated 8 May 2021):

8 March – Abstract submissions open online

15 April – Abstract submissions close

19 April – Review of abstracts begins

28 May – Reviews of abstracts completed

4 June – Invitations sent to authors to make either video (oral) presentation including the PowerPoint (PPT) used, or poster

22 June – Closing date for RSVP from authors (videos and posters). RSVP must be accompanied by an e-Congress registration receipt.  

13 July – Closing date for video presentations and PPTs; and posters.

3 August – Review of presentations completed. Any changes required notified to presenters.

10 August – Closing date for amended presentations.

8,9,10,13 September – rehearsals for presenters, chairs and hosts.

14 -17 September - e-Congress goes live.

Provisional Program for e-Congress

The indicative topic/sessions selected for the e-Congress (in no particular order) are:

Genetics and Breeding; Substrate, composting and Casing; Nutrition, Bioactive Compounds, Medicinal Aspects; Mycorrhiza; Germplasm and Taxonomy; Pests and Diseases; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Marketing and Consumer Research; and Training, Outreach (extension), and Industry Development.

Further Information: Dr John Pecchia, Chair Scientific Committee abstracts@isms.biz

Overview of the e-Congress

The e-Congress will be held online each day from 12:00 UTC (GMT) to 14:30 from Tuesday 14 until Friday 17 September 2021.

Each day will begin with a 30-minute plenary session presentation on a topic of significant scientific or industry interest. The day will continue with two to three 2-hour concurrent sessions depending on the number of abstracts to be presented in each topic area.

Sessions will be synchronised so that delegates can easily move between sessions to hear presentations and questions related to abstracts they are interested in.

The timing and format of the concurrent sessions have been designed to enable maximum live participation for presenters and delegates around the world.

For those registered to attend, but unable to make it to the live sessions, they will be recorded and made available for viewing online after the event. Registration will be required to access this service. 

NB - ISMS headquarters are in the Netherlands, however, the e-Congress is being administered from Australia. Due to local regulations the registration fees have been converted from EUR to AUD. e-Congress author pricing: Members = AUD40, Non-members = AUD80. Delegate pricing: Members = AUD50, Non-members = AUD100. You must be signed in as a member for the member prices to appear as an option.

Register here