Co-hosted by the North Central Division and the Michigan Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 

Adaptive Approaches to Understand and Manage Changes in Fisheries

Call for Abstracts – Oral and Poster Presentations

Abstract Submission Opens: March 9, 2023

Abstract Deadline EXTENDED: April 21, 2023

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Our theme, “Adaptive Approaches to Understand and Manage Changes in Fisheries” seeks to examine how managers and researchers are working to develop solutions to the rapidly changing environments and technologies affecting fisheries around the world. We expect to develop a program that includes the traditional wide offering of symposia covering topics ranging from freshwater to marine environments, recreational, commercial, and subsistence fishing, and native and nonnative fisheries. Home to the iconic Blue Bridge and Grand River, AFS is thrilled to return to the city of Grand Rapids following the successful Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting held in 2022.

The Hybrid Conference Model

The 2023 AFS meeting will employ a hybrid meeting model to create an exciting in-person event but also provide for submission and access to content for those unable to travel to Grand Rapids.  Presenters and attendees will be able to access the core science content through the following formats:  

  • Live-Streamed from Grand Rapids – Plenary sessions and selected other events will be live streamed as well as recorded and available online. This option will not be available for most symposia or presentations.
  • In-person Presentations– All oral and poster presentations delivered in Spokane will be pre-recorded and available online to all attendees.
  • Virtual Presentations– Submissions of contributed papers and posters by those unable to travel will be included as pre-recorded content and available for asynchronous viewing but will not presented during sessions in Grand Rapids.

NOTE – We have a team working to develop additional virtual options, but at this time there will not be the ability to have Zoom/Webex access during symposia and technical sessions. Any “virtual” submissions will only be accessible through the meeting website and will not be shown during the in-person conference. For questions related to the virtual meeting component you can contact Julie Defilippi Simpson at [email protected].

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for symposia sessions can be submitted for a live, in-person  presentation; whereas, abstracts for symposia and contributed oral/poster sessions can be submitted for either a live, in-person or recorded, virtual presentation.  All presenters will be required to provide a recorded version of their presentation prior to the meeting. The recorded presentations will be made available to all in-person and virtual attendees, during and after the meeting. We will not be able to accommodate live, remote presentations during the conference. Presentation guidelines and additional instructions will be provided in future correspondence.

During the submission process you will indicate if you were invited to speak as part of a symposium session. Abstracts submitted to symposium sessions that are not selected for inclusion will be considered for inclusion in a contributed topic session.

Abstracts should include the following:

  1. Primary Author, Affiliation, and contact information
  2. Title (12-word limit)
  3. Short title (under 30 characters)
  4. Abstract (300-word limit)
  5. Session
  6. Abstract Type (Oral or Poster, Pre-Recorded)
  7. Keywords (maximum of 5)
  8. Student Presentation
  9. Co-Authors, affiliations, and emails

Questions: Please contact the Symposia Chair Doug Larson ([email protected]) for questions about abstract submissions related to symposia. Please contact Program Co-Chairs, Patrick Hanchin ([email protected]) or Jennifer Johnson ([email protected]) for questions related to contributed papers and posters (un-related to a specific symposium). Please contact Tricia Fry ([email protected]) for information on your submission or the submission process.