SPNHC 2004 @ the AMNH

Tim White tim.white at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 3 16:09:17 CST 2003

Museum SOS: Strategies for Emergency Response & Salvage

This spring the American Museum of Natural History will host the 19th
annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History
Collections May 11-16, 2004.  The theme of the meeting centers on emergency
preparedness, response and salvage and papers on this topic are
invited.  For the general session papers are also being solicited on the
theme of bridge building, whether within an institution or collaboration
between individuals, departments, institutions or other relevant
organizations.  Papers of general interest to the SPNHC audience that do
not fall under either theme will also be considered.

In order to have a presentation (oral or poster) considered for inclusion
in the program, an abstract must be submitted before Wednesday, February
18, 2004.  Please follow the abstract submission instructions below.

Oral presentations: The anticipated time allotted for each oral
presentation is 20 minutes including time for questions and discussion.  If
there is a greater number of abstracts submitted than presentation time
available, the conference committee may choose to run concurrent technical
sessions or to adjudicate submissions.

Poster presentations: This is an ideal format for presenting preliminary
findings, innovations from a related field, or student projects. An "author
in attendance period" will be organized, giving presenters the opportunity
to discuss their posters with conference attendees. Space allotted for each
poster is 5' x 5' (1.52m x 1.52m).

Abstract submission

* List all authors: surname first, followed by first and middle names or
initials; separate authors names with semicolons
* List authors addresses: link authors to addresses with asterisks to avoid
ambiguity; separate multiple addresses with semicolons
* Include the title in boldface
* Add the body of the abstract.  Maximum size is 450 words.  If longer, it
may be truncated.  Avoid passive voice and superfluous text such as will be
* Add the following information:
         1.     Name of author(s) presenting the paper or poster
         2.     Daytime phone number and e-mail address of presenting author
         3.     Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation
         4.     Audiovisual equipment required (e.g., LCD or video
projector, slide projector, overhead, etc.)

Submit your abstract via e-mail to
<mailto:spnhc2004 at amnh.org>spnhc2004 at amnh.org.  The abstract should be
placed in the body of the e-mail not as an attachment.  Please include the
words abstract submission in the subject line.

For further information about SPNHC 2004 visit www.spnhc.org and follow the
links to next year's annual meeting.

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