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Women Are Underrepresented at Conferences: Study

By Diana Kwon | April 25, 2018

An analysis of abstracts from American Geophysical Union meetings reveals that female scientists get fewer speaking opportunities than men.

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Baby on Board

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2017

Many scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.

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ASM to Discontinue Small Conferences

By Diana Kwon | June 6, 2017

Numerous scientists are disappointed with the American Society for Microbiology’s decision, and some are hatching plans to keep the meetings alive.

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Opinion: An Ethical Code for Conferences

By Wolf B. Frommer | December 2, 2016

This fundamental form of scientific communication is threatened by modern recording technology and researchers who refuse to adhere to an age-old ethical code. 

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Q&A: Improving Cardiac Cell Therapy

By Kerry Grens | November 15, 2016

The Scientist caught up with cardiac stem cell researcher Mark Sussman to get his thoughts on the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting.

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The National Institutes of Health is hosting a two-day conference on how the virus affects infants and children. The take-home message so far: microcephaly is but one of many potential problems for Zika-exposed fetuses.

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TS Picks: June 6, 2016

By Jef Akst | June 6, 2016

American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting edition 

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Travelers to West Africa Banned from Conference

By Jef Akst | October 31, 2014

Louisiana state health officials ask anyone who has visited Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days to skip next week’s meeting on tropical diseases in New Orleans.

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AIDS Researchers Died in MH17 Crash

By Kerry Grens | July 18, 2014

A commercial flight shot down over Ukraine took with it the lives of 298 people, including some AIDS researchers.

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Speaker Selection Bias

By Tracy Vence | January 7, 2014

Including at least one woman when planning scientific symposia prompts the selection of more female speakers, a study shows.

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