Dr. Stacey Finley
We are excited to share news about the 2019 Annual Meeting, as well as highlight a fellowship opportunity for trainees interested in connecting science and policy. Read on below.
2019 SMB Annual Meeting
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology will be held from July 22-26, 2019. Learn more details about the annual meeting at www.smb2019.org.
The meeting will be held in Montréal, Canada at the beautiful Université de Montréal. The university is home to programs in a wide variety of disciplines, and houses the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques (CRM, www.crm.umontreal.ca/en/), the host institute of SMB 2019.
The theme of SMB 2019 is “From the Genome, to the Biome”.
Registration: Early conference registration is from March 1 – April 20; after this date, registration fees will increase. You can register for the conference here.
Abstracts: The early abstract submission deadline is March 29, 2019. Details about abstract submission are available here.
Accommodation: Attendees should make their own arrangements. Options include
- Residences: available on campus, in limited numbers
- Terrasse Royale Hotel: located approximately a 15 minute-walk from campus.
Travel related information:
Passports and Visas: Foreign participants must have a valid passport to enter Canada. You may also require a visa before coming to Canada. Please see the following website for information www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=416&top=16 and contact the nearest Canadian Visa Office (at a Canadian Embassy or Consulate) if you have any questions.
Airport: Pierre-Elliot Trudeau (YUL) airport serves the greater Montreal area, with over 130 direct connections globally. It is a 20-minute drive to the university and downtown Montreal.
We hope to see you at SMB 2019!
Science and Technology Policy Fellowship
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. AAAS offers a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) program that provides the unique opportunity for scientists and researchers to apply their knowledge and technical skills to broader societal and policy issues. Fellows accept 1-year long positions within the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington DC.
The Director of the STPF program, Dr. Jennifer Pearl, encourages all scientists and researchers to consider applying to the program. This ultimately gives scientists a stronger voice in policy-making. Dr. Pearl is a mathematician herself, and an alumna of the STPF program (2002-03 Executive Branch Fellow). There are many opportunities to learn more about the program, including: directly contacting Dr. Pearl, who welcomes inquiries and questions about the program (firstname.lastname@example.org); first-hand accounts from former STPF fellows with detailed insights into the program; and information on the main website.
We hope you take the initiative to learn more about The Science and Technology Policy Fellowship and consider whether it is a possible future step in your career!
We look forward to receiving more news of opportunities for SMB members, as well as achievements, such as prizes, election into academies, and named professorships. Send them along so that we can highlight SMB’s outstanding members!