Poster Presentations

You are invited to submit an abstract to the second annual TASSA conference to be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, on March 25-26, 2006. The conference theme will be Knowledge and Innovation to Benefit Society Our vision is to establish a forum for many young and experienced American, Turkish, and Turkish-American scientists to explore and develop new collaborative initiatives.

Poster presentations will be held in two categories. These two categories are Scientific Presentations and Institutional Presentations.

1) Scientific Presentations: Scientific poster session will serve as a platform for principal investigators, students, and postdoctoral fellows who would like to present their research efforts. There are four sub-categories that encompass the four Technical Groups of TASSA. These four technical groups are;

  • Engineering & Applied Sciences
  • Health & Biomedical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

2) Institutional Presentations: These posters will introduce institutes, research labs, universities, and other large and small facilities to TASSA members and conference attendees, (Abstract format of these posters are more relaxed but are restricted to roughly one page).

The poster sessions are intended to provide a convenient and informal forum to stimulate exchange of ideas and knowledge. We expect that attendees from Turkey and the US will find this environment suitable to initiate discussions towards fruitful future collaborations. It is noteworthy that the poster sessions at TASSA’s first conference last year were highly popular and successfully met these objectives.

General Rules and Guidelines for Poster Presentations:

  • Abstract submission deadline is March 10, 2006.
  • Abstract submissions are considered for poster presentation only.
  • Poster abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

Each abstract will be reviewed by the Poster Session Committee for (a) scientific content of the research and its relevance, and (b) its adherence to standard formatting rules outlined below. Please follow the generally accepted rules of preparation of professional scientific documents for your abstracts. Once the abstract is accepted, corresponding authors will be notified by the technical group members and receive further information regarding poster presentation rules.

Abstracts should be submitted via email to as attached MS Word documents.

Title - The title should clearly identify the contents of the abstract. Capitalize the first letter of each word except prepositions, articles, and species names.

Authors and Affiliations - Each author name is entered separately. Each name is entered in corresponding fields for first (given), middle initial(s) and last (family) name. First names should be spelled out and not just given as an initial. You should provide information on each author's institution/affiliation. Do not give department, division, branch, street address, etc. when completing the institution information. Enter the City and State/Province (if from the United States or Canada) and zip/postal code. Use abbreviations whenever possible.

Abstract Text - Each abstract should consist of no more than 250 words, excluding the title and author information. The abstract text should be typed in MS Word. Insert sub or superscripts, boldface, italics, or other required symbols as necessary. Tables, if presented, should be as simple as possible since they will be reduced in size in the final product to fit in a column approximately 2.5" (6.4 cm) in width. Graphics (graphs, pictures, etc.) are not recommended as they are very difficult to properly size and as they will be printed in black and white.

For further questions about the Poster Presentations, send email to