Seventh International Sirenian Symposian

Subject: Sirenian conservation and management, stranding response and medical assessment, monitoring applications, and general biology and research.
Date/Time: Sunday, December 13, 2015; 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Organizer and contact email: Nicole Adimey (adimey22@gmail.com)
Description: The Seventh International Sirenian Symposium will be held in conjunction with the Biennial in San Francisco on Sunday, December 13th from 8:30-5:30. The purpose of this symposium is to foster communication between researchers, managers, and policy makers on all aspects of Sirenian Conservation. Individuals are invited to present new information on Sirenian conservation and management, stranding response and medical assessment, monitoring applications, and general biology and research. The symposium will include presentations, with time for questions and a poster session. Sirenian items will be available for purchase to raise funds for future travel grants.
Those interested in presenting should submit an abstract (300 word limit) by email to Nicole Adimey (adimey22@gmail.com) by August 15, 2015. Preference will be given to speakers conducting research or addressing conservation issues outside the United States of America. The Symposium schedule will include 20, 15 and 10 minute talks, so please indicate in your abstract submission which length you prefer.
We encourage early registration, as this symposium has limited seating. Due to generous contributions from outside sources, those the cost will be $20 USD for those participants that register early. After Sept. 15, 2015 fees will increase to $30 USD. To sign up for the symposium, visit the conference registration site.
Small grants will be available for those individuals traveling from outside the United States that are not already receiving financial assistance from the Society for attendance at the Biennial. Interested individuals should contact Nicole Adimey (adimey22@gmail.com) for more information.
Cost: $20 (Early Bird); $30 (After September 15, 2015)