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Call for Conference Proposals and Abstracts

 : Call for Conference Proposals and Abstracts is NOW OPEN

Proposal and abstracts submissions are welcome for consideration for the BIOHK2020 Conference, to be held on January 8-11, 2020, in the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong.  You can either become or nominate other relevant members of the biotech industry to become a part of the BIOHK2020 Conference.

Becoming a part of  

BIOHK2020 Conference provides a platform for you to share and inspire through valuable discussions about the latest regional and international research findings and industry trends. Biotech stakeholders interested in presenting a session at the Conference may submit proposals and abstracts for individual papers, panel sessions, roundtables, workshops or roadshows.


Conference Proposal and Abstracts Submission Deadline
Individual Papers Sept 15 2019
Panel Sessions July 30 2019
Roundtables July 30 2019
Workshops July 30 2019
Roadshows July 30 2019



The proposal and abstracts submission process for BIOHK2020 Conference could either be through an online submission portal or e-mailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All the submitted proposals and abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Please note that all the interested candidates should register online for the BIOHK2020 Conference prior to submitting the Conference proposals. If you need help or have any questions about the conference proposal and abstracts submission or registration for the Conference, please send your queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • A complete paper, proposal, or abstract consists of the author’s contact information (name, affiliation, postal address, phone number and email – abstract submission form), paper title, an abstract, desired panel placement (if known) and equipment request (e.g. LCD), if any.
  • Abstracts could be submitted in English or Chinese with a maximum word limit of 300 words and without footnotes (please refer to the guidelines for writing an abstract below).
  • The Scientific Committee will return the abstracts which exceed the word limit or contain footnotes. Resubmitted abstracts must be submitted before the deadlines stated above, if you want them to be reviewed again in that round.
  • Speakers could choose to give oral and/or poster presentation for their individual papers.
  • All the accepted abstracts will be published in both English and Chinese in the event book and on the BIOHK2020 official website.
  • Invited speakers do not need to register for the Conference prior to submitting an abstract.
  • HKBIO members can enjoy a 10% concession on the Conference registration fees.
  • Agreeing to appear in the conference program constitutes an obligation to attend the conference and participate in person.
  • Late withdrawals of proposal or abstracts submissions, other than for emergency reasons, will be subject to administrative review and may result in exclusion from future conference programs.
  • Owing to the importance of discussion and feedback in the conference, papers will not be read by others for absentee panellists. Accepted papers may be carried over to the next year’s conference at the discretion of the Organizing Committee Chair.

Guidelines for writing a Proposal & abstract

The goal of the review process is not to adjudicate a competition for a limited number of slots, but, rather, to ensure that all papers presented meet minimum professional requirements and reflect careful preparation in advance. The peer review is intended to be as objective and inclusive as possible. Division heads, who are responsible for review procedures, will try to achieve the widest possible representation of the membership with respect to disciplinary subdivision, school of thought or type of approach, seniority, geography and type of institution or affiliation. The review process will be applied uniformly to all prospective conference participants.
The abstract text should not contain first-person references to its author(s). It should briefly present a hypothesis and outline the author’s plan for defending that hypothesis. An ideal abstract, like a good paper, should identify a problem that needs solving or present a hypothesis that sheds light on the interpretation of a text or body of texts. The citation in the text could be (Ivanov), (Ivanov 1996), or (Ivanov 1996: 53–54).
A paper may identify a new problem and propose a solution, or may identify a complete or partial solution to an existing problem. Alternatively, a paper might indicate that a generally held view has unrecognized shortcomings, without necessarily proposing a comprehensive analysis to replace the received wisdom.
Abstracts on interdisciplinary topics are also welcome. If your proposed paper makes use of a particular methodology or theoretical framework, it is important to state this clearly; a reference as brief as “relying on approach X,” “applying the principles of Y,” “analysing the problem within a Z framework,” or “I am approaching the problem from the point of view of A and B’s theory of Q” is sufficient.
Naturally, the further your work has progressed, the better your abstract is likely to be. Ideally, you will summarize work that is already completed, but this is not required, or even expected. More likely, you will have the outline of your analysis in mind, but will not have worked out all the details; this is also legitimate. However, if you have merely identified a problem you would like to examine when you get a chance, on which you have not yet conducted any research, it will be difficult to represent it convincingly. The Scientific Committee will be given the authority to reject largely hypothetical papers.

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to submit your conference proposals by the set deadlines in order to become a valuable part of   .

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