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Call for Abstracts

Abstracts are closed for the 2023 Australian Banana Industry Congress. Information for the 2025 Congress is being prepared. 

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Save the date for the 3rd Scientific symposium at 2023 Banana Congress

You are invited to The Banana Scientific Symposium in Cairns on the 17th May 2023!

After the success of the 2021 event, the third Banana Scientific Symposium will be delivered in association with the 2023 Banana Congress 17-19th May. The event is a great opportunity for the banana research community to share their latest research, exchange ideas, improve linkages and initiate new collaborations.

The Scientific Symposium will afford RD&E providers attending the 2023 Banana Congress, an opportunity to present a more detailed account of their latest research in addition to an opportunity to present posters within the Congress Programme.

The Australian banana industry is well supported by banana researchers from various government agencies, universities, and other service providers across Australia. The Symposium provides a great opportunity to foster communication and collaboration between researchers so that we continue to deliver high quality scientific research that adds value and benefits our Australian banana growers.

Participants rated the previous Scientific symposia in very highly, indicating they gained new contacts, and improved their knowledge of banana R&D activities. Previous symposia were attended by over 55 researchers from a wide range RD&E service providers across Australia, and we hope to see the same attendance this year.

The format of this full-day session will be as series of 10 min oral presentations grouped into four main themes. Presenters will be given the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session at the conclusion of each theme.

Attendees are invited now to submit your 200 word abstract to present your work to fellow banana researchers. Your abstract should describe:

  • the impact or objective of your specific research area for the banana industry
  • how your research is achieving this.

Submit your abstract for the Scientific Symposium Congress today!

Important dates

Please diarise the following important program dates

Submissions open: Closed

Submissions close: Friday 24 March 2023

Abstract notifications: 31 March 2023

Poster Session at the 2023 Banana Congress

Researchers are also invited to submit an abstract for the R&D poster session during the main Congress Program. As in previous years, the poster session provides an opportunity to describe your research to the greater industry and meet with growers.  Abstracts for the poster session should also include:

  • the impact or objective of your specific research area for the banana industry
  • how your research is achieving this.

Poster Presenters are also asked to give a 1 minute 1 slide oral poster pitch to ’advertise’ the importance of their posters to the Congress audience. This will be fast-paced and dynamic part of the Congress program and will occur immediately prior to the poster session.

Please submit your abstract for Poster session at the Banana Congress today!

Enquiries And Correspondence

Please contact Rosie Godwin: rosie@abgc.org.au or visit the official congress website: bananacongress.org.au