The Molluscan Forum is held every year at the Natural History Museum, London. The Society is currently planning for the 15th Forum, which will take place on 28th November 2012. Registration is now open: registration forms and guidelines for submission of abstracts are available here. The Molluscan Forum is designed to be informal and to bring together people starting their research on molluscs, to give them the opportunity to present and discuss their work and to compare notes on methods and problems. Once again, the Forum will be held consecutively with the Young Systematists' Forum (www.systass.org/ysf), also at the Natural History Museum.
Attendance is open to all, but speakers and poster presenters should be research students, post-doctoral researchers, undergraduate students starting molluscan projects or dissertations, and amateurs engaged in substantial projects that have not yet been published. Any topic related to molluscs is acceptable: palaeontological, physiological, behavioural, ecological, systematic, morphological or molecular. The Forum will end with a wine reception sponsored by The Society.
There is NO registration fee and a limited amount of help with travel costs will be available for presenters who cannot claim them from elsewhere.
Most of all, the Forum is relaxed and fun!
Abstracts for oral and poster presentations to be given at the 2012 Forum are now available here