Call for papers: 52nd BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions

52nd Convention Theme: Biology Education in Unifying ASEAN Countries

April 6 to 8, 2017
Philippine Normal University
Taft Ave, Ermita, Manila, Metro Manila

Download BIOTA 2017 flyer here!

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For invitations please email: Ms.Minerva Arenas, marenas

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Only online submissions of abstracts via will be accepted on or before February 28, 2017 (Tuesday).

Only officially registered and paid participants (by March 17, 2017, Friday) are allowed to present a paper and to have their abstracts included in the souvenir program.

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Submission guidelines for abstract proposals (doc/docx format):

1. Limit abstract to 300 words (excluding title, author name/s and affiliation/s)
2. CONTENT includes: introductory sentence on background of study, objectives, very brief description of methodology, summary of results and discussion, conclusion and/or significance of findings.
3. LAYOUT: TITLE (justify, Arial size 12, uppercase, bold); AUTHORS (align left, Arial size 10, sentence case, regular, presenting author underlined, superscript number for address placed after author’s name); ADDRESS (align left, Arial size 9, sentence case, regular, superscript number placed before institution’s name); TEXT (justify, Arial size 10)

Submit under any of these three (3) categories:

Seminar: a 12-min lecture-seminar and 3-min Q&A to be presented during the Scientific Sessions.
Poster: to be presented at the Poster Exhibit.
Workshop: a 1-hr. lecture-demonstration or hands-on activity to be presented during the Scientific Sessions. Please indicate willingness to give a repeat session.

Choose the sub-theme of your abstract submission by indicating it in Keywords

  • Biology education (e.g., Inquiry based teaching and learning,  Technology integration) as a way of acquisition of basic concepts in Life Science domains
  • Research in the Life Sciences or on curriculum reform in Life Science domains
  • Integration of global issues and solutions (Climate change, Biodiversity, Bioethics)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Others (pls specify):

Only officially registered and paid participants (by March 17 , 2017, Friday) are allowed to present a paper and to have their abstracts included in the souvenir program

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Early bird registration fee
(ON OR BEFORE March 17, 2017, Friday)
• Regular member* PhP 3,100
• Current life member** PhP 2,800
• Incoming (new) life member *** PhP 5,800

Regular registration fee
(AFTER March 17, 2017, or on-site)
• Regular member* PhP 3,400
• Current life member** PhP 3,100
• Incoming (new) life member*** PhP 6,100
• Student associate member/ Undergraduate students **** PhP 1,900

* Regular members are those who pay an annual membership fee of PHP 300
** Life members are those who have paid a one-time life-membership fee of PHP 3000 sometime in the past and have been issued a “Life Member Certificate”
***A person applying to be a life member must have attended at least one national or regional convention within the past three years prior to becoming a life member
****Valid undergraduate student I.D. must be presented, Convention materials not included

Registration fee includes membership fee, convention materials (except for Student Associate Members), 3-day snacks and lunches, field trip, and fellowship dinner.

Early online registration is encouraged to ensure receipt of complete convention materials.

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Biology Teachers Association of the Philippines Inc.
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) EDSA-Ortigas Branch,
Account No. 3101-0990-15

Please scan your deposit slip with your printed name and the BPI Branch where the deposit was made, and email with
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