53rd BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

University of San Agustin, 5000 Gen. Luna St, Iloilo City

April 5, 2018 – April 7, 2018

Welcome to the 53rd BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions!

Update!!! ABSTRACT SUBMISSION is extended to MARCH 9, Friday

Convention Theme: Translational and Transnational Research in Biology Education

April 5 to 7, 2018
University of San Agustin
5000 Gen. Luna St., Iloilo City

For invitations please email Dr. Benilda "Beng" Narcelles >> bznar79(at)gmail(dot)com

With its commitment to excellence in biology teaching, research, and community service, BIOTA Philippines, Inc. invites all interested stakeholders to this annual gathering of biology educators, researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts.

The activities are designed to:

  • Provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences on challenges and opportunities encountered in the implementation of curriculum reforms.
  • Enable sharing of current researches, projects and best practices on continuing professional development to enhance the capabilities of biology teachers in achieving excellence in Biology education and research in the country.
  • Stress the responsibility of biology teachers and researchers in promoting interest and understanding of Biology and its interrelations to other fields.


There will be simultaneous sessions during the convention. You may choose from the following sub-themes when you submit your abstract:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Innovative Biological Technologies
  • Action Research in Biological Sciences
  • Innovative Pedagogy in Biology Education
  • Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and the Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Gender Awareness
Deadline for abstract submission is February 28, 2018 (Wednesday)

Important! Please indicate in a footnote in the docx file you uploaded if you wish to submit the abstract for inclusion in competing category for the particular track it was submitted to.

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Create User Account: Needed for participation, abstract submission, registration
If you have an existing account due to attendance to previous BIOTA Conventions, click here.
READY TO REGISTER? Please click here to confirm your attendance to the 53rd BIOTA Convention.

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Registration Fees
Includes membership fee, convention materials, snacks & lunches, and fellowship dinner. Early online registration is encouraged to ensure receipt of complete convention materials. 

Early bird (on or before March 16, 2018, Friday)

Regular Member*PhP 3,500*
Life Member**PhP 3,200**
Incoming/New Life Member***PhP 6,200***

Regular registration (March 17, 2018 onwards and on-site)

Regular Member*PhP 4,000*
Life Member**PhP 3,700**
Incoming/New Life Member***PhP 6,700***
Student Associate Member****/PhP 2,000****
Undergraduate student****

* 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, Early bird and on-site registration fees are the same


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Payment Options
1. Bank Deposit
Participants may deposit their payment for the 53rd BIOTA to the bank account below:
Account Name: Biology Teachers Association of the Philippines Inc.
Bank name & address: Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), EDSA - Ortigas Branch
Account number: 3101-0990-15

On the deposit slip (client copy), please write your name and BPI branch where the transaction was made. Then scan or photograph deposit slip (client copy) and email with Subject: 53rd BIOTA PAYMENT INFO to biotafiftythree@gmail.com

2. On-site payment

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Please note:
  • Only officially registered and paid participants by March 16, 2018, Sunday, are allowed to present a paper and to have their abstracts included in the souvenir program.
  • Official receipts may be claimed on-site.
  • Please bring the original bank deposit slip during the convention for verification purposes.
  • Please bring also proof of BIOTA Life Membership
Download the BIOTA 2018 Flyer here.

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