Following an evaluation by members of the Abstract Evaluation Committee, some abstracts will be selected for an award. These abstracts will be presented as ORAL PRESENTATIONS in the main Scientific Program. These awards will be used to help defray expenses associated with conference attendance of the presenting author. Award receipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one award per lab will be allocated. Preference will be given to junior scientists (PhD students or post-docs) as awardees. Status of junior scientist for the presenting author should be indicated in the submission.