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SFS Annual Meeting

2024 Annual Meeting: June 2–6 in Philadelphia, PA

Plenary Videos: View the full YouTube playlist

  • Sunday, June 2 — Welcome from incoming and outgoing SFS presidents Dr. David Arscott and Dr. Sherri Johnson; 2024 SFS Career Awards presentations; Award of Excellence talk by Dr. Stuart Bunn
  • Monday, June 3 — Plenary address by Dr. Erik L. Silldorff, "Aquatic Life in the Delaware River Basin: Our Unique History, Past Successes, and Persistent Challenges"
  • Tuesday, June 4 — Hynes Award presentation and talk by Dr. Ayan Fleischmann; Plenary address by Dr. Seetha Coleman-Kammula, "Why is PFAS a Wicked Problem?"
  • Wednesday, June 5 — 2024 SFS Fellows Awards; Plenary address by Dr. Alison M. Meadow, "Engaged Research and Societal Impact: Linking Research and Evaluation to Engaged Research and Societal Impact to Improve Practice and Outcomes"
  • Thursday, June 6 — Tribute to Dr. Mažeika P. Sullivan; Plenary panel discussion: "From a Ripple to a River: At the Confluence of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in SFS. An invitation to learn about and engage with SFS's current and future DEI initiatives."

Download the 2024 Annual Meeting Program Book
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Upcoming Meetings

May 18–22, 2025, in San Juan, Puerto Rico — More details coming soon!

Previous Meetings

The Society was founded as the Midwest Benthological Society by 13 charter members at Havana, Illinois, in the spring of 1953. Since then, the Society has met annually at locations across North America and the globe.

See a complete list of previous meetings

Abstract Search

Abstracts from the 2015-2018 annual meetings can be searched for here. Abstracts back to 2011 to added soon.