2014 Meeting Information
The 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists will be held July 30 - August 3 in Chattanooga, TN The abstract submission page will soon be ready. Abstracts are due by March 30th.

2015 AES Symposium Deadline is Approaching
Symposia are important components of the AES Annual Meeting, and applications are open to any AES Members in Good Standing (those who renewed their membership by Jan 1, 2014). The deadline for submission of applications is approaching rapidly (Feb 15, 2014) - if you are interested in organizing a symposium for the 2014 meeting, please consult the application instructions available on the AES website.

2014 AES Student Funding Application Forms are Now Online
AES supports its student membership and recognizes their accomplishments through Travel Awards to attend annual meetings; poster and oral Presentation Awards; and now three separate Student Research Awards. Eligibility requirements, application instructions, and deadlines are detailed for each award on the Student Funding page of the AES website.

SAC News and Updates
Please click on the link below to learn about the latest AES Student Affairs Committee news and updates, including some new items available for purchase at the AES store.

Latest Research Profile Features Dr. Ian Davenport's Lab
Dr. Ian Davenport's lab at Xavier University is featured in the newest Research Profile, "Sharks in the Big Easy." Please view the latest article in this series to learn more about Dr. Davenport's main interests, Developmental Biology and the Evolution of Development, and his current research projects involving elasmobranchs.

AES Facebook Site
We welcome active participation in the AES Facebook site and hope that it will provide an informal forum for the exchange of ideas, and the posting of interesting elasmobranch-themed current events, research findings, movie clips, and photos. Please note that the AES Facebook site is only available to current members.

The American Elasmobranch Society is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the scientific study of living and fossil sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras, and the promotion of education, conservation, and wise utilization of natural resources. The Society holds annual meetings and presents research reports of interest to students of elasmobranch biology. Those meetings are held in conjunction with annual meetings of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists each year at rotating North American venues.

The membership of the society consists of members who pay annual dues in one of several membership levels listed on the application.  To be eligible to vote in the annual election and compete for student awards, you must be a member in good standing.  You are considered a member in good standing if you pay your dues by 31 December of the previous year.

    The pages that comprise the AES web site provide information on the society, document its scientific endeavors, and present information on ongoing research, society initiatives, and general interest items to all readers with an interest in elasmobranchs.

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