ASHB Conferences

A major event in the ASHB calendar is the Annual Scientific Conference, which incorporates the AGM of the Society. For details of the forthcoming conference see the conference box on the home page.

Conference format

The Conference provides a forum for discussing the latest research in human biology and includes presentations from postgraduate students, established researchers, and invited regional and international experts.

It usually incorporates a special session for schools and school teachers, often featuring a secondary school student presenting the results of their school project.

Postgraduate students are encouraged to present their research work at the Conference. The following incentives are offered:

ASHB Student Prize

At every ASHB Conference, a student prize is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in human biology research by a scientist early in his or her research career. The award scheme is intended to stimulate research in human biology in general and encourage students to present their work at the highest possible level. For application and other details, please refer to the Student Prize Guidelines.

Conference Travel Awards

These are intended to keep the Conference affordable and encourage participation of postgraduate students by subsidising travel and accomodation expenses. Successful applicants must present a short oral research paper at the Conference, and are chosen on the basis of the quality of an initial written description of their research content. For further details, please refer to the ASHB Conference Travel Award Guidelines.