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BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

  • 53rd BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

    April 5, 2018 – April 7, 2018

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

     

    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 implementtation 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.

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    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
    READY TO CREATE A USER ACCOUNT? Please click here.
    If you have an existing account due to attendance to previous BIOTA Conventions, click here.
    READY TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT? Please 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 11, 2018, Sunday)

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

    Regular registration (March 12, 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

    IMPORTANT!
    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 11, 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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  • 52nd BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

    April 6, 2017 – April 8, 2017

     

    Welcome to the 52nd BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions!

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the Philippine Normal University, to attend the 52nd BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions on April 6-8, 2017 with the theme "Biology Education in Unifying ASEAN Countries."

    The essence of ASEAN integration is to produce highly qualified, vocational-technical and professional graduates. The integration brings to focus the need to assess our unique Philippine educational system in relation with those of the ASEAN nations so as to produce 21st century citizennationalists with international perspective. This convention seeks to explore issues and concerns relative to biology educators' crucial roles in the changing educational landscape.

    Major activities include plenary sessions, seminars, workshops, hands-on activities, poster exhibits, BIOTA memorabilia display, commercial exhibits, and educational field trip.

    The activities are designed to:

    • Provide a venue for the exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences on challenges and opportunities encountered in the implementtation of curriculum reforms.
    • Stress the responsibility of biology teachers and researchers in promoting interest, understanding, and appreciation of the biological sciences.
    • Stress the responsibility of biology teachers and researchers in promoting interest and understanding of Biology and its interrelations to other fields.

    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.

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

    • Biology Education (Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning, Educational Technology Integration)
    • Research in Life Sciences
    • Integration of Global Issues & Solution (Climate Change, Biodiversity and Bioethics)
    • Health and Wellness
    Deadline for abstract submission is: extended to March 6, (Monday)!!!

    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
    READY TO CREATE A USER ACCOUNT? Please click here. If you have an existing account due to attendance to previous BIOTA Conventions, click here.
    READY TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT? Please click here.
    READY TO REGISTER? Please click here to confirm your attendance to the 52nd BIOTA Convention.

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    Registration Fees
    Includes membership fee, convention materials (except for Student Associate Members, 3-day snacks & lunches, field trip, and fellowship dinner. Early online registration is encouraged to ensure receipt of complete convention materials. 

    Early bird (on or before March 17, 2017, Friday)

    Regular Member*PhP 3,100*
    Life Member**PhP 2,800**
    Incoming/New Life Member***PhP 5,800***

    Regular registration (after March 17, 2017, or on-site)

    Regular Member*PhP 3,400*
    Life Member**PhP 3,100**
    Incoming/New Life Member***PhP 6,100***
    Student Associate Member****/PhP 1,900****
    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, Convention materials not included

     

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    Payment Options
    1. Bank Deposit
    Participants may deposit their payment for the 52nd 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

    IMPORTANT!
    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: 52nd BIOTA PAYMENT INFO to biotafiftytwo@gmail.com

    2. On-site payment

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    Please note:
    • Only officially registered and paid participants by March 17, 2017, Friday, 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 brochure here.

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  • 51st BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

    April 7, 2016 – April 9, 2016

     

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    Welcome to the 51st BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions!
    and the BIOTA 50th Foundation Anniversary!


    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 9, WEDNESDAY

    The 51st BIOTA will be held at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna on April 7 to 9, 2016.

    The very first BIOTA National Convention in 1966 was held in UPLB under the leadership of then BIOTA President, Prof. Pablo Alfonso. And for this year's convention, it is just fitting to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the association where it all started.

    This year's theme is "BIOTA@50: Keeping the Fire of Knowledge Burning" which was taken from one of the lines of the BIOTA hymn and which we hope will be the association's aspiration @50 and beyond.

    So join us BIOTAns and interested participants to this year's convention that will focus on sharing teaching practices and experiences in employing innovations in biology education to strengthen curricular reforms.

    Major activities include plenary sessions, seminars, workshops, hands-on activities, poster exhibits, BIOTA memorabilia display, commercial exhibits, and educational field trip.

    The activities are designed to:

    • Enable sharing of research findings, teaching practices, and experiences in the implementation of innovations in biology education to support curriculum reforms in different educational levels.
    • Stress the responsibility of biology teachers and researchers in promoting interest, understanding, and appreciation of the biological sciences; and
    • Provide a venue for presentation of current researches, projects, and experiences on continuing professional development to enhance the capabilities of biology teachers, and help achieve excellence in Biology education and research in the country.

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

    • Pedagogical practices (e.g., inquiry-based, student-centered, multidisciplinary) as a way of acquisition of basic concepts in Life Science domains
    • Research in the life sciences
    • Technology in Biology education
    • Integration of global issues and solutions (biodiversity and climate change)
    • Bioethics(ethical issues)
    • Multi- and interdisciplinary research
    • Others (pls. specify)
    Deadline for abstract submission is: February 14, 2016
    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
    READY TO CREATE A USER ACCOUNT? Please click here. If you have an existing account due to attendance to previous BIOTA Conventions, click here.
    READY TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT? Abstract submission is closed.
    READY TO REGISTER? Please click here to confirm your attendance to the 51st BIOTA Convention.

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    Registration Fees
    Includes membership fee, convention materials, 3-day snacks & lunches, fellowship dinner, and field trip. Pre-registration for the field trip is required.

    Early bird (on or before March 9, 2016, Wednesday)

    Regular Member*PhP 3,100*
    Life Member**PhP 2,800**
    Incoming/New Life Member***PhP 5,800***

    Regular registration (after March 9, 2016, or on-site)

    Regular Member*PhP 3,400*
    Life Member**PhP 3,100**
    Incoming/New Life Member***PhP 6,100***
    Student Associate Member****/PhP 1,900****
    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, Convention materials not included

     

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    Payment Options
    1. Bank Deposit
    Participants may deposit their payment for the 51st 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

    IMPORTANT!
    Please scan your deposit slip with your printed name and the BPI branch where the deposit was
    made, and email with Subject: 51st BIOTA PAYMENT INFO to biotafiftyone@gmail.com

    2. On-site payment

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Please note:
    • Only officially registered and paid participants by March 4, 2016, Friday, 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

     

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  • 50th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

    April 9, 2015 – April 11, 2015

    BIOTA2015

    The 360 participants to the 50th BIOTA Annual National Convention & Scientific Sessions with the theme Paradigm Shifts in the Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities for Biologists pose for a group picture with AdMU officials, distinguished guests, plenary speakers on the first day of the convention.

    To download presentations [pdf only], highlight the file, right click and then choose [save link as...]

    Please cite these Presentations by including the presenter, presentation title, name of conference, location venue and city, date of the lecture, and kind of lecture. For example: Umali, TMC. "Building Block for a Better Future for the Filipino." 50th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions. Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. 9 April 2015. Keynote Address.


    Session Speaker Title
    Keynote Address ATTY. TONISITO M.C. UMALI Building Block for a Better Future for the Filipino
    Plenary Lecture I CATHERINE GENEVIEVE BARRETTO-LAGUNZAD Program and Course Maps: Aligning the BS Biology Curriculum to Outcomes-Based Education
    Plenary Lecture II THOMAS VON RINTELEN The Biogeography of Southeast Asia - Insights from a transdisciplinary Approach
    Plenary Lecture III HIDEO IKEDA Japanese Biology Curriculum, Textbook and Classroom Instruction -Activation of Students Thinking-
    Plenary Lecture IV MARLENE B. FERIDO The Critical Role of Assessment in Student Learning
    Plenary Lecture V SONIA D. JACINTO UP Institute of Biology Exploring Philippine Plant Biodiversity for Drug Discovery
    Plenary Lecture VI DAMASA B. MAGCALE-MACANDOG Drivers of Land Use Changes in Laguna Lake Subwatersheds and their Impacts on Terrestrial Environment, Biodiversity and Ground Water Quality
    Plenary Lecture VII PERRY S. ONG The 3Gs: Keys to Understanding Philippine Biodiversity and Its Conservation
    Plenary Lecture VIII JUN RYAN C. ORBINA Ebola Virus Disease Readiness, Response and Reflections
    Plenary Lecture IX GRECEBIO JONATHAN D. ALEJANDRO The Interplay of Instruction and Research in the Changing Landscape of Biology Education
    Plenary Lecture X ANA CHERYLLE RAMOS Engaging Digital Learners in the 21st Science Classroom
    Plenary Lecture XI MARICOR N. SORIANO Tools for Rapid Assessment and Visualization of Coral Reefs


    Grateful appreciation to our sponsors for helping make this Convention a success!

    Lungsod ng Quezon Vibal Group Scharlab

    SciGateScienceStar


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  • 49th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

    April 3, 2014 – April 5, 2014

    Welcome to the 49th BIOTA Annual National Convention!

    The 49th BIOTA will be held at the University of Baguio, Baguio City on April 3 to 5, 2014. The theme is "Innovations inBiology Education in the New Curriculum. The annual convention will focus on sharing teaching practices and experiences inemploying innovations in biology education to strengthen curricular reforms.

    Major activities include plenary sessions, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, hands-on activities, posterexhibits/discussions, educational field trip, and commercial exhibits. The activities are designed to:

    • Enable sharing of research findings, teaching practices, and experiences in the implementation ofinnovations in biology education to support curriculum reforms in different educational levels.
    • Stress the responsibility of biology teachers and researchers in promoting interest, understanding,and appreciation of the biological sciences; and
    • Provide a venue for presentation of current researches, projects, and experiences on continuingprofessional development to enhance the capabilities of biology teachers, and help achieveexcellence in Biology education and research in the country.

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

    • Pedagogical practices (e.g., inquiry-based, student-centered,multidisciplinary) as a way of acquisition of basic concepts in LifeScience domains
    • K to 12 science curriculum implementation
    • Research and development in the Life Sciences
    • Issues concerning biodiversity and climate change
    • Issues and solutions concerning health and wellness
    • Others (pls. specify):

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    Create User Account: For participation, abstract submission, registration

    READY TO CREATE A USER ACCOUNT? Please click here
    READY TO REGISTER? Please clickhere to confirm your attendance to the 49th BIOTA Convention.

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    Registration Fees

    Includes membership fee, convention materials, 3-day snacks & lunches, and fellowship dinner.

    Additional field trip fee will be collected on-site. Pre-registration for the field trip is required.

    Early bird (on or before March 14, 2014, Friday)

    Regular Member PhP 3,100
    Current Life Member PhP 2,800
    Incoming/New Life Member* PhP 5,800*

    On-site registration (or March 15, 2014 onwards )

    Regular Member PhP 3,300
    Current Life Member PhP 3,000
    Incoming/New Life Member* PhP 6,000*
    Student Associate Member -
    Undergraduate students (YBF)** PhP 1,900**

    *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,Convention materials not included

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    Payment Options

    1. Bank Deposit

    Participants may deposit their payment for the 49th 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

    IMPORTANT!

    Please scan your deposit slip with your printed name and the BPIbranch where the deposit was made, and email with Subject: 49th BIOTA PAYMENT INFO to biotafortynine@gmail.com

    2. On-site payment

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    Please note:

    ***Only officially registered and paid participants by March 7, 2014, Friday, are allowed to present apaper 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

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  • 48th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

    April 4, 2013 – April 6, 2013

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to Far Eastern University, Morayta, Manila to attend the 48th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions on 4-6 April 2013 with the theme Enriching Biology Education: Transformative Learning in the K to 12 Curriculum.

    To be held in cooperation with the Institute of Arts & Sciences, Far Eastern University, the Department of Education, and the Commission on Higher Education, this annual convention will focus on the potential of transformative learning to enhance biology education in the newly-drafted K to 12 curriculum.

    DEADLINES:

    • Submission of Abstract: 8 Feb 2013
    • extended >> 8 March 2013
    • Early Bird Payment: 15 March 2013

    To participate in the 48th BIOTA Convention

    1. REGISTER ON-LINE

    2. Create a USER ACCOUNT to submit abstract/s

    3. Steps to ON-LINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:

    a. Log-in using the account created in step 2

    b. Click on <New Submission> found on the right-hand-side below the title 48th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

    c. Follow the Instructions


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  • 47th BIOTA Annual National Convention and Scientific Sessions

    April 12, 2012 – April 14, 2012

    The Biology Teachers Association(BIOTA) of the Philippines held its47th Annual National Convention andScientific Sessions on April 12-14,2012 at the Ateneo de Naga University, Camarines Sur.The convention theme was 21st CENTURYBIOLOGY: PEDAGOGY AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHwhich aimed tofocus on recent innovations in theteachinglearning process, and thescience inquiry approach method,i.e., learning biology the way scientists do.