BHAVI 2023-10 Symposium

The BHAVI 2023 October Symposium will be held as a virtual meeting online 9 October at 10:00 - 14:00 PDT (13:00 - 17:00 EDT). There will be no registration fees charged for attendance at this half-day symposium held via Zoom videoconference. Our Guardians 2023 Workshop entitled Who are the Guardians of Truth and Integrity? will be held as an online event in our series of annual Guardians of Truth and Integrity Workshops. Revisit this page for updates on the timeline for the program schedule with invited speakers. For questions, please contact

Workshop Program: The October 9 online Guardians 2023 Workshop will ask the same question posed last year for the Guardians 2022 Workshop, ie, Who are the Guardians of Truth and Integrity? and discuss the continuing information wars with the spread of polarized and extremified propaganda and lies, and the now prevalent political use of mis-information, dis-information, anti-information, caco-information, and mal-information. Please refer to our Guardians 2022 Workshop for last year's program of talks, slide presentations, and background references on these information wars. In addition, for the Guardians 2023 Workshop, we will also address the state of affairs concerning the phenomena of "academic ghosting", the decline of professional collegiality and adherence to a professional code of conduct, and the increase in prevalence of organized fraud with misconduct in academia.

Call for Papers: Research manuscripts contributed to the workshop for presentation must be submitted no later than July 9, with notice of review decisions announced August 9, and final versions of manuscripts re-submitted by September 9 prior to the workshop on October 9. Manuscripts may address any form of research from basic to applied science and medicine, from primary to secondary and tertiary research, from computational and quantitative to non-computational and qualitative, including literature reviews and meta-analyses, and across the entire spectrum of research including "bench-to-bedside" and clinical trials. Guardians 2023 Workshop will offer cash prizes of $1500 for best student papers in each of the 3 award categories

For eligibility to compete in the student best paper competitions, the first author of the submitted manuscript must be matriculated in a degree-granting educational program, and the manuscript must be accompanied by a letter from the student's mentor attesting to the student's authorship or co-authorship role for both the research conducted and the manuscript written.