I made it through the scientific review process! Here is Ella’s response. Did they smell something? On the other hand, the different fonts used for my (fake) name and the rest of the message tells me that this is a copy/paste job and a standardized response. The review was obviously done by the local dumpling guy.
From: ella <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Re: 099-Call for Speaker at 2nd Annual Symposia of BacteriologyandInfection (SBI-2012)
Date: December 2, 2011 12:41:08 AM PST
Dear Knut Buttnase,
Sorry for the delay.
This is Ella, from the Organizing Committee of SBI-2012, Guangzhou, China.
I am glad to inform you that after much consideration, your abstracts have been accepted. You are entitled to give us a speech atSBI 4-3: New Drug Development for Bad Bugs
The time allot for your speech is 20-25 minutes. We have updated the program and released the information online:http://www.bitlifesciences.com/wcm2012/fullprogram_sbi.asp . We will upload your information after your registration.
For the registration, please log on the website:
We appreciate you would finish the formal registration online for us to confirm your participation. I would like to remind you of the deadline of December 15, before that deadline, you can enjoy the early bird registration rate.
Look forward to your reply.