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XXXIV Annual Meeting of the North American Section

2014 annual Section meeting of the North American Section (May 12-15, 2014) in Miami Beach, FL.

5/12/2014 to 5/15/2014
When: 5/12/2014
Where: Miami Beach Resort
4833 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida  33140
United States
Contact: Meeting Secretariat: Katie Campbell

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ISHR Contact:  For questions re: ISHR membership and website issues, contact Dr. Leslie Anderson Lobaugh, Exec Sec  

Program:   A draft of the Meeting Program is now available for download!

Meeting Organizers: Drs. Joshua Hare and Michael Kapiloff (Univ of Miami Sch of Medicine)   

Nonmembers:  ISHR Members receive a substantial registration discount ($125 discount for Regular Members, and $75 discount for Trainee members) that more than covers the annual dues for joining the ISHR-NAS (Annual dues: $110 Regular member, $55 Trainee member).  Nonmembers can join the ISHR-NAS online (click here) prior to registering at the lower member rate!
Early-Bird discount:  Register before April 15, 2014, and receive a $100 discount on your registration!
Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations received by the early registration deadline are refunded minus a $50 cancellation fee.  Cancellation after the early registration period up to one month prior to the meeting are charged $150 cancellation fee.  There is no refund for cancellations received after one month before the meeting.

Meals & Breaks:
Breakfast, Lunch & Breaks: Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks are included in the cost of registration, and only those wearing a valid conference name badge will be admitted to the dining room.
Meeting Banquet: The Meeting Banquet (May 14, 6:45p) is free for registrants. Up to 2 Guests per registrant can attend the banquet at a cost of $100/guest. You must pay for banquet guests during the registration process, and a link to a downloadable admission ticket will be sent to you after your registration is processed. Please bring the ticket with you for admission of your guest(s) to the Banquet.

Hotel: Reservations are no longer available at the conference hotel at the group rate.  Delegates can make reservations at the conference hotel (Miami Beach Resort, 4833 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140) at a rate of $219 per night by contacting and identifying themselves as part of the ISHR-NAS group.    If you have questions or concerns regarding hotel reservations, please contact Roz Robbins (

Abstract(s):  An abstract fee of $50 will be charged for each abstract submitted.  Click here to go to the abstract submission site; the abstract fee will be assessed on the abstract submission site.  Selected abstracts submitted before March 15, 2014 will be chosen for oral presentation.  All other abstracts will be presented at one of two poster sessions (May 13 or 14, 1:15-2p and 3:30-4:30p).  Formatting instructions and template (required) are available on the abstract submission site.

Poster Presentations:  Authors of abstracts chosen for poster presentation will receive an email message indicating which session their poster will be displayed (either Session 1: Tuesday, May 13, 1:15-2:00p and 3:30-4:30p or Session 2: Wednesday, May 14, 1:15-2:00p and 3:30-4:30p).  Posters must be formatted to fit on the 4 ft x 8 ft boards provided.  On the day of your assigned Poster Session, posters should be put up before the opening Plenary Talk (8:00a) or during the morning Coffee Break (10:30-11a), and should be taken down after the final Session (6p).

Young Investigator Competitions: will be held for Graduate Students & Early Postdocs and Senior Postdocs & Early Asst Professors - Deadline is March 1, 2014.


ECI Events:  There are several events at the meeting organized by/for our Early Career Investigators (ECIs).  Sign up for these events online during the registration process:

  • ECI Symposium:  Six abstracts by ECIs will be chosen in a competitive process to be presented as oral talks in the ECI Symposium.   All delegates are welcome to attend.
  • Alternate Career Path Workshop:  Trained research scientists who have chosen a 'non-traditional' career path will participate in an informal panel discussion.  All delegates are welcome to attend.
  • ECI Lunch with Senior Investigators:  A group of senior investigators has been invited to share lunch and informal discussion in a round-table lunch with ECIs.  ECIs must sign up for this event during registration (there is a $5 charge), and a link to a downloadable admission ticket will be sent to you after your registration is processed. Please bring the ticket with you for admission to the lunch.
  • ECI Social:  The ECIs will be meeting informally at the conference hotel pool bar for networking over drinks and finger foods.  Come and meet your fellow ECIs!! 

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