General Information

Please plan to arrive in time for the first session of talks beginning at 3:00 p.m.
We will keep 4:30-5:30 p.m. open to allow everyone a chance to check-in to their rooms. Luggage can be stored either at the front desk or in the conference room. If you call in advance, it is possible that your room will be available prior to 3:00 p.m. if you wanted to check-in before the first session.
Poster set-up can begin upon arrival.
Transportation to and from Myrtle Beach should be arranged by labs
For Speakers
Please bring your presentation on USB drive or CD
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your session.
Mac and PC laptops are available.
For Poster Presenters
Posters are 40 inches by 60 inches.
Poster numbers will be assigned after you submit your abstract.
Poster presenters with an odd number will present Friday night.
Poster presenters with an even number will present Saturday night.
Other Information
All meals will be provided. There will be vegetarian options at all meals.
Cash prizes will be awarded to graduate students and postdocs for best talk


  • If you have a preference to room with someone, please include that detail in your registration and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
  • We will provide the hotel with a rooming list and double occupancy rooms will be reserved in the name of both guests.
  • Single rooms are oceanfront and all double rooms face the sound side.


  • Please arrive in time for the opening session beginning at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, October 26th.
  • We will keep 5:00-6:30 p.m. open allowing everyone the opportunity to check-in.  Luggage can be stored either at the front desk or in the conference room. If you call in advance and your room is be available prior to 3:00 p.m., you may be able to check-in before the first session.


  • Transportation to and from Wrightsville Beach should be arranged individually or among the labs. Contact Amanda ( with any special requests.


  • All meals are included and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available.
  • Please remember to specify your dietary preferences in your registration

Retreat Contact:

Questions can be directed to Amanda Chang:


Phone: 919-962-1058

3018 Genetic Medicine Bldg