Donate Today!   Join GSA      

Society Home | About GSA | Contact GSA      



Deadline for advance meeting registration: May 21, 2015


Membership in the Genetics Society of America (GSA) has many benefits including discounted meeting fees. If you wish to join GSA, click here.  Please note that registration fees below do not include housing and meals except as noted.


Begin your Registration:


The deadline for receipt of early registration at the reduced rate is midnight, Thursday, May 21, 2015. After that date, this program will continue to be available for online registration at the advance rate until noon, Tuesday, June 23. Subsequent registrations will be at the onsite rate or at the conference.


Important information about your registration:


  1. You must enter a telephone number and an e-mail address to register on-line.
  2. Upon successful registration, you will be assigned a registration number. Please save this number for any future correspondence regarding your registration.


All Major Credit Cards Accepted:

To confirm address information and to access the registration form, please provide the following:

Registrant's Last Name:
Registrant's First Initial:



Note: If you have difficulty in completing the form or questions regarding your registration, please e-mail Anne Marie Mahoney at



Registration Fees:


All fees shown are in

US dollars

EARLY Registration

(on or before May 21)


(May 22 - June 23)


June 23 - June 28

GSA Member  
Faculty/Lab Tech $295 $395 $495
Postdoc $230 $330 $430
Graduate Student $195 $295 $395
Undergraduate Student $190 $290 $390
Non Member  
Faculty/Lab Tech $495 $595 $695
Postdoc $370 $470 $570
Graduate Student $315 $415 $515
Undergraduate Student $265 $365 $465



IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration fees will not include accommodations or meals except the final dinner. Please make a housing reservation at the UCLA housing website or one of the hotels.


When considering the cost/benefit of registering, remember that there is no more effective tool for relationship building, brainstorming and networking than face-to-face meetings.




  • Attendance at the scientific plenary, parallel, workshop and poster sessions
  • Program Book with session listings, author index, gene index, exhibitor list and program schedule
  • Entrance to Exhibits
  • GSA Education Activities
  • Worm Variety Show
  • Worm Art Show
  • Opening cocktail reception on Wednesday
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Mentoring Events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Poster Socials
  • Final Party


Guests of meeting registrants do not need to register but they do need to make a housing reservation to stay in on-campus housing.

Benefits of GSA Membership

  • Reduced registration fees for the GSA meetings

  • Reduced publication fees in the GENETICS and G3 journal

  • Subscription to GENETICS and G3

  • Subscription to the GSA newsletter: The GSA Reporter

  • Discounted subscriptions for many genetics publications

  • Inclusion in the GSA online membership directory

  • Discounts on a wide assortment of reagents and antibodies

  • A voice on Capitol Hill and at US federal funding agencies through GSA’s advocacy efforts


Registration List


After abstract assignments have been made, you will be able to click on an attendee's name and if they are presenting a talk or poster at the meeting, the program number and title of the talk will be listed.


Advance Registration and Payment Options


You may register for the meeting online with a credit card or mail in an early registration form for payment by check. The registration form will only be processed if accompanied by payment. Payment may be made by: credit card or a check drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to the Genetics Society of America. Keep a copy for your records. 

Online: Your registration receipt and confirmation will be automatically emailed to you after a successful submission. The Genetics Society of America accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Mail: Complete the form online, print it out and mail the form with payment to the GSA office. Send the form with credit card information or a check drawn on a US bank to the following address: C. elegans Registration, Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20814. Checks should be made payable to the Genetics Society of America (GSA).


GSA does not accept purchase orders for registration payments.


After May 21, 2015 you must register online at the higher rates or at the meeting.



Meeting T-Shirts


Meeting t-shirts will be available for purchase on the online registration form. The shirts will be $10 and may be picked up when attendees register at the meeting. There will be a limited amount available for purchase at the meeting. 






A $50 handling fee will be charged for all meeting advance registration cancellations. Cancellation requests must be sent to No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 22, 2015.  Canceling your meeting registration does not cancel your housing. Please contact the university or hotel directly to cancel your housing.



Certificate of Attendance


Certificates of attendance will be available at the conference registration desk during the meeting. Anyone needing a certificate after the meeting should contact



Receipt and Letter of Invitation


Please login to GSA web portal to retrieve the receipt and letter of invitation.


Program Book


The Program Book will be provided at the meeting to registrants and is included in the registration fee.  


Special Note:


In an effort toward conservation, and due to the increased use of smart phones, tablets and laptops, the full text of all abstracts submitted by the deadline date will only be available on line and will NOT be printed in the program book.


The Program Book will still contain the full schedule information including platform and poster session date, time, title, authors, gene index, and the speaker/author index. You are encouraged to print full abstracts for those sessions of interest before leaving home. A full searchable database of all abstracts submitted by the deadline of April 16, 2015 will be available by June 14, 2015. Search criteria will include: author, gene number, program number, title, text, date of presentation and type of presentation.


There will be the option of printing the full text of the abstracts from a pdf file. In addition, the schedule of events and abstracts will be available for viewing on attendee's smart phone, tablet or laptop.


Late abstracts will only be accepted if space permits and will not be included in the online search.






On Site Registration Hours

The Conference registration desk will be open according to the following schedule:


Wednesday, June 24 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunset Village Plaza
Thursday, June 25 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Covel Commons
Friday, June 26 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Covel Commons
Saturday, June 27 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Covel Commons


Financial Assistance


C. elegans Meeting Travel Awards


Application Deadline has passed.


Only individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting will be considered for these limited funds. Please make every effort to secure your own funding and leave the meeting funds to the needy. Presenting authors are given first priority when determining financial aid. Describe your need in the online financial aid application. You are not guaranteed that you will receive the amount you ask for on the application.   No more than three people from the same lab will be eligible for financial aid.  Financial aid checks will be disbursed at the registration desk.



GSA DeLill Nasser Award

for Professional Development in Genetics

Application deadline has passed.


This award is named for long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill Nasser. It is given in recognition of the critical role she played in research and for her love of genetics. The award is for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, to support travel costs for young geneticists to attend national and international meetings and enroll in laboratory courses.  Visit the award website for more information.



GSA Undergraduate Travel Award


Application deadline has passed.


GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards are available to promote excellence in undergraduate research and education.  This award will provide travel support funds to undergraduate members of GSA who will be presenting research findings at a GSA-sponsored conference.  



FASEB-MARC Travel Awards

Deadline for receipt of Application: May 8, 2015


The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of faculty/mentors, students, post-baccalaureates, postdoctoral fellows, and students from minority institutions and historically black colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows from majority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards. The travel awards are funded up to $1,850 each for travel-related expenses and for meeting registration. Travel awards are provided as reimbursements after the meeting.


FASEB MARC travel awards are processed as reimbursements to the award recipients. An award recipient will be required to pay his/her meeting and travel-related expenses first and then request reimbursement from the FASEB MARC Program Office after completion of the meeting/conference. To apply or for more information visit the FASEB MARC travel awards website


By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA with the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials. GSA will take steps to avoid sharing the content of presentations and posters in order to protect unpublished data.