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Important Deadlines
Workshop Applications Nov 15, 2016
Abstract Submission March 30, 2017
Travel Award Applications March 30, 2017
Author Presentation Notification May 16, 2017
Early Registration May 18, 2017
Housing Reservation May 18, 2017






Deadline for advance meeting registration: May 18, 2017


Registration list - Check out who is attending!


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 the final dinner.



Registration Fees




All fees shown are in

US dollars

EARLY Registration

(on or before May 18)


(May 19 - June 16)


June 17 - June 28

GSA Member  
Faculty/Lab Tech $320 $420 $520
Postdoc $235 $335 $435
Graduate Student $200 $300 $400
Undergraduate Student $195 $295 $395
Non Member  
Faculty/Lab Tech $520 $620 $720
Postdoc $375 $475 $575
Graduate Student $320 $420 $520
Undergraduate Student $275 $375 $475
Optional Events      
Teaching Workshops - NEW FORMAT $0 $0 $0
Parasitic Nematodes: 3rd Bridging the Divide Workshop $0 $0 $0
GSA Journal Editors Presentation $0 $0 $0
Navigating the Career Decision Process Workshop $0 $0 $0
Conference T-shirt $10 $10 $10


IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration fees will not include accommodations or meals except the final dinner. Housing reservation can be made at the UCLA housing website (available March 2017)or a local hotel.


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 5 scientific plenary sessions
  • Keynote Speaker presentation
  • Access to 12 parallel sessions
  • Access to 10 workshops
  • Access to over 1,000 posters at 3 poster sessions
  • Entrance to Exhibits
  • Program Book with session listings, author index, exhibitor list and program schedule
  • Pdf of abstract book
  • GSA Publishing Presentation
  • Worm Art Show
  • Opening Reception on Wednesday
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Networking opportunities
  • Final Party

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:eNews
  • Eligibility for travel grants and awards for students and postdocs to advance their careers
  • Eligibility to apply for GSA Trainee-Organized Symposia (for students and postdocs)
  • Opportunity to receive the Society's annual awards
  • Ability to nominate, run for, and vote in the election of GSA officers and directors
  • Ability to serve on GSA committees, including trainee positions on each committee
  • 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


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



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.



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.



Request for Duplicate Receipt/Letter of Invitation


To receive a duplicate receipt/letter of invitation, please provide the following:

Last Name:
Email Address:


Credentials above must match Last Name, and E-mail Address used to register for meeting.



Meeting T-Shirts


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





A $75 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 18, 2017. Cancelling your meeting registration does not cancel your housing. Please contact the university or hotel directly to cancel your housing.



Confirmation Receipt and Letter of Invitation


A receipt will appear directly online after a successful submission. The receipt will include your registration number. For questions about your registration, please contact


A link to your letter of invitation will be given in the confirmation/receipt. For security purposes, letters of invitation can only be sent to individuals that have registered for the meeting.



Certificate of Attendance and Participation


Certificates of attendance and participation will be available at the Conference Registration Desk during the meeting. Anyone needing a certificate after the meeting should contact



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 contain the full schedule information including platform and poster session date, time, title, authors, 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 March 30, 2017 will be available by June 14, 2017. 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 21 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunset Village Plaza
Thursday, June 22 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Covel Commons
Friday, June 23 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Covel Commons
Saturday, June 24 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Covel Commons




Travel Awards


Deadline: March 30, 2017


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 awards. Describe your need in the online travel award application. You are not guaranteed that you will receive the amount you ask for on the application.  No more than two people from the same lab will be eligible for travel awards. Checks will be disbursed at the registration desk.



GSA DeLill Nasser Award

for Professional Development in Genetics

Deadline: October 28, 2016


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: March 21, 2017


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.  



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.