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2014 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens August 15
Conference Registration Opens October 6
Travel Award Application October 16
Abstract Submission Deadline October 27
Abstract Revision Deadline October 28
Early Meeting Registration November 13
Housing Reservation November 13
Platform/Poster Assignments Online December 15

Deadline for advance meeting registration: November 20, 2014




Registration is now closed. Please contact if you submitted an abstract and still need to register.


Registration Fees


Registration Category Early Registration
(by November 20, 2014)
Advance Registration
(November 21, 2014 - January 16, 2015
GSA Faculty Member* $400 $500
Faculty GSA Nonmember $495 $595

*GSA membership dues are current if paid through the end of 2015.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration fees do not include accommodations.

All registrants are expected to submit an abstract. The abstract deadline is October 27, 2014.


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, poster and workshop sessions
  • Program Book with session listings, text of abstracts, author index, gene index, exhibitor list and program schedule
  • Opening cocktail reception on Saturday
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Networking opportunities
  • Poster Socials
  • Closing Party

Guests of meeting registrants do not need to register but they do need to make a housing reservation to stay at Asilomar.

Benefits of GSA Membership

  • Reduced registration fees for the GSA-sponsored meetings

  • Reduced publication fees in the GENETICS and G3 journal (link to journal sites)

  • 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 see when 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. The meeting is limited to 200 principal investigators.  To guarantee your registration you should register as early as possible.

Online: The online registration is now open. 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  a heck drawn on a US bank to the following address: SCZI 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 send invoices or accept purchase orders for registration payments.


A $75 handling fee will be charged for all advance meeting registration cancellations. Cancellation requests must be sent to Due to guarantees at Asilomar, no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after November 17, 2014. 


Confirmation/Letter of Invitation

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


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


On Site Registration Hours

The registration area will be located in Merrill Hall and will be open according to the following schedule:


Saturday, January 17

3:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sunday,  January 18

7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Monday, January 19

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Financial Assistance

Application Form Deadline: December 31, 2014

Listed below are the various travel awards that are available to meeting participants.

Funds will be available to support participants that might otherwise be unable to attend the meeting. If you wish to be considered for such support, please complete the application.


In addition to the funds provided by the meeting, the Society for Developmental Biology will award travel funds to junior faculty who are members of their society. Applicants must indicate when they apply online that they are SDB members and they will automatically be eligible for these awards.

All applicants will be notified of financial award decisions by January.

FASEB-MARC Travel Awards

Deadline for receipt of Application: November 28, 2014


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.