Registration Information

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General Information

Congress Registration Category

Please select the type of registration you would like to purchase. Click here to join the MRS (memberships range from $30-$165) to be immediately eligible for the reduced member registration rates. MRS membership categories and benefis are listed here. Registration for both the Young Investigator Satellite Meeting/Animal Models Workshop and the Main Congress is included in Congress registration below.

*Prices will increase with the exception of patient registration after early registration which ends May 1, 2018.

Those claiming MRS membrship that are not confirmed members will be sent an invoice for the price difference to be paid before the registration is vaild. If you have questions regarding the status of your membership you can login and check here or email Kate Bankaitis, PhD at

If you are claiming MRS membership, please enter your member User ID or Email Address here:

Abstract/Poster Presentation

Please submit the abstract form below if you would like to be considered for a poster and/or plenary presentation during the Congress and YISM. You must submit the form here or email it to by June 1, 2018.

Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: doc docx.
(size: up to 48 inches tall by up to 40 inches wide)
Overnight parking is allowed.

*Housing: Would you like to purchase on-campus housing (meal plan described below INCLUDED) within walking distance of the Congress for $440.00? Participants choosing on-campus hosing will be housed in air conditioned single occupancy rooms with shared or hall bathrooms. Rooms include a bed, desk, dresser, and linens. Toiletries are not provided. Housing is available from 12:00pm on July 31, 2018 to 5:00 on August 5, 2018. The cost will not be prorated for shorter stays.

*Meal plan: Lunch, snacks during breaks, and appetizers during networking sessions are included in Congress registration. If you did not select on-campus housing, would you like to purchase an additional meal plan for $114? The meal plan includes five breakfasts and three dinners at Wilcox Dining Hall within walking distance of the Congress. Dinner on the evening of the banquet dinner August 4th and the banquet dinner itself are not included in the meal plan.

*Would you like to purchase a ticket to the Congress Banquet Dinner on the evening of August 4, 2018 for $30.00?

Invitation Letter

Will you need a formal invitation letter for travel or reimbursement purposes? If so, please email you request to Kate Bankaitis, PhD at


Please note that you can cancel your registration and request a refund up until July 1, 2018 by emailing