Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society
48th Annual Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina
September 9-13, 2017 - Raleigh Convention Center
Environmental Health Sciences Bridging the Gap between
Exposure, Mechanism and Public Health
The EMGS welcomes members and attendees from across the US and around the world. Our diversity is essential to our success, and as your national professional society, we are committed to providing a safe and supportive forum for the communication of world-class science. The EMGS Diversity and Inclusion committee sends a special welcome to members of the LGBT community. Please reach out to any member of the EMGS Diversity and Inclusion Committee with your comments or concerns.
Top Tips for an Ideal Annual Meeting Experience
The EMGS has prepared top attendee tips for getting the most of out of your Annual Meeting experience.
To Do Now
- Register for the Annual Meeting! What are you waiting for?
- Make your hotel reservation at the host hotel, Raleigh Marriott City Center.
Before You Arrive
- Read the Annual Meeting Agenda online before you arrive. You have a lot of choices to make!
- Read ahead—check out Annual Meeting speakers’ articles in PubMed and books before you hear them speak.
- Check out the handouts in advance online. We don’t have printed handouts onsite, and it’s a great way to get a sneak peak of what a session will be like.
- Bring your business cards (note how you met someone and what you discussed on the back, so you can follow up after the meeting).
- Check-in Friday afternoon to get your badge and materials and avoid lines on Saturday morning.
While at the Conference
- Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sweater. You’ll walk a lot and meeting rooms can be chilly.
- Write your name on your program. You don’t want to lose all the great notes you’ll keep.
- Introduce yourself to everyone you sit next to. It’s the easiest way to meet someone with a common interest.
- Bring your water bottle. Conference days are long, and you need to stay refreshed.
- Check out the neighborhood on Google Maps. You can search for nearby restaurants and sites and even see pictures of the neighborhood.
- Plan ahead—make dinner reservations in advance.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions! This is your chance to get answers from experts.