Environmental Mutagenesis & Genomics Society

51 st Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, California

September 12-16, 2020 - Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

Environmental Genomics:
Mechanisms & Approaches
For Genomic Integrity

EMGS Annual Meeting FAQS

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EMGS Annual Meeting

When and where is the EMGS 2020 Annual Meeting?
Who attends the Annual Meeting?
Can I present my research at the Annual Meeting?

Registration

How do I register for the Annual Meeting?
Do I have to be a member of EMGS to attend the Annual Meeting?
What does Annual Meeting registration include?
Will I receive written confirmation of my registration?
When/where will I get my Annual Meeting materials?
Where/when do I pick up my Annual Meeting Badge?
Can I register at the meeting?
What is your cancellation policy?
What is your substitution policy?
Can I get a certificate of attendance?

Hotel and Housing

How do I make my hotel reservation?

Transportation

Where is the closest airport?
How do I get from the airport to the EMGS Hotel?
Will there be parking at the hotel?

When and where is the EMGS 2020 Annual Meeting?

The EMGS will host its 51th Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA, September 12-16, 2020. The meeting will be held at the Renaissance Hotel Palm Springs, 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

Who attends the Annual Meeting?

Academic, industrial, and governmental scientists interested in how environmental factors lead to genotoxicity and persistent adverse health effects.

Can I present my research at the Annual Meeting?

Yes. EMGS encourages attendee participation through the form of various presentations. Submitted abstracts can be chosen for Symposia, Platform, or Poster Presentations. Details for abstract submissions can be found here. Please remember that the abstract submission deadline is May 1, 2020.

How do I register for the Annual Meeting?

Register for the meeting through the EMGS Meeting's Website.  Please note that registration for 2020's Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, CA, will not begin until February 6, 2020.

Do I have to be a member of EMGS to attend the Annual Meeting?

Membership is certainly not a requirement to attend any annual meeting.  However, we do suggest that anyone interested in attending the meeting should become a member. Members enjoy lower registration rates, are able to sponsor abstracts, and receive many other benefits including opportunities to collaborate with fellow members, engage in leadership activities within the association and keep current with society activities through EMGS Connect.

What does Annual Meeting registration include?

The registration fee for the EMGS 2020 Annual Meeting includes:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Annual Meeting program
  • Free electronic access to all abstracts
  • Thursday President’s Welcome Reception
  • Annual Banquet
  • Refreshment breaks

Separate registration is required for the Thursday Workshops.

Will I receive written confirmation of my registration?

Yes. Online registrations will receive email confirmation shortly after being submitted. Faxed and mailed registrations will receive confirmation via email as soon as they are processed.

When/where will I get my Annual Meeting materials?

All registration materials will be available online before the meeting. Annual Meeting registrants will receive an email alerting them that the materials are available. Only those registered for the meeting will have access to the Annual Meeting materials.

Where/when do I pick up my Annual Meeting Badge?

Attendees are required to wear a badge for all Annual Meeting sessions and events. Badges can be picked up at the registration desk during the posted registration hours.

Can I register at the meeting?

Yes, onsite registration is available. You can register online before you stop by the registration desk, print out a registration form and bring it with you, or complete a registration form available at the registration desk.

What is your cancellation policy?

Refunds for cancellations must be submitted in writing and emailed to the EMGS Headquarters. There is a $40 fee for cancellation of the meeting registration before August 15, 2020. No refunds will be issued after August 15, 2020. Registrants who do not cancel prior to August 15, 2020 and do not attend will be responsible for the full registration fee.

What is your substitution policy?

Registrants unable to attend the conference may send an alternate. Email the EMGS headquarters office at emgshq@emgs-us.org. A service fee of $40 will be charged for each substitution. Substitutions must be received by August 15, 2020. Participants will be responsible for the fee.

Can I get a certificate of attendance?

Attendees who need a certificate of attendance should send a formal request to the emgshq@emgs-us.org or stop by the registration desk to add your name to the list. Please make sure to include any specific required text, such as abstract presentation information. Certificates will be emailed to you within 2 weeks after the annual meeting.

How do I make my hotel reservation?

To get EMGS Annual Meeting rates, please use the web links provided on the Hotel Information Page. Please use the attendee link unless you are a government employee or student. Those making government or student reservations will be required to show the appropriate identification upon check- in. Note that EMGS hotel reservation requests will be open on February 6, 2020 and will be accepted until August 21, 2020.

Where is the closest airport?

The closet airport is the Palm Springs International Airport, which is only 1.5 miles away from the Renaissance Hotel.

How do I get from the airport to the Renaissance Hotel?

The Palm Springs International Airport offers a complimentary airport shuttle service (on request) from 5am-10pm every day. There are also a variety of ground transportation options, from major rental car companies to taxicabs, limousines, and Rideshare companies (Uber and Lyft) all conveniently located across from the terminal building.

Will there be parking at the hotel?

The Renaissance Hotel provides on-site parking for $30 per day, and valet parking for $40 per day.