About EB/FAQ's

 

What is EB?

A multi-society, interdisciplinary, scientific meeting featuring plenary and award lectures, symposia, oral and poster sessions, career services, and exhibits of scientific equipment, supplies, and publications


Future Meeting Sites

2009

April 18-22

New Orleans, LA

2010

April 24-28

Anaheim, CA

2011

April 9-13

Washington, DC

2012

April 21-25

San Diego, CA

2013

April 20-24

Boston, MA

2014

April 26-30

San Diego, CA

2015

March 28-April 1

Boston, MA

2016

April 2-6

San Diego, CA

2017

April 22-26

Washington, DC

2018

April 21-25

San Diego, CA

2019

TBD

TBD

2020

To Come

San Diego, CA


EB Statistics

More than 13,000 independent scientists representing the sponsoring and guest societies.

2007 Statistics


FAQ's

Browse through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more about Experimental Biology 2008. If you have questions regarding your presentation or abstract confirmation, please contact the society that programmed your abstract.


GENERAL INFORMATION


Q. What societies are meeting with EB 2008?

A. The American Association of Anatomists (AAA); The American Association of Immunologists (AAI); The American Physiological Society (APS): American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB); American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP): American Society for Nutrition (ASN); American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET);
 

Q. Where will Experimental Biology 2008 be held and what is the address?
A. The meeting will be held in the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
 

 

Q. Whom do I contact for an invitation letter?
A. You must be registered for the Experimental Biology 2008 meeting to receive an invitation letter. Please email your request to: Leftwich@faseb.org . Include your complete name and mailing address.
 

Q. Do I have to be a member to attend?
A. No, but the registration fees are reduced for members.
 

Q. How can I become a member of one of the sponsoring societies and receive discounted registration fees and other member benefits?
A. You must apply for membership with one or more of the sponsoring or Guest societies. Please contact the society office directly as each society handles membership differently.
 

Q. How many CME credits is it possible to earn by attending Experimental Biology 2008 and how do I claim them?
A. You may earn CME credits at this year’s annual meeting for selected sessions. The final Program will include a listing of CME sessions. Poster sessions are not eligible for CME credits. For your convenience, you may obtain a CME form to record the sessions you attend on-site in the Meeting Management Office located in the San Diego Convention Center. The online application will be available starting April 5, 2008. Please go to the EB Website for more information.

Q. Where will the poster sessions be held?
A. The poster sessions will be held in the Convention Center, Exhibit Halls A-E. 

Q. How soon can I get into the Exhibit Hall to set-up my poster? When must I remove my poster?
A. Authors can place posters on the poster board at 7:00 AM on the day of the presentation. Posters must be removed at 6:00 PM when posters close on the same day of the presentation. Posters will be removed from the board and discarded if authors do not remove their posters by 6:00 PM on the day of presentation.
 

Q. If I bring my children, are they permitted to attend educational and social events with me as well as visit the exhibits?
A. Children must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian during exhibit hours. Parents or guardians may bring children under the age of 17 to educational and social events provided the children do not disrupt the event. Under no circumstances are children under the age of 17 allowed in the exhibit hall during set up and dismantle times.

Q. Whom should I contact to rent a meeting room or conduct a satellite/ancillary event during Experimental Biology 2008?
A. You may submit your request via our online application or send an email to eb@faseb.org .
 

Q. Does the Meeting provide a service where I can advertise a scientific meeting?
A. Yes. Please submit your request to display materials on our literature table in the registration area to eb@faseb.org .
 

Q. Will transportation be provided between hotels and the Convention Center? Is there a fee?
A. There will not be shuttle buses to and from the Convention Center. All hotels are within a 15 minute walking distance to the center. Public transportation is available. Please click on the transportation link for further information.
 

Q. Is there parking available at the Convention Center?
A. Yes. On-site private vehicle parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center's underground garage. Enter the parking garage on Harbor Drive between First Ave. and Fifth Ave.
 

Q. What is the expected meeting attendance?
A. 14,000, including exhibitors
 

Q. Does the Convention Center offer assistance for visitors with disabilities and special needs and whom do I contact?
A. If you have a disability that will have an impact on your participation in the meeting, please contact us via email at eb@faseb.org or by telephone at (301) 634-7010. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification.
 

Q. Is there a message center telephone number I can give my family/office in case of an emergency?
A. Message centers, located in the convention center, will be open from Friday through Wednesday. The telephone number for the message center will be published in the program.
 

Q. How can I find out if a colleague is attending the meeting and get a message to him or her?
A. There will be a message center located in the registration area where messages can be left for attendees. Registrants with an official badge may also check at the Registration Help Counter or Information Counter to see if a colleague has registered for the meeting.
 

Q. Will there be a luggage check available in the convention center?
A. Yes. Location TBD
 

Q. Is there a business center available for making copies, sending faxes, etc.?
A. Yes, there is a business center in the convention center and in most hotels. The Business Center in the Convention Center is located outside Hall A.
 

Q. Will the Society provide an airport shuttle?
A. Experimental Biology will not be providing transportation services to and from the airport. There are shuttle services that provide transportation to and from the airports. Please click on the transportation link for further information.
 

Q. When is the abstract submission deadline?
A. Wednesday, November 7, 2007.
 

Q. Will there be late breaking abstracts?
A. Yes. All late breaking submissions will be presented in poster sessions on Wednesday, April 9, 2008.
 

Q. Are there places to eat near the convention center/inside the center?
A. Yes. Concession stands will be open inside the Exhibit Hall Sunday-Tuesday. There will also be food stands in various locations throughout the convention center and two food courts will be open. Further information will be posted in March.
 


EXHIBITS


Q. I am interested in exhibiting at Experimental Biology 2008. Whom should I contact?
A. Contact: Jean Lash, Exhibit Manager. Phone: (301) 634-7009; Fax: (301) 634-7014
Email: jlash@faseb.org . You can download an application and review the exhibit floor plan by visiting http://www.eb2008.org/exhibits/ .
 

Q. When are the exhibits open?
A. Sunday–Tuesday from 9:00AM–4:00PM.
 

Q. Is there an exhibit hall-only registration fee?
A. No. In order to visit the exhibits, you must register for the entire meeting.
 

Q. Are children allowed in the exhibit hall?
A. Children must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian during exhibit hours. Under no circumstances are children under the age of 17 allowed in the exhibit hall during set up and dismantle times.



HOUSING & TRAVEL
 

Q. What is the headquarter hotel?
A. The San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, 333 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 (619-234-1500)

Q. When can we begin to reserve hotel rooms?
A. Registration for housing will open in mid-September. The housing deadline is Monday, March 3, 2008 . We urge you to make your hotel reservation early to ensure the rate and hotel of your choice. Please email eb@faseb.org if you have any questions or housing problems. 

Q. How do I make changes to my hotel reservation?
A. Prior to March 3, all changes and cancellations should be made directly with the housing bureau.
 

Q. Will I receive a confirmation from the hotel?
A. Once you have reserved a hotel room, the housing bureau will send you a hotel confirmation. You will not receive a separate confirmation from your assigned hotel.
 

Q. Which hotels will have complimentary shuttle service to the convention center?
A. Shuttle bus service to and from the Convention Center will not be provided.
 

Q. What is the hotel cancellation policy?
A. Deposits are fully refundable for any cancellations through March 3, 2008. Deposits are nonrefundable for any cancels made within 72 hours of arrival.
 

Q. Does the Meeting have a roommate referral service?
A. A list of participates requesting roommates will be provided once you complete the online room sharing form.



REGISTRATION


Q. How do I register for the meeting?
A. Registration can be submitted online, by fax, or mail. The early registration deadline is February 6, 2008. After that date the fees will increase and registration will only be accepted on-site after this date. Avoid standing in line and register online .

Q. What does my registration fee include?
A. Your registration fee includes access to all Experimental Biology sponsored sessions, lectures, symposia, poster and slide presentations, the exhibits, a briefcase, the Program, and the Abstract CD/Itinerary Planner.
 

Q. Do I have to pay registration fees if I submitted an abstract?
A. Yes, submission of the abstract handling fee does not include the registration fee.
 

Q. Can someone else register another person?
A. Yes, as long as they can provide all of the necessary information and payment.
 

Q. Can I pay by credit card?
A. Yes, you may pay registration fees by credit card. The credit cards that we accept are MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.
 

Q. Will I receive my badge prior to traveling to Experimental Biology?
A. U>S> registrants will receive badges prior to the meeting if they registered before February 6.
 

Q. I have pre-registered but have not received my badge. Who should I contact?
A. Please contact Josie Leftwich at Leftwich@faseb.org
 

Q. I have lost my badge. What do I do?
A. You will be able to receive a replacement badge on-site at the Replacement Badge Counter.
 

Q. Where do I go for badge corrections?
A. Replacement Badge Counter on-site during registration hours.
 

Q. I have a question about my registration. Who should I contact?
A. Please contact Josie Leftwich at Leftwich@faseb.org .
 

Q. I’ve registered for Experimental Biology but unexpectedly cannot attend. May I send someone else in my place? If so, how would I go about making this substitution?
A. Please contact Josie Leftwich at Leftwich@faseb.org .
 

Q. What is the cancellation/refund policy?
A. A registration processing fee of $35 will be deducted for all refund requests. The deadline for canceling and receiving a refund less the processing fee is March 20, 2008. Requests must meet the following criteria to be processed: Registrant’s original badge packet must be returned for cancellation to be processed. Written requests must be accompanied by the registrant’s badge packet. If the cancellation was made by e-mail, the badge and receipt must be received by Friday, March 20, 2008. Emailed cancellations will not be processed until the registrant’s original badge packet is received.


After March 20, 2008 there will be no refunds or cancellations, including no-shows. Refunds will not be issued for incorrect category of registration. If you are not sure if you are a member or student member, please contact the membership department of your society. Email cancellation requests to Leftwich@faseb.org .

Mail requests for refunds to:

FASEB-OSMC

EB 2008 Registration Office

9650 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD 20814-3998.
 

 

 
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