Deadline for early meeting registration: May 22, 2013

Neither submission of an abstract nor GSA membership is required for attendance at the meeting. GSA members however will benefit from discounted fees. If you wish to join GSA click here.


Begin your Registration:


The deadline for receipt of early registration at the reduced rate is midnight, May 22, 2013. After that date, the program will continue to be available for online registration at the advance rate until midnight, June 21, 2013. Subsequent registrations will only be accepted onsite, at the conference.


Important information about your registration:


  1. You must enter a telephone number and an e-mail address to register on-line.
  2. Upon successful registration, you will be assigned a registration number. Please save this number for any future correspondence regarding your registration.


All Major Credit Cards Accepted:

To confirm address information and to access the registration form, please provide the following:

Registrant's Last Name:
Registrant's First Initial:


Note: If you have difficulty in completing the form or questions regarding your registration, please e-mail Anne Marie Mahoney at



Registration Fees:

All fees shown are in US dollars

EARLY Registration

(on or before May 22, 2013)

ADVANCE and On-site

(on or after May 23, 2013

GSA Member
Faculty/Lab Tech $285 $360
Postdoc $220 $295
Graduate Student $195 $270
Undergraduate Student $195 $270
Non Member
Faculty/Lab Tech $460 $535
Postdoc $340 $415
Graduate Student $290 $365
Undergraduate Student $290 $365

IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration fees do not include accommodations or meals except the final dinner. Please make a housing reservation at the UCLA Housing website, available on  April 8, 2013.



* Attendance at all the scientific sessions including:

  • 5 Plenary sessions
  • 12 Parallel Sessions
  • 3 Poster Sessions
  • 6 Workshops

* Exhibits held in conjuction with the Poster Sessions

* Program Book with session listings, abstracts and program schedule
* GSA Education Activities
* Worm Variety Show

* Worm Art Show
* Networking Opportunities

* Opening cocktail reception on Wednesday
* AM and PM coffeebreaks
* Evening mixers on Thursday and Friday
* Final Party

Guests of meeting registrants do not need to register but they do need to make a housing reservation to stay in on-campus housing.



Benefits of GSA Membership


  • Reduced registration fees for the GSA-sponsored meetings
  • Reduced publication fees in the GENETICS journal
  • Subscription to GENETICS
  • Subscription to 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



Early Registration Options


Credit Card Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diner’s Club are accepted for payment.   


Check Payment: Complete the online registration form, omitting the financial information, print out the form and mail it with payment to: C. elegans Meeting Registration, Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20814.  GSA does not accept purchase orders or issue invoices for registration payments. 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 Genetics Society of America. Keep a copy for your records.


Housing payments must be mailed directly to UCLA. Do not include housing payment with the meeting registration payment.



Registration List


A list of registered attendees is available at the link above. Remember, submitting an abstract does not register you for the meeting.



Meeting T-Shirts


Meeting t-shirts will be available for purchase when you register. The meeting shirts are $10 and will be distributed when attendees register at the meeting. There will be a limited amount available for purchase at the meeting.  Please visit the C. elegans gift shop if you would like to purchase additional items.



Receipt/Confirmations/Letter of Invitation


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





A $50 handling fee will be charged for all meeting advance registration cancellations.   Notifying the GSA office to cancel meeting registration does not cancel housing arrangements. Separate notice must be given to UCLA.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 10, 2013. Cancellation notices should be sent to



On Site Registration Hours


The Conference registration desk will be open according to the following schedule:


Wednesday, June 26 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Sunset Village Plaza
Thursday, June 27 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Covel Commons
Friday, June 28 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Covel Commons
Saturday, June 29 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Covel Commons



Certificates 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



Financial Assistance

C. elegans Meeting Financial Support

Deadline for receipt of Financial Aid Applications is May 3, 2013.


Only individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting will be considered for these limited funds. Please make every effort to secure your own funding and leave the meeting funds to the needy. Presenting authors are given first priority when determining financial aid. Please describe your need in the online financial aid application. You are not guaranteed that you will receive the amount you ask for on the application.   Financial aid decisions will be made by May 22. No more than three people from the same lab will be eligible for financial aid.  Financial aid checks will be disbursed at the registration desk.



GSA DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

Application deadline has passed.


This award is named for long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill Nasser. It is given in recognition of the critical role she played in research and for her love of genetics. The award is for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, to support travel costs for young geneticists to attend national and international meetings and enroll in laboratory courses.



GSA Undergraduate Travel Award

Application deadline: April 12, 2013


GSA undergraduate travel awards are available to promote excellence in undergraduate research and education. This award provides travel support funds to undergraduate members of GSA who will be presenting research findings at a GSA-sponsored conference.



FASEB-MARC Travel Awards

Application Deadline: May 17, 2013


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 $1,650 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. The deadline

The deadline for the FASEB MARC travel awards is May 17, 2013. To apply or for more information on the details of FASEB MARC travel awards, go to

Important Dates


Meeting Registration Deadline May 22, 2013
Platform and Poster Assignments Available online May 22, 2013
Housing Reservation Deadline June 7, 2013
Abstract Search and Program Planner online June 14, 2013
Mobile website available June 18, 2013


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