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2014 Important Dates


Workshop Deadline October 15
Abstract Submission Opens February 18
Conference Registration Opens February 25
Abstract Submission Deadline March 26
Chi-Bin Chien Award Nomination Deadline March 26
Abstract Revision Deadline March 27
Exhibit/ Sponsorship/ Advertising Deadline April 9
Travel Award Application Deadline May 1
Early Meeting Registration May 15
Platform and Poster Assignments online May 19
Housing Reservation May 24


Deadline for advance meeting registration: May 15, 2014


Membership in the Genetics Society of America (GSA) or the European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine (EuFishBioMed) allows you to register at the member rate. If you are a member of EuFishBioMed, please see the registration instructions below. You do not need to be member of GSA or EuFishBioMed to register.





Registration Fees 


All fees shown are in US dollars.

EARLY Registration Fee

On or before May 15, 2014

ADVANCE and ON-SITE Registration Fee
GSA Member
Faculty/Industry/Lab Tech
Graduate Student
Undergraduate Student
GSA Non Member
Faculty/Industry/Lab Tech
Graduate Student
Undergraduate Student
Optional Item
Meeting T-shirt



IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration fees do not include accommodations. Please make a housing reservation directly with the University of Wisconsin or one of the meeting hotels.




  • Attendance at the plenary, concurrent, workshop and poster sessions  
  • Program Book with session listings, abstracts and program schedule
  • Lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Dinner on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Exhibits
  • Networking opportunities
  • Welcome reception on Tuesday before the plenary session
  • Opening reception on Tuesdsay after the plenary session
  • Refreshment breaks each morning and afternoon
  • Poster Socials
  • Closing 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.



Advance Registration and Payment Options


Online: The secure online registration is now available.. A registration receipt and confirmation will be automatically emailed to you after a successful submission. The Genetics Society of America accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Check Payment: Complete the online registration form, omitting the financial information, print out the form and mail it with payment to: Zebrafish 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.


European Society for Fish Models in Biology and Medicine (EuFishBioMed) Member:

1. Complete the online registration form but DO NOT hit the submit button.

2. Print out the form.

3. Write EuFishBioMed member on the top of the form.

4. Email form to

5. Registrant's membership will be confirmed with EuFishBioMed and then processed at the member rate.

6. An email confirmation will be sent to the registrant once the form has been processed. 


After May 15, 2014 you may register online at the higher rates or at the meeting.


Registration List


The registrant list is now available. New this year: after abstract assignments have been made, you will be able to click on an attendee's name and if they are presenting a talk or poster at the meeting, the program number and title of the talk will be listed.


Meeting T-Shirts


Meeting t-shirts will be available for purchase on the online registration form. The 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.


Logo Design Contest


Deadline: March 26, 2014


The meeting logo design contest is underway. The logo will be featured on the program book and meeting t-shirt. Take this opportunity to show your artistic side!  Please submit your original artwork by March 26, 2014 to


Submission instructions:

The artwork should be in no more than 4 colors.

The artwork should be a pdf file.

Name your file with your first initial and last name.

Example: msmith.pdf





A $50 handling fee will be charged for all meeting advance registration cancellations. Cancellation requests must be sent to No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after May 15, 2014. Cancelling your meeting registration does not cancel your housing. Please contact the University or hotel directly to cancel your housing.



On Site Registration Hours


The registration area will be located in the Capital Theater lobby on Tuesday and the Overture Hall Lobby, Wednesday through Friday, and will be open according to the following schedule:


Tuesday, June 24   3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday, June 25   7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, June 26   8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, June 27    8:00 am – 3:00 pm



Confirmation/Letter of Invitation


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



Certificate 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

Application Deadline: Deadline has passed


The Zebrafish Genetics Meeting will award financial aid to graduate students and postdocs who are presenting authors.  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.   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.


The Society for Developmental Biology will award travel funds to attendees who are members of their society. Applicants must indicate when they apply online that they are members and they will automatically be eligible for these awards.


In addition to the travel awards disbursed by the meeting, travel funds are available from the Genetics Society of America and FASEB. The details for these awards are listed below.




GSA DeLill Nasser Award

 for Professional Development in Genetics


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. Visit the award website for more information and to apply.




GSA Undergraduate Travel Award


Application Deadline: Deadline has passed


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




FASEB-MARC Travel Awards


Deadline for application: May 9, 2014


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 $1,850 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. To apply or for more information on the details go to FASEB MARC travel awards.