48th Annual

IAAAM Conference and Meeting

May 20 - 24

Marriott CasaMagna

Cancun, Mexico

 

On behalf of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM), and the 2017 host, Dolphinaris, Cancun, Mexico, we invite you to join us at our 48th Annual Meeting & Conference. The 2017 event will be held May 20 - 24 at the Marriott CasaMagna in Cancun, Mexico. Several of the evening events including the Icebreaker and Auction will be at our host, Dolphinaris.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Located on the beautiful beach of Cancun, the Marriott CasaMagna also offers 10 restaurants, café’s, and lounges along with a fitness center and heated outdoor pool. It is approximately 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport, and shuttle service is provided for a nominal charge. For more information about the hotel and its
amenities, please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cunmx-casamagna-marriott-cancun-resort/.

Overnight accommodations are available at a discounted group rate of $145 USD/night plus local taxes. To make reservations, use the online reservation site. You can also call 1-800-223-6388 and reference “IAAAM 2017 Annual Conference” to be guaranteed the group rate. The rate is available until April 20, 2017 or until the block is sold out.

VIRTUAL MESSAGE BOARD

If you are looking for a roommate or to share travel expenses, leave a message on the virtual message board by clicking here: http://mb.boardhost.com/2017IAAAM/ 

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE & THINGS TO DO IN CANCUN

There is much more to do in Cancun that extend well beyond the beach, and include such unique experiences as: visiting a turtle farm, taking a jeep tour through the jungle, or touring Mayan ruins and learning about their culture. A representative from the Cancun Travel and Tourism Bureau will be onsite at the conference on Saturday, May 20th and Tuesday, May 23rd with tour and sightseeing suggestions. If you would like to learn more now and plan to extend your stay, CLICK HERE to visit the Cancun Travel website.

We have partnered with a global travel agency, Destination Services, that is available to assist you with making travel arrangements to and from Cancun as well as offer guidance when traveling to Mexico.  They can also provide suggestions for tours and excursions while in this beautiful part of the world.  There is much more to do in Cancun that extend well beyond the beach, and include such unique experiences as: visiting a turtle farm, taking a jeep tour through the jungle, or touring Mayan ruins and learning about their culture.

An agent will be on site during the conference, but to connect with them to help with your travel arrangements, please email am.groups@destinationservices.com or call (+52) 998 881 7500 extension 1280.  To learn more about Destination Services, please visit their website: www.destinationservices.com.  
 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE to register for the IAAAM Conference. Your registration fee includes: admission to all scientific sessions and evening events, online access to the full Conference Proceedings starting 1 week before the meeting, snacks provided during the morning and afternoon breaks, and a conference giveaway.  

Based on the feedback after the 2016 event, some significant changes have been made to include meal package options for breakfast and lunch.  The breakfast and lunch packages include catered meals during the dates of the conference, and will be provided in the Marriott Conference Center.  The Marriott CasaMagna also offers budget conscious priced breakfast and lunch menus in their main restaurant.  For more information on what the Marriott has available, please CLICK HERE to visit their website.

Guest Registration will also be available, and provides access to all evening events and a giveaway.  Meal packages and additional tickets for individual evening events can be purchased as well.

2017 Registration Fees

REGISTRATION OPTION MEMBER NON-MEMBER AFTER MAY 10
Full Registration $425 $525 +$100
Student Full Registration $175 $225 +$100
Vet Tech $275 $350 +$100

 

Other Options

OPTION COST
Guest Adult $275
Guest Child (4-13) $175
Guest Child (3 & under) FREE
One Day Registration $175
Breakfast Package Adult (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) $125
Breakfast Package Child (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) $75
Lunch Package Adult (Sunday, Monday & Wednesday) $125
Lunch Package Child (Sunday, Monday & Wednesday) $75
Breakfast & Lunch Package - Adult $250
Breakfast & Lunch Package - Child $150
Meal Packages for Children 3 & under FREE

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Please note that this is still in draft form and is subject to change.

Saturday, May 20

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Pre-Conference Workshops (transportation provided for workshops not at Marriott)
9:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.     IAAAM Board Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.    Icebreaker Event at Dolphinaris (transportation provided)

Sunday, May 21
Translation services will be provided for all sessions on this day

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Sponsor & Exhibit Showcase
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.      Welcome & Introductions
8:30 a.m. – 10:00a.m.     Keynote Speaker: Armando M. Jaramillo Legorreta, Ph.D.; Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Scientific Session 1: Aquatic Animal Medicine
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.     Scientific Session 2: Imaging
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.     Scientific Session 3: Marine Mammals
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.     IAAAM Business Meeting
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Student Event

Monday, May 22

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Conference Registration
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Sponsor & Exhibitor Showcase
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Conference Session 4: Pathology, Parasitology, and Diagnostic Advances
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Conference Session 5: Reptiles, Amphibians and Inverts
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.     Conference Session 6: Case Reports
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Conference Session 7: Manatee and Marine Mammal Management
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Conundrum Session - TENTATIVE
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.   Session 8: Poster Session & Reception

Tuesday, May 23

7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.     Conference Registration
7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Sponsor & Exhibitor Showcase
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Conference Session 9: Fish
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Conference Session 10:  TBD
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Afternoon on Own
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   IAAAM Board Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.     Auction and Dinner at Dolphinaris (transportation provided)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.     Dinner & Silent Auction
8:00 p.m.                       Live Auction

Wednesday, May 24

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.     Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Sponsor & Exhibitor Showcase
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Conference Session 11:  Stranding and Molecular
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Conference Session 12: Dolphins, Whales, and a Few Gray Seals
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.     Conference Session 13: TBD
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Break
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.     Conference Session 14: Novel Techniques
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – Midnight      Banquet, Awards & Dancing

If you have any questions in the meantime regarding registration and what is included, please contact the Conference Office at either info@delaneymeetingevent.com or 802-865-5202.