Registration and Abstract Submission

SDB Membership Deadline (for March 15th Registration):

New- February 27th, 5pm

Renewal- March 13th, 5pm

Registration with Abstract Submission Deadline:

March 15th

Final Registration Deadline:

March 25th (attendance only, no abstract)

Registration and abstract submission is being handled by the national SDB website while reservations for accommodation and meals (pricing listed below) must be done directly through the MBL website. Prices for meeting registration are also listed below. To qualify for Member rates and to be eligible for poster prizes you must be an SDB member. Membership renewal requires 2 business days to process, while new members’ applications are only reviewed at the beginning and middle of each month. We recommend that you register for the meeting before March 15th as participants who register after this date but before the final registration deadline (March 25th) can attend but are not eligible to present their work.

All those who submit an abstract are invited to submit present a poster. You may indicate on your abstract form whether you would like to be considered for a short talk (18 selected from the posters/abstracts). The best poster and talk from a student/postdoc SDB member will receive a $1,000 travel award to the SDB Annual Meeting in Cancun, Mexico (June 16-20, 2013)! Additional prizes will be awarded to the runners-up.

Registration and MBL Pricing

Meeting Registration Rates:

                        SDB members    Non SDB

Faculty                  $138                     $157

Postdocs              $115                     $130

Students               $92                       $105

MBL Rates:

Double room/meals       $280

Single room/meals         $376

Meals only option           $165

Plan Your Trip in Just 5 steps:

1.Apply for (by Feb. 27th) or renew (by March 13th) your SDB membership.

Members get a registration discount, will be considered for short talks and are eligible for the poster/short talk prizes. Find out more about the benefits of being an SDB member at

2.Register for the meeting here:  Member   Nonmember

You must register by March 15th in order to submit an abstract, while the final registration deadline is March 25th. Make sure that your SDB membership has been processed to qualify for the member rate!

3.Submit an abstract by March 15th.

The presenting author must be registered for the meeting. Abstracts are limited to 2500 characters. Please, make sure to copy your abstract into the appropriate field as plain text. Copying straight from Microsoft Word can generate an inappropriate character limit error.

4.Make your lodging/meals reservations at the MBL in Woods Hole here. The housing deadline is  by March 29th.

The rates (listed above) are for room and meals for the entire conference or for meals only.

5.Arrange your travel! Driving, travel and MBL information can be found here.

Registration badges and parking permits can be collected from the front desk in Swope.

Click in the image below to go to the SDB website for more information about SDB, Regional SDB meetings, Memberships and much more.