Thanks to everyone who expressed interest in attending this year’s APAMSA National Conference in Irvine, CA. We are really excited to travel to California with you all!
In order to allow those who have already decided to attend the National Conference to purchase tickets early, the E-Board has decided on a “recommended” itinerary. We encourage everyone to find airline tickets that have similar arrival times to those listed in the itinerary to facilitate car rentals; however you may purchase different itineraries if you so choose to visit family/friends in the area, etc. (Please see disclaimer below) The closest airport to UC-Irvine is John Wayne Airport (SNA), but we have chosen to fly in LAX because the ticket prices are cheaper.
Once you have decided on attending the National Conference, please follow the following steps:
1) Purchase Airfare (do not purchase luggage yet, we will figure that out later)
**We highly recommend that you purchase tickets with similar arrival/departure times to the preferred itinerary shown above. This will facilitate car rentals/ground transportation. We will do our best to arrange ground transportation in a way that will accommodate everyone, however if your arrival/departure time is significantly different than the preferred itinerary, it may be difficult to accommodate.**
**Email your flight information to benlong [at] med [dot] umich [dot] edu (to facilitate ground transportation planning)**
2) Register for the National Conference (the $65 will be reimbursed at the conference)
(indicate hotel as first choice for housing)
**Email a copy of your registration receipt to benlong [at] med [dot] umich [dot] edu (for reimbursement purposes)**
Conference Registration ($65), Ground Transportation, and Hotels will be covered by UAAMSA
Airfare costs are separate, but there are many opportunities for funding!
1)University of Michigan Special Needs Award (Up to $500 in travel expenses)
Provided to Michigan Medical students who present research at a national conference.
Abstract Submission Deadline 8/23
For Abstract Submission Information: Click Here
**Please contact an Executive Board member for tips on abstract submission.**
2) APAMSA Scholarship Essay Competition (Up to $100 in travel expenses)
Submission Deadline 8/31
For Essay Submission Information: Click Here
3) Partial UAAMSA Grants
Limited number, based on financial need, for UAAMSA members who have made a good-faith effort to apply for one of the grants above.
4) Michigan Special Needs Loan
Up to a $500 loan in order to attend conference (as attendee, not researcher)
If you have any questions, feel free to email anyone on the Executive Board!
And once again, feel free to take your time in deciding. We are all looking forward to a great conference with you all!