Invitation to Attend

It is my pleasure to invite you to the AMSMIC Annual Meeting, a conference dedicated to the challenges facing academic leaders in microbiology and immunology research.  AMSMIC is involved in many activities ranging from public policy initiatives to educator workshops, and we welcome conference participation by the leadership of microbiology/immunology units within schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and public health.

The meeting will take place on January 18-22, 2023, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the Marriott Resort. Like earlier AMSMIC meetings, the conversations with colleagues at the beach are sometimes just as important as the programming in the conference room, and you will have plenty of time in both settings.

If you have attended an AMSMIC meeting previously, you already know the value of talking with your academic cohorts and sharing their strategies for leadership.  If you have never attended, you are overdue for this important networking and career development opportunity, and we are ready to help.  I hope you will be able to join us in January for a stimulating meeting in this spectacular setting.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can answer any questions about AMSMIC or its annual meeting.

Mitzi Nagarkatti, PhD
AMSMIC President

Ground Transportation Options

The closest airport to the Marriott PVR is Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).

Airport transfers are not included in the registration fee.  The hotel is only a 10 minute drive from the airport (2.2 km), and taxis are readily available.  Transportation to and from the airport is mostly done by taxi (Aeromovil) or combi bus (colectivo minivan). Taxi and combi bus charge rates are based on zones of travel. and are paid for before entering the vehicle at a small kiosk located just before leaving the terminal building exit. Once you have obtained your ticket, you’ll be escorted to your vehicle. The ticket is then handed to the parking attendant at the parking lot exit and you are on your way.   Average cost $15-20 USD.  Other options include booking an Uber or a private transfer through AeroMovil or Viator.  


Registration Deadline:

Nov 30, 2022

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Registration Fees

  4 nights 5 nights 
 Member Chair $2160 $2430
 Non-Member Chair* $2260 $2530
 Social Guest $  680 $  700

*Non-member registration includes 1 year AMSMIC membership.

Social Guests may be added to member or non-member registrations.  

 Included in Registration Fee:Chair  Social Guest
 Hotel Accommodations - incl. bellman & housekeeping gratuities 4 or 5 nights shared
 Registration Materials✔️
 Access to educational sessions✔️
 Welcome Reception (Wed)✔️✔️
 Daily Breakfast buffet in hotel restaurant La Estancia✔️✔️ 
 Daily AM coffee breaks during meeting✔️
 Social Guest Program: Pottery Painting class on Thursdayn/a✔️
 Group Event w/Lunch: Historic Art Walking Tour (Thurs)✔️ ✔️
 Sunset Cruise, Dinner & "Rhythms of the Night" Mayan themed show (Fri)✔️✔️
 New Chairs Bootcamp on Friday (new chairs within 1-3 years only)✔️ n/a
 Women Chairs Lunch on Saturday (if applicable)✔️n/a
 Farewell Reception (Sat)✔️  ✔️
 Non-member fee also includes annual membership dues for AMSMIC✔️n/a

Optional Tours are available for attendees and social guests to book separately.  Visit the Social Events & Tours page for more details.

    Meeting Location

    Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort

    Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    All rooms being held for AMSMIC are oceanfront and include buffet breakfast.

    AMSMIC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.          6524 SW 61st Terrace, Miami, FL 33143

    (305) 661-5581

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