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 19-22, 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-Elect

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, January 17

All Day Pre-Arrivals

Wednesday, January 18
All Day Arrivals

9:00 am-5:00 pm Optional Tours:

                • Los Arcos Marine Park, Animas & Quimixto Snorkel Cruise
                • Jardin Botanical Gardens
6:30-9:30 pm Welcome Reception & Dinner

Thursday, January 19

8:30 am-12:00 pm AMSMIC Meeting I

9:00 am-11:00 am   Spouse Program: Pottery Painting Class

12:30-5:30 pm Group Tour: Historic Art Walk & Lunch

Evening on your own

Friday, January 20

8:30 am-12:00 pm AMSMIC Meeting II

12:30-2:00 pm New Chair's Boot Camp & lunch

2:00-5:30 pm Free Time on your own

5:30-10:30 pm Group Dinner: Sunset Cruise & "Rhythms of the Night"

Mayan Show

Saturday, January 21

8:30 am-12:00 pm AMSMIC Meeting III

12:30 -1:30 pm Women Chairs Lunch

2:00 - 5:30 pm Optional Tours @ El Jorullo Ranch: 

                • ATV and Suspension Bridge Experience
                • Canopy Tour, Ziplining & Tequila Tasting
                • Horseback Riding in Sierra Madre

6:30-7:30 pm Farewell Reception on the beach

Dinner on your own

Sun Jan 22

All Day Departures


Registration will open August 2022

Meeting Location

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

All rooms being held for AMSMIC are oceanfront and include buffet breakfast, at the group rate of:

$215 Single / $232 Double

AMSMIC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Lisa Smith, Admin, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 W. Markham St., Slot 511, Little Rock, AR 72205          Tel: (501) 686-8050

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