Before you go

Before you go

The 2016 RAMC Program Chairs, Organizing Committee, Session Conveners and Sponsors are looking forward to seeing you next week at the 2016 Recent Advances in Microbial Control conference at the Westin San Diego GasLamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle, in beautiful San Diego, California!

Please stop by the RAMC Registration Desk in the San Diego Ballroom Foyer, 4th Fl to receive your name badge and meeting materials during the following hours:

Sunday, October 9: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday, October 10: 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday, October 11: 7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, October 12: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

There’s still room in the Saturday Workshop “Navigating the Regulatory Pathway for Antimicrobial Registration”. Session runs from 1 PM – 5 PM, on-site registration is available from 12-1 PM outside the La Jolla Room, Lobby Level of the hotel.

Online & Downloadable Program

Please refer to the Program at a Glance PDF linked below to access the online program schedule for final room assignments. A printed copy of the program will also be in your RAMC tote bag.

Online Program

Abstracts are printed in the RAMC Program book.

Access to Presentations

Speakers and poster presenters are invited to upload their full presentations to the RAMC website by logging into the abstract submission website and following the directions for uploading presentations.

Registered attendees may access uploads of full presentations via a special login and password emailed from SIMB at the time of the conference.

Letter Certifying Presentation or Attendance

Speakers and poster presenters who require a letter certifying attendance and/or participation, may download a customized “Attendee Letter” from the abstract site where you first submitted your abstract.

Attendees who are not speakers may request a letter of attendance or participation by emailing after the meeting.

Poster Presenter Instructions

Poster presenters should check in at the RAMC Registration Desk in San Diego Ballroom Foyer, 4th Fl area upon arrival.

Please hang your poster during lunch on Sunday, October 9 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM or during the afternoon coffee break from 2:30 – 3:00 PM. Posters should be removed during the Wednesday, October 12 coffee break from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Posters left on boards after 10:00 am may be discarded.

The poster session will be held Monday evening 5-7 pm. Poster presenters must be available at their poster to present and participate in discussions.

Posters will be located at the back of the Ballroom and sessions will be held in this room so it’s important to stick to this schedule.

SIMB Career Center

Stop by the SIMB Career Center desk in the registration area to view positions available. Resumes are also available if your company is looking to fill a position.

Also visit the SIMB Career Center online anytime to post positions at reasonable rates for members and nonmembers.

Guest Room Wireless Internet Instructions

Guest room wireless internet is complementary during your stay at the Westin.

Lobby and Public Areas Internet Access
Complimentary wireless and wired Internet access are available in the hotel’s lobby and public areas.

San Diego Travel Information

The Westin San Diego GasLamp does not provide airport shuttle service. Please visit a href=””>SuperShuttle to reserve a spot.

Cabs and Uber are approximately $12-15 dollars to the hotel. Westin GasLamp is located at 910 Broadway Circle.

Explore San Diego

Visit this San Diego travel site for local attractions, dining options, maps, and visitor suggestions. You will also receive a Visitors Guide and Visitors Map in your registration packet.

Thank You to the RAMC Keynote & Banquet Speakers

Sunday morning, October 9, 10:00 a.m.
William Fenical, University of California-San Diego/Scripps Inst. Of Oceanography
Morning Keynote Address: Microbial Defenses: Lessons from the Sea
Read William Fenical’s bio

Tuesday evening, October 11, 6:00 p.m.
Charles Gerba, University of Arizona
Banquet Address: Application of microbial risk assessment to quantify hygiene product intervention benefits: A lesson in germ geography and human behavior
Read Charles Gerba’s bio

Thank you to the RAMC Sponsors

Please extend your thanks to the 2016 RAMC conference sponsors who have made this program possible: