Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, MO | July 12 - July 14, 2024

Abstract Submission

Submit an Abstract

Notification of Status: March 1, 2024 (If you require a VISA to enter the US you can indicate this on your submission and you will receive notification of your abstract status earlier.)

Deadline to submit: February 1, 2024



Register for the Meeting

Early Registration: $500.00 USD

Late Registration: $600.00 USD

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Access to all Presentations and Discussion Panels
  • Proceedings of Symposium
  • Lunches
  • Welcome and Closing Receptions
  • Banquet 

Cancellation PolicyIf a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the registrar, someone else to attend in their place. In case the conference is postponed of cancelled due to COVID-19, then the whole event will be on-line.

Schedule of Events 

July 12, 2024: Breakfast, Opening Session, Lunch, Welcome Reception with Buffet Dinner

July 13, 2024: Breakfast, Lunch, Banquet

July 14, 2024: Breakfast, Lunch


Sponsor the Meeting


  Platinum Diamond Gold Silver Bronze
  >$15,000 $10,000 -
$5,000 -
$2,500 -
$750 -
Acknowledgement in Symposium program
Acknowledgement on Symposium website
Advertisement in the Symposium program Full Page ½ Page ¼ Page ⅛ Page  
Acknowledgement during breaks 28 pts 24 pts 20 pts 16 pts  
Opportunity to fund specific events***  
Free meeting registrations 3 persons 2 persons 1 person    


Organizing Committees

National Organizing Committee

Ton Schat, Chair
John Dunn
Maricarmen Garcia
Mark Parcells
Nathan Bevans-Kerr

Fundraising Committee

Maricarmen Garcia, Chair
Ruud Hein
Rik Koopman
Algis Martinez
Guillermo Zavala
Ton Schat (Ex Officio)

International Advisory Committee

Ton Schat, Chair
Irit Davidson
Caroline Denesvre
John Dunn
Maricarmen Garcia
Ben Kaufer
Venugopal Nair
Mark Parcells
Shayan Sharif
Aijian Qin
Stephen Walkden-Brown

Scientific Committee

John Dunn, Chair
Caroline Denesvre
Joann Devlin
Maricarmen Garcia
Ben Kaufer
Venugopal Nair
Mark Parcells
Aijian Qin
Stephen Spatz
Ton Schat (Ex Officio)


Hotel Details

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
1820 Market St.
St Louis, Missouri, 63103

Please note that hotel booking will open in 2024. The Link below will be updated with booking information.

Hotel Website

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About St. Louis

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Union Station Mini Golf: Perfect for families and beginner golfers, the 18-hole mini golf course at Union Station features a variety of interactive elements, a fun yet challenging design and is ADA-accessible. The 200-ft tall St. Louis Wheel creates the perfect backdrop for family fun!

Admission $10-$12. 

The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station: Located right in the Union Station hotel, check out one of the most unique indoor attractions in St. Louis! From a freshwater river to the shallow waters of a salt marsh and out to the open ocean see what awaits at St. Louis Station Aquarium!

The American Jazz Museum: Since 1997, the American Jazz Museum has hosted over 200 performances, exhibitions, community events, educational programs and more! Located in the Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, the American Jazz Museum showcases the sights and sounds of jazz through interactive exhibits and films, featuring the Changing Gallery exhibit space, Horace M. Peterson III Visitors Center, The Blue Room, and Gem Theater.