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|The Local Arrangements Committee (Chair Stephen Thomas) and the Program Committee (Chair, President-Elect Billy Crow) of SON2018 have an exciting meeting in store.
The Society of Nematologists Annual Meeting will be held July 22-25, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel next to the Albuquerque Convention Center in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
This is a great location just two blocks from Central Avenue with its restaurants, shops, art galleries, tap rooms, and microbreweries.
|Early registration due date is May 2, 2018 and abstract due date has been extended to May 15, 2018. Please register and pay for each attendee separately.
Student travel awards due date is May 15, 2018.
|Conference Hotel reservation due date for group rate is July 1, 2018.|
Flying to Albuquerque
Flying to Albuquerque is easy. Airlines that serve Albuquerque include: Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American, Boutique Air, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.
There are nonstop flights to and from nearly 30 cities in the United States. Lack of congestion at the Sunport means visitors experience very few ground delays.
Airline Travel Time to Albuquerque
Albuquerque is centrally located and the average flight to Albuquerque is about 3 hours.
Transportation to the Hyatt Regency Downtown
Albuquerque International Sunport is located approximately 5 miles from Downtown Albuquerque. There are several different options of transportation to and from the airport from downtown hotels. Following are some suggested transportation companies:
CLS: (505) 273-4800; www.clsdriver.com
Please see last page of this document or open the PDF below for schedule and on-line reservation information. Please note that late night shuttle times do require advanced reservations. (10:00 pm / 11:00 pm / 12:00 am / 1:00 am). To receive the special discounted rate for SON attendees, refer to discount code is SN2018
Taxi Cab Service:
Taxi Cab service between Albuquerque International Airport and Hyatt Regency (inquire for rates)
Yellow Cab: (505) 247-8888
Albuquerque Cab Company: (505) 883-4888
Driving to the Hyatt Regency Downtown – street address: 330 Tijeras NW (map on following page):
- From the Albuquerque International Airport: Take Sunport Blvd (west) to I-25 (north). Exit at Martin Luther King Ave. & proceed west to 6th Street; turn left & follow 6th St to Tijeras; turn left on Tijeras; hotel will be on the right.
- Arriving by car rather than air: The Hyatt Regency is located in the southwest region of Albuquerque, south of I-40 and west of I-25. Please refer to map on following page.
- PARKING: Free self-parking with in and out privileges (regularly $16/day) is provided to conference registrants. This excludes Valet Parking. Ask the Hyatt attendant for directions to the underground parking garage (right on Tijeras to 3rd Street NW; right on 3rd St to Copper Ave. NW; right on Copper Ave.; garage entrance will be on the right)
Train & Bus
Albuquerque is a major stop on Amtrak lines from both Chicago and Los Angeles. The Alvarado Transportation Center, located 7 blocks from the Hyatt Regency Downtown, is Albuquerque’s transportation hub, directing both train and bus travel. https://www.amtrak.com/stations/abq.html
Driving to Albuquerque
I-25 and I-40 intersect in Albuquerque and spectacular scenic beauty surrounds the city.
ALBUQUERQUE Local & Regional TRAVEL:
- As mentioned above, the Alvarado Transportation Center, located 7 blocks from the Hyatt Regency Downtown, is Albuquerque’s transportation hub, directing both train and bus travel.
- Legendary Route 66 can still be traveled today—it is now Central Avenue, Albuquerque’s “main street.”
- ABQ Rideis the City of Albuquerque’s public transportation service and provides rapid transit and local bus service as well as paratransit service with Sun Van.
- Visitors can use the buses to get to Albuquerque’s cultural attractions
- New Mexico Rail Runner Expressruns most days (with north-south service through the metro area and Santa Fe), and is a convenient, scenic, and economical way to visit Santa Fe!
- Beginning in 2018, Albuquerque will offer Rapid Transit (ART) between Nob Hill, Downtown, and Old Town.
Old Town www.albuquerqueoldtown.com/
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center https://www.indianpueblo.org/
Explora Science Center http://www.explora.us/
Petroglyph National Monument https://www.nps.gov/petr/index.htm
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park http://www.rgnc.org/
Rio Grande Zoological Park https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark
Albuquerque Aquarium https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark
Rio Grande Botanic Garden https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark
Sandia Crest and Aerial Tramway http://www.sandiapeak.com/
The Turquoise Museum https://www.turquoisemuseum.com/
NM Museum of Natural History http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
Albuquerque Museum https://www.cabq.gov/museum
Rattlesnake Museum http://www.rattlesnakes.com/
National Museum Nuclear Science & History http://www.nuclearmuseum.org/
Acoma – Sky City http://www.acomaskycity.org/home.html
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama http://cumbrestoltec.com/
Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic & Historic Area http://nmhistoricsites.org/jemez
Pueblo of Jemez-Walatowa Visitor Center http://www.jemezpueblo.com/
Town of Madrid- recovered Ghost Town http://www.visitmadridnm.com/
Weather & Climate:
Albuquerque boasts some of the most pleasant year-round climate. Low humidity and warm temperatures combine to make Albuquerque an enjoyable four-season destination. Average temperatures in the Summer are 92 degrees as a high, 64 degrees as a low. Winter temperatures average a high of 47 degrees and a low of 23 degrees. The weather makes Albuquerque a sport lover’s paradise and outdoor activities of all kinds are popular with residents. To find out the most current weather conditions, please call the Albuquerque Weather Hotline at (505) 821-1111.
Elevations in Albuquerque range from 4,500 feet above sea level in the Rio Grande Valley to 6,500 feet at the foot of the Sandia Mountains. Due to the high elevation in many parts of New Mexico, we offer the following information to help our guests enjoy Albuquerque without feeling the effects of the altitude.
EFFECTS OF HIGH ALTITUDE ON VISITORS
What is High Altitude? Broadly interpreted, high altitude could be said to be anything above 5,280 feet (1,609 kilometers) in elevation. Albuquerque’s average elevation is 5,500 feet, with ranges from 4,500 feet to 6,500 feet in different areas of the city.
What are the Effects of High Altitude? At high altitudes, everyone is affected to some degree. The effects vary from individual to individual and cover a variety of symptoms. The two main changes in the high altitude environment, not present at sea level, are decreased oxygen and decreased humidity or moisture content. There is approximately 40-45% less oxygen and 50-80% less humidity in high altitudes versus areas at sea level.
A sudden change in environment from sea level to high altitude can produce symptoms of nausea, insomnia, diarrhea, restlessness, shortness of breath and air hunger. Palpitations or fast heart beat, headache, nasal congestion, cough, increased flatulence or “gas”, easy fatigue and intolerance to exertion also may be experience. If the high altitude experience progresses, more shortness of breath and increased cough and edema or fluid accumulation in the lungs may occur requiring medical attention or possible hospitalization.
What Can Be Done to Adapt to High Altitude? The initial complaints should disappear as your body adjusts to the lowered oxygen content and dryness. This may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Upon arrival to high altitude, don’t overdo. Eat lightly. For the first 48-72 hours, avoid alcohol. Alcohol aggravates the high altitude syndrome. Most of all, keep physical exertion to a minimum the first day. Over-exertion before your body can adapt to the lower oxygen and dryness can result in more severe and persistent symptoms. If you are over 35 years old and plan strenuous exercise while in high altitude, it would be best to fist check with your doctor. If you have a history of heart, circulatory or lung disease, it’s mandatory to check with your doctor before coming to areas of high altitude. Respiratory infections or pneumonia should be completely resolved before coming to high elevations, since they can be dramatically worsened by the extra strain placed on your body. Pregnant women should seek the advice of their physicians before exerting themselves at high altitude.
Some Final Suggestions: Rest appropriately and don’t overdo the first two days. Take a nap when sleepy and get a good night’s sleep after an exhilarating day of skiing or backpacking. Eat lightly and drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Avoid alcohol for the first 48 hours. If you experience any symptoms noted here, you may be suffering from an oxygen deficit.
The symptoms are a caution light to decrease your activity and protect yourself. A day of rest at this time is strongly suggested.
The venue for the 57th Annual Meeting is the Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque. General hotel amenities can be viewed at: https://albuquerque.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html . A reduced room rate of $119.00 per night, excluding taxes, (single or double occupancy; higher rates for triple or quadruple occupancy) is available to attendees for July 22-25, 2018 and up to 3 days before or after the meeting, depending upon room availability. Other complimentary benefits include: free self-parking with in and out privileges (regularly $16/day; excludes Valet Parking); free guest room internet access; 5 Mbps Wifi in the meeting area; complimentary fitness center access. USDA ARS and APHIS employees: A limited block of rooms at GSA Federal per diem rates are also available. Please contact Steve Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org ) for further details.
Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-842-1234; (fax) 505-843-2675
Use the following dedicated website to book your room:
Cut-off Date for group rate: July 1, 2018 or until room block is filled
Wifi Access Information in Meeting Area:
Free 5 Mbps Wifi is available on the 2nd floor in the meeting area:
NETWORK NAME: SON Annual Meeting 2018
Free guest room internet, complimentary fitness center access, and other amenities will be explained at the hotel registration desk upon arrival.
- 382 spacious guestrooms with views of the city or mountains
- PDA check-in
- Biz Connect—24-hour business services
- Dry-cleaning and laundry services
- Valet and secured self-parking
- Multilingual staff
- Room service
- Rooftop pool with hot tubs
- 24-hour StayFit Gym
- More than 30,000 square feet of newly renovated function space
- Innovative catering featuring Personal Preference Dining®
- On-site shopping
- Safe-deposit boxes at front desk
MEETING ROOM MAP & GENERALINFORMATION
Meeting Room Layout
The SON 2018 Annual Meeting program is now available in PDF
Short Program SON 2018 Short Program – revised 3 July
Author Index for the Program Final2 AUTHOR INDEX 2018
Full buffet breakfasts and lunches (Monday July 23 – Wednesday July 25), admission to the Welcome Reception (Sunday July 22), Wine & Cheese Poster Session (Tuesday July 24), Pre-banquet Social and Awards Banquet (Wednesday July 25) are included in your registration.
Please wear your name badge to these events!
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DESK
The registration and Information Desk, located in the Pavilion Landing (in front of elevators and restrooms) will be open:
Sunday, July 22 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Monday, July 23 7:45 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 24 7:45 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, July 25 7:45 am – 3:00 pm
ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Breakfast is included in your registration and served 7:00 – 8:00 am daily in Pavilion I – III. (at the end of the hallway facing the Registration Desk)
Mid-Morning and Mid-Afternoon Breaks: Available in the Atrium Court. (area around the skylight just outside the meeting rooms).
Buffet Lunch is included in your registration and is served daily (Noon – 1:00 pm) in Pavilion I – III (same room as breakfast).
COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULES
5:00-6:30 pm Finance; Honors and Awards; Meeting Site Selection;
Enchantment C&D Long-Range Planning; Membership
Noon – 1:00 pm JON Editorial Board
Boardroom East Lunch provided
Noon – 1:00 pm Cobb Foundation – Board Room North (Lunch provided)
IFNS Councilors – member’s choice in Pavilion I-III
5:00 – 6:00 pm Graduate Student; Biological Control; Regulatory; Industry;
Enchantment C&D Education
1:00 – 2:00 pm Systematics; Ecology; Entomophilic; Extension; Resistance
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS
8:00 am-5:00 pm: Executive Board Meeting (breakfast and lunch provided)
7:00 – 9:00 pm: Welcome Reception. All registered participants are welcome to
Whyte Room attend. Please remember your complimentary drink ticket that
is inside your name badge. To get to the WhyteRoom go to the
Pavillion Court area and take the back staircase down one floor.
*For your entertainment there will be an excellent Mariachi band, Mariachi Nuevo Sonido performing during the reception. Welcome to New Mexico – We’re so glad to have you here. “Mi casa es su casa.” SALUD!
7:00 – 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast – Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
Enchantment C&D Attendance by invitation only please. Plated Breakfast.
10:00 am – Noon & Best Student Paper Competition
1:00 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm Three-minute Thesis Competition
6:00 – 7:00 pm Cobb Bowl Competition
7:00 – 9:00 pm Student/Industry Workshop & Social
7:00 am – Noon Poster Set Up
Pavilion IV &V Poster boards are numbered. Please hang your poster in the
assigned location , corresponding with your poster number printed in the program.. Push pins will be provided on display boards.
This room will be open for early viewing from Noon – 6:00pm.
6:00 – 8:00 pm Wine & Cheese Poster Session
Pavilion IV & V Please bring your drink ticket.
Poster presenters should be present near their posters during
8:00 – 9:00 pm President’s Reception (By invitation only)
Sierra Vista Room Take the main elevators to the 19th floor.
8:00 am – Noon Poster Takedown
Pavilion IV & V All posters must be removed by Noon on Wednesday
3:30 – 5:00 pm Annual Membership Meeting. ALL meeting attendees are invited
Enchantment E & F and encouraged to participate. SON is OUR organization – so we
need your ideas and participation to keep building and
strengthening our vision and goals.
6:00 – 7:00 pm Pre-Banquet Social. Remember your drink ticket.
Pavilion IV &V
7:00 –10:00 pm SON 2018 Awards Banquet
Pavilion VI The doors open at 7:00 pm and there is no assigned
seating. This is a plated dinner. Please place your ticket displaying your entrée choice on your plate to help the servers.
8:00 am – Noon Executive Board Meeting
Boardroom East Breakfast provided
Please have your presentation loaded on a USB thumb drive in PowerPoint compatible with a Windows PC. All presenters should arrive for their sessions at least 20 minutes before the session starts so Session Chairs have time to load the presentations onto the computer.
A laptop will be available for presenters to preview their presentation to ensure its compatibility with the presentation computers. (Location for this is to be determined – please inquire at the registration desk.)
Industry Sponsor Exhibits:
Exhibits will be arranged around the railing of the Atrium Landing adjacent to meeting rooms and coffee break areas for viewing throughout the meeting.
Student Travel Awards
Student Travel Award applications for SON 2018 are due May 15, 2018. The Cobb Foundation, Dow AgroSciences, and Bayer Travel Awards are available. Thank you to the Travel Award Sponsors.
Please contact the Chair of the SON Awards Committee, Dr. Patricia Timper Patricia.Timper@ars.usda.gov for questions regarding the Travel Awards.
Information and application process for Travel Awards is available at the following links
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