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It is my pleasure to invite you to the AMSPC Annual Meeting, a conference dedicated to the challenges facing academic leaders in microbiology and immunology research.  The meeting will take place on January 22-26, 2022, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at the Marriott Resort. Like earlier AMSPC 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.  AMSPC 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.

If you have attended an AMSPC 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 AMSPC or its annual meeting.

Kent Vrana, PhD
AMSPC President


The Preliminary Program will be updated as speakers and activities are confirmed.

Sat., Jan. 22           Arrivals
Sun., Jan. 23 Optional Tours / Welcome Reception
Mon., Jan. 24 AMSPC Meeting
Tues., Jan. 25 AMSPC Meeting
Wed., Jan. 26 AMSPC Meeting / "Rhythms of the Night" Dinner Show  
Thurs., Jan. 27 Departures



The Chair registration fee includes 4 or 5 nights deluxe ocean accommodations at the Marriott hotel, daily breakfast buffet, Welcome Reception, "Rhythms of the Night" Dinner Show, registration materials, invited speakers, coffee breaks, afternoon group tour and round-trip airport transfers.

4 nights   5 nights
 Chair - AMSPC Member  $ tbd  $ tbd
 Chair - Non-Member  $ tbd  $ tbd

Social Guests

The Social Guest Registration fee includes shared accommodations with the registered Chair, daily breakfast buffet, Welcome Reception, "Rhythms of the Night" Dinner Show, afternoon group tour, social guest function and shared round-trip airport transfers with the registered Chair.


The meeting is being held in historic Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, located on the Banderas Bay. Fly into Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). You will be met just outside baggage claim and transferred the short 10-minute ride to the Marriott.  

Marriott Puerto VallartaPuerto Vallarta Visitor Info

Your reservations will be made at Marriott PVR Resort based on the dates you provide on your registration form. All rooms are either ocean front or ocean view. If you want to come early or stay later, the group rate of $205/Single or $222/Double (includes breakfast) is available 3 days before/after the meeting. Additional nights will be payable when you check out of the resort.  

Please let us know right away of any changes you make to your travel dates.  


Refunds, less $75 cancellation fee, will be processed up to Nov 15, 2022. After that date no refunds are allowed.  Substitutions will be accepted.  

For support or to cancel your registration and request refund, please contact:

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