The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists
July 24-27, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana
Online registration for the 2014 Annual Meeting is now available. Click here to register.
For all types of presentations, abstracts must be received on or before the deadline: Monday, March 24, 2014. Click here to submit your abstract.
ASP Students: If you plan to give an oral presentation and would like to apply for a Marc Dresden Student Travel Grant, you must submit your abstract and application on or before the March 24, 2014 deadline, and you must be an ASP member at the time of application. Click here to apply.
Submitted by: R. B. Blaylock, Chair, 2014 LOC
The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists will be held 24-27 July 2014 at the J. W. Marriot Hotel in New Orleans, LA. The J. W. Marriott is a full-service AAA Four Diamond property centrally located on Canal Street with easy access to Bourbon Street, the French Quarter, and the city’s streetcar and bus lines that connect with parks, the zoo, and other outlying areas; but, it is far enough away to provide the privacy for our scientific program and a good night’s sleep. The hotel is ideally sized for ASP. All meeting space is on one floor, and ASP will occupy most of it so that we will not be competing with another meeting. We have negotiated an attractive rate package that is sure to please.
Founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville and named after Phillipe, Duke of Orleans, the city of New Orleans, much like the gumbo for which it is famous, blends a unique combination of Native American, French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences into a city unlike any other in the United States. Opportunities for world -class dining, entertainment, shopping, music, and museums abound. Spend the day at museums such as the highly acclaimed National World War II Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, or The Cabildo where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. Take in a riverboat cruise on the Mississippi, a carriage ride through the original Vieux Carré (now known as the French Quarter), a streetcar ride along St. Charles Avenue through the Garden District with its stately mansions, or a tour through any of New Orleans architecturally quaint neighborhoods like Faubourg Marigny/Bywater, Warehouse, or Tremé. Visit St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest continually operating Catholic cathedral in the United States, or stroll through the antique shops and galleries on Royal and Magazine streets. Take a break from the city and relive the antebellum days at the plantations on nearby River Road or venture into the surrounding swamp for a wildlife tour. At night, enjoy the lively atmosphere at any of the numerous music venues featuring performances that range from brass bands to Dixieland and Zydeco. Go for dinner at one of many acclaimed restaurants such as Arnaud’s, Antoine’s, Galatoire’s, Commander’s Palace, August, Cochon, and Herbsaint or pop in to one of the hundreds of small, affordable local joints. Surrounding areas offer easy access to beaches, gaming, camping, cultural attractions, historical sites, and more.
Travel to New Orleans is easy. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located about 15 miles west of downtown. The airport is served by virtually every domestic airline including popular discount carriers and offers 39 non-stop destinations with almost 150 daily flight options. Interstates 10 and 12 serve the city in the east-west direction; Interstates 55 and 59 run north from the city. Transportation to and from the hotel can be accomplished via taxis, buses, shuttles, and limousines. ASP has negotiated a discount on the Airport Shuttle. See the registration website for the link.
The scientific program, in addition to its routine diversity and excellence, will include a special seminar commemorating the 100th volume of the Journal of Parasitology.
Much has changed in the Crescent City since 1975 when ASP last met in New Orleans, but the city retains its ability to inspire one to ignore the heat and humidity and celebrate. On behalf of the LOC, I invite you to bring your family, join your friends, extend your stay, relax and enjoy the southern hospitality. Laissez les bon temps rouler.