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MSACL 2014 US: Conference Primer

Some of the highlights of what you need to know about the MSACL conference.

Wireless Access

At the conference: Look for psav_network_solutions. This year wireless access will be open, in the conference area and Exhibit Hall, so that signing in is not necessary.

In your room at the Sheraton: If you are staying at the Sheraton, AND YOU BOOKED YOUR ROOM WITHIN THE MSACL BLOCK, your wireless in-room service is covered. Just accept the cost that populates the screen when you make the connection, it will be removed from your account on check-out. If it isn't please call me at 858-922-5813.

Conference Registration

Conference Registration will be open from 6:30 to 8:30 PM everyday of the conference. Please come early to collect your registration materials to avoid the Monday morning rush. It helps us. It helps you.

Plenary Lectures

Check out the Plenary Lectures.

Mobile Program

Go here for the MOBILE conference program. Working our way towards a paperless conference. Or, if not paperless, then at least electronically fluent.

If you are a Full Conference registrant you can log in with the email you registered with as your user name. If you do not know your password you can easily reset it. To set your password select Reset Password at the bottom of the login page.

Web-Based Program

Go here for the old-style, web-based conference program. A bit archaic, but still functional.

REMEMBER: Long Abstracts are password protected.
USER: msacl PASS: 12345

Electronic Copy of Printed Program

Get it here (3.4 MB PDF).

Posting Poster and Slide PDFs on the Web

Presenters, don't forget you have the option of uploading your poster(s) or podium presentation slides as a PDF (via Abstract Management) to include as part of your web presence compendium.


Yoga will be twice a day (except no evening session on Wed) from 5:45 to 6:45 AM and 8:30 to 10:00 PM in Nautilus 5 with Natalie Spear.

A limited number of yoga mats, blankets and blocks will be provided.

Mass Spec to Clinic Presentations

Monday from 7:45 - 8:30 PM in Harbor Ballroom following the 7:00 PM Plenary presentation by Ken Setchell.

Corporate Workshops

Corporate workshops are held Mon - Wed from 7:00 - 8:00 AM and 1:00 - 2:00 PM in the rooms around the Harbor Foyer.

User Groups

Vendor-sponsored User Groups to be held on Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in Harbor 1,2,3 & Marina 6.

ACCENT Continuing Education Credits

Apply for continuing education credits for your attendance at MSACL


Breakfast, courtesy of MSACL, will be served in Harbor Island Foyer for Short Course Registrants from 6:30am to 8:15am. Short Courses start at 8:15am.

Breakfast, courtesy of MSACL, will be served in the Harbor Foyer on Mon - Wed from 6:00 to ~8:00 AM.


Lunch (45 minutes), courtesy of MSACL, will be served in the Harbor's Edge Restaurant for Short Course Registrants, **except Travel Awardees on Sunday.

Group A (all courses EXCEPT Grant, Hoofnagle & Lytle) breaks at 11:30 AM.
Group B (Grant, Hoofnagle & Lytle) breaks at 12:15 PM.

All break around 11:45-12:15 PM.

**Note: There will be a Travel Awardee lunch reception on Sunday at the Shoreline patio for ALL Travel Awardees.

Lunch, courtesy of MSACL, will be served as a box lunch available for pick-up in the Harbor/Bayview Foyer (right next to Harbor 3 and Marina 6).

Exhibit Hall Receptions (aka Dinner)

No reception.

No reception.

Note: There will be an Exclusive Dinner Reception on Saturday at the Shoreline patio for ALL Travel Awardees.

The Opening Reception will be held in the Grande Ballroom with the Exhibits from 4:15-7:00 PM. Heavy appetizers will be served as well as a selection of beer, wine, water and soda. The Opening Plenary (Ben Borson) follows immediately in the Harbor Ballroom.

Reception from 4:15 - 7:00 PM in the Exhibit Hall.

No reception. The Hospitality event starting at 3:45 PM (see below) covers dinner.

Hospitality Reception (Shoreline)

Every evening of the conference MSACL hosts an open-bar Hospitality Reception at the Shoreline patio by the bay. A great place to relax and network.

Sat: 8:30 - 10:00 PM
Sun: 8:30 - 10:00 PM
Mon: 8:30 - 10:00 PM
Tue: 8:30 - 10:00 PM
Wed: 3:45 - 7:00 PM

Directions to Shoreline Patio: Go to the Hotel Lobby and bear left towards the walkway between Tapatini and The Link, go through the doors to the outside, and down the stairs and then to the right, just past the pool.

Conference Staff

And finally, the MSACL Staff if you need any assistance on-site.

David Herold, MD, PhD

Chris Herold, PhD, MBA

David Yount
Director, Food & Beverage

Alisa Zych, MS
Director, Registration

Natalie Spear
Yoga, Registration

Ken Cabling
AV, Registration

Mike Kim
AV, Registration