We regret to inform you that the 2018 PMB Retreat scheduled in Wrightsville Beach has been cancelled due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Florence.
All attendees need to contact the Holiday Inn Resort at Wrightsville Beach to cancel their hotel rooms, there will be no charge for the cancellation. You are encouraged to call as soon as possible.
You can contact the hotel at: (910) 256-2231
The PMB steering committee is working on a plan to reschedule the retreat and we will be updating all attendees with that information as soon as possible. We will process refunds of registration fees after a decision has been made regarding a new date.
The PMB Retreat is a weekend-long event held at the beginning of each academic year. The program is designed to highlight the research activities of new consortium members - academic and corporate scientists - and to introduce these members to North Carolina's community of plant molecular biologists. The program includes research lectures given by consortium members, a keynote address by an internationally renowned scientist, and informal "chalk talks" presented by faculty, postdoctoral research associates, graduate students and corporate scientists.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Hailing Jin, University of California, Riverside
Capstone Speaker: Dr. Nate Storey, Plenty
Detailed agenda to come.
Parking will be available at the hotel.
All participants are encouraged to present a Chalk Talk (an informal presentation) on their current research or ideas for future research. In keeping with the spirit of chalk talks, no formal posters will be allowed, but a minimal number of prepared figures may be used in the chalk talks if the speakers consider them essential. Chalk talks are great vehicles for communication.
**Chalk Talk and Invited Speaker Titles & Abstracts must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17th.
Holiday Inn Resort
1706 N Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Retreat Room Rates: $189 Ocean View/ $169 Standard + tax per night
Call (877) 330-5050 to reserve your room
Retreat rate will be available only until August 15, 2018
(or until all available rooms are sold out)