For Parents bringing children

For Mothers at the Conference

The Georgia World Congress Center is equipped with two Mamava pods. These private lactation pods are free to use. There is a Mamava app to install in order to gain access:

There is also a Mothers' Room located in meeting room B201 (building B, level 2, one floor above the posters-exhibits). This room will be open Sat-Thurs 7am-8pm. If you need assistance accessing any of these spaces, please ask for ASMS staff assistance at the conference registration counters.

Local Atlanta Childcare Resources

For babysitter in your hotel room, please also check with your reserved hotel as there may be additional resources:

For US Gov't employees, drop-in daycare (with one month advance notice) is available at the Bright Horizons "Children's Choice at AFC Child Enrichment Center" located one mile from the Georgia World Congress Center at 100 Alabama Street Room GR 50, Atlanta, GA 30303. Please call during business hours to inquire about drop-in arrangements, (404) 562-0158. Some of their Parent Resources are online here: 

Excerpt from Conference Policies relating to Parents bringing children.

Parents. Planned conference sessions and hospitality suites may not be appropriate for children. Please respect the interests of your colleagues by allowing them to attend activities without disruption and without concern for the safety of children. Strollers, child backpack carriers or similar devices are permitted in the poster hall, and parents/caregivers are asked to keep in mind safety and well-being of children and conference attendees, taking care to avoid crowded spaces.  Strollers are prohibited in the hospitality suites.  

Go to full Conference Policies posted to the Annual Conference Homepage.


Hardship Assistance Stipends

ASMS is offering annual conference hardship assistance for 2018. Ten awards of up to $500 will be granted to students, postdocs, early career scientists, or other ASMS members who require financial assistance in order to be able to attend an ASMS conference. Selection of 10 applicants will be made by lottery immediately after the February 1, 2019 deadline. Go to Annual Conference / Hardship Assistance now for additional information and online application link.