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Still need to register for the 2018 ASMS conference in San Diego?

Use the online registration for the fastest and most convenient way to register. Online registration will remain open during the meeting.

If you prefer to register in person, use the Printable Onsite Registration Form and present the completed form with payment to the registration booth located in the Sales Pavilion at the San Diego Convention Center.

Registration Hours at the San Diego Convention Center

Registration will be in the Sails Pavilion (upper level) of the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Saturday: 2:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Helpful tips to avoid long wait times in the registration booth:
Get to the registration booth ahead of schedule. Have onsite registration form already filled out, and have payment ready (cash, US check, or credit card.)

Included with conference registration:
Access to all sessions (oral and poster), evening workshops, exhibits and hospitality suites. All conference registrants are invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday evening (heavy hors d'oeuvres, free beer), daily coffee and refreshment breaks in the exhibit-poster hall Monday - Thursday. Closing event ticket is not included and must be purchased separately during the online registration process.

Conference One-day Registration
is available only onsite and may be purchased for a maximum of one day only. One day registration is $255 and includes printed program, but does not include conference proceedings and does not include access to web casting.

Registration Fees Onsite

  • ASMS Members* - $250 Regular-Onsite
  • Non-Members - $450 Regular-Onsite
  • ASMS Student Members*† - $140 Regular-Onsite
  • Student Non-Members - $210 Regular-Onsite
  • ASMS Emeritus Members** - $0 Regular-Onsite
  • One-day, $225 (available for purchase onsite only)

*To register as a member, ASMS dues for 2018 must be processed by ASMS prior to conference registration.  **To register as an Emeritus member, your Emeritus membership must be active (renewed) for the conference year. See Membership page for details.
To qualify for the student rate you must be enrolled full-time in a degree program up to and including the Ph.D. at the time of the conference.

Short Course Tuition

Short Course Registration is now closed!

  • ASMS Members*
    $400 Two-day courses
    $300 One-day courses
  • Non-Members
    $700 Two-day courses
    $500 One-day courses
  • Students
    $150 Two-day courses
    $75 One-day courses
*To register as a member, ASMS dues for 2018 must be processed by ASMS prior to conference registration.
*Fees for courses 03 and 11 are increased to cover cost of textbook.


To cover the cost of handling and processing, $40 is deducted from the total refund for cancellations. Conference registration cancellation must be received in writing on or before May 15, 2018.  Short Course cancellation must be received by May 15. Request for cancellation may be emailed the office at info [at] asms [dot] org.

Closing Event Tickets


The conference Closing Event will be held aboard the USS Midway (approx. 1 mile from the convention center). Separate ticket purchase is required, look for the option during online registration or using the printable registration form. Go to Social Events for complete description. Tickets are $30.

You will be able to print your closing event ticket from one of the pre-registered kiosks. It will print out at the same time as your conference badge.


* In order to purchase a closing event ticket for a spouse/companion, you must first register your spouse/companion for a $10 fee. You will find this registration in "Additional Items." Once you purchase, this closing event will be become available.