- Registration Fees
- Optional Events/Items
- Online & Printable registration forms
- On-Site Registration
- Confirmation and Receipts
- Questions about Registration
Pre-registration for the 42nd Annual Meeting of the SSR is now closed; on-site registration will be available at the meeting. Attendees may pay for their registration by credit card, check, money order, or bank transfer. Purchase orders are not accepted.
Any registration forms received in the mail after 30 July will not be processed until the meeting starts in Pittsburgh. Registration will be available on-site at the meeting.
The cost of registering for the Annual Meeting depends on whether you are a current member of the Society. Members of the Society are eligible for discounted registration. If you are unsure of your current membership status, please contact the SSR Membership Office, or look yourself up in the online Directory, which lists membership expiration dates. Trainees (undergraduate and graduate students) are eligible for an additional registration discount, regardless of current membership status.
Registration fees cover the following events/meals/items:
- Attendance at all scientific sessions
- Attendance and food at the Opening Reception (6:30–8:30pm, Saturday, 18 July)
- Continental breakfasts Sunday–Wednesday (7:30–8:30 am, 19–22 July)
- Refreshment breaks during the scientific sessions
|by 31 May||after 31 May|
|SSR Regular or Associate members||$390||$490|
|SSR Trainee members||$285||$385|
|SSR Emeritus Members*||$0||$0|
*In lieu of a meeting registration fee, the Society encourages its Emeritus members to contribute $100 to the SSR Endowment.
?Nonmember trainees must submit a signed statement from their major professor or mentor to qualify for the trainee discount.
Payments must be received at the SSR Business Office by 30 June; payments received after 30 June will not be processed. If you are unsure whether or not your payment will arrive at the SSR Business Office by 30 June, please pay on-site at the Meeting.
Additional, optional events and items are available for registrants and guests (spouses/children/friends) of registrants. Tickets for these events may be bought during registration before the meeting, and will also be available at the meeting at the Registration desk. For descriptions of the various events, please see our Social Events page.
“42nd Annual SSR Meeting” t-shirts will be available for $20 each in adult sizes small to extra extra large. Proceeds of t-shirt sales support the Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund.
- Online Registration Form (requires payment by credit card—Visa, MasterCard, or American Express)
- Printable Registration Form (payable by credit card, check, money order, or bank transfer)
If you have been a member of the SSR in the last 3 years (2006–2009), the Online Registration Form will assign an appropriate Registration rate for your membership type (Regular, Trainee, Emeritus, etc.), using your email address to identify you. If your membership has lapsed, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership for a discounted registration rate. If you were a member of the Society prior to 2006 but would like to renew and receive the discounted registration rate, please contact the Membership Department for a renewal form before registering for the meeting.
The SSR Registration Desk will be located in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Hours of operation will be as follows:
|Saturday, 18 July||9:00 am–6:00 pm|
|Sunday, 19 July||7:30 am–5:00 pm|
|Monday, 20 July||7:30 am–5:00 pm|
|Tuesday, 21 July||7:30 am–5:00 pm|
|Wednesday, 22 July||7:30 am–1:00 pm|
Registration packets will contain a receipt of payment, name badge, and vouchers for special purchases, and will be distributed at the SSR Registration Desk in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Refunds, less a $25 service charge, will be issued for cancellations received in writing on or before 26 June 2009. Cancellations received after 26 June and before 10 July will be subject to a service charge of US $75. No refund will be issued for cancellations received after 10 July 2009. Refunds will be issued within four weeks after the Annual Meeting has concluded.
- Should I renew my membership?
- Will I receive the member discount if I become a member?
- Trainee Barbecue price?
- Multiple forms of payment?
- Payment by Bank/Wire Transfer?
- Guests at the Trainee/Mentor Luncheon?
- Trainees at the Senior Emeritus Breakfast?
Yes. Members of the Society receive a discounted registration rate; the combined cost of renewing your membership + registering for the meeting as a member should be lower than the cost of registering for the meeting as a nonmember. The online registration form will offer you the option of renewing if you were a member in 2006–2008 but your membership has since lapsed. If you were a member of the Society prior to 2006, and have not renewed since then, please contact the Membership Department for a renewal form (remember to tell us your name and whether you are a student, so that we can prepare the proper form for you). For more detailed information about membership renewal, please see our Membership Renewal page.
Members who renew their memberships while registering online will not be given the opportunity to take advantage of the 2009 Developing Country Discount. If you are from a Developing Country (see list here) and would like to take advantage of the Developing Country Discount when renewing your Regular or Associate membership, please renew your membership before registering for the meeting; see our Membership Renewal page.
Yes. If you would like to apply for a new membership, please see our New Membership page.
I am a trainee, and would like to bring a guest to the Barbeque. May I buy two tickets at the trainee price?
No. We are delighted to have guests at the Barbecue, but the discounted $45 price is only available to trainees registered for the meeting. You may buy only one $45 ticket, but as many $70 tickets as you like for spouses/guests.
When you complete the online registration process, you will be given the option to print out a receipt. If you forget to print out a receipt, please contact the Registration Department and we will email, fax, or mail you a receipt.
The best way to handle this is to print out our printable registration form twice, then submit a separate form for each method of payment. You could also register online with with the credit card of your choice, then send in the printable registration form with your secondary payment information—we will amend your existing registration when we receive the secondary payment. You cannot register online with one credit card, then register a second time with a different credit card; we apologize for the inconvenience.
The SSR accepts payment by wire/bank transfer. Please fill out the printable registration form, check the appropriate form of payment, and send it to us so that we can identify your payment when it arrives. You must add an additional $25 to cover bank transfer charges; please contact the SSR Business Office for bank/wire transfer information.
No. The Trainee/Mentor Luncheon is a professional event intended only for Trainees who have registered for the meeting.
Absolutely; the Senior/Emeritus Breakfast is open to all meeting attendees and their guests.