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2017 AAB Educational Conference and CRB Symposium

Mark your calendars! The 2017 AAB Educational Conference and CRB Symposium will be held May 18–20 in a new location – the Westin Galleria in Houston, Texas.

Quick Links

AAB Bulletin Conference/Symposium Issue
Preliminary Schedule of Events
Register Online
Registration Form (Printable PDF)
Registration Form (Fillable PDF)
Abstract Submission Form
Financial Aid
Westin Galleria Hotel
Leisure Time in Houston


Submit an Abstract - Submission Deadline Extended to April 7, 2017

Authors are encouraged to submit titles and abstracts for consideration in Assisted Reproductive Technology (oral and poster presentations) or Traditional Laboratory [chemistry, microbiology, hematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics, environmental and public health] (poster presentations only). All abstracts are eligible for one of two $250 cash prizes.

  • Fill out the Abstract Submission form below.
  • Category: Specify the category your abstract should be placed in - Traditional Lab or IVF Lab
  • Presentation: Indicate how you would like to present your abstract - Poster or Oral.
  • Upload your abstract(s). Abstracts should be uploaded as Microsoft® Word files and follow the Abstract Guidelines.

Application Form

Abstract Guidelines

The deadline to apply is April 7, 2017

 If you have more than 2 abstracts, please fill out another Abstract Submission Form. 

Application Form for Financial Aid Program for AAB Conference/CRB Symposium Registration Fees

AAB’s Financial Aid Program was established to assist young scientists/technologists to be active in the AAB/CRB. Recipients will receive a financial award that pays their registration fee associated with attending the AAB Conference/CRB Symposium. The Financial Aid Program is made available through the generosity of AAB members.

Applicants must complete the online application, attach a current CV, and, if applicable, attach an abstract. Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017, in order to be eligible for the 2017 AAB Conference/CRB Symposium. Awardees will be notified by April 10, 2017. Awardees who have previously registered for the 2017 Conference/Symposium will receive a refund of their registration fee (not to exceed the Full AAB Conference/CRB Symposium early bird registration fee).

If you have any questions, contact the AAB office by email: or telephone: (314)241-1445.

Please complete the application below to apply.

Financial Aid Application Form

Westin Galleria Hotel

The Westin Galleria Hotel, a AAA Four-Diamond hotel located in the heart of the Uptown District of Houston, Texas, features free parking, a contemporary restaurant with American cuisine, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, and it’s connected to The Galleria, Texas’ largest shopping center and fourth largest domain nationally.

The Galleria houses 400 fine stores and restaurants, a full-size ice rink, state of the art children’s play area and two swimming pools. Browse or do some serious shopping at anchoring stores Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Macy’s and a variety of other high-fashion favorites. Over 50 dining options range from fine dining at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Peli Peli, and The Oceanaire Seafood Room to casual favorites such as The Cheesecake Factory, Rainforest Café and Kona Grill.

Completing Houston's shopping trifecta are nearby Uptown Park, where well-heeled boutiques and restaurants fill the Italian-inspired shopping villa, and Highland Village, featuring national-brand restaurants and retailers mixed with locally owned shops.
A variety of rental car companies are available at both the Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport. Public transportation via the Houston MetroRail and Metro Bus System is also available.

Westin Hotel Reservations – The room rate is $164, single or double occupancy. Reserve your room(s) online, or call the Westin direct: (866)716-8108 or call Central Reservations: (888)627-8514. Be sure to ask for the American Association of Bioanalysts’ group rate. April 23, 2017, is the deadline for guaranteed room availability. Reservations received after April 23 will be confirmed on a space available basis. Rooms may still be available after April 23, but not necessarily at the group rate. 

Quick links to help plan leisure time activities for your stay in Houston

With Houston’s fashionable Uptown District at your doorstep, the Westin Galleria offers you a world of shopping, nightlife, and local attractions. Hundreds of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues are located within walking distance at The Galleria. If you are traveling with family, treat the kids to some fun on the famous indoor ice skating rink at The Galleria. Or venture out to the city’s museum district, and explore the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, to name a few. There are a variety of things to see and do. Check out the links below for more information.



Sponsors of the 2017 Conference

Platinum Level

Esco     IVFqc



Gold Level


Silver Level

Birenbaum & Associates