40th Annual Meeting: March 11 - 14, 2018
Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, California


SPECIAL SESSION:  Challenging Diagnoses/ Unknown Cases.  Included in main schedule, Tuesday March 13, 7-8pm in the Paradise Ballroom, Submissions are invited.  Submit cases to Dr. Georgianne Arnold at; Deadline March 1. See information here.

SATELLITE MEETING 1:  The UCDC (Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium) would like to invite SIMD members to a session: on Sunday, March 11 from 3-5 pm prior to the SIMD welcome reception. (OPEN TO SIMD MEMBERS ONLY DUE TO LIMITED SPACE)  See information here.

SATELLITE MEETING 2:  Invitae Corp would like to invite SIMD attendees to an information session on Tuesday, March 13 from 1-3 pm, for "lunch and an overview of sponsored testing programs for metabolic disease".  See information here.

SATELLITE MEETING 3:  Elsevier is hosting a publishing workshop on Tuesday, March 13 from 1-2 pm, on ""Scholarly Publishing Pearls & Pitfalls: Maximizing the Potential of Your Next Submission"".  See information here.

(on or before 12/31/2017)
1/1/2018 - 2/15/2018 2/16/18 - onsite
SIMD Member
To qualify for the membership rate,
SIMD membership dues must be current.
$400.00 $500.00 $600.00
Non-Member $475.00 $575.00 $675.00
Genetic Counselor/Nurse/Dietitian $300.00 $400.00 $500.00
Fellow, Trainee, Student, Emeritus Member $150.00 $250.00 $250.00
Exhibitor (after comps registrations used) $475.00 $575.00 $675.00
Speaker Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary
Physician (15 CME AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM)
Nursing CEUs (18 Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing -244 MCR 5.04 credits)
$40.00 $40.00 $40.00
CEU for genetic counselors (application pending) PENDING PENDING PENDING


ATTENDEES: When you are ready to register, please select the Register link. The registration fee will allow access to all sessions, the opening reception, the poster session, the abstract book and program.

Early Bird Registration deadline is December 31, 2017. The registration fee increases on January 1, 2018 and then again on February 16, 2018.

SPEAKERS: You will receive complimentary registration but you do need to register for the meeting through the SIMD website. Please contact Leslie Lublink ( to obtain the access code for the complimentary registration if you have not already received it.

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be submitted in writing. All cancellations must be received by February 20, 2018 to be eligible for a full refund. After that time there will be a nonrefundable processing fee of $100. Cancellation notices should be sent via fax: (503-210-1511) or email ( After the deadline, in cases of emergency, refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis

2) CME & CEUs for Nurses

CME Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the Joint Providership of the The University of Massachusetts Medical School and SIMD. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The University of Massachusetts Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: This offering meets the requirements for a maximum of 18 contact hours, as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244-CMR 5.04). Each nurse should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The cost will be $40.00

The application for CEUs for Genetic Counselors is pending but is anticipated given past experiences.

You are responsible for making your hotel reservations. Please check the link Venue and Accomodations. The housing deadline is February 8. 2018. Please make your hotel reservations early.
Hotel cancellation policy: Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of your reservation.

Complimentary breakfast will be provided on March 12, 13 & 14 and lunch will be provided on March 12th. There is an optional dinner March 12th the price of $77.00 The menu is posted here. The price for children is: 0-3 Free; 3-11 yo $35.00 and 12 and older $77. You can purchase this optional dinner during the registration process. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the many restaurants around the area for other meals.

RECEPTIONS: The opening reception will be held on Sunday evening March 11th from 7:00-10:00pm. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine will be served. You do not need to eat dinner beforehand. We will also have an attended poster session with exhibits open on Monday, March 12th from 7:30pm - 10:00pm with dessert, beer and wine

All abstracts are to be submitted on line through the SIMD website. There is no limit on the number of abstracts an individual may submit; however an individual must be first author on only one abstract. We are accepting abstracts for Travel awards/oral presentation or poster presentation. Select which type of abstract you are submitting. Abstract submission is now open.
We are offering travel awards in the amount of $1000 to trainees, fellows, and junior faculty which will be available on a competitive basis. If your abstract is accepted for a travel award you will either be selected to give a 10 min oral presentation on Monday March 12th or present a poster which will be on display the entire meeting. Abstracts for travel awards are due by October 31st. You will be notified by November 7th if your abstract has been selected for a travel award. If you are not selected for a travel award you will still have the option to present a poster at the meeting. Abstracts for poster presentation are due by November 5th (aside from abstracts for Travel Awards, which are due earlier). Confirmation of submission, acceptance and/or rejection will be communicated via email by the end of November.

On Tuesday, March 13th you will have a free afternoon to enjoy the many attractions around San Diego. You can purchase tickets for some of these attractions at the Island Market at Paradise Point. Also visit the San Diego Visitors and Conventions website: