Important Dates

October 4
Abstract Submission and Registration Open
November 7
Workshop Application Deadline
November 15
Abstract Submission Deadline
December 21
Larry Sandler Award Application Deadline
December 31
Poster Abstract Deadline
January 10
Early Registration Deadline
February 1
Late Abstract Submission Deadline
March 5
Hotel Reservation Deadline
March 12
Poster Invite Deadline
March 20
Advance Registration Deadline
March 25
GENETICS Peer Review Workshop signup

Meeting Organizers

Michael Buszczak, Chair
Rachel Cox
Helmut Kramer
Harmit Malik

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Housing and Reservations

The Conference Hotel is NOT sold out of any room type. If you encounter any problems reserving rooms at the listed rate using either of the links below, please contact and copy When visiting the hotel reservation page, scroll down past the map of Dallas and be sure you select your arrival and departure dates PRIOR to clicking on the blue “Check Availability” button. Note that the Safari browser may not work when reserving online.

Conference Hotel

The Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas. Dallas is easily accessible by air, train, and major interstate highways. Guest rooms and all conference sessions are at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, which is located approximately 20 minutes from the Dallas Love Field (DAL) airport and 35 minutes from the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) airport.

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX, 75201
toll free reservation numbers


To book a room with one king bed with 1-2 people to the room click here

To book a room with two double beds with 3-4 people per the room click here


Need additional nights for an early arrival or late departure?  You may be able to book additional nights at the group rate by visiting

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations. Please note that there is only one official conference hotel, the Sheraton Dallas. The only way to make a reservation is by contacting the hotel directly through the reservation site or phone number(s) listed above. While hotel resellers or others may contact you offering accommodations for your trip, they are not endorsed or affiliated with the hotel, GSA or the Conference.


Reservation Deadline March 5, 2019

Hotel reservations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the block is full or the reservation deadline (March 5, 2019), whichever comes first.

Roommate Bulletin Board

Looking for roommates? Check the online bulletin board. Please note that neither the Sheraton Dallas nor GSA staff will be able to assist in finding or assigning roommates.

Room Rates

Descriptions and pictures are available at
Single (1 person) - $199
Double (2 people) - $199
Additional person in any room - $25
Club Floor - $249

All rates are per room, per night and do not include local taxes and fees of 15%. Maximum occupancy per room is four people.

Housing Cancellations

IMPORTANT Room Reservation Cancellation Policy: to receive a credit or refund of the required first night’s room and tax deposit, cancellation must be made by 6:00 p.m. two days (48 hours) before arrival date. When making your reservation, please notify the hotel of any special needs regarding accessibility. Every effort will be made to accommodate special needs.

Ground Transportation

While there is no designated hotel shuttle, the Sheraton Dallas recommends Super Shuttle (use code D2S7X for a 10% discount), Uber, Lyft, and public transportation through Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).  Daily parking rates at the hotel are $23 for self-parking and $31 for valet. Additional self-parking lots are available nearby.