PAST RETREAT INFORMATION 2019

Previous Retreat information:

MB&B Retreat 2019

Each year MB&B holds a departmental retreat.  At these retreats there are a combination of  talks and poster presentations, along with time to relax and interact with your MB&B colleagues from all disciplines and corners of campus.  

Who May Attend?:  The Scientific Retreat is open to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, M.D./Ph.D. and B.S./M.S. students, and other professional-rank people associated with MB&B. This retreat itself is not open to family members or guests.

Schedule/Activities:  The scientific retreat will feature talks by faculty, student flash talks and poster sessions, as well as activities including a mixer, games, hikes, and more.

This exciting two day event will combine talks and presentations, along with time to relax and interact with your MB&B colleagues from all disciplines and corners of campus.  This year’s retreat will again take place at at the beautiful historic Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Falmouth, MA, September 20-21, 2019.

Who May Attend?: The Scientific Retreat is open to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, M.D./Ph.D. and B.S./M.S. students, and other professional-rank people associated with MB&B. This retreat is not open to family members or guests.

Schedule/Activities: The scientific retreat will feature presentations by faculty members, flash talks, poster session, and other activities including games, lighthouse walk, and a mixer.

Fees:  All who plan to attend must register and pay the standard registration by the deadline of August 30th.  No refunds can be made for cancelations not received before the registration deadline.  Note: if the COA is a grant, PI must provide written authorization and indicate the benefit for audit purposes.  A form for this purpose will be sent to the PI and it needs to be returned to Zaida Washington.

Fees for 2019:

Graduate Students: $110

Post Docs/Postgrads/Associate Research Scientists/Research Scientists: $150

Faculty: $200 (faculty will receive a single room))

To keep “no shows” to a minimum we will continue the following policy:  First Year  Students:  There is no charge for first year students to register. However to ensure your attendance, we ask for a credit card number after registration.  There will be a $50.00 no show fee charged to that card ONLY if you register and do not attend the retreat.  The bus fee of $50 is to be paid separately-by attendee (see below).

Posters/Flash Talks:  Flash Talks and posters are strongly encouraged! All posters should be up and available for viewing for the duration of the meeting. The Macnab Prize will be awarded for the top three posters (with or without a flashtalk) submitted by students and postdocs, but space is limited so register early.

Transportation:   There will be a bus leaving from the MB&B parking lot located at 266 Whitney Ave. at 7:15 am (Meet at 7 a.m. DO NOT BE LATE) on Friday morning, returning Saturday evening to the same location at approximately 6:30 p.m.  You may drive or car pool, but please plan for a three hour trip from New Haven.  Parking is very limited at MBL and a parking pass is necessary (request at the front desk at check-in).

Bus seats need to be prepaid by $50 check (made payable to Yale University and given to Carol Migdalski Martin) or approved COA (NO CASH) and are non-refundable (per the bus contract).  Seats are first come, first served with a 50 person maximum. Your seat is not confirmed until payment is received.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 30, 2019

 Schedule will be posted here after September 15th.

If you are driving a personal vehicle to the Retreat, there are a couple things you should know.  Please plan on three hours drive time from New Haven.  Remember it is on Friday and Saturday in summer when the Cape traffic is heaviest; so plan accordingly.  Parking at Woods Hole is very limited, please car pool as much as possible.  You will require a parking pass to be displayed in your vehicle, please request one at check-in at MBL.