The 2018 IMGC will take place at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa from November 11-14.

Beachfront Resort in Northeast Puerto Rico

At Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, we believe in the restorative power of nature. Whether you yearn for a Caribbean golf getaway, crave an oceanfront escape, or you and the one you love need a little time under the sun and stars, there's no place like Puerto Rico. Ours is the only resort on the northeast coast, with over 1 mile stretch of golden beach access and 500 acres of on-site recreational fun, including Rio Mar Casino, 2 golf courses, miles of trails, and 5 eclectic restaurants and lounges.

The Chapman Lecture will be presented by Terry Magnuson, Vice Chancellor for Research at UNC-Chapel Hill

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

Bruce Beutler, UT Southwestern and 2011 Nobel Laureate

Andrew Pospisilik, Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany

Brief schedule:

The secretariat of the IMGS will meet on Saturday 11/10.

There will be workshops on Sunday morning 11/11 followed by the Trainee Symposium from 1-6PM.

The main meeting will begin with a welcome reception on 11/11 and sessions from Monday through Wednesday.


Abstracts from any topic in Mammalian Biology are eligible! 


Scholarships will be available to trainees (students or post docs).  You must be an IMGS member for 2018 to apply.  Scholarships will be limited to one per laboratory.  For more details see the Scholarships page.

"Local" Organizing Committee:

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena

David Threadgill


Scholarship Applications: July 31, 2018

Early Registration: August 15, 2018

Abstract Submission: August 15, 2018

Program finalized: October 1, 2018