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Agenda | Lodging | Registration | Sponsor Information | St. Louis info & logistics10th Annual Washington University Postdoc Scientific Symposium | Workshop presentations


April 4 - 6, 2014
St. Louis, MO

Hosted by:
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine

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Keynote Speaker

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Susan Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.

Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (COO), James S. McDonnell Foundation

Read her full bio here.



Friday, April 4

Saturday, April 5

Sunday, April 6

Download the Agenda at a Glance

*Agenda is subject to change.


Registration Includes | Registration Info | Refund Policy


You may register for the full Annual Meeting or choose Friday, Saturday, or Sunday-only registration. (Details about one-day registrations are available on the registration page.)

Meeting Registration includes:

  • Meeting program book and other materials;
  • Participation in a jam-packed meeting, including a Keynote Address, plenaries, workshops, and a poster session. Witness the presentation of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award (DSA) and the 2014 NPA Garnett-Powers & Associates, Inc. Mentor Award;
  • Refreshment breaks;
  • Vouchers for lunch on Friday and Saturday; and
  • Great opportunities to network (one of the most valued elements of the NPA meetings as reported by attendees)!

Optional Saturday Night Event 

Join meeting participants on Saturday night for an outing at City Museum! City Museum is unlike any other museum - it's a unique all-ages playground filled with caves, slides and climbing apparatus made from recycled and found objects. Housed in the 600,000 square-foot former International Shoe Company, the museum is an eclectic mixture of children's playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects. City Museum boasts features such as old chimneys, salvaged bridges, construction cranes, miles of tile, and even two abandoned planes! And did we mention the caves and the slides?  For more information check out their website at or watch this video starting at 8:30:  Trust us - this is going to be fun!

The cost for this event is $50 and is an additional charge and not included in your meeting registration fees. Cost includes bus transportation to & from the City Museum, dinner in a private reserved room with a cash bar available, and general admission to the City Museum (excludes the roof and the Aquarium).

Seats are limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance of the meeting. Purchase tickets here!

Note: City Museum highly recommends that sneakers or closed-toe, closed-heel shoes are worn in the museum. Sandals/flip flops are strongly discouraged. Please note that, regardless of style, footwear must be worn at all times. We'd also like to recommend that you consider wearing full-length pants or jeans, as you will want to take advantage of our multiple slides, tunnels and various attractions.


We will ask for some demographic information. Your responses will be kept confidential and anonymous. The aggregate results will be used in grant writing and reporting.

Group Registration

Unfortunately, due to the limitations of our online software, we are not able to offer group registrations with one log-in. Those registering multiple individuals will need to obtain each person's NPA log-in information and permission to log in as that person to register her or him. You will need certain information for each person (download a preview of the registration form to see what information is required). If you wish to receive one invoice for all of the persons you are registering, please select "Bill me" when you get to the check-out page and send an e-mail to Amy Wilson, the NPA's Office and Marketing Manager ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) requesting one invoice for all of those you have registered. Please include a list of their names.

To Receive Member Pricing

Members, please LOG IN BEFORE registering to receive member pricing on registration fees.

Full or Affiliate Members receive substantial discounts on meeting registration fees. If you would like to become either a Full, Individual (dues-paying) Member or an Affiliate Member (your institution must be a Sustaining Member of the NPA) to save on fees, you must do so BEFORE registering. To join, follow this link. We welcome your enrollment!

Discount Codes

Please note: If you are a speaker, an NPA leader, workshop presenter, travel award recipient, or sponsor, please contact the NPA staff for your special "promo" code BEFORE registering. This code will need to be entered on the check-out page to receive your discount.

Registration Fees

Early Member Registration Fees (through Feb. 28, 2014)

Full Member Postdoc or Graduate Student: $275.00

Full Member Non-postdoc/Sustaining Member Primary Contact: $450.00

Affiliate Member Postdoc or Graduate Student: $325

Affiliate Member Non-postdoc: $525

Regular Member Registration Fees (March 1 through March 21, 2014)

Full Member Postdoc or Graduate Student: $300.00

Full Member Non-postdoc/Sustaining Member Primary Contact: $475.00

Affiliate Member Postdoc or Graduate Student: $350

Affiliate Member Non-postdoc: $550

Non-member Registration Fees (through March 21, 2014)

Postdoc, Graduate Student, or Non-postdoc: $825.00

Please note: If you are an NPA leader, workshop presenter, or sponsor, please contact the NPA staff for your special promo code before registering.

Registration for the 2014 Annual Meeting has closed.

Need Help?
For more information or help, please contact the NPA staff at 202-326-6424 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Refund Policy

In event of cancellation by March 12, 2014, a full refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued. For cancellations from March 13, 2014, through March 21, 2014 a 50% refund less a $25 processing fee will be issued. No refunds will be made for cancellations after March 21, 2014


parkwayhotel 649Lodging for the meeting will be at the Parkway Hotel, 4550 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108.

"The Parkway Hotel is steps away from the Metro Link light rail system, making it easy to visit downtown St. Louis, Clayton and many attractions including: Busch Stadium, Scottrade Center, Union Station, Washington University, Cathedral Basilica, Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo." A free hot breakfast buffet is offered each morning from 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. If you aren’t interested in the free breakfast at the hotel, breakfast is available across the street at Panera or Central Table or at Einstein Bros Bagels at Euclid & Laclede. St. Louis Bread Company is Panera – STL Bread Co is the original name, they started in STL.

Read hotel FAQs here.

The GO! STL Marathon goes down Forest Park Parkway in front of the Parkway Hotel on Sunday morning. Check back for additional information re: travel delays.

There is a small block of rooms available for Annual Meeting attendees at The Chase Park Plaza. A special rate of $162 per night (plus tax) has been negotiated for meeting attendees. This rate is good through March 3, 2014. To make your reservation, call 877-587-2427 (toll free) or 314-633-3000 (local). To receive the special rate, be sure to mention the National Postdoctoral Association room block.

Sorry! Hotels are sold out; all NPA rooms have been reserved. There may be rooms available at the Comfort Inn.

10th Annual Washington University Postdoc Scientific Symposium

10th Annual Washington University Postdoc Scientific Symposium

Thursday, April 3, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Washington University School of Medicine campus 

All Annual Meeting attendees are invited to arrive in St. Louis a day early for the 10th Annual Washington University Postdoc Scientific Symposium. The symposium will be from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 on the School of Medicine campus. The symposium will feature a panel discussion with the first symposium committee, five WU postdoc science talks, a keynote speaker, and a poster session with reception. Registration for the symposium (and the happy hour - see below) as well as the full schedule is on our website at:

Additionally, the Washington University Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will close out the 10th Annual Symposium and welcome early arrivals for the Annual Meeting with a happy hour on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. There will be local pizza & beer from Imo's Pizza and Schlafly Beer among others. Check out Jon Hamm & Jimmy Kimmel debating Imo's Pizza on Jimmy Kimmel Live, starting around 1:45: There will be other pizza available, too. Please register for the happy hour via the symposium registration link on our website.

The deadline has passed to submit a poster abstract for the symposium, but there may be a few spots still available.  If you are a postdoc attending the Annual Meeting, and are interested in presenting a scientific poster, please email Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Feb. 28th.



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