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Registration Fees:    AMGDB Member - $2,380  Social Guest - $820 REGISTER NOW

Registration fee includes:  4 nights of ocean view hotel accommodations (tax included), VIP check in with welcome drink upon arrival,  Welcome Reception, access to meeting sessions, daily AM coffee breaks, group tour with lunch, group dinner (sunset cruise, dinner & Mayan show), social guest activity (guests only), Complimentary access to fitness center, Discounted access to wellness area ($15pp/day), Bellman & daily housekeeping gratuities, Daily $30 OHTLI Spa treatment credit.  Not included: RT airport transfers, optional tours & other incidentals. 


**NOTE: If you need to pay for your social guest fee separately, please register yourself first. Then email or call us (305-661-5581) to add your social guest and charge to a different card.

Invitation to Attend

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2024 AMGDB Annual Meeting, a conference dedicated to academic leaders in biochemistry.  We welcome conference participation by the leadership of biochemistry units within undergraduate institutions, schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and public health.  The meeting will take place on January 11-15, 2024, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa.  

The AMGDB annual meeting is a premier conference for Biochemistry Chairs focused on advancing cutting-edge science, education, and professional development. The 2024 meeting will include diverse speakers and discussion leaders prioritizing time for discussions. The AMGDB new chair on-boarding session will focus on topics such as finances and budgeting, promotion and tenure, faculty development, and HR-related items (recruitment, retention, and annual reviews).  The 2024 agenda is under development. The program will include: 

      • Priorities Updates from NIGMS, ASBMB, AAMC, and EBA leaders 
      • New Chairs On-Boarding 
      • Funding the Missions: Principal vs Principle 
      • Hiring and Retaining the Best Talent  
      • Tactics for an Effective Leadership Journey  
      • Opportunities for Diversifying Research and Health Professional Workforce 
      • Scientific Presentations  

If you have attended an AMGDB meeting previously, you already know the value of talking with your peers and sharing strategies for leadership. The conversations with colleagues at the beach are as important as the programming in the conference room, and you will have plenty of time in both settings. If you have never attended, you are overdue for this important networking and career development opportunity, and we are ready to welcome you.   

The 2024 AMGDB Meeting includes an amazing group sunset cruise with a Mayan-themed dinner at the Las Caletas, a beach only accessible by boat. We have included a group excursion to the Zona Romantica and a variety of optional tours including an EcoDiscovery tour in catamaran to the Marietas Islands on Thursday January 11 for the early arrivals. 

Be sure to make your room reservations as soon as possible. The AMGDB room low rate is guaranteed and all rooms are Ocean View.

I hope you will be able to join us in January 2024 for a stimulating meeting in this relaxed setting.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can answer any questions about AMGDB or our annual meeting. 


I look forward to seeing you in Puerto Vallarta!

Karlett Parra, PhD, MBA
AMGDB President

Meeting Location & Venue

Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Av Paseo de la Marina Nte 435, Marina Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

All rooms in our block are Ocean View and include: 

  • VIP check in with welcome drink upon arrival
  • Daily breakfast buffet in the resort main restaurant (incl. taxes & gratuities)
  • Complimentary access to fitness center
  • Discounted access to wellness area ($15pp/day)
  • Bellman & daily housekeeping gratuities
  • Daily $30 OHTLI Spa treatment credit (non-cumulative)

Included in Registration Fee

Chair   Guest
 Hotel (4 nights incl. tax & bellman/maid tips) ✔️✔️ 
 Registration Materials ✔️
 Access to educational sessions ✔️
 Welcome Reception  ✔️ ✔️
 Daily Breakfast buffet at La Estancia ✔️ ✔️ 
 Daily AM coffee breaks during meeting ✔️
 Social Guest Program: Pottery Painting class ✔️
 Group Tour w/lunch ✔️  ✔️

 Sunset Cruise, Dinner & Rhythms of the   Night Mayan-themed show

✔️ ✔️

Getting Here / Transportation

The closest airport to the Marriott PVR is Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).

Airport transfers are NOT included in the registration fee.  The hotel is only a 10 minute drive from the airport (2.2 km), and taxis are readily available.  We recommend booking an Uber or a private transfer through our tour operator,  or through another provider of your choice such as AeroMovil or Viator.

Social Events & Tours

The registration fee for attendees and social guests includes these events:

  • Welcome Reception
  • Group Excursion w/Lunch
  • Group Dinner

Optional Tours are available for attendees and social guests to book separately. 

Visit the Social Events & Tours page for more details.

In addition, the hotel offers a variety of onsite activities including parasailing, art classes and more. Contact the Concierge for more information.

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