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2017 Annual Conference in Salt Lake City


HAPS Annual Conference - May 24-28, 2017
(Wednesday to Sunday)



Deadline to submit a proposal is
Friday, February 17, 2017



The Update Seminar portion of the conference will be located at the Salt Palace Convention Center.  Directly across the street is the official conference hotel: the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek.  As a backup, we also have a small block at the Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City.

We hope you will be able to reserve a room at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek, the Official HAPS hotel for our 31st Annual Conference. Doing so will directly support HAPS and that is where the majority of your HAPS leadership is staying, so the Marriott is the place to be. It is right across the street from the entrance to the Salt Palace where all our conference events will be and where bus transport to the University of Utah for workshops will be, and you can see the hotel when you get off the Trax at Temple Square Station from the airport, which costs only $2.50 on way! The discounted rate is $185/night (+tax). Click here to book online. Call 1-801-531-0800 to make a reservation over the phone (don't forget to mention you are with the HAPS group to receive the discounted rate).

For overflow purposes, HAPS has also arranged a smaller block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Salt Lake City for $149/night (+tax). Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-888-465-4329.  

Click here to calculate expenses for the Annual Conference!

Make your travel arrangements using Delta and receive a lower rate! Go to and enter the code NMNUM to receive a discounted rate or call 1-800-328-1111 to make a reservation over the phone. 

The theme for the 2017 Annual Conference is evolutionary and developmental basis of anatomy and physiology. The 2017 Conference Coordinator is Mark Nielsen. For questions about the conference, please contact or 1-800-448-4277 (USA) or 1-706-845-8204.

  Click here
to order your HAPS 2017
  Annual Conference Pin!


Don't forget to pre-register for the HAPS Foundation Fun Run! Pre-register at a discounted price of $15 ($20 registration fee on-site). All proceeds will go to the HAPS Foundation.

 First time attending? Click here for the first-timer's guide

This is what you get with each package:

Entire Conference Package (May 24 - May 28) includes Wednesday evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Friday night Social, Workshop sessions hosted by the University of Utah, breakfast and lunch at the host Institute, and transportation to and from the campus on Workshop days.

Update Seminar Package (May 24 - May 26) includes Wednesday evening Welcome Reception, all Update Seminars, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and the Friday night Social.

Workshop Package (May 27 - May 28) includes all workshops, breakfast, box lunches both days, and transportation to the University of Utah on Saturday, May 27th, and Sunday, May 28th.

Guest Fees apply to all guests who are not registered as participants for the conference, regardless of age. The guest fee allows a participant's guest to attend the Wednesday Welcome Reception, Friday night Social, and visit the exhibit hall. To attend the update seminars or workshops, a package (entire conference, update seminar, or workshop) will need to be purchased. 



Exhibitor info

The Exhibitor packet is available here. Deadline to guarantee your booth space is January 20, 2017.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HAPS Main Office by email or phone (1-800-448-4277 OR 1-706-845-8204).


Other Events and Options

Wednesday, May 24
Welcome reception in the evening

Thursday, May 25
First Timer's Breakfast - see the guide for first timers for more details.
Second Timer's Breakfast - thanks for coming back!

Friday, May 26
Evening Social - this is included in the registration fee.

Conference Policies

Speaker & Workshop Presentations

HAPS cannot provide PowerPoint presentations or videos from Update Speakers or workshop presenters. If an attendee would like a copy of a speaker or presenters material, individuals should ask for materials directly from the speaker/presenter if they so desire. Photos and videos of presentations are forbidden without permission from that speaker/presenter. Please contact the HAPS Main Office with any questions you may have. 

Refund Policy

Until the end of the regular registration period for the conference, a withdrawing registrant will receive a full refund minus a handling fee equal to 15% of the registration fee. From the beginning of the late registration period up to 5 business days before the conference begins, 75% of the registration fee will be refundable. No refunds will be made later than 5 days before the conference begins. Refund of fees requires an emailed request to no later than 5 business days before the start of the conference. Refund requests received prior to the conference may not be processed until after the conference.