SAMLAC is taking place at Condado Palm Hotel!

The Condado Palm hotel has a special rate for the SAMLAC participants, subject to availability. To take advantage of this rate please call Ms. Nellian M. Reyes (001-787-240-2812, E-mail: nreyes@condadopalm.com) for your hotel reservations.

Important Dates


November 12 – 17, 2018

Abstracts Submissions Open

July 25, 2018

Deadline for Abstracts

September 12, 2018

Notification of Abstracts

September 22, 2018

Early Bird Registration Opens

October 8, 2018 – Register Now!

Early Bird Registration Closes

October 22, 2018

Online Regular Registration Closes

November 2, 2018

Registration (Costs)





Early Bird Registration (October 8 – October 22, 2018)



Regular Registration (October 23 – November 2, 2018)



Field Trip (November 16)






Click here for Registration

Poster Guidelines

Poster presentation hour

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hour:  5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Poster Size

Maximum Poster Dimensions: 

1.8 meters wide by 1.2 meters high (6′ W x 4′ H).

Each presenter will be provided a posterboard 6’ W x 4’ H.

  • The presentation must cover the material as cited in the corresponding submitted abstract.
  • Place the title of your poster and the author’s names prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your presentation.
  • Highlight the presenting author’s name, e-mail, and address information in case the viewer is interested in contacting you for more information.
  • Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters. Paragraph and figure caption text should be AT LEAST 24-point font and headers AT LEAST 36 point font.
  • Organize the poster so it is clear, orderly and self-explanatory.
  • Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested audience.
  • Please DO NOT LAMINATE your poster unless you plan to re-use it. Un-laminated posters can be recycled.