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

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.