2018 Annual Meeting

Hyatt Regency Hill Country photoHyatt Regency Hill Country Resort
San Antonio, Texas
April 18-22, 2018


The deadline for abstract submission for the 2018 Annual Meeting has passed (July 3, 2017).


To register for the 2018 Annual Meeting, CLICK HERE You can also register for optional activities (golf and tennis tournament and tours)--see descriptions below--when completing your meeting registration.


The 2018 Annual Meeting preliminary program is available to VIEW HERE.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort for the MAOA 2018 Annual Meeting.  CLICK HERE to reserve your hotel room.

Step into a world of timeless charm at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. Building upon the heritage as the welcoming Rogers - Wiseman Ranch, this casually luxurious San Antonio, Texas resort is the perfect blend of Four-Diamond pampering in an inviting setting. Delight in the amenities of the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort - including 27 holes of championship golf, the world-class Windflower spa, and a five-acre water park. 


Click here for general information and instructions for displaying scientific posters at the 2018 meeting.  Poster presenters have already been confirmed.


Registration for the following optional activities can be done when registering online.  If you have already registered for the meeting and decide to participate in any of these activities, please call the MAOA office at 507-281-3431 to add to your registration.

Friday, April 20, 2018:

  • MAOA Golf Tournament  - 1:30 p.m. Scramble format (shotgun start), Hill Country Golf Club @ Hyatt Regency, $155/person
  • Best of San Antonio Tour - 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Guided by Alamo history interpreters, this 1-hour guided tour explores the heroes and events that have made the story of the Alamo captivating for generations of Texans and visitors.  The tour walks along the original footprint of the Spanish mission and ends inside the Alamo church.  All aboard!  After touring The Alamo, guests will cruise down the San Antonio River in a chartered river barge.  Take in the picturesque surroundings while learning about San Antonio Riverwalk culture and history.  After the barge ride, you will have a chance to visit the El Mercado shopping area. $120/person (includes transportation)
  • MAOA Tennis Tournament - 2:00 p.m.  Doubles tournament played on the Hyatt Regency Tennis Court, $35/person

Saturday, April 21, 2018:

  • Fredericksburg Wine Tour - 2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. A fun visit, tour, and tasting is planned to the Becker Vineyards in Fredericksburg (1 hour 20 minute ride from the hotel through the beautiful Hill Country area to Becker Vineyards--transportation included). The Becker Family aspires to maintaining the "Old World" feel at the winery with a reproduction of a late 19th century German stone barn, a style prevalent in the Texas Hill Country.  Becker Vineyards is a farm of 46 acres of estate fruit and lavender, along with the famous Stonewall peach orchards.  Taste award-winning wines and gaze upon the lavender fields, antique windmill, and artichoke test plot.  Shop after the tour and tasting, as time permits, for wine and lavender products.  A beautiful winery not to be missed!  $195/person (includes transportation)