For Parents attending the meeting

For Mothers at the Conference

A dedicated mothers' room will be designated for your use. This room location will be posted to this page and included in all conference program materials (conference app and printed program.)

Local Houston Childcare Resources

We will be posting to this page several listings for local services that provide in-hotel room babysitting/nanny services. These providers generally charge an hourly rate. There is no childcare provided by ASMS.

To assist participants with children we are pleased to offer Support for Conference Attendance Challenges (for Childcare and more.) This approach provides maximum flexibility to participants in the manner most meaningful to them. Learn more.

Excerpt from Conference Policies relating to Parents bringing children.

Parents. Planned conference sessions and hospitality suites may not be appropriate for children. Please respect the interests of your colleagues by allowing them to attend activities without disruption and without concern for the safety of children. Strollers, child backpack carriers or similar devices are permitted in the poster hall, and parents/caregivers are asked to keep in mind safety and well-being of children and conference attendees, taking care to avoid crowded spaces.  Strollers are prohibited in the hospitality suites.  

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Support for Conference Attendance Challenges (Child or Elder Care or Unemployment)

At least 20 awards of $500 will be granted to students, postdocs, early career scientists, or other ASMS members who require financial assistance in order to be able to attend an ASMS conference. Deadline to apply is February 3, 2020.

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