WNAR 2017 Meeting

June 25-28, 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico

WNAR 2017 Conference Program

WNAR 2017 Conference Program with ABSTRACTS

Online registration ends June 15, 2017 at 11:59 PDT

Onsite registration will be available Sunday morning and evening and Monday morning of the conference,

payable by credit card or check made to University of New Mexico

Program Chair: Charlotte Gard, New Mexico State University

Local Organizer: Cristina Murray-Krezan, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center


General Program

Sunday, June 25:

  •        Short Courses:
      1. “Clinical Trials: How to create, organize and implement a clinical trial from a statistical perspective” presented by Dr. Tammy Massie, NIH (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
      2. “Spatio-temporal dynamic statistical modeling in practice“ presented by Drs. Mevin Hooten, Trevor Hefley, and Perry Williams (1:00 - 5:00 pm)
  •        WNAR Regional Committee Meeting—3:30 – 5:00 pm
  •        Mixer and Poster Session—6:00-8:00 pm

Monday, June 26:

  •        Concurrent technical sessions—8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  •        Regional Advisory Board Lunch—12:30 – 1:45 pm
  •        Presidential Invited Address—3:30 – 5:00 pm
  •        Reception following Presidential Invited Address—5:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, June 27:

  •        Concurrent technical sessions—8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  •        New Investigators Lunch (for members within 3 years of their PhDs)—12:30 – 1:45 pm
  •        WNAR Regional Committee Meeting & Lunch—12:30 – 1:45 pm
  •        WNAR General Business Meeting—3:30 – 4:00 pm
  •        Banquet (Student Competition winners announced) —6:00 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 28:

  •        Morning concurrent sessions—8:30 am – 10:15 am

Hotel Accommodations

The conference will be held at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa. WNAR has secured a group rate for attendees with both full-member and student/government rates as follows:

  •         Full-member rate: $169/night + taxes. These are primarily King rooms.
  •         Student and Federal government rate: $99/night + taxes. These are Deluxe Double rooms.
To reserve a room at the Federal government/student rate, you must call the hotel directly. There are a limited number available.

Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel. The central reservations office is open seven days a week from 6am to 11pm MT. Guests calling may mention either the group name or the group code.

Group Name: WNAR 2017 Conference

Group Code: 170621WNAR

Central Reservations Phone Number: (505) 988-4455 or 1-800-955-4455

Group Booking Link: To book online, click here.

Address: 309 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

Note: Rooms can be reserved at the conference rate until May 25, 2017 or until the block sells out, whichever is earlier. Book early.

Guests will receive 15% off all spa services and discounted valet parking ($12 per 24-hour period). Wifi is complimentary and guests have full access to the fitness center and rooftop swimming pool. The conference rate is available to guests 3 days before and 3 days after the conference.

Alternative nearby hotels (conference rates not available):

Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza (423 feet away)

100 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 988-2811

Las Palomas (0.2 mile away)

460 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 982-5560

Hotel St. Francis (0.2 mile away)

210 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 983-5700

La Fonda on the Plaza (0.3 mile away)

100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 982-5511

Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe (0.3 mile away)

125 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

(505) 988-4900

Getting to Santa Fe

Flying into Santa Fe:

You can fly directly into Santa Fe via American Airlines or United Airlines. The City of Santa Fe website provides contact information for ground transportation to the Eldorado Hotel & Spa including car rental agencies, shuttle service, and cabs (http://www.santafenm.gov/ground_transportation_1).

Flying into Albuquerque:

Alternatively, and perhaps less expensive, you can fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport via most major airlines. The Eldorado Hotel & Spa is about 65 miles northeast of Albuquerque.

The Albuquerque Sunport website provides contact information for ground transportation to Santa Fe, including shuttle service (round trip from Albuquerque to Santa Fe is ~$55 with Sandia Shuttle Service). Another inexpensive option is to take an Uber or cab to the train station and take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe. Full Railrunner fares are $9 each way or $4 each way with a valid student ID and can be bought online here. You can walk from the train station (9 minute walk, 0.4 mile) to the hotel or take a cab.

About Santa Fe

Santa Fe was originally settled by Puebloan Native Americans with settlements dating between 1050 and 1150 CE. Between 1607 and 1610, Europeans began to settle the area and Santa Fe was declared the capital of New Mexico in 1610 by Governor Don Pedro de Peralta. A colorful history between Native Puebloans, Spanish soldiers, Franciscan missionaries, and other European settlers grew over the 300 years that followed. New Mexico joined the United States as its 47th state in 1912. Santa Fe is known for its unique New Mexican culture, incorporating Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and modern American ideas into the exquisite aesthetic that permeates all aspects of the city: art, architecture, music, food, and the landscape.

Surrounded by 12,000-13,000 foot mountains to the northeast, Santa Fe sits at an elevation of 7,198 feet.  The Santa Fe Ski area is beautiful in the summer with many hiking trails in the surrounding area. Be prepared for cool, mountain evenings; warm to hot, sunny days; and possible afternoon rain showers (downpours, really). If you are not used to the elevation, be sure to drink lots of water and don’t forget your sunscreen—a must for all outdoor activities.

Take time to enjoy the pedestrian-friendly Plaza, the oldest part of Santa Fe, that is filled with galleries, restaurants, and shops. Dining options range from casual to upscale; reservations are recommended at higher end places. The conference hotel, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, is located about 2.5 blocks from the Plaza. Home of the renowned Santa Fe Opera, performances do not start until the end of June. You may still be able to observe a dress rehearsal or simply tour the facilities. For more information on things to do in Santa Fe, visit the Official Travel Site for Santa Fe.

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