Upcoming events

    • 08 Dec 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MST)
    • Virtual - Zoom link provided in confirmation email (under additional information)

    WNAR will be holding our annual business meeting virtually on December 8th 1:00pm MST. This meeting is open to all WNAR members. The topics will include:

    • WNAR update from President
    • Finances update from Treasurer
    • Ad hoc committee reports
    • 2024 annual meeting information

    Please register on WNAR.org. Zoom link will be provided at registration. If you have any questions, please email wnar@wnar.org.

2024 WNAR/IMS/Graybill Annual Meeting


Save the date! The 2024 WNAR/IMS/Graybill meeting will be in Fort Collins, Colorado from Sunday, June 9 through Wednesday, June 12. This year's WNAR/IMS conference will be joint with the 2024 Graybill Conference (Theme: Rare Disease Drug Development), to be held at Colorado State University. More info to be added to this site as planning progresses. See below for award and student opportunities.

There will be short courses, a plenary lecture, Graybill keynote speech and keynote panels from international regulators, invited and contributed sessions, young investigator events, and a Student Paper Award with oral sessions. Prince Allotey (UW) and Catherine Lee (Kaiser Permanente) are the WNAR Program Chairs, Jie Peng (UC Davis) is the IMS Chair, Wen Zhou (Colorado State) is the Local Organizer and Graybill Co-organizer, Jingling Ye (BeiGene) is the Graybill Program chair, and Kayleigh Keller (Colorado State) is the Student Competition Chair. Email wnarprogramchair@gmail.com with questions.


Fort Collins is 65 miles (105 km) north of Denver, approximately 2 hours from major ski resorts and 45 minutes from the Rocky Mountain National Park. The city has a thriving arts scene and an extensive mix of outdoor recreation activities. Visit www.visitftcollins.com to learn about this beautiful area.


To learn more about the Colorado State University campus, visit www.colostate.edu

Important Dates

November 1, 2023: deadline for submission of 2024 WNAR/IBS Outstanding Impact Award and Lectureship

January 10, 2024: deadline for submission of invited session proposals (submit here)

TBD: deadline for abstracts of Invited Oral Presentations

February 15, 2024: deadline for Contributed Oral abstract submissions

February 15, 2024:  deadline for Student Paper abstracts

TBD: end of early bird registration

April 8, 2024: deadline for full paper submissions of students participating in Student paper competition

TBD: end of online registration

WNAR Indigenous Student Travel Award

WNAR is offering a travel supplement for an Indigenous student from within the WNAR region to attend our annual conference.  Eligible students include Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands. To apply, please send a letter outlining your connection to Indigenous peoples and why you are looking forward to attending the WNAR annual conference, to: wnar@wnar.org. Deadline for applications is TBD 2024. 

Student Paper Competition

WNAR holds a student paper competition each year in conjunction with its annual conference.  Awards for Outstanding Written Paper and Outstanding Oral Presentation include a certificate of recognition and a $500 cash prize.

All eligible (students within WNAR region) entrants receive discounts for short course registration and $500 to support travel. For details on eligibility, guidelines for manuscript preparation, and review criteria, please visit the link.

  • Registration
    • Students must register for the conference and submit their abstract on or before TBD, 2024.
    • Student paper competition participants can also join our banquet for free! More information about the student paper competition can be found here (https://wnar.org/WNAR-Student-Competition). 
    • Conference registration is free for all student members of IBS.
  • Submission
  • TBD


    Hotel accommodations and on-campus housing will be available. More information to come.

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