Western Medical Research Conference 

Call for Abstracts

Research Travel Award Opportunities Available 

Meeting Dates

January 18-20, 2024

Abstract Deadline: 

September 22, 2023 by 11:59pm (midnight) PST

Western Medical Research Conference

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


January 18-20, 2024


Sunset Center

San Carlos between 8th and 9th Carmel, California

Phone: 831/624-3996


September 22, 2023 – 11:59 pm midnight (PST)



WAFMR     Western Section – American Federation for Medical Research WAP     Western Association of Physicians

WSCI        Western Society of Clinical Investigation WSPR       Western Society for Pediatric Research

WSMRF     Western Students and Residents Medical Research Forum


Western Dysmorphology Club Western Perinatal Club Western Respiratory Club

Important Information

To view program: 

Register by January 6, 2024 for a Discount on Registration:


For hotel accommodations, you can contact one of the following services listed below and identify yourself as a participant for the Doctor’s Meeting. You can get a more extensive listing of lodging and print out a map of the city by visiting the Carmel Visitors Bureau information website at www.carmelcalifornia.org.

maria@nvreservations.com – or call 707-302-0340
gloriamcpherson327@gmail.com – or call 831-915-7258

The deadline has been extended.  All reservations must be made no later than **
December 28, 2023** to secure the group rate, subject to group block availability.

Reserve by Phone: 855-235-3915 or On-Line: www.carmelmissioninn.com

Callers identify themselves as being with the Western Students Medical Research Forum January 17 to 21, 2024
Carmel Mission Inn CA – Boutique Hotel in Carmel, California

Enter the arrival and departure dates. Click Promo Code, drop down and select Group Code. Enter the code 2401WESTER.  A credit card is required to book each reservation. No charge is made unless someone were to cancel within 72 hours of arrival or no-show.

Shuttle service will be available for transportation between this hotel and the Sunset Center meeting site.


MUST be uploaded **no later than 5pm PT on Friday, January 12, 2024** No personal laptops or devices may be used to present. **Presentations uploaded after the deadline are not guaranteed to be available.**

Copy the URL below to access the upload page on the website and enter under **Event Name: “2024 WRMC”**: https://www.glastonburyinc.com/client-upload/ As an option, you may use your own Dropbox account where your presentation is stored and allow Glastonbury full access. WMRC@glastonburyinc.com is our email address. If you have any questions about AV, contact WMRC@glastonburyinc.com 831-583-0880 for Glastonbury.

***VERY IMPORTANT: Name your file with the Abstract/Program number, (if you have one) Your Name, and the Date of your presentation. (Ex. ‘231 Williams, Ted – 1-20-22 PowerPoint.ppt’).

*Please* bring your Presentation (in your pocket!) on a USB flash drive just in case, with any required Video Files, special Fonts, etc. Videos are often separate files, which also need to be uploaded with your presentation.

Please check with the AV technician **on site 1 day prior to** your presentation to verify that videos have been received, and that they play correctly. If presenting on Thursday afternoon, see AV tech before noon on Thursdayc

Note that your meeting rooms may be remote from registration and the AV Presentation help desk. Allow 1 hour to check and walk to the room.

AV will be ONSITE January 17th, 2024. On site cell phone may be busy (707-637-7967).

The Western Society for Pediatric Research (WSPR) welcomes investigators from all nations and at all levels of career to apply for membership! As a young investigator engaged in clinical or laboratory research in pediatrics, you will have the opportunity to join an organization whose mission is to encourage research endeavors at all levels. Through our co-sponsorship of the Pediatric Academic Societies’ (PAS) Annual Meeting, we provide a forum for the presentation and dissemination of innovative ideas and research. Most important, the Society actively supports the development of future pediatric scientists by our sponsorship of trainee and young faculty travel awards, and recognizes outstanding research and education in pediatrics through sponsored awards.