2018 Barshop Symposium on Aging “Exercise Regulation of Biological Aging”
Event Date & TimeOctober 18, 2018-October 21, 2018
LocationThe Mayan Dude Ranch
Abstract & Poster Presentation:
Three short talks will be selected from the abstracts submitted by paid registrants to the meeting.
Abstracts received after the September 21st registration deadline may not be included in the
conference program booklet. Please follow conventional format for abstracts, 250-word limit and
listing all authors with their academic affiliations. Abstracts from this conference will published
in the open-access journal, Pathology of Aging and Age-related Disease. If you do not wish
for your abstract to be published, please inform Ms. Louise Andrews.
The Poster Presentation will be held on Friday October 19th from 5:00pm-7:00pm under the
covered pavilion. Poster size should not exceed 60”X42”. Your assigned poster number will be
found in the program booklet.
Airport Arrival & Shuttle Service
If you are arriving by air, a shuttle service (Elegant Limousine & Charter) will be provided from the
San Antonio Airport (SAT) to the Mayan Ranch located in Bandera, Texas (1 hour from Airport).
Please arrange your flights to coordinate with the Arrival/Departure Shuttle Schedule below
as best you can.
Elegant Limousine & Charter will have a greeter in the luggage area holding a sign stating,
“Mayan Ranch SA Aging Center Conference”, Bandera, TX”.
If your flight arrives later than 5:00pm, please contact Louise Andrews (email@example.com)
about limited transportation arrangements before the registration deadline (September 21). A
confirmed shuttle schedule and boarding location for arriving flights will be forwarded to you no
later than 5 days prior to your departure date, along with an emergency contact number. Because
Bandera is located 50 miles from the airport, we encourage you to use the shuttle service. Any
other type of transportation other than the above mentioned shuttle service or any arrivals prior to
or after October 18th will be at the traveler’s expense.LODGING
Lodging accommodations at the Mayan Ranch are included in the conference registration fee.
Upon arrival at the Mayan Ranch, please check in at the Front Desk to obtain the key to your
cabin and a map of the property. Housing is based on double occupancy. Single room requests
will be considered based on room availability.
All meals are included in the registration fee. Breakfast will be served 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Service
times for the other meals will be as described in the conference program. Vegetarian selections
are included in the meal buffets.
Sunday morning, you are welcome to attend the Ranch’s “Cowboy Breakfast” from 8:15 – 9:30
a.m. (weather permitting) at no extra charge. The Cowboy Breakfast is an old fashioned, trail ride
breakfast cooked outdoors chuck wagon style, accompanied by Country-Western music and held
by the riverbed. Please sign-up at the front desk. Of course, you may eat in the regular dining
room if you prefer.
Note: If you would like to attend the Cowboy Breakfast, please arrange your departure flight to be
able to leave on the 10:00 a.m. shuttle or later.
Shuttle Arrival Schedule
(Thursday October 18, 2018)
Shuttle Departure Schedule
(Sunday October 21, 2018)
On-site registration will take place in the Roundup Room (located to the left of the front desk) from
4:00-6:00pm Thursday October 18th. This is where you will pick up your conference packet and
name tags. If you are unable to register during this time please see the conference organizers
before the conference starts on the day you are attending to pick-up your packet.
The Mayan Ranch is located 50 miles NW of San Antonio, high in the beautiful Hill Country of
Texas. The ranch has a number of recreational activities you can participate in during your stay. In
addition, you may wish to bring a small flashlight because some of the cabin access areas
become dark at night.
Horseback riding: Horseback riding is available daily. Please sign-up at the front desk during
breakfast or lunch to reserve your spot! For more information visit the Mayan Ranch online.
Weather & Attire
We suggest you wear comfortable walking shoes, because the terrain is a bit rocky. Casual dress
and a light jacket may come in handy during your visit. Of course, an umbrella is always an option
and maybe your cowboy hat & boots, to be in the right attire at the Dude Ranch. Weather in Texas
can still be quite warm in October so please check on the weather to see what you should pack.
Requests for refunds must be made in writing by September 21, 2018. Refund requests may be
sent by FAX to 210.562.6150 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a $30.00
administrative fee for processing cancellations on or before September 21, 2018. No refunds will
be made after September 21, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact Louise Andrews.
Fax: 210-562-6150; Voice: 210-562-6152; Cell: 830-444-7743.