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2020 AMGDB Meeting in Quito, Ecuador

Dear Colleagues and Guests:

I invite you and your family to join us at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Association of Medical and Graduate Departments of Biochemistry (AMGDB) this January 15-20, 2020 in Quito, Ecuador. This is an extraordinary opportunity for both veteran and new chairs and leaders of biochemistry and molecular biology related disciplines and departments.

Our program is currently under construction but is being designed to include an actionable toolkit of resources that you can implement at your respective universities. The program will include sessions on diversifying department funding sources, effectively engaging lawmakers, building a diverse workforce, new educational initiatives and more.

We will be meeting at the Hilton Colon Quito, Amazonas, Avenida Patria 14, Quito 170143, Ecuador. The hotel is the heart of downtown. We’ve planned a visit to the Otovalo market during the meeting and an optional post-meeting trip to the Galapagos will be available. Rooms are limited for this so please book early (Registration and Trip booking). Other tours pre- and post-meeting are also possible, including visits to the Mindo Cloud Forest or the Amazonian basin. I hope you will join us for a promising meeting in Quito where leaders of biochemistry related disciplines, along with expert guest speakers, engage to address major issues in our field during an informative and stimulating meeting. And, as with earlier meetings, some of the best learning sessions involve not only the formal sessions, but also conversing with your colleagues more informally, and there will be ample time for both opportunities.

See you in Quito!

Sincerely,
Jim Broach, PhD President, AMGDB