The PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research (PASPCR) is a scientific society devoted to those of us interested in various aspects of pigment cells. Our Society is a very interactive one, meeting on an annual basis, and is composed of clinicians, developmental biologists, biochemists, immunologists, cell biologists, molecular biologists, chemists and physicists, among other disciplines. Look at the PASPCR Information page for more information on our Society.

Registration for the 2019 PASPCR Meeting is now open


Please register through the Jackson Laboratories and submit your abstract separately through the abstract submission portal. Links for each are immediately below.

Early registration ends on August 15, 2019.

Register at:

Abstract Submission Deadline: on August 1, 2019.

Please complete the abstract submission using the online abstract submission form at:

Travel Awards Deadline: August 1, 2019.

Please indicate your eligibility during the abstract submission process.

Eligibility for travel awards is limited to individuals who are the first and presenting authors (of poster or oral presentations) and are PASPCR members (membership can be initiated at the time of abstract submission). Priority will be given to applicants at an early stage of their training/career, including students, postdocs, and junior faculty.

  • The criteria for receiving a PASPCR travel award are:
  • Must be a member of the PASPCR
  • Must be a presenting author on an abstract submitted for the meeting Must not hold terminal doctoral degree for more than 5 years
  • Must be in one of the following three groups:
    • Graduate Student
    • Postdoctoral fellow
    • Instructor or Assistant Professor and less than 5 years after last postdoc.


Discounted hotels rooming blocks have been reserved at the following hotels. Attendees should contact the hotels directly for reservations. Be sure to identify yourself as being with the Pigment Cell Meeting at The Jackson Laboratory to receive the special rate.

Harborside Hotel and Marina
(866) 258-7253

Quality Inn Bar Harbor
(207) 288-5403
1 King or 2 Queens $165.00/night
To book please call hotel directly and reference "Group Name: Jackson Lab"

Atlantic Oceanside
To book online enter group code 77092
(800) 336-2463
    (reference October 2nd Jackson Laboratory Room Block)
King $233.00/night
Two Queens $224/night

Transportation Information:

Attendees are responsible for all travel booking, including airport transportation.
Bar Harbor is approximately a 5 hour drive from Boston and is a served by two local airports. The Bangor International Airport (50 miles from Bar Harbor) with daily flights from New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Newark. The Bar Harbor/Hancock County Airport with daily flights from Boston.
Taxi from Bar Harbor or Bangor Airport:

  • Amy’s Taxi & Tours - Phone: 207-479-9053
  • Point 2 Point Taxi & Tours - Phone: 207-669-0220• Bar Harbor Coastal Cab - Phone: 207-288-1222

Shuttle from Bangor Airport: Bar Harbor - Bangor Shuttle, Phone: (207) 479-5911

Cancellation Policy:

  • In General - In order to receive a refund on registration, written cancellation (Email) must be received 30 calendar days prior to the start date of the course. Refunds will be subject to administrative fees, as follows:o If cancelled 7-29 days prior to the course start date, you will be refunded 50% of your registration fee.
  • o Ifcancelledlessthan7dayspriortothecoursestartdate,norefundisavailable.
  • o If cancelled prior to 30 days from the course start date, you will be refunded your registration fee less a 10% of fee paid as an registration administrative fee.
  • If attendee is not able not able to attend the course but would like to send a qualified colleague in your place, JAX will transfer your registration fee to your colleague’s
  • registration at no additional cost.
  • Exceptions to the cancellation policy, with approval from Director, include illness, family
  • emergency, or failure to secure VISA to enter country.
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