Key West, Florida

Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D. - President
Professor and Chair
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Iowa
The 2004 Annual Winter Conference of the AACBNC will be held at the Wyndham
Casa Marina Resort in Key West, Florida. This is a beautiful Resort in a tropical
area of the Florida Keys. One of the highlights of the Resort is its proximity to a
quaint shopping area, in addition to golf, swimming, biking, tennis, scuba
diving, deep sea fishing, boating and wind surfing. For additional information,
please refer to the Resort website at

The average daily temperature in Key West in mid-January is 76°F, with an
average water temperature of 75°F. So, be prepared to enjoy the warm weather
activities in your free time. Also, there will be ample opportunity to sign up for a
number of excursions at the Resort.

Our meeting will be exciting, informative and timely. The Keynote Speaker
Wednesday evening (January 14th) will be James R. Campbell, Captain, Medical
Services Corps, USN, who will present research projects of special interest to
the U.S. Navy, including collaborative interactions with academia and industry.
Our speaker from the AAMC will be David Korn, M.D., addressing “The
Challenges of Supporting Research, Teaching and Service in Academia.”
Howard Garrison, Ph.D., will present an overview of “National Public and
Science Policy Issues.” Drs. Sally Atherton, Gwen Childs and colleagues will
discuss incentive/contingency plans currently utilized in select basic science
departments – and there will be hard copies and electronic versions of these
plans available to share with our respective Deans!

Other sessions will feature: “Innovative Radiological Dissection of the Skull”,
by Axel Ruprecht, D.D.S., M.Sc.D. (sponsored by the American Association of
Clinical Anatomists); “Decade of the Brain Report” by Michael Friedlander, Ph.D.
(also sponsored by the AACA); a Symposium on “New Age Proteomics” with
Steven Goodman, Ph.D., Marc Duncan, Ph.D., and Steven Gygi, Ph.D.
(sponsored by Thermo Electron and Amersham Biosciences); a session on “the
Virtual Microscope” by Paul Heidger, Ph.D. (sponsored in part by Bacus
Laboratories); “Imaging Dynamic Cellular and Developmental Events” by
Charles Little, Ph.D. (sponsored by Carl Zeiss, Inc.); followed by an interactive
session on “Taking Advantage of New Government-Academic-Industrial
Funding Opportunities: Facing Intellectual Property Issues Together” with
Susan Stoddard, Ph.D., Mark Ellinger, Ph.D., J.D., and Jeffrey Hsi, Ph.D., J.D.
(sponsored by Fish & Richardson, P.C.).

There will be an AACBNC Past-Presidents’ Luncheon, sponsored by ICON
Learning Systems, to acknowledge our former distinguished leadership. This
event is being enthusiastically organized by Dr. Stephen Carmichael.

The highlight of our meeting should be our Socializer (sponsored by Elsevier
Science) and Annual Banquet (Friday, January 16th) – with surprise
entertainment. I look forward to welcoming you and your guest to Key West in
January! Please register early to secure a room with a beautiful ocean view.
Tentative Schedule
Wednesday January 14, 2004
3:00 - 6:00 pm
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Sunset Room
6:00 - 7:00 pm

by James R. Campbell, Captain, Medical
Services Corps,USN
Fiesta Plantation Duck Room
(sponsored by AAA and the Navy)
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Thursday January 15, 2004
8:20 - 8:30 am
Welcome Remarks and Overview of the
AACBNC Meeting
Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., University of
8:30 - 9:15 am
Who Bears the Cost of Research? The
Financial Anatomy and Pathophysiology
of Medical Schools
David Korn, M.D., Senior Vice
President, AAMC
(sponsored by AAMC)
9:15 - 10:00 am
National Public and Science Policy
Howard H. Garrison, Ph.D.,
(sponsored by FASEB)
10:00 - 10:30 am
10:30 - 12:15 pm
Incentive/Contingency Plans for Basic
Science Departments
Sally S. Atherton, Ph.D.
Medical College of Georgia and
Gwendolyn V. Childs, Ph.D.
University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences (sponsored by Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins)
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Past Presidents' Luncheon
(by invitation)
Stephen W. Carmichael, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Mayo Clinic - Organizer
(sponsored by ICON Learning Systems)
Friday January 16, 2004
8:30 - 9:15 am
Innovative Radiological Dissection of
the Skull
Axel Ruprecht, D.D.S., M.Sc.D.,
University of Iowa
(sponsored by the American
Association of Clinical Anatomists)
9:15 - 10:00 am
Decade of the Brain Report
Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
(sponsored by the American
Association of Clinical Anatomists)
10:00 - 10:30 am
Steven R. Goodman, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Dallas - Organizer
(sponsored by Thermo Electron and
Amersham Biosciences)
10:30 - 11:15 am
The Potential and the Pitfalls of a
Proteomics Facility in an Academic
Mark W. Duncan, Ph.D.,
University of Colorado Health Sciences
11:15 - 12:00 noon
New Age Proteomics in Academia
Steven Gygi, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
12:00 - 12:15 pm
12:15 - 12:45 pm
Business Meeting
6:30 - 7:30 pm
(Sponsored by Elsevier Science)
7:30 - 10:00 pm  
Saturday JANUARY 17, 2004
8:30 - 9:15 am
Getting the Best out of the Virtual
Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.,
University of Iowa
(sponsored by Bacus Laboratories and
9:15 - 10:00 am
Imaging Dynamic Cellular and
Developmental Events
Charles Little, Ph.D.,
University of Kansas
(sponsored by Carl Zeiss, Inc.)
10:00 - 10:30 am
Coffee Break
Susan L. Stoddard, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic -
(sponsored by Fish & Richardson)
10:30 - 12:00 noon
Mark S. Ellinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Jeffrey D. Hsi, Ph.D., J.D.
Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Susan L. Stoddard, Ph.D.
Mayo Clinic
Our meeting in Key West will be held during peak season in Florida. You should
consider making your airline reservations early as some of the airplanes flying
into Key West have limited seating and seats are limited especially for low
published, companion, or zone fares.

Group fares have been negotiated with American Airlines. Call 1-800-433-1790
and give them reference code A1614AA. They are supposed to give you the
lowest fare available either for the zone fares or any published fare. They will
give you 5% off any published fare and an additional 5% off if you purchase your
tickets more than 30 days prior to the flight. Zone fares are fully refundable with
a $100 fee. Lowest published fares are non-refundable. However, for a $100 fee,
one can use the cost of the fare towards any other published fare.

As of February of 2003, there are non-stop flights to Key West (EYW) from
Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Meyers, Miami, Orlando, and Tampa. Airlines flying
to Key West include American Airlines, Cape Air, Continental Airlines, Delta
Airlines, United Airlines and USAirways.
Ground Transportation
The Wyndham Casa Marina is approximately 6 minutes from the airport at Key
West. The Resort has a shuttle that will transport you free of charge. It runs
every 30 minutes. You may wish to call them from the free phone in the airport
terminal after you have your bags. A taxi costs approximately $10 and the rates
are governed by the city of Key West. There also are rental car agencies at the
airport. Avis has offered our group meeting rates that can be used at any
location or airport during the period January 7 - January 25, 2004. Go to
www.avis.com/AvisWeb/html/meetings/webpage.html?2697 for more
information. There will be no charge to our attendees for parking at the Resort.
The Resort will take attendees to the center of Key West for free, but they do
not run a shuttle service from town to the Resort.  
Registration Information
It is time to start thinking about registration for our 2004 Annual Meeting in Key
West. As usual, there are two forms, one for Resort Registration and one for
Meeting Registration. Both forms are online and can be viewed with Adobe
Acrobat Reader (see link below). Please complete these online if possible. If
you should have difficulty with the online forms, e-mail
JudyL@med.sc.edu and
provide your name and fax number to obtain a faxed copy.
Resort Registration
The Resort Registration form can be completed and faxed to the Casa Marina
Resort at 305-296-3008. Remember to sign the form before you fax it. The
honoring of room rates is four nights prior to the 14th and three nights
following the 18th, subject to availability. If you have any questions, please call
Rebecca Ritter at 800-626-0777. This is a toll free number from the US.
It is
important that you make your resort reservations no later than October 15, 2003
to guarantee these rooms and rates.
Meeting Registration
The Meeting Registration form should be completed, printed, and faxed to (803)
253-5859, e-mailed to
JudyL@med.sc.edu or mailed to the Society address on
the form. Meeting reservations via credit card can be called in to (803)
733-3233. Please be sure to sign the form before you fax or mail it to the Society
office. Breakfast for January 15-17 is included in your registration.
Although the deadline for receipt of the Resort Registration is October 15,
2003, we encourage you to register early to ensure room availability. There are
a limited number of ocean view rooms. Because the AACBNC must prepay part
of the meeting cost to the resort early, we ask you to send in the meeting
registration to the AACBNC at your earliest convenience.
The Key West Golf Club is approximately 15 minutes by car from the the Resort.
I have been told that it is necessary to make reservations several months
ahead of time in order to play there. Information on the Club can be found at
http://www.keywestgolf.com/ I believe the next closest course is near
Marathon, about 90 minutes by car.