San Antonio, Texas
August 8-11, 2018


La información sobre la reunión en español se puede encontrar aquí.


The full schedule for ASP 2018 is now available!

Follow the meeting on Twitter! #ASPSATX2018

Local arrangements host: Kimberley Phillips (
Local arrangements committee: Chase Watson, Corinna Ross, Suzette Tardif

The official language of the conference is English.

Renew your membership and register for ASP 2018!

New this year – a special Spanish-language oral session. You will have the opportunity to indicate your interest in participating during the abstract submission process.


RACE Credits available at #ASPSATX2018

ASP is a RACE accredited organization, so veterinarians and veterinary technicians can earn continuing education credits at this meeting. This year 8.0 credit hours can be earned at the meeting. In addition, 4.0 credit hours can be earned by attending the pre-conference workshop, “Positive Reinforcement Training for Primate Veterinary Care" which will be offered August 8th. For questions about RACE credits, please contact Greg Wilkerson (

Pre-ASP Workshop

"Positive Reinforcement Training for Primate Veterinary Care" will be offered on August 8th. Click here for details. Registration for the workshop ends July 6th.

Confirmed Speakers for #ASPSATX2018

2017 Early Career Award Winner - Amanda Melin
2017 Distinguished Primatologist Award Winner - Paul Garber
2015 Legacy Award Winner - Amanda M. Dettmer

On Time registration for ASP 2018 ends July 16, 2018. After that date, registration will be on-site at the meeting only.

Registration Rates

Early Bird
(March 31)
On Time
(July 16)
(After July 16)
Student member
Regular member
(social events only)





Poster boards will be 3' x 4'. Please plan your poster printing accordingly. 

Information on oral presentation equipment is forthcoming.

Hotel Information:

Situated on the banks of the famous San Antonio Riverwalk in the heart of San Antonio, the Hyatt Regency hotel includes views of the city, the riverwalk, and even The Alamo. The property has a restaurant/bar serving international barbecue cuisine plus a rooftop pool, a sundeck, a fitness center and a spa.

Hotel rates are comparable to those for ASP 2017 in Washington, DC. 

Please click on the following link to make hotel reservations:   

If you need technical assistance, please call: 1-888-421-1442

Nearby Attractions include:
The Riverwalk
The Alamo
The Aztec Theatre
Majestic Theatre
Tower Of The Americas
San Antonio Museum of Art
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Host City Information
San Antonio is the 2nd largest city in Texas and one of the most populous. San Antonio is a very popular tourist destination due to its attractions and rich Spanish history and culture. The city contains five 18th-century Spanish frontier missions, The Alamo being the most popular. The city also has other popular attractions including Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Seaworld, Market Square, and the Pearl Brewery. 

Additionally, 2018 is a very festive year for San Antonio, as it is San Antonio’s 300th birthday. Celebrations at this time are to be expected.

Just an hour north of San Antonio is home to the Texas Hill Country with incredible scenic views, wineries, and hiking trails.

The central airport is theSan Antonio International Airport. It is located about 9 miles north of the hotel. Taxi services, rideshares and SuperShuttle are available. 

San Antonio’s primary public transportation service is the VIA Metropolitan System. The nearest bus station is .3 miles away from the hotel.

The system also includes a segment known as VIVA. VIVA includes three distinct routes: VIVA culture, VIVA missions, and VIVA centro; making the exploration of San Antonio easy and convenient.

San Antonio is very walkable, especially the area around the Riverwalk and hotel.

San Antonio is a fairly warm city most of the year, especially during the month of August. The average temperature of August falls between 94 and 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Most days are full of sunshine. Accordingly, hotels and museums will overcompensate with air conditioning.

More information on August weather in San Antonio