The American Society for 

Reproductive Immunology 

The theme of the ASRI 2019 Annual Meeting is Frontiers in Reproductive Immunology: Recent Advances and Novel Concepts in Reproductive Immunology Research”.  Our meeting promotes interdisciplinary collaborations, fosters ongoing professional education and provides training to future scientists who are studying a range of topics related to the immunology of reproduction.   This years’ program consists of thirteen cutting-edge plenary sessions, distinguished keynote and presidential sessions, several special topic sessions, trainee competition and mentor-trainee luncheon, poster presentations and several networking events.  Continuing medical education credit is also available.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Discover historic charm and modern comforts at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton - the official host hotel of the ASRI Annual Meeting. Nestled downtown by the Grand River for nearly a century, the hotel boasts original iron and woodwork, English Adams architecture, and a 29-story glass tower. Guest rooms feature complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch HDTV and laptop-sized safe. Choose from five styles of suites – varied amenities include a dining area, full kitchen, marble shower and downtown or Grand River views.  

The Amway Grand Plaza is perfectly situated for exploring downtown. The Grand River is just behind our historic hotel, a great spot for salmon fishing. Take our skywalk to DeVos Place Convention Center for a conference, or to Van Andel Arena for concerts and Griffins hockey games. Walk a block to DeVos Performance Hall.

Visit the Gerald R. Ford Museum to learn about the 38th US President, raised in Grand Rapids. The Children’s Museum has hands-on exhibits and Open Paint events, and the Public Museum, a former flour mill, holds a planetarium and 1920s carousel. Explore the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Seasonal events downtown include ice skating, LaughFest, a summer concert series and ArtPrize, one of the largest art competitions in the world.

Foodies will enjoy a wealth of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Heading out for the night? A dueling-piano bar, live jazz club, and arcade lounge are all nearby. Grand Rapids is well known for its craft breweries, and the hotel is walkable to several downtown. The city even offers craft beer tours.

American Society for Reproductive Immunology Annual meeting

The 39th Annual Meeting of the 

American Society for Reproductive Immunology

JUNE 12-15, 2019

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Meeting Chair

Karen Racicot, PhD

Assistant Professor
Michigan State University

About Grand Rapids

Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: 

World-renowned artmuseums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golfrecreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families. It's all topped off by the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland - all the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle. Mark your calendars now to attend ASRI 2019 and find out what make Grand Rapids a Cool City!

Things to Do

Grand Rapids has been named one of America’s Super Cool Cities (Expedia, 2017), 1 of 52 Places to Go Worldwide (New York Times, 2016), the #1 U.S. Place to Visit (Groupon, 2015) and America’s #1 Travel Destination (Lonely Planet, 2014). It’s jam-packed with fun things to do and see after the meeting ends – including world-class artbeerdiningnightlife and the incomparable delights of Lake Michigan beaches.


The newly renovated Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids is the best in North America, according to an Airports Council International ranking for airports serving 2-5 million passengers annually. Air service includes 120+ nonstop flights a day to 20+ popular destinations. Downtown Grand Rapids is just a 15-minute ride away and is within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population. Chicago is three hours away by car and Detroit is a two-and-a-half-hour trip.  Grand Rapids is also accessible by Amtrak, with connections throughout Michigan and the Midwest.

Diversity & Inclusion: Our Foundation for Scientific Innovation

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. ASRI provides equal opportunities to all members and applicants for awards without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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