An ATM is located in the main lobby of the hotel.


The full text of poster, slide, and symposium abstracts can be found in the SNL 2017 Abstracts book, which can downloaded in PDF format from (coming soon)


An LCD projector (e.g., for PowerPoint presentations) will be provided in the ballroom; however, computers are NOT provided. Presenters must bring their own computers and set them up BEFORE the start of the session in which they are presenting. The stage is set with two lecterns which can be used for alternating between speakers. A switch box is provided to switch the projector display between lecterns. To avoid setup problems affecting your presentation, presenters are strongly encouraged to arrive at their scheduled room a minimum of 30 minutes before their talk.

Baggage Check

A secure space will be allocated for luggage. Please contact a bellman for assistance.

Certificate of Attendance

A Certificate of Attendance is included on the back of your official meeting badge. If you require any amendments, we will be happy to email/mail a copy after the meeting ().


Thanks to the funding from the National Institutes of Health, SNL is pleased to be able to offer onsite childcare at this year’s meeting in Baltimore. See Childcare at SNL.

Contact Us

To contact us onsite, visit the Registration Desk, or send an email to . We will respond to your email at our earliest opportunity.

Copying, Printing and Office Supplies

A Business Center is located in the hotel lobby. Boarding passes and up to five pages may be printed free of charge.


The SNL Program Committee reserves the right to make changes to the meeting program at any time without notice. This program was correct at the time of printing.

Food Service

Complimentary food and beverage service is available to all registered attendees at the following times:


Continental Breakfast, 8:15 – 9:00 am  Chesapeake Gallery
Coffee Break, 10:00 – 10:30 am  Chesapeake Gallery
Afternoon Coffee, 2:30 – 3:00 pm  Chesapeake Gallery


Continental Breakfast, 7:30 – 8:15 am  Chesapeake Gallery
Coffee Break, 9:30 – 10:00 am  Chesapeake Gallery
Buffet Lunch, 12:00 – 1:30 pm various locations on the 2nd and 3rd floors
Afternoon Coffee, 3:30 – 4:00 pm  Chesapeake Gallery


Continental Breakfast, 7:30 – 8:15 am  Chesapeake Gallery
Coffee Break, 9:30 – 10:00 am  Chesapeake Gallery

Future Meetings

SNL 2018 will be held August 16-18, 2018 in Québec City, Canada.

Guest Policy

Guests are allowed complimentary entry into one SNL session (for the purposes of seeing the poster or slide of the person they are a guest of). Guests are welcome to attend the Opening Night Reception.

Guests must register at the SNL Registration Desk upon arrival and must be accompanied by the SNL attendee. Guests must wear a badge for entrance into the session they are attending and for social events as well.

Internet Access

Internet access is complimentary in the guest rooms at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Wifi in the meeting space is also available. See the Registration Desk for the login instructions.

Lost & Found

Please check with the SNL Registration Desk for lost and found items.

Meeting Rooms

All general sessions (Keynotes, the Invited Symposium, and Slides) will be held in Chesapeake Ballroom.


A bulletin board will be available for messages and job postings near the SNL Registration Desk.

Mobile Phones

Attendees are asked to silence their mobile phones when in sessions.

Name Badges

For security purposes, all attendees must wear their name badges to all sessions and social functions. Entrance into sessions is restricted to registered attendees only. If you misplace your name badge, please go to the Registration Desk for a replacement.


There is covered parking available at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. SNL attendees will receive the discounted price of $18.00 per day for self parking.

Phone Charging Station

For your convenience, a phone charging station is located at the Registration Desk.

Poster Sessions

Posters are located in the Harborview and Loch Raven Ballrooms. See the Poster Sessions.
Poster Slam Sessions are located in the Chesapeake Ballroom. See the Poster Slam Sessions.


The SNL Registration Desk is located in Chesapeake Gallery on the third floor of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. The Registration Desk hours are:

Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, November 9, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, November 10, 7:30 am – 1:40 pm

Social Events

Opening Night Reception at the National Aquarium

Join your colleagues on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:00 pm for an elegant evening of food, drinks and stimulating conversation against the backdrop of the world-renowned National Aquarium. The National Aquarium is a short, picturesque stroll from the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Directions to the National Aquarium are available at the VSS Registration Desk. For guests needing extra assistance getting to the event, please contact the VSS Registration Desk.

Thursday Evening Social Hour

Attendees are invited to enjoy a special Social Hour in the Harborview and Loch Raven Ballrooms during the Thursday evening poster session. Your first drink is on us! You’ll find a drink ticket in the back of your badge.

Social Media

Join the SNL discussion on Twitter!

  • Follow @SNLmtg for meeting information
  • Follow SNL colleagues (like @kemmorey1)
  • Tag meeting-related tweets with #snlmtg17
  • Join in the conversation by searching for tweets tagged #snlmtg17


Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted inside the the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. Three designated outdoor smoking areas are available. These are located outside the main entrance to the hotel, on the second floor skywalk, and on the third floor terrace.


Please ensure that you are available at least thirty minutes before the start of the session. See Audio-Visual.