Welcome Reception (included with registration)
Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Emily's Rose Courtyard
Come join in the fun at the SGS Social Events at the 43rd Annual Scientific Meeting! The fun begins with a casual beer and wine reception on Sunday late afternoon to meet up with your friends and colleagues. Beverages are "on the house" compliments of the La Cantera Resort & Spa.
President's Reception (All SGS attendees, guests and exhibitors are invited)
Monday Evening, March 27, 2017 - 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Exhibit Hall - San Antonio Grand Ballroom A-F
Dr. Vivian Sung, SGS President, invites you to the President's Reception at the La Cantera Resort & Spa in the exhibit hall. Open bar and hors d'oeuvres. All attendees, spouse/guests and exhibitors are invited.
This activity is preceded by the SGS Awards Ceremony in the general session room, La Cantera Ballroom, starting at 6:45 PM. Make sure you mark this down on your schedule!
SGS GOLF TOURNAMENT (Ticketed Event - $189)
Tuesday, March 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
La Cantera Resort Course
It is time to see who will unseat the reigning team champions Darren Hansen, Scott Day, Gregg Kanter and James Lee, women’s closest to the pin winner Marci Bowers, men’s closest to the pin winner Scott Day, women’s longest drive winner Anita York, and men’s longest drive winner Terry White. No prizes were awarded to best dressed Peter Rosenblatt and Stephanie Molden, but a style statement they did make!!! All expect Mark Walters and Fifi Paraiso to challenge strongly for this year’s best dressed duffers.
Designed by noted golf course architect Jay Morrish and PGA professional Tom Weiskopf, The Resort Course at La Cantera winds through the Texas Hill Country offering breathtaking views, the most notable being a sheer 80‐foot drop from the 7th tee to the fairway. Six holes have breathtaking views of San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the scenic Texas Hill Country. Natural features include natural water features, streams, live oak groves, limestone rock outcroppings and 75 dramatic white sand bunkers.
The course is onsite. The general session ends at 1:10 pm followed by a 20 minute SGS Member Meeting. We anticipate playing all 18 holes with a shotgun start at 2:15 pm.
The format will be a four man/woman scramble eighteen hole tournament where everyone hits a shot. The best ball is chosen, everyone hits the next shot from there; best ball is chosen and this continues until the ball is holed out. There is absolutely no pressure on anyone except to have a good time with our colleagues and cocktails on a beautiful golf course. We encourage all who play a little or no golf during the year to join us as golf is secondary to the great times we have on the golf course. The $189 fee covers the round of golf, golf cart, prizes for the first and second place teams, longest drive men and women and closest to the pin men and women and up to four cocktails, beer, sodas or snacks.
We should finish the round by 7 pm and will have time to clean up for the Fund Development "Texas Hoedown" which will start at 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm. The prizes for the golf tournament will be announced during the "Texas Hoedown" event.
Rental clubs are available for $60 and includes 6 golf balls. Please make sure to secure your rental clubs at the pro shop prior to the day of the tournament.
Last year we had a blast and this year will be even better. Please join us!
Guadalupe River Kayak (Ticketed Event - $99)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Experience the scenic beauty of the Guadalupe River with a four-mile kayaking tour! Guests will be guided down the peaceful river, located just north of San Antonio. Whether you’re a seasoned paddler or this is your first ride in a kayak, you’re sure to love this fun way to observe nature at its best!
*Note: All kayaking equipment will be provided. *Guest should wear comfortable clothing and/or swim suit. Guest should provide their own towel. Sunscreen is encouraged.
Texas Hoedown! (Ticketed Event - $75)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
La Cantera Ballroom
You are cordially invited to attend the annual SGS Fund Development Activity..."Texas Hoedown". Be sure to bring your hat and boots to this one. SHARE a good time and support the SGS mission. Enjoy some very special Texas entertainment, food, music and fun as we raise awareness and funds to go towards SGS Mission to Advance Research and Education. This event will feature Armadillo Racing. Learn how your institution or department can participate in this race by being one of the nine jockeys. Be sure to bring your camera.
Tickets purchased in advance start at $75. VIP tickets which include tequila shots start at $125. A portion of each ticket sold to this event will go towards the SGS Mission to Advance Research and Education.
Golf Winners will be announced during the event.