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SAIL is held annually at the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve in Río Grande, Puerto Rico.

Travel Support

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, SAIL offers travel support and/or free registration to eligible attendees to help offset the cost of travel. Priority will be given to individuals with accepted abstracts.

Travel support applications are due each January, and award notifications are announced in February.

We strongly encourage you to apply to any other sources of funding you may have available to you. Travel support will be issued after the symposium in the form of a reimbursement. In order for expenses to be eligible, they must comply with the following policies, and you will need to provide original, itemized receipts.

Trainees are eligible for a $200 discount off the registration fee. Please contact for the promo code.

Travel Policies


Only the lowest-priced economy class airfare is eligible. Very important: If you are extending your business trip into a vacation, you must also include a comparison flight in your report that shows the price of a ticket as if you were only going to the conference on or before the same date that you purchased your ticket. Only the amount of the non-vacation flight will be eligible.


Before leaving your hotel, request a hotel folio with a zero balance, showing the payment method used! All expenses incurred while at the hotel must be itemized on the folio. Room service/meals, in-room movies, extra beds for a family member traveling with you and other such personal items are NOT eligible. Your room must be a standard, single-occupancy room where available. The discounted hotel room rate during the symposium is $299 per night, plus tax and $40 daily resort fee.

Ground transportation

Ground transportation to/from the airport is not provided. We recommend taking a taxi or UBER to the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve (200 Coco Beach Blvd, Río Grande, 00745, Puerto Rico). The ride is approximately $35-50 and takes 30-45 min depending on traffic.


We will not reimburse meals or provide per diems. All meals are provided during the days of the symposium.

Visa Restrictions

If you are a student, travel support must comply with any applicable student visa restrictions. Payments will only be issued directly to the name of the attending participant and will not be issued to third-party institutions/organizations.

The SAIL Experience

Dress code is “island casual”. Think jeans or shorts with a shirt (blazer optional). We want everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable.

If you have any guests accompanying you and they would like to join the dinners on days 2 and 3 of the conference, they will need to register in advance as a guest via Eventbrite.

Nanny On Call PR is the third-party childcare service recommended by the hotel.

Extra-Curricular Activities

We organize a series of optional activities each year. Details will be provided closer to SAIL 2025.

To plan other aspects of your trip to Puerto Rico, or if you will be extending your stay to visit the island, Discover Puerto Rico is a helpful website.