GUTSEA 2022

The upcoming GUTSEA conference will be held in St. Pete Beach, Florida from February 22nd until February 27th, 2022.  February 22nd and 27th will be travel days, with lectures and discussions held on February 23rd-26th.

CGS GutSea 2022 Veterinary Conference:   2/23/22 – 2/26/22

TradeWinds Island Resort / RumFish Beach Resort St Petersburg Beach, FL

About the Conference

The Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS) is sponsoring the GutSea 2022 Conference at the TradeWinds Island Resort / RumFish Beach Resort in St Petersburg Beach, FL. The 4-day program includes 16 hours of scientific abstracts and presentations on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. All CGS members are encouraged to present short abstracts or case studies in gastroenterology, hepatology, or nutrition. The morning program leaves afternoons free for study, recreation, and relaxation. In addition,  receptions are held every evening for informal discussion and “networking” with colleagues.

The conference opens with a Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening (February 22) and concludes with a banquet on Saturday evening (February 26). With the generous support of our CGS sponsors, the conference registration includes:

§  Scientific abstract sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

§  Welcome reception for all participants, family, and guests (Tuesday evening)

§  Evening receptions for all participants, family, and guests on Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat

§  Group breakfast buffet for all participants, family, and guests on Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

§  A Gala final night banquet for all participants, family, and guests on Saturday evening

§  This conference is not RACE approved

Conference Registration

§  Registration Deadline:          December 1, 2021

§  Registration Fee:                   $150  (nonrefundable after Jan. 1, 2022); or $156 when using PayPal

§  To register:  Please submit the Registration Form and $150 (check made out to CGS), or $155 with PayPal to:

Dr. Jan Suchodolski, CGS Secretary-Treasurer

4474 TAMU, GI Lab

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX 77843-4474

Email (for PayPal): jsuchodolski@cvm.tamu.edu ; FAX 979-862-2864

IMPORTANT:  Registration does not reserve your hotel room. Registrants must book their hotel room directly starting Monday November 15 with the Sirata Beach Resort as described below.  Please ask for the GutSea 2022 rate.You must book by January 24 to receive the group rate and remember that the group rate is only guaranteed for the first 25 rooms so we encourage you to book early.

§  Registrants must be current members of the Comparative Gastroenterology Society.

§  Registration cancellation policy: The meeting registration fee of $150 is not refundable after January 1, 2022.

Getting There –  Travel to TradeWinds Island Resort / RumFish Beach Resort/Sirata St. Pete Beach Resort

Air transportation

§  Conveniently located just 28 miles southwest of Tampa International Airport

Transport from Tampa International Airport to TradeWinds Island Resort / RumFish Beach Resort:

The hotel does not offer an airport shuttle service.

§  At the airport, curbside taxi and limo services are available to transport visitors to the hotel ($75.00 one way for up to 3 people)

§  Rental cars – available at the airport.

Transportation During Your Stay:

·        Transportation company on-site at the hotel, the St. Pete Beach Trolly

·        Also Taxi Cab Service, Uber/Lyft

·        And walkable destination with lots to do in the area, 30+ Bars/Restaurants, and many options for live entertainment.

Reserving Your Room at Sirata St. Pete Beach Resort

Information about the hotel can be found at https://www.sirata.com/, however please note that you will need to book via one of the two options below in order to get the CGS group rate. The in-house reservations department is experiencing higher call volume than normal. In order to secure your upcoming reservation please choose from one of these options.  Please be sure to note that their hours of operations in Reservations is Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.   

Option #1

Call 1-800-344-5999 and press option (1) one for Group Reservations.  You may be directed to a voicemail at that time. Please leave your name, number, the dates and group you are wishing to make a reservation for. One of their team members will reach out to you within the next 24 hours.     

Option #2 

You can also email: awoelfer@sirata.com with name, number, the dates and group you are wishing to make a reservation for, and she will be able to return your call to complete your reservation. 

The Sirata Resort Package includes Two (2) Beach Lounges, overnight parking (one car per room), Two (2) bottles of water provided upon check-in, basic Wi-Fi throughout the Resort, access to Premier Gaming Lounge featuring Xbox One, Bicycle usage (based on availability), Live Entertainment at our Resort’s Beach Bars, Daily Resort Activities and Games “something different each day for all ages”, Pool Lounges and Towels, 10% discount off regular prices at Suncoast Water Sports, Boogie Boards and Noodles beachside, Unlimited Local & 1-800 phone calls, Access to Fitness Center & Business Center, as well as Access to new Kid’s Club. The Resort Package shall be on a net, non-commissionable basis.

Contacts for Additional Information

For questions or additional information, contact the Conference Coordinators:

§  Marnin Forman marnin4man@yahoo.com

§  Jan Suchodolski jsuchodolski@cvm.tamu.edu