ACDP Leadership Retreat

2018 ACDP Leadership

You’re invited to attend the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology 2018 Leadership Retreat at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun from November 29 – December 2, 2018. 

-Photo provided by Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

AGENDA: 2018 Fall ACDP Agenda 


Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm space. Space is limited. First come, first served! All unused space will be released on October 16, 2018.


Early Registration (Register by October 15, 2018)

Member Status

Early Registration

Late Registration

ACDP Member
Rooms cancelled on or before September 21, 2018 are refundable, less $100 administration fee. Rooms cancelled between September 22 and October 15, 2018 are subject to a two night cancellation penalty. Rooms cancelled after October 15, 2018 are non-refundable.




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In one of the most attractive destinations in Mexico, is the only resort in Cancun that manages to bring together an elegant, refined and exclusive atmosphere, with attention focused on the smallest detail. It is a magical, first class stay that only Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun can offer.
The resort offers suites only, all privileged with panoramic balconies overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea; this luxury hotel in Cancun, awarded with the AAA’s 5 Diamonds recognition for 15 consecutive years, opens the doors to an elegant and sophisticated world created for guests looking for an exclusive.
Its location, located on one of the most beautiful beaches of the destination, just a few steps from world-class shopping and entertainment centers and nightlife, makes this exclusive resort in Cancun the most pleasant experience for travelers who only seek exclusiveness.
There is more than one reason why the most demanding travelers prefer Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun: its private beach that transmits the softness of its fine sand, a world-class spa (Coral Beach Gem Spa), unique for offering the hydrotherapy circuit taking advantage of the benefits of gems to grant a magical way to relax and embellish the body.


  • Accommodations at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun
  • All taxes and fees
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms, meeting rooms, and public areas.
  • Champagne Breakfast at Vina del Mar Restaurant
  • Lunch at Isla Contoy, Pool & Beach or Coral Cafe
  • Dine around a la carte (3 courses) or buffet at resort’s restaurants (Additional charge will apply for Le Basilic) 
  • International Open Bar during all meal consumption’s at restaurants and bars
  • Snacks available at bars 


Accommodations at Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach will be provided in the Junior Suite category. Rates given are per room, per night.
*If you are interested in an extended stay following the 3-day conference period, please feel free to contact Katie from Classic Travel ( for available options.

Room Type

Single Occupancy

Double Occupancy

Junior Suite
$370 per room, per night
$528 per room, per night

Junior Suite

Cool marble floors welcome guests into this beautifully designed 560sq. ft. room. Spectacular views are enjoyed at all times from the private sitting areas and surrounding balcony. Guests can choose from two comfortable double beds or a single luxurious king sized option. Bathrooms are designed to be spacious separate vanity areas.
***Optional round-trip shared transfers between the airport and resort are an additional $30 per person. ***


Classic Travel is happy to help with flight arrangements. Please contact Katie at Classic Travel for flight schedules and prices. If you book your own flights, please forward a copy of the schedule to


Optional travel insurance is not included but highly recommended as the trip is non-refundable after October 15. Price of travel insurance is based on the trip cost per person and ages of travelers. To cover pre-existing conditions, purchase insurance at the time of registration. Please contact Katie at Classic Travel for a quote.


As Mexico’s #1 tourist destination, Cancun is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty, breathtaking turquoise waters, and colorful culture. Cancun is located in the northern part of the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
Cancun includes the area of Puerto Morelos and the islands of the Mexican Caribbean, which are comprised of Isla Mujeres, Holbox and Contoy. It is a multifaceted destination that combines the very best in luxury, nature, Mayan culture, glamour and world-class amenities with seductive adventure offerings and an up-and-coming culinary scene.
  • Forum By The Sea (0.3 miles)
  • Coco Bongo (0.3 miles)
  • La Isla Shopping Village (2.8 miles)
  • Plaza Kukulkan (3.1 miles)
  • Red Casino (4.8 miles)
  • Dolphinaris Cancun (10.2 miles)
  • Cancun Underwater Museum (12.1 miles)
  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club (13.8 miles)
  • Isla Mujeres (16 miles)
  • Garrafon Natural Reef Park (19.8 miles)
  • Playa del Carmen (45.7 miles)
  • Chichen-Itza (47.7 miles)
Tours and excursions can be booked at the hotel. If you would like to look in advance, you may visit Amstar Tours and Olympus Tours and we would be happy to book those excursions for you.


Passports are required for international travel and should be obtained well in advance. Please ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return to the United States. For more information, visit
Safety Concerns While Traveling: The US State Department has no restrictions on any of the ‘major’ resort areas in Mexico and considers them safe as of July 2018, but this can change daily. Please keep in mind, it is always recommended that travelers use a certain amount of precaution, be alert and sensible whenever traveling to another country. Please click on the link for more information.     Talking Points – Travel to Mexico
Note From Us: While the US State Department posts safety concerns while traveling abroad in the link above, recent separate visits to the area by Dr. Urban along with her family and Melinda Lowy have found the area and local traveling with tour groups to be fun and safe.


Katie Conway

Phone: 517-349-6200
Toll Free: 1-800-643-3449
Fax: 517-349-6656

4767 Okemos Road
Okemos, MI 48864

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5:30 PM