We are pleased to provide a number of special events and programs specifically for students and postdocs attending the Teratology Society Annual Meeting. These events are intended to make you feel welcomed at the meeting and also facilitate meeting other students and scientists in our field.
The following is a summary of currently scheduled programs and events for students and postdoctoral fellows:
Room Sharing Program–In order to help attendees reduce the cost of attending the Annual Meeting, the Teratology Society is pleased to provide a Room Sharing Program. The deadline to participate in the Room Sharing program is May 8.
Dine with a Teratology Ambassador–Back by popular demand, this is a special opportunity for small groups of students and postdoctoral fellows to meet with associate or full members of the Society for informal discussion while enjoying a continental breakfast. A small group of students/postdoctoral fellows will be grouped with Ambassadors. Assignments, including the date, time and location, will be confirmed prior to the Annual Meeting. Students and postdoctoral fellows may sign up to participate in one of the breakfast meetings by indicating their preference on the Dine with an Ambassador form. Forms must be completed no later than May 31. Students and postdoctoral fellows may sign up for only one breakfast meeting. Space is limited and assignments will be made on a first come, first-served basis.
Saturday Mixer–Come get acquainted or reacquainted with your fellow student and postdoctoral attendees before the start of the meeting. The mixer will take place at the Canyon Café, 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 22. Students and postdoctoral attendees are encouraged to attend.
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Platform Session–Reflecting the importance of students to the Society, this platform session will be held on the opening morning of the main program (Sunday, June 23 from 9:30 am–12:00 noon), immediately following the President’s Welcome and Warkany lecture. Discover more about the research of other students and postdocs and support your colleagues by attending. The two best presentations in this session will be selected to receive a Wilson Presentation Award of $500.
TS/MARTA Student Career Event–Take advantage of this great networking opportunity. Join MARTA and the Teratology Society for dinner, conversation, and networking at a Student Career Event on Monday, June 24 from 7:30 pm–10:30 pm on the Upper Terrace. This popular annual event is for students and postdocs attending the joint meetings of the Teratology Society, NBTS, and OTIS. As you prepare for the next phase in your professional career, we offer you this opportunity to meet your fellow students and postdocs and to interact with scientists from academia, government, and industry. This is also an opportunity for you to discuss your future and the various career paths available to you.
Teratology Society 32nd Annual Volleyball Game–Whether you want to join the game or cheer on your colleagues, don’t miss this landmark event. For the past 31 years the attendees of the Teratology Society meeting have gathered on a local volleyball court and enjoyed a friendly, albeit competitive, game of volleyball.
Be sure to check the agenda when you arrive at the meeting to learn about any new opportunities and activities not listed above. If you haven’t done so already, please register before May 15 to take advantage of our Advance registration rates.
We look forward to seeing you in Tucson.
Edward W. Carney, PhD
Teratology Society President
Elaine Z. Francis, PhD
2013 Program Chair
Teratology Society Vice President