The Advance Registration deadline for the Teratology Society’s 53rd Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. Remember to register for the meeting by Wednesday, May 15 in order to receive discounted rates. Registering by Wednesday will result in a $80 discount for member meeting and course registration compared to the On-Site registration rates effective May 16.
Registering by the Advance deadline will also help to ensure that you have the opportunity to order a printed copy of the Annual Meeting program. The printed version of the Annual Meeting program and abstracts is available in limited supply. This can be added to your online registration order or noted on the registration form. Members who have paid for a print subscription to Part A of the journal will receive their copy as scheduled. These materials will be available online to all registrants prior to the meeting.
The meeting will be held June 22-26, 2013 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The theme of the 2013 meeting is “Application of Cutting-Edge Technologies to Improve Assessment, Treatment, Prevention, and Communication regarding Birth Defects” and will highlight teratology research and issues which have global impact, with topics including advances in genomic sciences, application of imaging technologies, predictive developmental toxicology, diabetes and pregnancy, and chemotherapeutics. There will also be joint sessions with OTIS and NBTS on prenatal origins of neuropsychiatric disorders and FDA pregnancy labeling.
Whether you have new data to present or were unable to submit your abstract in February, you still have the opportunity to submit an abstract for poster presentation during the 2013 meeting. The deadline is June 4. These abstracts will be included in the attendee online registration kit. Instructions to submit a Late-Breaking Abstract are located on the Society’s website. You may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Annual Meeting is an optimal venue to share your research with your colleagues, a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world who are interested in similar research topics, and an invaluable networking resource.
I hope to see you in Tucson this June. Take advantage of the reduced registration rates by registering today.
Edward W. Carney, PhD
Teratology Society President