I am pleased to invite you to attend the 54th Annual Meeting of the Teratology Society, June 28–July 2, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington (the eastside of Seattle). The theme for this year’s meeting is “Pushing the Boundaries of Birth Defects Research.”
The scientific sessions address the newest concepts/problems/solutions in the field. The symposia demonstrate how we are “Pushing the Boundaries of Birth Defects Research” in developing the latest technologies, conducting cutting-edge research, and training the next generation of scientists. The details of the program are available via the 2104 Annual Meeting website. I hope you will submit an abstract, and register to attend this exciting meeting. This year we will be announcing a special competition for trainees on developing new technologies. Be sure to look for details that will be unveiled soon.
Our Annual Meeting provides us with the opportunity to promote our shared vision and scientific identity as researchers focused on the causes, manifestations, intervention, and prevention of birth defects, both structural and functional. It also is an expression of our scientific diversity, as a Society of clinicians, scientists, and science policy regulators, from academic, industrial, and government sectors. There is no better occasion to learn about the latest scientific research in teratology, to interact with internationally known experts, to meet project officers and representatives from funding agencies, and to network with old friends and colleagues. I urge all of you to join us for this special event.
I understand that travel budgets are tight, if you need documentation to submit with your request to attend the meeting please contact headquarters at TSHQ@teratology.org.
Abstract Submission - Deadline Date February 15
(Please note that this deadline WILL NOT be extended.)
Submit your abstract online and plan to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration rates and register before the February 22, 2014 deadline.
Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Awards - Deadline Date February 15
All students and postdoctoral fellows who have an abstract accepted for presentation during the meeting will be eligible to receive a $500 travel award, if travel reimbursement is required. Application for Travel Awards must be made at the time of abstract submission.
Below are important deadlines to place on your calendar.
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2014
Student/Postdoctoral Travel Award Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 22, 2014
Advance Registration Deadline: May 15, 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 5, 2014