The Early Bird registration deadline for the Teratology Society’s 55th Annual Meeting is fast approaching. Remember to register for the meeting by Sunday, February 22 in order to receive our lowest rates. If you are still unsure if you will be able to attend, please note that cancellations can be processed minus a $20 cancellation fee before May 15, 2015.
Registering by the Early Bird 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 subscribed to the print version of BDR Part A will receive their copy as scheduled by mail. The electronic program and abstracts along with other registration materials will be available online to all registrants prior to the meeting.
The meeting will be held June 27-July 1, 2015 in Montréal, Québec. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Understanding Birth Defects and Reproductive Health: From Basic to Translational Research.” The program offers an exciting variety of scientific sessions on topics related to birth defects including cerebral palsy, assisted reproductive technology, microbiomes, epigenetics, contraception in clinical trials, regulatory neurodevelopmental testing, gene-environment interactions, skeletal malformations, oxidative stress mechanisms of teratogenicity, pubertal development, and FDA pregnancy labeling, as well as original platform and poster presentations, and a student and postdoctoral career workshop. The details of the program are available via the Annual Meeting website.
The 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. We urge all of you to join us for this special event.
We understand that travel budgets are tight. If you need documentation to submit with your request to attend the meeting, please contact headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you in Montréal this June. Take advantage of the reduced registration rates by registering today.