The Early Bird registration deadline for the Teratology Society’s 56th Annual Meeting is fast approaching. Remember to register for the meeting by Monday, 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 $25 cancellation fee before May 15, 2016.
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 25-29, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for this year’s meeting is “New Horizons in Birth Defects Research.” The program offers an exciting variety of scientific sessions on topics including:
- exploring the link between Zika virus and microcephaly,
- increasing prevalence of gastroschisis,
- state of the art approaches to developmental toxicity testing,
- postmarketing assessment of drugs,
- current concepts in pregnancy registries,
- neurodevelopmental defects from fetal exposure to recreational drugs,
- new approaches for the treatment of birth defects,
- in vitro models of neurovascular development,
- depression and treatment during pregnancy,
- advances in placental research,
- concerns around genetically modified organisms (GMOs),
- science and public policy,
- monoclonal antibody drug testing across species,
- original platform and poster presentations,
- 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 San Antonio this June. Take advantage of the reduced registration rates by registering today.