Invitation to 2017 Annual MARTA Meeting, October 12-13, 2017

The 2017 Annual MARTA Meeting will be held on October 12th and 13th at Envigo, Princeton Research Center, East Millstone, NJ. The meeting will focus on Current Topics in DART.

Online or receipt of mail pre-registration for the meeting is RECOMMENDED, by Monday Oct 9, 2017.

MARTA meeting participants will have the reception on Thursday, October 12th, from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM. The reception will be held at Alfonso’s Family Trattoria & Gourmet Pizza in Somerville, New Jersey. We will also have a fun evening entertainment at Yestercades in Somerville . The agenda and lodging details are below.

Bob Parker

President, MARTA

AGENDA

Thursday, October 12th

11:30 am– 12:30 pm MARTA Council Meeting (Conference Room Z) 

12:30 – 1:00 pm Registration

1:00 –1:05 pm Introductory Remarks

Robert M. Parker (Envigo), MARTA President

1:05 – 1:45 pm Microsampling

Sheri Lordi (Charles River Laboratories, Pennsylvania) 

1:45 – 2:25 pm MicroCT in Toxicology Studies

Ali Bahadur (Brucker, Massachusetts)

2:25 – 2:40 pm Break/Refreshments

2:40 – 3:35 pm Longitudinal Study of Seminology Parameters in Beagle Dogs

G. Elizabeth Baxter (Envigo)

3:40– 4:35 pm Overview of the Microbiome of the Human Reproductive Tract

Jason Franasiak, MD, FACOG, TS(ABB)

(IVI-America, Chief Medical Officer; Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, Lead Physician and Laboratory Technical Supervisor ;

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Thomas Jefferson University)

4:40 – 5:00 pm Discussion

5:30 – 8:30 pm Reception

Friday, October 13th 

9:30 – 10:10 am Business Meeting – open to all members

Robert M. Parker (Envigo), MARTA President 

10:10– 10:25 am Break/Refreshments

10:25 – 11:30 am Thalidomide: History and Current Clinical Therapies

Julia Hui (Celgene)

11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch (Anteroom)

Developmental Immunotoxicology

1:00 – 1:55 pm Developmental Immunotoxicopathology

Cynthia Willard-Mack (Envigo) 

2:00 – 2:55 pm Assays and Methods used in Developmental Immunology Studies

Greg Bannish (Envigo)

2:55 – 3:10 pm Break/Refreshments

3:15 – 3:45 pm International Registry of Fetal Morphologists

Tracy Danberry (BMS)

3:45 – 4:15 pm Studying for the Certification by the American Board of Toxicology

Robert M. Parker (Envigo), MARTA President and past member of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Toxicology

4:15 – 4:30 pm Closing Remarks

Robert M. Parker MARTA President

LODGING

Comfort Inn Somerset; 255 Davidson Avenue, Somerset NJ 08873 (732) 563-1600 ($119); Block of 10 rooms under MARTA

Courtyard Somerset by Marriot, 250 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873 (866) 238-4218 ($254)

Sonesta ES Suites Somerset, 260 Davidson Avenue, Somerset NJ 08873 (732) 356-8000 ($199)

Doubletree Somerset, 200 Atrium Road, Somerset NJ 08873 (844) 213-1180 ($119)

Extended Stay America Somerset, 30 Worlds Fair Blvd., Somerset NJ 08873 (732) 469-8080 ($130)

Resident Inn Somerset by Marriott, 37 Worlds Fair Blvd., Somerset NJ 08873 (732) 627-0881 ($274)

Homewood Suites Somerset, 101 Pierce Street, Somerset NJ 08873 (732) 868-9155 ($129)

Clarion Somerset, 60 Cottontail lane, Somerset NJ 08873 (732) 560-9880 ($90) 

 

 

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