As we prepare to meet in Clearwater, Florida in June, we must also turn our attention to the planning of the next annual meeting in San Diego, California in June 2019. At this time, I would like to solicit input from the general membership regarding scientific sessions and educational topics.
The Teratology Society’s Nominations and Elections Committee has selected the candidates for this year’s election. This year we will be electing a Vice President-Elect, a Secretary and a Councilor. The ballot is open now through May 22, 2018.
This is a consultation opportunity with Celgene.
We are introducing a new session at this year’s Annual Meeting entitled “Multidisciplinary Research Needs Workshop" to identify research gaps and/or emerging issues in our field and facilitate multidisciplinary discussion and collaborations on these issues.
In 2017 the 21st Century Cures Act established the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women (PRGLAC) to advise the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding gaps in knowledge and research on safe and effective therapies for pregnant women and lactating women.