Dear Teratology Society Members:
The efforts of Dana Shuey and the Program Committee have resulted in an outstanding program for our 58th Annual Meeting. 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 Program Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting will review the suggested proposals for sessions prior the meeting in Clearwater. This approach will help ensure coverage of cutting-edge research, clinical-epidemiological translation, and regulatory-policy aspects that are important to the various members of the Teratology Society.
I invite and encourage you to contribute your ideas for the 2019 meeting. If there is a topic of interest to you for which you don’t have a full session proposal fleshed out, I would encourage you to still submit it for consideration. The Program Committee and I will try to identify members to help develop those ideas more fully. Don’t forget that we can also offer joint sessions with our sister societies!
Please submit potential topics for consideration, providing as much information as possible using the Session Proposal Form by April 15, 2018. I look forward to receiving your input.
Christine Perdan Curran, PhD
2019 Program Chair