Whether you have new data to present or were unable to submit your abstract in February, you still have the opportunity to submit an abstract for poster presentation during the 2013 meeting. The deadline is June 4. These abstracts will be included in the attendee online registration kit. Instructions to submit a Late-Breaking Abstract are located on the Society’s website.
The meeting will be held at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Application of Cutting-Edge Technologies to Improve Assessment, Treatment, Prevention, and Communication regarding Birth Defects.” The program offers an exciting variety of scientific sessions on topics including advances in genomic sciences, application of imaging technologies, predictive developmental toxicology, and diabetes and pregnancy. Once again, we are pleased to offer joint sessions and a joint registration fee to maximize interactions with our sister societies. With the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society (NBTS) there will be symposia on prenatal origins of neuropsychiatric disorders and a tribute to a recently deceased member of both societies, Dr. Patricia Rodier. With the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS) there will be a pregnancy registry workshop and symposia on medication use in pregnancy and lactation and on cancer and pregnancy. The agenda for the Annual Meeting is available on the Teratology Society website.
The Advance Registration deadline for the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Teratology Society is May 15. Remember to register for the meeting by this date in order to receive discounted rates.
Our 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, research 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 scientists whom you have not yet met, and to network with old friends and colleagues. We urge all of you to join us for this special event.
We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!