Sunday Connects the Past and Future through Special Recognition and Awards

A Journey through Teratology

Sunday begins with the Josef Warkany Lecture presented by Teratology Society past-president, Robert Kavlock, as he takes us on A Random Walk through Teratology. This lecture honors Josef Warkany, one of the Society founders, by bestowing an award to recognize a current scientist who has significantly contributed to the field of teratology. The journey begins at 8:45 am and is a joint session with the Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS).

Eight presentations will be given by student and postdoctoral fellow members of the Teratology Society. The presentations will be judged for scientific quality and creativity and two members will receive a Wilson Presentation Award and $500. Join your colleagues at 9:30 am.

Two more awards that honor the other Society founders will be presented on Sunday after lunch. Peixin Yang, the recipient of the F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award, will speak at 1 pm on Diabetic Embryopathy: Unique Models for Revealing the Mechanims Underlying Structural Birth Defects.  At 1:30 pm, Seema Argawala will give a presentation on behalf of the team of scientists whose paper was selected by the Publications Committee to receive the James G. Wilson Publication Award. The paper on Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Regulate Hinge Point Formation during Neural Tube Closure by Dynamic Modulation of Apicobasal Polarity was published in 2012 in the Teratology Society's journal Birth Defects Research.


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