Teratology Society Annual Meeting Daily Highlights - Sunday, June 25

Here are your highlights for Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Teratology Society Annual Meeting.

Morning Highlights

Coffee and pastries will be available for meeting attendees in Aspen Foyer at 7:15 am.

At 7:45 am, please join Sonja A. Rasmussen in the Aspen Ballroom for the President’s Welcome, which will include an introduction to the Society’s new Strategic Plan. 

The Josef Warkany Lecture will begin in Aspen Ballroom at 8:15 am. This year’s lecture will be given by José F. Cordero. Come see Dr. Cordero’s lecture, Eliminating Congenital Zika Syndrome: Lessons Learned from Rubella Elimination (L1). This lecture is a joint session with DNTS and OTIS.

At 9:00 am, the Thomas H. Shepard Lecture will begin in Aspen Ballroom. This lecture, From the FAS to OTIS: A Long Strange Trip, will be given by Buzz Chernoff. This is a joint session with OTIS.

Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Platform Session 1 will be held in Aspen Ballroom at 10:05 am. Ten presentations will be given during this session, and the two best presentations in the session will receive the Wilson Presentation Award.

Annual Meeting Awards

The F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award will be presented by to Evi Struble at 2:00 pm in Aspen Ballroom. Dr. Struble will present a lecture entitled Antibody Therapeutics: Structure, Function, and Placental Transfer.

The James G. Wilson Publication Award will be presented to Vijaya Kancherla at 2:30 pm in Texas Ballroom D. This annual award is presented in recognition of the best paper published in the journal Birth Defects Research. Dr. Kancherla will discuss her award-winning paper at this time.

The Patricia Rodier Mid-Career Award for Research and Mentoring will be presented to Sonia Minnes at 3:00 pm in Texas Ballroom D. This is a joint session with DNTS. 

Afternoon and Evening Highlights

The Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Professional Development Workshop, Effective Communication: Platforms, Posters, and Professional Settings, will be held at 1:00 pm in Mt. Columbia. Advance registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Two symposia will be held Sunday afternoon. Developmental Metabolism: Consequences to and from Neural Lineages begins at 3:35 pm in Aspen BallroomThe Pregnancy Registry Updates Symposium, a joint session with OTIS, will be held in Colorado Ballroom A at 3:35 pm.

A celebration of the life of Thomas H. Shepard will be held in Aspen Ballroom at 6:35 pm. This event will be held jointly with OTIS.

At 7:00 pm in Capitol Peak A, the exhibit hall will be open for the Welcome Reception. During this time, there will also be a Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Research Showcase as well as a chance to visit the Annual Meeting Exhibitors.

Other Activities of Note

Spouse and Guest Meet-and-Greet will be held in Mt. Wilson at 10:00 am. This event is free and open to guests of all registered attendees of the Teratology Society, DNTS, and OTIS meetings.

A New Member “Sundae” Night Social will be held in Crystal Peak C at 8:30 pm. This event is by invitation only.

For more details about the Annual Meeting, visit the meeting website. Information about daily activities can be viewed via the Annual Meeting Blog.


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