The Teratology Society is fortunate to have a driving force of members who serve in leadership positions. The work of the Society is done mainly through the activities of its committees and the dedicated members who serve on and lead those committees. There is room for you—volunteer to serve on a committee!
Society leadership will make committee appointments this spring, for terms that begin July 1, 2019. Please let us know if you would like to serve on a committee or have input for our Society activities by completing the Volunteer Interest Survey. If you would like additional information, you can read more about the committees and their responsibilities. The survey also includes a place where you can indicate your interest in serving as a mentor to trainees and junior members of the Society and your willingness to assist with the Society’s communications efforts.
I hope to see you at the Teratology Society 59th Annual meeting in San Diego this June. 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 is also a celebration of our scientific diversity, as a Society of clinicians, scientists, and science policy regulators from academic, industrial, and government sectors, and an opportunity to bring a truly multidisciplinary perspective to important and emerging scientific issues. 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.
The Society values input and active participation from members at all career stages. Thank you for doing your part to help support the Society!
Dana L. Shuey, PhD, DABT
President, Teratology Society