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SSR 2012 Annual Meeting

2012 Annual Meeting

Applied Reproductive Biology: Making It Relevant

12–15 August 2012
State College, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania State University

Featured Speakers

Keynote Address

Anthony Atala, M.D. (Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA). Renegerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare.

President's Symposium

Patrick Lonergan, Ph.D. (University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland). Current Challenges and Translational Research Associated with Dairy Cattle Infertility.

W. Hamish Wallace, M.D (Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland, Great Britain). Fertility Preservation for Young People with Cancer: What Are the Remaining Challenges?

Special Plenary Speaker

Lori T. Raetzman, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA). Development of the Pituitary, Gatekeeper of Gonadotropins.

Minority Affairs Symposium

Sarah K. England, Ph.D. (Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA). The Timing of Labor; a Scientist’s Perspective.

Devon Payne-Sturges, Dr.P.H. (Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA). Humanizing Science: Making Research Relevant for Achieving Heath Equity.

State-of-the-Art Lecture

Mitinori Saitou, M.D., Ph.D. (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan). Mechanism and Reconstitution In Vitro of Germ Cell Development in Mammals

ASRM Distinguished Research Scientist

Joe Leigh Simpson, M.D. (March of Dimes Foundation, White Plains, NY, USA). Genetic Causes of Premature Ovarian Failure (POF).

2012 SRF New Investigator

Petros Marangos, Ph.D. (University of Ioaninna, Ioannina, Greece). The DNA Damage Response in Mammalian Oocytes.

SSR New Investigator

Jon M. Oatley, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA). Title to be announced.

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The Society for the Study of Reproduction expresses its gratitude to the following agencies and contributors for their generous support of its 2012 Annual Meeting. 

FASEB MARCSupport of the Minority Affairs Lunch Symposium through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health T36-GM08637.


The 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction is supported by Award Number U13 HD036658-14 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the organizers and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development or the National Institutes of Health.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Support of the outreach activities of the SSR Minority Affairs Committee and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Fellows.

Pfizer Animal Health

Pfizer Animal Health, Cazenovia, New York. 
Animal Reproduction in Agriculture Research Fellowships.

The Lalor Foundation

Support of the Lalor Foundation Postdoctoral Travel Fellowships.

Cook Medical

Sustaining support of the Carl G. Hartman Award.

Penn State University

The Pennsylvania State University

  • Department of Dairy & Animal Science, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • College of Agricultural Science, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Department of OB/GYN, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute, Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI), Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Vice President for Research & Dean of Graduate School, University Park, Pennsylvania
March of Dimes

Partial support of the SSR Annual Meeting through Grant No. 4-F-FY11-541.

EMD Serono

EMD Serono Research Institute, Billerica, Massachusetts. 
SSR Distinguished Service Award. 
SSR Trainee Research Awards. 
Cornelia B. Channing Awards (Ovarian Workshop).

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Parsippany, New Jersey. 
Support of the 2012 SSR scientific program.