22–26 July 2013Montréal, Québec, CanadaPalais des congrès de Montréal
Hosted by Réseau Québécois en Reproduction (RQR)
Welcome to the beautiful city of Montréal! We invite you to join us and fellow researchers from around the world for this extraordinary meeting. Its theme is "Reproductive Health: Nano to Global," illustrating the breadth of reproductive biology in approaches, applicability, and global impact.
Our plenary speakers will discuss small RNAs in the reproductive process, bioengineering, statistical genomics, sex differences in susceptibility to disease, production of germ cells from stem cells, historical perspectives on the mechanisms of ovulation, and endocrine disruptors in the environment. Each afternoon, four themed modules consisting of invited talks and platform presentations will focus on cutting edge areas in the reproductive sciences. We have received over 800 abstract submissions, which will be presented in modules, platform sessions, and posters—there are delights for every palate.
Trainees attending the meeting are encouraged to register for the Trainee-Mentor Luncheon and to attend the Trainee Forum to get tips on how to find and win the best job.
We look forward to seeing you this summer.
— Janice L. Bailey (Laval University) and Janice P. Evans (Johns Hopkins University), Program Committee Co-Chairs— Susan S. Suarez (Cornell University), President
Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas). Therapeutics, Small RNAs, and Reproductive Global Health
Jackson Kirkman-Brown, Ph.D. (University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England). One Hundred Million to One: Physical Factors That Determine the Fertilizing Sperm.
Lonnie D. Shea, Ph.D.(Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois). Engineering the Follicle Microenvironment.
Jerry Taylor, Ph.D.(University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri). A Population Approach to the Identification of Loss of Function Alleles That Lead to Embryonic Loss.
Sabra L. Klein, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland). SeXX Affects Immune Responses and the Outcome of Infection and Vaccination.
JoAnne S. Richards, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas). Ovulation: A Performance Played from the Outside In and the Inside Out. This session is in honor of our colleague, Dr. Riaz Farookhi.
Mitinori Saitou, M.D., Ph.D. (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan). Mechanism and Reconstitution In Vitro of Germ Cell Development in Mammals.
Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D.(University of California–Berkeley, Berkeley, California). From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men.
Serdar E. Bulun, M.D.(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois). Cellular and Molecular Origins of Uterine Fibroids.
Adam Watkins, Ph.D.(University of Nottingham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom). Periconceptual Environment and Offspring Health.
Stephanie A. Pangas, Ph.D.(Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas).Bone Morphogenic Protein Signaling in Ovary Development and Disease.
Find abstracts and videos from the meeting in the past meeting resource library.
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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 2013 Annual Meeting.
NICHD Champion Support.The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction is supported by Award Number U13 HD036658-15 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.
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Champion Support.Support of the SSR 2013 President’s Symposium and scientific program.
Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program FundChampion Support.Support of Hormones Module I: Neuroendocrine Influences on Reproduction.
Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator FundChampion Support.Sustaining support of the SSR New Investigator Award.
USDA NIFAPlatinum Support.Sustaining support of the SSR Annual Meeting and the USDA NIFA AFRI Travel Fellowships.
Burroughs Wellcome FundPlatinum Support.Support of the outreach activities of the SSR Minority Affairs Committee and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Fellows.
Besins HealthcarePlatinum Support.Support of the SSR Annual Meeting program.March of DimesPlatinum Support.Support of the SSR Annual Meeting through grant no. 4-F-FY11-541.
Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research FoundationPlatinum Support.Co-host of the SSR 2013 Keynote Lecture and Host of Gonads Module I: Ovarian Causes of Infertility.
The Lalor Foundation, Inc.Gold Support.Support of the Lalor Foundation Merit Awards.
Cook MedicalGold Support.Sustaining support of the Carl G. Hartman Award.Novartis Pharmaceuticals CanadaSilver Support.Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.Institut national de la recherche scientifiqueSilver Support.Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.McGill University, Faculty of MedicineSilver Support.Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.Université de MontréalSilver Support.Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.Research Institute of the McGill University Health CenterSilver Support.Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.Université Laval, Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentationSilver Support.Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.Université de Montréal, Faculté de médecine vétérinaireBronze Support.Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.Montreal Reproductive CentreBronze Support.Support of the SSR 2013 Trainee Mentoring Award.FASEB MARCFriend Support.Sustaining support of the Minority Affairs Symposium through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health T36-GM08637, ans support of the FASEB MARC Junior Faculty and Student Fellows.
L'Alliance Boviteq IncSupport.Partial support of the afternoon refreshment breaks.
St-Viateur BagelSupport.Partial support of the SSR Fun Run through donation of bagels.