2023 Annual Meeting

SSR 56th Annual Meeting

Reproductive Sciences:
From Innovation to Impact

July 11-14, 2023
Shaw Centre
Ottawa, Canada

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               56th Annual SSR Conference – Focus Sessions

Spermatogenesis & Sperm Biology


Invited Speakers:


Brett Nixon, University of Newcastle


Makoto Nagano, McGill University


Early Embryo Development


Invited Speakers:


Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science


Sophie Petropoulos, Université de Montréal


Endocrine Disrupters


Invited Speakers:


Benson Akingbemi, Auburn University


Jacquetta Trasler, McGill University




Invited Speakers:


Indira Mysorekar, Baylor College of Medicine


Sylvie Girard, Mayo Clinic

Ovarian Function & Dysfunction


Invited Speakers:


Kalidou Ndiaye, Université de Montréal


Richard Legro, The Pennsylvania State University

ART in Domestic & Wild Animals


Invited Speakers:


Pierre Comizolli, Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute


Goro Yoshizaki, University of Marine Science



Invited Speakers:


Lawrence P. Reynolds, North Dakota State University


Amanda MacFarlane, Texas A&M University

Male Contraception


Invited Speakers:

Celia Santi, Washington Unversity School of Medicine in St. Louis


Gustavo Blanco, The University of Kansas Medical Center


Peri-Implantation Biology


Invited Speakers:

Greg Johnson, Texas A&M University


Carl Jiang, University of Florida






Invited Speakers:


Varykina Thackray, University of California - San Diego


Samat Amat, North Dakota State University

Egg to Embryo


Invited Speakers:


Rafael Fissore, University of Massachusetts


Julie Brind’Amour, Université de Montréal


Virendra B. Mahesh Neuroendocrine


Invited Speakers:

Waljit Dhillo, Imperial College London


Kim Jonas, King's College London


Epigenetic Mechanisms of Fertility


Invited Speakers:


Bernard Robaire, McGill University


Bluma Lesch, Yale School of Medicine

Effects of Age on Gametes & Embryos


Invited Speakers:


Francesca Duncan, Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine


Mirella Meyer-Ficca, Utah State University


Male Reproduction


Invited Speakers:


Jacques Tremblay, Université Laval


Beatriz Fernandez-Fuertes, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA-CSIC)


PANS Neuroendocrine


Invited Speakers:


Aleisha Moore, Kent State University


Martin Kelly, Oregon Health & Science University


Placental Function & Fetal Outcomes


Invited Speakers:


Stephen Renaud, University of Western Ontario


Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, University of Cambridge


Spatial Transcriptomics


Invited Speakers:


Haiqi Chen, UT Southwestern Medical Center


Elise Courtois, The Jackson Laboratory

Fertility Preservation & Gender Affirmation/Reassignment


Invited Speakers:


Kyle Orwig, University of Pittsburgh


Molly Moravek, University of Michigan

Regenerative Engineering


Invited Speakers:


Ariella Shikanov, University of Michigan


Eitenne Audet Walsh, Université Laval

Reproductive Technology


Invited Speakers:


David K. Gardner, University of Melbourne


Chas Easley, University of Georgia

Fetal Sex & Pregnancy Outcomes


Invited Speakers:


Leslie Myatt, Oregon Health & Science University


Wendy Robinson, University of British Columbia

Reproductive Cancers


Invited Speakers:

Bo Rueda, Harvard Cancer Center


Buck Hales, SIU School of Medicine

Ovary/Corpus Luteum


Invited Speakers:


Camilla Hughes, Université de Montréal


Dariusz Skarzynski, Olsztyn University


NOW Accepting Abstract Submissions for the 2023 Annual Conference!

Want to showcase your research findings in front of hundreds of industry leading scientists and reproductive biologists? The 2023 Program Committee is NOW accepting abstracts for the SSR 56th Annual Meeting!

We're welcoming abstracts reporting new basic, clinical, and/or translational research findings in the field of reproduction. We encourage abstracts based on work using diverse species. You do not need to be a member of SSR to submit an abstract.

The deadline to submit your abstract is Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 11:59pm EST.

Submit an Abstract Today!
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