Frequently Asked Questions
If an abstract must be withdrawn, written notice of withdrawal—signed by the presenting author—must be submitted (by fax, e-mail, or regular mail) to the SSR Business Office. This notice must state the reason(s) for withdrawal of the abstract and attest that all authors agree that the abstract must be withdrawn. All authors will receive a written confirmation of the withdrawal by e-mail.
The first author must present the abstract. Any exception must be approved by the Chairs of the Program Committee no later than one week prior to the start of the meeting. Only a co-author of the abstract will be considered an acceptable replacement.
Submission of an abstract constitutes an agreement that the presenting author will attend the meeting to present the abstract if the abstract is accepted. The presenting author must register for the Annual Meeting before the registration deadline. If the presenting author has not registered by this deadline, the abstract will be withdrawn, unless permission has been requested of and granted by the Chairs of the Program Committee for a co-author to present the abstract at the meeting.
Yes! SSR Members receive a discounted registration rate. Please see our Membership Renewal page for more information about renewing your membership.
Yes! SSR Members receive a discounted registration rate. If you were a member at any time between 2006 and 2016, but your membership has since lapsed, the online registration form will allow you to renew online. If you were last a member of the Society prior to 2006 and have not renewed since then, please contact the Membership Department for a personalized renewal form (please provide your name and current degree status). Please visit Membership Renewal for more detailed information.
Members from Developing Countries who renew their memberships while registering for the meeting online will not be given the opportunity to take advantage of the 2017 Developing Country Discount for membership dues. If you are from a Developing Country (see list here) and wish to take advantage of the Developing Country Discount when renewing your Regular membership, please renew your membership before registering for the meeting.
Yes. If you would like to apply for a new membership, please see our New Membership page.
Tickets for non-registrant guests aged 13 & over to the Opening Reception may be purchased at registration.
We are delighted to have guests at the Barbecue! You may purchase guest tickets on the registration form for yourself, a spouse, companions, and/or other guests. The ticket is only for the Barbecue (and includes two free drinks); no ticket is necessary to attend the Dance following.
When you complete the online registration process, you will be given the option to print a receipt. If you forget to do so, please contact the Registration Department to receive a receipt.
We recommend that you submit separate copies of the printable registration form for each method of payment. You may also register online with the credit card of your choice, selecting only those items that should be charged to that credit card, and then send the printable registration form with additional items indicated and your secondary payment information. We will amend your existing registration when we receive the secondary payment. You cannot register online with one credit card, then register online a second time with a different credit card. We apologize for this inconvenience.
SSR accepts payment by wire/bank transfer; payment information is available on request. Please fill out the printable registration form, check the appropriate form of payment, and send it to us so we can identify your wire/bank transfer payment when it arrives. You must add an additional $25 to the total to cover bank transfer charges.
No. The Trainee–Mentor Luncheon and Trainee Forum are professional events intended only for trainees who have registered for the meeting.
Absolutely; the Heritage Luncheon is open to all Meeting attendees and their guests. The fee for the luncheon is $35.
Please see Trainee Information for the 2017 Call for Volunteers. The following information is provided by this year's TVS organizers, Erica Shoeller and Pei-Chih Lee—contact them if you have additional TVS questions.
The Trainee Volunteer Subcommittee exists to offer trainees structured opportunities to become more involved in the Society by volunteering at Annual Meetings.
No experience is needed to participate on the TVS! In fact, if this is your first meeting, helping out with the TVS is a great introduction to the meeting and a wonderful opportunity to meet new people. If this is your fifth meeting, the TVS is a great way to continue networking and reunite with old friends.
The time commitment varies depending on the event you choose, so it's up to you. You can help as much or as little as you'd like; every bit counts.
The TVS exists to support the Annual Meeting, so participating in the meeting is a top priority. Be assured that any and all conflicts can be overcome. If you are interested in helping, we will work with your meeting schedule to make sure that your volunteer commitment enhances your meeting experience.
The TVS coordinates all of the trainee volunteers who facilitate the Annual Meeting. There are generally seven principal areas, each of which has a variety of associated tasks:
- Pre-Registration Desk
- Slide Preview Room
- Sessions and Symposia
- Social Events
- Trainee/Mentor Luncheon
Trainees will be called upon for a number of different activities, and we strive to make sure that TVS members are comfortable in their roles. If you are a front-and-center person, then registration may be your niche. If you prefer behind-the-scenes work, then setting up signage and poster numbers may be your cup of tea. The TVS is about trying new things, meeting new people, and working together for the improvement of the Annual Meeting. You will be matched with a role that works for you.
No problem at all; we need both volunteers and coordinators. All we ask is that you share your time and willingness to help.
To volunteer, join the Trainee Volunteer Subcommittee (TVS) via the Annual Meeting registration form. We will contact you after registration closes and provide you with more information. In the meantime, if you have further questions or comments, please contact this year's TVS organizers, Erica Shoeller and Pei-Chih Lee.
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