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Meeting Updates 11 July 05 (2005 Meeting)

Important Update Information [11 July 2005]

2005 SSR Annual Meeting
Quebec City, Canada
July 24–27, 2005

The following announcements are in this message:

  1. Presentation Guidelines - Poster
  2. Presentation Guidelines - Platform
  3. Program/Abstract book
  4. Placement Service - also very important
  5. SSR Newsletter
  6. CME credit for meeting participation

1. Presentation Guidelines—Poster

Poster sessions will be held in Exhibit Hall 200ABC of the Quebec City Convention Center on Monday, July 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Tuesday, July 26, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 27, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All posters must be mounted between 2:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Sunday evening, July 24, and remain in place for the duration of the meeting. Posters must be removed by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 27.

Approximately one third of the posters will be presented each day:

Posters must not exceed 4 feet by 4 feet (1.2 m by 1.2 m) and must be mounted with Velcro fasteners. All presenters should bring their own Velcro fasteners. Long T-pins and push-pins will not be permitted.

Abstract numbers will be indicated on the poster board. Posters should include the title of the abstract and the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s). Charts, drawings, and illustrations may be similar to those used in making slides, but with bolder, heavier figures. They should be readable from distances of 4 feet or more. Color may be used to add emphasis. Keep illustrative material simple. Hand-lettered material should contain appropriate heavy lettering at least 3/8" high. Please use large type for all text. When feasible, use graphs to demonstrate qualitative relationships and tables for presenting precise numerical values. If possible, photographs should be on matte, not glossy, paper. Brief “Introduction” and “Conclusions” sections are helpful.

These guidelines for presentations are also posted on the SSR website on page 4 of the Scientific Program Booklet at:

2. Presentation Guidelines—Platform (Slide)

Regular platform session presentations are 10 minutes in length with up to 2-3 minutes for questions.

Minisymposium speakers and invited speakers have received instructions from their session chair.

Talks must be uploaded in advance. Please upload your presentation by 17 July 2005. It is vital that presenters read and adhere to the presentation instructions.

Presentation Instructions and Upload site:

Abstract (Program) numbers have been sent by email to abstract contact persons. You can also find the Abstract (Program) number in the online 2005 SSR Annual Meeting Program and Abstract Book (see item 3 below).

These guidelines for presentations are also posted on the SSR website on page 3 of the Scientific Program Booklet at:

3. 2005 SSR Annual Meeting Program and Abstract Book

A searchable version of the abstracts with author and subject indices, schedule, and personal itinerary builder is at:

Meeting attendees will receive the program book at the annual meeting registration desk in Quebec. The program book will be mailed after the meeting to all who receive the print journal as a part of their subscription to Biology of Reproduction.

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4. Placement Service

The Placement Service is a very active clearinghouse for people seeking postions and candidates being sought for postions. It is operated by the SSR Trainees and is scheduled to operate from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday; and from 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Currently there are only enough volunteers to keep the Placement Service open 60% of these hours. SSR Trainees and non-member Trainees are encouraged to volunteer to staff the Placement Service. Please contact Kimberly Barnett to sign up for an hour or two during the course of the meeting.

Kimberly is also looking for three trainee volunteers for duties at the Techniques Workshop on Sunday morning.

5. SSR Newsletter

The June 2005 SSR Newsletter is at:

A meeting newsletter will be distributed at the annual meeting.

6. CME Credit

CME credit is available for physicians and health professionals attending the 2005 SSR Annual Meeting. You may pick up the appropriate forms at the registration desk at the meeting.