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SSR 38th ANNUAL MEETING
QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC, CANADA
Quebec City Convention Center
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(as of 20 May, 2005)

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Friday, 22 July 2005

•4:30 pm–6:30 pm
    Finance Committee Meeting. Panoroma Citadelle, Hilton Québec.
•7:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Board of Directors Meeting. Panorama Citadelle, Hilton Québec.

Saturday, 23 July 2005

•8:00 am–5:00 pm
     Board of Directors Meeting. Panorama Les Plaines, Hilton Québec.
•12:00 pm–5:00 pm
     Slide Preview Room. CCQ 203.
•3:00 pm–5:00 pm
     Registration. CCQ Foyer 4.

Sunday, 24 July 2005

•7:00 am–8:00 pm
    LAC Meeting . CCQ 201B.
•7:00 am–5:00 pm
    Registration. CCQ Foyer 4.
•7:00 am–8:00 pm
    Slide Preview Room. CCQ 203.
•7:30 am–8:00 am
    Techniques in Reproductive Biology Workshop Continental Breakfast. CCQ 206. (For Workshop registrants only.)
•7:30 am–1:00 pm
    Techniques in Reproductive Biology Workshop: Methods of Whole-Animal and Whole-Cell Imaging. CCQ 206. Chair: David H. Townson, Ph.D., Chair, SSR Education Committee (University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire). Speakers: Stephen Michnick, Ph.D. (University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada), “Visualization of Biochemical Networks in Living Cells”; Robert Balaban, Ph.D. (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland), “Use of Multiphoton Confocal Microscopy to Image Intracellular Events In Vivo”; Victoria Centonze Frohlich, Ph.D. (University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas), “Multiphoton Confocal Microscopy and its Application in the Study of Protein: Protein Interaction In Vivo.” (Organized by the SSR Education Committee.) Separate registration required. Registration includes continental breakfast, coffee break, and buffet luncheon (11:30 am–1:00 pm, Panorama Room, Hilton Québec).
•8:00 am–5:00 pm
    Placement Service. CCQ 201C.
•8:30 am–12:30 pm
    Editorial Retreat. Montmorency, Hilton Quebec .
•11:00 am–11:30 am
    Meeting of 2005 Program Committee and Session Chairs. CCQ 205ABC.
•12:00 pm–1:00 pm
    2005-2006 Future Meeting Sites Committee Meeting. CCQ 201A.
•1:00 pm–1:30 pm
    Opening Ceremony. CCQ 2000BC. Welcome: Joy L. Pate, Ph.D., President, SSR (Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio).
    Awards Presentations. Robert C. Burghardt, Ph.D., Chair, SSR Awards Committee (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas).
    Carl G. Hartman Award: Gordon D. Niswender, Ph.D. (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado). (Sustaining support from Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC)
    Distinguished Service Award: Virendra B. Mahesh, Ph.D., D.Phil. (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia). (Sustaining support from Serono Reproductive Biology Institute)
    SSR Research Award: Mary Hunzicker-Dunn, Ph.D. (Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois). (Sustaining support from N.V. Organon)
    SSR New Investigator Award: Robert Viger, Ph.D. (Laval University, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada). (Sustaining support from the Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Fund)
    Recognition of Lalor Foundation Postdoctoral Travel Fellows. (Sustaining support from the Lalor Foundation)
    Recognition of the USDA NRI Travel Fellows. (Sustaining support from the USDA National Research Initiative)
•1:30 pm–2:30 pm
    Keynote Address. CCQ 2000BC. Speaker: J. Lee Nelson, M.D. (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington), “The Aftermath from Fetal-Maternal Cell Traffic of Pregnancy.” Introduction by Joy L. Pate, Ph.D., President, SSR (Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio).
•2:30 pm–3:00 pm
    Refreshment Break. CCQ Foyers 2 & 3.
•3:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Platform Presentations, Sessions 1–7 (concurrent).
    Platform Session 1. Uterine Development and Post-Implantation Embryonic Signaling. CCQ 202. Co-chair(s): James K. Pru (Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard medical School, Boston, Massachusetts) and Jeff J. Reese (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennesee).
    Platform Session 2. Signaling Pathways in the Ovary, Uterus, and Pituitary. CCQ 204AB. Co-Chairs: Mary Hunzicker-Dunn (Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois) and Hena Alam (Nothwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois).
    Platform Session 3. Germ Cell Differentiation and Development I. CCQ 205ABC. Co-Chairs: John E. Parks (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York) and Ali Honormooz (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada).
    Platform Session 4. Effects of the Environment and Nutrition on Male Reproduction. CCQ 206A. Co-Chairs: Tammy E. Stoker (US EPA, Durham, North Carolina) and Kristi M. Cammack (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri).
    Platform Session 5. Sperm, Sperm-Egg Interaction, Egg Activation. CCQ 206B. Co-Chairs: Andrew J. Watson (University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada) and Greg FitzHarris (Ottawa Heath Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada).
    Platform Session 6. Reproductive Technologies: Recent Advances in Nuclear Transfer, ICSI, Germ Cell Cryopreservation, and Embryonic Development. CCQ 208AB. Co-Chairs: X. Cindy Tian (University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut) and James Byrne (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon).
    Platform Session 7. Gene Expression in Follicles, Oocytes, and Embryos. CCQ 2000A. Adele M. Turzillo (University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona) and Brian D. Cherrington (FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, Rockville, Maryland).
•5:15 pm–6:00 pm
    Film Premier. SSR: The Generation of a Legacy. CCQ 2000BC. Produced by Patricia Hoyer and Craig Highberger. Edited by Craig Highberger (Cincinnati, Ohio). Introduction by Patricia B. Hoyer, Ph.D. (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona).
•6:00 pm–7:30 pm
    Welcome Reception: Black & White JAZZ. CCQ Foyer 4.
•7:30 pm•
    Dinner on your own.

Monday, 25 July 2005

•6:00 am–7:00 am•
    Emeritus Breakfast. CCQ 206A.
•7:00 am–8:00 am•
    LAC Meeting. CCQ 201B.
•7:00 am–5:00 pm•
    Registration. CCQ Foyer 4.
    Slide Preview Room. CCQ 203.
•7:15 am–8:00 am•
    Historical Perspectives Lecture. CCQ 2000BC. Jack Gorski, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin), “Discovery of the Nuclear Estrogen Receptor: A History Lesson.” Introduction by Fredrick Stormshak, Ph.D., Chair, SSR Emeritus Committee (Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon).
•8:00 am–5:00 pm•
    Placement Service. CCQ 201C.
    Funding Agencies Meeting Room. CCQ 201A.
•8:00 am–8:45 am•
    Plenary Session 1. CCQ 2000BC. Speaker: Keith Latham, Ph.D. (Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), “Nuclear-Cytoplasmic ‘Tug-of-War’ in Cloning: Outcomes and Handicaps.” Introduction by Alan L. Johnson, Ph.D., Chair, SSR 2005 Program Committee (University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana).
•9:00 am–10:30 am•
    Minisymposia I–V (5 concurrent sessions).
    Minisymposium I. Threats to Reproductive Success in a Modern World. CCQ 205ABC. Chair: Louis J. Guillette, Jr., Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida). Co-Chair: Douglas Foster, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan). Speakers: David E. Wildt, Ph.D. (National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution Conservation and Research Center, Front Royal, Virginia), “Genes Versus Environment, and Reproductive Success in Endangered Species”; Kevin Sinclair, Ph.D. (School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Loughborough, United Kingdom), “Risks Associated with Assisted Reproduction: Mechanistic Insights from Animal Studies”; Bernard Jegou, Ph.D. (INSERM, Universite de Rennes I, Rennes, France), "Integrated Study of the Reproductive Health of Workers and Wild Rats Exposed to Pesticides in Banana Fields of Guadeloupe (French West Indies).” (Organized by the Committee on Reproduction and the Environment)
    Minisymposium II. Non-Genomic Actions of Steroids in Reproductive Tissues. CCQ 2000A. Chair: Fredrick Stormshak, Ph.D. (Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon). Co-Chair: Terry Nett, Ph.D. (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado). Speakers: Donald Pfaff, Ph.D. (Rockefeller University New York, New York), “Membrane Actions of Sex Steroids in Neurons: Implications for Genomics and Behavior”; Richard J. Santen, M.D. (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia), “Signaling Pathways Activated by the Nongenomic Effects of Estradiol”; John J. Peluso, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut), “Identification of a Putative Progesterone Receptor Complex and Signal Transduction Pathway That Mediates Progesterone’s Nongenomic Action in Rat Granulosa and Luteal Cells.”
    Minisymposium III. Determinants of Preimplantation Embryonic Development. CCQ 206B. Chair: Peter H. Hansen, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida). Co-Chair: Rocio Melissa Rivera, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania).Speakers: David K. Gardner, Ph.D. (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Englewood, Colorado), “Development and Assessment of the Human Embryo”; Alfonso Gutierrez-Adan, Ph.D. (INIA, Madrid, Spain), “Developmental Consequences of Sexual Dimorphism for Gene Transcription During Preimplantation Embryonic Development”; Davor Solter, M.D., Ph.D. (Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology, Freiburg, Germany), “The Oocyte as a Reprogramming Milieu.” Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Organon USA.
    Minisymposium IV. Biology of Male Germline Stem Cells. CCQ 204AB. Chair: Andrea S. Cupp, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska). Co-Chair: Johnathan Andy Schmidt (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington). Speakers: Ina Dobrinski, DVM, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania), “Germ Cell Transplantation and Transgenesis in Pigs and Goats”; Derek J. McLean, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington), “Germ Stem Cell Maturation and Transplantation in Mice and Bovine”; Makoto Nagano, Ph.D. (McGill University Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, QC, Canada), “Age-Dependent Difference in the Colonization Ability of Mouse Spermatogonial Stem Cells after Transplantation.”
    Minisymposium V. Metabolic Interactions: Reproductive Signals from Nontraditional Sources. CCQ 202. Chair: Leslie MacLaren, Ph.D. (Nova Scotia Ag College, Truro, NS, Canada). Co-Chair: Todd Bilby (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida). Speakers: William W. Thatcher, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida), “Effects of Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids on Reproduction in Dairy Cattle”; M. Susan Smith, Ph.D. (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon), “Reproductive Function and Energy Balance: Lactation as a Model”; Paul Bischof, Ph.D. (Laboratoire d’Hormonologie Maternite, Geneva, Switzerland), “Leptin: A Human Placental Hormone with Pleiotropic Effects.”
•10:00 am–2:00 pm•
    Exhibits. CCQ 200ABC.
•10:30 am–11:00 am•
    Coffee & Refreshment Break. CCQ 200ABC.
•10:30 am–12:30 pm•
    Poster Session I. CCQ 200ABC. Authors will attend odd-numbered posters from 10:30–11:30 am, and even-numbered posters from 11:30 am–12:30 pm.
•12:00 pm–2:00 pm•
    2005–2006 Program Committee Meeting. CCQ 202.
    2005–2006 Public Affairs Committee Meeting. CCQ 204AB.
    2005–2006 Minority Affairs Committee Meeting. CCQ 205ABC.
•12:30 pm–2:00 pm•
    Lunch break.
    Box Lunches. CCQ 200ABC.
    Trainee/Mentor Luncheon. Panorama Les Plaines/Citadelle, Hilton Quebec. Supported by the Foote Lectureship Fund.
•2:00 pm–4:00 pm•
    Platform Presentations, Slide Sessions 8–14 (concurrent).
    Platform Session 8. Effects of the Environment and Nutrition on Development and Female Reproduction. CCQ 202. Co-Chairs: Suzanne Fenton (US EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) and Erica J. Crespi (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan).
    Platform Session 9. Signaling Pathways in the Ovarian Follicle. CCQ 204AB. Co-Chairs: JoAnne Richards (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas) and Derek Boerboon (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas).
    Platform Session 10. Germ Cell Differentiation and Development II. CCQ 205ABC. Co-Chairs: John J. Eppig (The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine) and Stephanie A. Pangas (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas).
    Platform Session 11. Genomics and Proteomics from Gametogenesis to Pregnancy. CCQ 206A. Co-Chairs: Derek J. McLean (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington) and Eric Nilsson (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington).
    Platform Session 12. Gene Expression and Genome Activation in Oocytes and Embryos. CCQ 206B. Co-Chairs: Johne Liu (Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada) and Paneesh Madan (University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada).
    Platform Session 13. Sexually Dimorphic Development of Reproductive Organs in Embryos. CCQ 208AB. Co-Chairs: Humphrey Yao (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois) and Severine Mazaud (Laval University, Quebec, QC, Canada).
    Platform Session 14. Gene Expression in the Pituitary Gland. CCQ 2000A. Co-Chairs: Christine C. Quirk (Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana) and Amy M. Navratil (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado).
•4:00 pm–4:30 pm•
    Refreshment Break. CCQ 200ABC.
•4:30 pm–6:30 pm•
    President’s Symposium: Immune Cells in Reproduction: A New Frontier. CCQ 2000BC. Speakers: Adrian Erlebacher, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts), “Immune Regulation of Ovarian Function in Early Pregnancy”; Mark Hedger, Ph.D. (Monash Medical Center, Clayton, VIC, Australia), “Testicular Leukocytes and Cytokines: Inflammation and Immunoregululation in an Immune Privileged Tissue.” Introduction by Joy L. Pate, Ph.D., President, SSR (Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio). Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
•6:30 pm•
    Free Evening.
•8:00 pm–9:00 pm•
    Minority Affairs Symposium. Panorama Vieux-Port, Hilton Quebec. Speaker: Winston Anderson, Ph.D. (Howard University, Washington, DC), “Mentee to Colleague: Paths to a Research Career.” Supported by a career development grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.

Tuesday, 26 July 2005

•7:00 am–8:00 am•
    Past Presidents’ Breakfast. Villeray, Hilton Québec.
    Past Trainee Representatives’ Breakfast and Trainee Affairs Committee Meeting. Beaumont, Hilton Quebec .
    LAC Meeting. CCQ 201B.
    2005-2006 Awards Committee Meeting. CCQ 202.
    2005-2006 Bylaws Committee Meeting. CCQ 201A.
•7:00 am–5:00 pm•
    Registration. CCQ Foyer 4.
    Slide Preview Room. CCQ 203.
•8:00 am–5:00 pm•
    Placement Service. CCQ 201C.
    Funding Agencies Meeting Room. CCQ 201A.
•8:00 am–9:00 am•
    Plenary Session 2. CCQ 2000BC. Speakers: Jonathan L. Tilly, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts), “Origin and Function of Mammalian Female Germline Stem Cells”; David Albertini, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas), “Mining Mammalian Ovaries for Evidence of Neo-Oogenesis: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives.” Introduction by Alan L. Johnson, Ph.D., Chair, SSR 2005 Program Committee (University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana).
•9:15 am–10:45 am•
    Minisymposia VI–X (5 concurrent sessions).
    Minisymposium VI. Breast Cancer and Biology and Physiology of the Breast. CCQ 204AB. Chair: Alan James Conley, Ph.D. (University of California-Davis, Davis, California). Co-Chair: Patience Browne, Ph.D. (University of California-Davis, Davis, California). Speakers: Colin Clyne, Ph.D. (Prince Henry’s Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, VIC, Australia), “Cox2, Nuclear Receptors, and Aromatase Regulation in Breast Cancer”; Tim H.M. Huang, Ph.D., dABMG (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio), “Epigenetic Regulation of Estrogen Signaling in Breast Cancer”; Irma H. Russo, M.D., FCAP, FASCP (Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), “Human Chorionic Gonadotropin and Pregnancy-Induced Differentiation Protect the Breast from Cancer.”
    Minisymposium VII. Mahesh Neuroendocrine Minisymposium: Androgen Actions in the Developing Female Brain. CCQ 206B. Chair: Jon E. Levine, Ph.D. (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois). Co-Chair: Catherine Christian (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia). Speakers: Jon E. Levine, Ph.D. (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois), “Neuroendocrine Consequences of Prenatal Androgen Exposure in Rodents”; Jane Robinson, Ph.D. (University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland), “Prenatal Androgens and Their Effects on Neuroendocrine Function in Ewes”; Suzanne Moenter, Ph.D. (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia), “The Effects of Pre- and Postnatal Androgens on Reproductive Neuroendocrine Circuitry.” Sustaining support from the Virendra B. Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program Fund.)
    Minisymposium VIII. Epigenetics and Imprinting. CCQ 2000A. Chair: James Resnick, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida). Co-Chair: Karen Johnstone, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida). Speakers: Marisa Bartolomei, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), “Regulation of Imprinting at the H19/IGF2 Locus”; Wendy Dean, Ph.D. (Babraham Institute, Babraham, Cambridge, United Kingdom), “Dynamic Chromatin Changes During the First Cell Cycle”; Jacquetta M. Trasler, M.D., Ph.D. (McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada), “Setting and Perturbing Gametic Imprints.”
    Minisymposium IX. Molecular Mechanisms of Sperm Function. CCQ 205ABC. Chair: Janice Bailey, Ph.D. (Laval University, Sainte Foy, QC, Canada). Co-Chair: Pablo Visconti, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts). Speakers: W. Steven Ward, Ph.D. (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii), “Sperm DNA Degradation into Loop-Sized Fragments and Its Possible Functions”; Susan S. Suarez, Ph.D. (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York), “Hyperactivation of Sperm: Swimming in Circles Wins the Race”; Keith Sutton, Ph.D., and Harvey Florman, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts), “Sperm Calcium Dynamics During Fertilization.”
    Minisymposium X. Endogenous Retroviruses and Reproduction. CCQ 202. Chair: Fuller W. Bazer, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas). Co-Chair: Kathrin A. Dunlap (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas). Speakers: Neal S. Rote, Ph.D. (MacDonald Women’s Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio), “Endogenous Retrovirus Expression Drives Villous Cytotrophoblast Differentiation”; Francois Mallet, Ph.D. (CNRS-bioMerieux, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, Lyon, France), “Functional Preservation of the Syncytin Encoding Retroviral Locus ERVWE1: From Viral to Cellular Function”; Thomas E. Spencer, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas), “Endogenous Betaretroviruses of Sheep: Biological Roles in Uterine Function and Placental Morphogenesis.”
•10:30 am–11:00 am•
    Coffee & Refreshment Break. CCQ 200ABC.
•10:30 am–2:00 pm•
    Exhibits. CCQ 200ABC.
•10:45 am–12:45 pm•
    Poster Session II. CCQ 200ABC. Authors will attend odd-numbered posters from 10:45–11:45 am, and even-numbered posters from 11:45 am–12:45 pm.
•11:30 am–12:30 pm•
    2005-2006 Development Committee Meeting. Villeray, Hilton Quebec.
•12:00 pm–2:00 pm•
    2005-2006 Membership Committee Meeting. CCQ 202.
    2005-2006 Publications Committee Meeting. CCQ 204AB.
    2005-2006 CoRE Committee Meeting. CCQ 205ABC.
    2005-2006 Animal Care and Use Committee Meeting. CCQ 208AB.
•12:30 pm–2:00 pm•
    Lunch break.
    Box lunches. CCQ 200ABC.
    Development Committee Luncheon. Villeray, Hilton Quebec.
•12:45 pm–1:45 pm•
    Trainee Forum: Writing Winning Grant Proposals. CCQ 206A. Chair: Ugur Salli, V.M.D., Ph.D. (Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania). Speaker: Mark Mirando, Ph.D. (United States Department of Agriculture-National Research Initiatives, Washington, DC). Chair: Ugur Salli, D.V.M., Ph.D. (Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania). Supported by a career development grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
•2:00 pm–4:00 pm•
    Platform Presentations, Sessions 15–21 (concurrent).
    Platform Session 15. Diseases of the Reproductive System. CCQ 202. Co-Chairs: Paul Terranova (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas) and William Ricke (University of California, San Francisco, California).
    Platform Session 16. Dying—The Price of Maturation and Aging. CCQ 204AB. Co-Chairs: Bo Rueda (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts) and Xiaoying (Sharon) Hou (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska).
    Platform Session 17. Egg and Embryo Development. CCQ 205ABC. Co-Chairs: Jay Baltz (Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada) and Keith Sutton (University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts).
    Platform Session 18. Neuroendocrinology. CCQ 206A. Co-Chairs: Charles E. Roselli (Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon) and Kellie M. Breen (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan).
    Platform Session 19. Cell Signaling at the Maternal-Embryonic Interface. CCQ 206B. Co-Chairs: D. Randall Armant (Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan) and S.K. Dey (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee).
    Platform Session 20. Immune-Endocrine Interactions in Reproduction. CCQ 208AB. Co-Chairs: Dale B. Hales (University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois) and Seerin-Viviane Shatavi (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois).
    Platform Session 21. Gonadal Gene Expression. CCQ 2000A. Co-Chairs: Colin M. Clay (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado) and Clay A. Lents (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado).
•4:00 pm–4:30 pm•
    Refreshment Break. CCQ 200ABC.
•4:30 pm–6:00 pm•
    Trans-Atlantic Exchange Lectures. CCQ 2000BC. SRF New Investigator 2004: Lisa M. Thurston, Ph.D., D.V.M. (Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom), “A Molecular Approach to Semen Cryopreservation: New Technologies to Answer Old Questions”; SSR New Investigator 2005: Robert Viger, Ph.D. (Laval University, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada), “The Role of GATA Factors in Mammalian Reproductive Function.” Introduced by Mary Hunzicker-Dunn, Ph.D. (Past-President, SSR; Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois). Supported by the Society for Reproduction and Fertility and the Society for the Study of Reproduction.
•5:00 pm–7:00 pm•
    Shuttle buses from CCQ to Espaces Dalhousie.
•6:00 pm–7:00 pm•
    2005-2006 Nominating Committee Meeting. CCQ 204AB.
    2005-2006 Clinical Outreach Committee Meeting. CCQ 202.
•7:00 pm–9:00 pm•
    Barbecue. Espaces Dalhousie.
•9:00 pm–2:00 am•
    Social & Dance. Espaces Dalhousie.
•9:00 pm–3:00 am•
    Shuttle buses from Espaces Dalhousie to CCQ and Laval University dorms.

Wednesday, 27 July 2005

•7:00 am–12:30 pm•
    Registration. CCQ Foyer 4.
    Slide Preview Room. CCQ 203.
•7:00 am–8:00 am•
    LAC Meeting. CCQ 201B.
•8:00 am–12:30 pm•
    Placement Service. CCQ 201C.
    Funding Agencies Meeting Room. CCQ 201A.
•8:00 am–8:45 am•
    Plenary Session 3. CCQ 2000BC. Speaker: P. Michael Conn, Ph.D. (Oregon Health Sciences University, Beaverton, Oregon), “Protein Folding: Implications for Reproductive Diseases.” Introduction by Alan L. Johnson, Ph.D., Chair, SSR 2005 Program Committee (University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana).
•8:45 am–9:00 am•
    Business Meeting. CCQ 2000BC.
•9:00 am–9:15 am•
    Trainee Research Awards Presentation. CCQ 2000BC. Robert C. Burghardt, Ph.D., Chair, SSR Awards Committee (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas). Sustaining support from Serono Reproductive Biology Research Institute.
    
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Research Fellows Presentation. CCQ 2000BC. Robert C. Burghardt, Ph.D., Chair, SSR Awards Committee (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas). Support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
•9:15 am–9:30 am•
    Break.
•9:30 am–11:00 am
    Minisymposia XI–XV (5 concurrent sessions).
    Minisymposium XI. New Insights Through Modern Approaches into Gamete Biology and Acquisition of Fertilization Competence.
CCQ 205ABC. Chair: Janice P. Evans, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland). Co-Chair: TBA. Speakers: Lisa M. Mehlmann, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut), “Maintenance of Meiotic Arrest in Mouse Oocytes by GPR3 and Gs”; Janice L. Bailey, Ph.D. (Laval University, Sainte-Foy, QC, Canada), “Insight into Sperm Capacitation: Tyrosine Phosphorylation of sp32, a Proacrosin-Binding Protein”; Paula Stein, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), “RNAi in the Oocyte: A Powerful Tool to Study Gene Function in Oocyte Maturation and Fertilization.”
    Minisymposium XII. Fertility in the 21st Century: New Approaches to Monitoring and Assessing Human Reproductive Health. CCQ 206B. Chair: Patricia A. Hunt, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington). Co-Chair: Kembra Howdeshell (EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina). Speakers: N.E. Skakkebaek, Ph.D. (Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark), “Testicular Dysgenesis Syndrome (TDS) and Environment: A Possible Role of Endocrine Disruptors”; Toshihiro Shioda, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts), “What Can We Learn from the Transcriptome Profiling? Promises and Caveats”; Shanna H. Swan, Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri), “Future Families: Background Contamination and Human Reproductive Health.”
    Minisymposium XIII. Regulation of Reproduction by Molecular Clocks. CCQ 204AB. Chair: Michael Lehman, Ph.D. (University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio). Co-Chair: TBA. Speakers: Eric L. Bittman, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts), “Clock Genes in Peripheral Organs: Neural and Endocrine Control”; Gerald A. Lincoln, Ph.D. (MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Unit, Center for Reproductive Biology, Edinburgh, Scotland), “Clock Genes in Calendar Cells (Sheep)”; Lance J. Kriegsfeld, Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California), “Neural and Genetic Control of Endocrine Timing by the Circadian System.”
    Minisymposium XIV. Meeting the Demands of the Fetus: A Maternal-Fetal Partnership. CCQ 202. Chair: Margaret Petroff, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas). Co-Chair: Ronald R. Magness, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin). Speakers: G.J. Burton, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom), “The First Trimester: Creating a Suitable Environment for Organogenesis”; Ronald R. Magness, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin), “Uteroplacental Blood Flow Regulation and Fetal Growth During Gestation”; Stacy Zamudio, Ph.D. (New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey), “Testing the Limits of Maternal-Fetal Partnership: Adaptive Success and Failure under Conditions of Chronic Hypoxia in Human Pregnancy.”
    Minisymposium XV. Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in the Ovary. CCQ 2000A. Chair: John S. Davis, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska). Co-Chair: Joshua Johnson, Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts). Speakers: Peter Koopman, Ph.D. (University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia), “Molecular Regulation of Fetal Ovary Development”; Kenneth P. Nephew, Ph.D. (Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, Indiana), “Epigenetic Regulation of Transcription in Ovarian Cancer”; Diego H. Castrillon, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas), “Fox03 and Primordial Follicle Activation”; Xiaoying Hou, M.D. (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska), “Regulation of Transforming Growth Factor β Transcription by the Early Growth Response Factor 1 Transcription Factor in the Corpus Luteum.”
•11:00 am–11:30 am•
    Break and Refreshments. CCQ 200ABC.
•11:00 am–1:00 pm•

    Exhibits. CCQ 200ABC.
•11:00 am–1:00 pm•
    Poster Session III. CCQ 200ABC. Authors will attend odd-numbered posters from 11:00 am –12:00 noon, and even-numbered posters from 12:00 noon–1:00 pm.
•1:00 pm•
    Meeting adjourned.
•1:15 pm–3:00 pm•
    2005–2006 Board of Directors Meeting. Panorama Citadelle, Hilton Quebec.