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2007 SSR 40th Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas
Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter

“Cross-Species Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Studying Reproduction”

(All scientific sessions and events—with the exception of the Opening Reception, Ranch Excursion, and the Barbecue and Social—will take place on the 3rd Floor of the Marriott Rivercenter.)

Thursday, 19 July 2007

3:00 pm–5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting. Suite 530.

7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. Room 17.

Friday, 20 July 2007

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. Room 17.

Saturday, 21 July 2007

8:30 am–12:00 noon

Editorial Retreat. Room 17.

9:00 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Room 7.

9:00 am–7:00 pm

Registration. 3rd Floor Foyer.

2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Session Chairs Meeting. Rooms 13–14.

4:30 pm–5:30 pm

Opening Ceremony. Salons E–F.

5:30 pm–6:30 pm

Keynote Address. Salons E–F. Introduction: Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, SSR Program Committee.

7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Opening Reception. Institute of Texan Cultures.

Sunday, 22 July 2007

7:00 am–8:00 am

LAC Meeting. Room 19.

Emeritus/Senior Breakfast. Rooms 13–14.

7:15 am–8:00 am

Continental Breakfast. Foyer, Salons E–I.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Room 7.

Registration. 3rd Floor Foyer.

Trainee Placement Service and Career Development Center. Rooms 5–6.

8:00 am–9:30 am

Platform Presentations 1–6. (6 presentations per session)

9:30 am–10:00 am

Refreshment Break. Foyer, Salons E–I.

10:00 am–11:30 am

Minisymposia I–V. (5 concurrent sessions)

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Break for Lunch. (Attendees responsible for their own lunches.)

Trainee-Mentor Luncheon. 3rd Floor Conference Rooms.

1:00 pm–2:30 pm

President’s Symposium: Gene Networks Critical for Reproduction. Salons E–F. Chair: Mitch Eddy, Ph.D., President, SSR (Chapel Hill, North Carolina).

2:30 pm–4:30 pm

Poster Session A (Posters 37-145). Salons G–H–I.

4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Refreshment Break. Foyer, Salons G–H–I.

4:45 pm–5:00 pm

Awards Presentation. Salons E–F.

5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Exchange Lectures. Salons E–F. Chair: William W. Thatcher, Ph.D., SSR Past-President (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida).

Monday, 23 July 2007

7:00 am–8:00 am

LAC Meeting. Room 19.

Past Presidents’ Breakfast. Room 13–14.

Past Trainee Representatives’ Breakfast. Room to be announced.

7:30 am–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast. Foyer, Salons G–H–I.

7:30 am–10:00 am

Poster Session B (Posters 146–261). Salons G–H–I.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Room 7.

Registration. 3rd Floor Foyer.

Trainee Placement Service and Career Development Center. Rooms 5–6.

9:30 am–10:00 am

Refreshment Break. Foyer, Salons, E–I.

10:00 am–11:30 am

Minisymposia VI–X. (5 concurrent sessions)

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Break for Lunch. (Attendees responsible for their own lunches.)

1:00 pm–1:45 pm

State-of-the-Art Lecture I. Salons E–F. Introduction: Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, SSR Program Committee (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas).

2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Platform Presentations 7–12. (8 presentations per session)

4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Refreshment Break. Foyer, Salons E–I.

4:30 pm–5:30 pm

Award Presentation. Salons C–D. Introduction: Rebecca C. Bott (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado).

Trainee Forum. Salons C–D. Introduction: Olga U. Bolden-Tiller, Ph.D., Senior Trainee Representative (Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama)

5:45–10:30 pm

Optional Social Event: Rockin’ “M” Ranch Excursion. Buses leave from the Rivercenter hotel lobby.

6:00 pm–7:00 pm

Minority Affairs Dinner. Rooms 1–2.

7:15 pm–9:00 pm

Minority Affairs Symposium. (supported by a career development grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.) Salons C–D. Introduction: Nongnuj Tanphaichitr, Ph.D., Chair, SSR Minority Affairs Committee (Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

7:00 am–8:00 am

LAC Meeting. Room 19.

7:30 am–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast. Foyer, Salons G–H–I.

7:30 am–10:00 am

Poster Session C (Posters 310–427). Salons G–H–I.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Room 7.

Registration. 3rd Floor Foyer.

Trainee Placement Service and Career Development Center. Rooms 5–6.

9:30 am–10:00 am

Refreshment Break. Foyer, Salons E–I.

10:00 am–11:30 am

Minisymposia XI–XV. (5 concurrent sessions).

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Break for Lunch. (Attendees responsible for their own lunches.)

1:00 pm–1:45 pm

State-of-the-Art Lecture II. (supported in part by the USDA-CSREES-NRI.) Salons E–F. Introduction: Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, SSR Program Committee (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas).

2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Platform Presentations 13–18. (8 presentations per session)

4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Refreshment Break. Foyer, Salons E–I.

4:30 pm–6:30 pm

Platform Presentations 19–24. (8 presentations per session)

7:00 pm–12:00 midnight

Barbecue, Social, & Dance. Sunset Station.

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

7:00 am–8:00 am

LAC Meeting. Room 19.

7:30 am–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast. Foyer, Salons G–H–I.

7:30 am–10:00 am

Poster Session D (Posters 524–635). Salons G–H–I.

7:30 am–1:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Room 7.

Registration. 3rd Floor Foyer.

Trainee Placement Service and Career Development Center. Rooms 5–6.

9:30 am–10:00 am

Refreshment Break. Foyer, Salons E–I.

10:00 am–12:00 noon

Historical Perspectives Lectures: Oocyte-Somatic Cell Communication. Salons E–F. Chair: Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, SSR Program Committee (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas). (supported in part by the USDA-CSREES-NRI.)

12:00 noon –1:00 pm

Business Meeting of the Membership, with Installation of Newly Elected Officers and Directors. Salons E–F.

1:00 pm–1:15 pm

Closing Ceremony. Salons E–F.

1:15 pm

Meeting Adjourned.

1:30 pm–2:45 pm

Meeting of 2007–2008 Board of Directors. Rooms 17–18.