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2008 SSR 41st Annual Meeting
Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

“Reproductive Biology: Basic Discoveries That Affect Our Lives”

SUNDAY, 25 May 2008

7:00 pm–9:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting.

MONDAY, 26 May 2008

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. Bayview Meeting Rooms

3:00 pm–6:00 pm

Meeting Registration. Sheraton Keauhou Rotunda

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Kamaha’o Luau Dinner & Show. (optional event)

TUESDAY, 27 May 2008

8:00 am–11:30 am

Editorial Retreat. Hualalai Bayview Meeting Room

9:00 am–10:00 am

Volunteers’ Meeting. Keauhou Boardroom

9:00 am–12:30 pm

Trainee Placement and Career Development Service. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

9:00 am–5:00 pm

Meeting Registration. Sheraton Keauhou Rotunda
Slide Preview Room. Convention Center Entrance

10:00 am–11:00 am

Session Chairs Meeting. Session Tent

11:15 am–12:45 pm

Minority Affairs Luncheon, by invitation (supported by a career development grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund). Crystal Blue Terrace

1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Opening Ceremony. Keauhou I–II

2:30 pm–3:30 pm

Keynote Address. Keauhou I–II

3:30 pm–4:00 pm

Refreshment Break. Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

4:00 pm–4:45 pm

Concurrent Lectures. Keauhou I, II, and III–IV

5:00 pm–6:30 pm

Platform Sessions 1–6. (6 concurrent sessions) Keauhou I, II, and III–IV; Keauhou Boardroom; Session Tent; Bayview Meeting Rooms

6:45 pm–8:00 pm

Opening Night Reception. Crystal Blue Terrace and Point

WEDNESDAY, 28 May 2008

6:30 am–7:30 am

Volunteers’ Meeting. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent
Emeritus/Senior Breakfast. Mauna Kea Bayview Meeting Room

6:30 am–8:00 am

Continental Breakfast. Pool Terrace, Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

7:00 am–9:00 am

Poster Session A. (Abstracts 41–153). Poster Tent
Trainee Placement and Career Development Service. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

7:00 am–9:30 am

Exhibits. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

7:00 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Convention Center
Meeting Registration. Sheraton Keauhou Rotunda

8:00 am–9:00 am

SSR Committee Meetings.

9:00 am–9:30 am

Refreshment Break. Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

9:30 am–11:00 am

Minisymposia I–V (5 concurrent sessions). Keauhou I, II, and III–IV, Session Tent, Bayview Meeting Rooms

11:00 am–1:00 pm

Lunch Break. Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn, Pool Terrace, Crystal Terrace
Poster Session B (Abstracts 169–282). Poster Tent
Trainee Placement and Career Development Service. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent
Exhibits. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

11:30 am–12:30 pm

SSR Committee Meetings.

1:00 pm–3:00 pm

President’s Symposium: In Honor of the Research Career of Ryuzo Yanagimachi. Chair: Ryuzo Yanagimachi, Ph.D. (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii). Keauhou I–II

3:00 pm–3:30 pm

Refreshment Break. Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

3:30 pm–5:00 pm

Platform Sessions 7–12. (6 concurrent sessions) Keauhou I, II, and III–IV, Session Tent, Bayview Meeting Rooms, Keauhou Boardroom

5:00 pm–6:00 pm

Award Presentation. Keauhou II

Trainee Forum. Keauhou II

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Reception in Honor of the 100th Birthday of M.C. Chang, Ph.D. (by invitation)

8:00 pm–9:00 pm

Minority Affairs Symposium. Keauhou I. (Supported by a career development grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund).

THURSDAY, 29 May 2008

6:30 am–8:00 am

Continental Breakfast. Pool Terrace, Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

6:30 am–7:30 am

Volunteers’ Meeting. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent
Past Presidents’ Breakfast. Bayview Meeting Rooms

7:00 am–9:00 am

Poster Session C. (Posters 324–436). Poster Tent
Trainee Placement and Career Development Service. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

7:00 am–9:30 am

Exhibits. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

7:00 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Convention Center Entrance
Meeting Registration. Sheraton Keauhou Rotunda

8:00 am–9:00 am

SSR Committee Meetings.

9:00 am–9:30 am

Refreshment Break. Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

9:30 am–11:00 am

Minisymposia VI–X (5 concurrent sessions). Keauhou I, II, and III–IV, Session Tent, Bayview Meeting Rooms

11:00 am–1:00 pm

Lunch Break. Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn, Pool Terrace, Crystal Terrace
Poster Session D. (Abstracts 452–564). Poster Tent
Trainee Placement and Career Development Service. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent
Exhibits. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

11:30 am–1:30 pm

SSR Committee Meetings.

1:00 pm–1:45 pm

State-of-the-Art Lecture I. Keauhou I–II (Supported by a grant from CONRAD)

2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Platform Sessions 13–18. (6 concurrent sessions) Keauhou I, II, and III–IV, Session Tent, Bayview Meeting Rooms, Keauhou Boardroom

3:30 pm–4:00 pm

Refreshment Break Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Platform Sessions 19–24. (6 concurrent sessions) Keauhou I, II, and III–IV, Session Tent, Bayview Meeting Rooms, Keauhou Boardroom

6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Barbeque. Hawaii Lawn

8:00 pm–12:00 midnight

Social & Dance. Keauhou I–II

FRIDAY, 30 May 2008

6:30 am–7:30 am

Volunteers’ Meeting. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

6:30 am–8:00 am

Continental Breakfast. Pool Terrace, Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

7:00 am–9:00 am

Poster Session E. (Abstracts 638–750). Poster Tent
Trainee Placement and Career Development Service. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

7:00 am–9:30 am

Exhibits. Trainee Placement/Exhibits Tent

7:00 am–3:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Convention Center Entrance
Meeting Registration. Sheraton Keauhou Rotunda

8:00 am–9:00 am

SSR Committee Meetings.

9:00 am–9:30 am

Refreshment Break. Keauhou Convention Center Foyer and Lawn

9:30 am–11:00 am

Minisymposia XI–XV. (5 concurrent sessions) Keauhou I, II, and III–IV, Session Tent, Bayview Meeting Rooms

11:00 am–1:00 pm

Lunch Break. Crystal Blue Terrace, Pool Terrace, Kai Restaurant
Trainee-Mentor Luncheon. Keauhou Convention Center Lawn

1:00 pm–1:45 pm

State-of-the-Art Lecture II. Keauhou I–II

1:45 pm–2:00 pm

Presentation of Trainee Research Awards—Platform Presentation and Poster Presentation (sponsored by EMD Serono Research Institute, LLC): Robert A. Cushman, Ph.D., Chair, SSR Awards Committee (USDA/ARS/USMARC, Clay Center, Nebraska). Keauhou I–II

2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Business Meeting of the Membership with Installation of Newly Elected SSR Officers and Directors. Keauhou I–II
Closing Ceremony. Keauhou I–II

3:30 pm–5:00 pm

Meeting of 2008–2009 SSR Board of Directors. Hualalai Bayview Meeting Room