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2009 SSR 42nd Annual Meeting
David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLLCC)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Science for the Public Good”

Thursday, 16 July 2009

3:00–5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting. Omni William Penn Hotel.

7:00–9:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. Omni William Penn Hotel.

Friday, 17 July 2009

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. Omni William Penn Hotel.

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Saturday, 18 July 2009

8:30 am–12:00 noon

Editorial Retreat. Omni William Penn Hotel.

9:00 am–6:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Meeting Room 309, Third Floor, DLLCC.

9:00 am–7:00 pm

Registration. Third Floor, DLLCC.

1:00–2:00 pm

Volunteers’ Meeting. Meeting Room 305, Third Floor, DLLCC.

2:00–3:00 pm

Session Chairs Meeting. Meeting Room 301/302, Third Floor, DLLCC.

3:30–4:00 pm

Opening Ceremony. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC.

4:00–5:00 pm

Keynote Address. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC.

5:00–5:15 pm

Break.

5:15–6:30 pm

Awards Ceremony.

6:30–8:30 pm

Opening Reception: Taste of Pittsburgh. Exhibit Hall Concourse, Second Floor, DLLCC.

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Sunday, 19 July 2009

7:00–8:00 am

Volunteers’ Meeting. Meeting Room 308, Third Floor, DLLCC.

7:30–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast. Hall C Concourse, Second Floor, DLLCC.
Program Committee Meeting (moved from 11:30 am Tuesday, 21 July). Meeting Room 301/302, Third Floor, DLLCC.

7:30–10:00 am

Poster Session A. Exhibit Hall C, Second Floor, DLLCC.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Meeting Room 309, Third Floor, DLLCC.
Registration. Third Floor, DLLCC.
Trainee Placement Service and Career Development Center. Meeting Room 305, Third Floor, DLLCC.

9:30–10:00 am

Refreshment Break. Hall C Concourse, Second Floor, DLLCC.

10:00–11:30 am

Minisymposia I–V. (5 concurrent sessions). Third Floor Meeting Rooms, DLLCC.

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Trainee/Mentor Luncheon. Meeting Room 319/320/321, Third Floor, DLLCC.
Break for Lunch. (Attendees responsible for their own lunches.)

Committee Meetings:

1:00–1:45 pm

State-of-the-Art Lecture I. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC.

2:00–3:30 pm

Platform Presentations 1–6. (Concurrent sessions; 6 presentations per session.) Third Floor Meeting Rooms, DLLCC.

3:30–4:00 pm

Refreshment Break. Third Floor, DLLCC.

4:00–5:00 pm

Exchange Lectures. (3 concurrent sessions.) Third Floor Meeting Rooms, DLLCC.

5:00–6:00 pm

Committee Meetings:

Free evening.

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Monday, 20 July 2009

7:00–8:00 am

Volunteers’ Meeting. Meeting Room 308, Third Floor, DLLCC.
Senior/Emeritus Breakfast (moved from 11:30 am, Tuesday 21 July). Lawrence Welk Room, Omni William Penn Hotel.

7:30–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast. Hall C Concourse, Second Floor, DLLCC.

7:30–10:00 am

Poster Session B. Exhibit Hall C, Second Floor, DLLCC.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Meeting Room 309, Third Floor, DLLCC.
Registration. Third Floor, DLLCC.
Trainee Placement Service and Career Development Center. Meeting Room 305, Third Floor, DLLCC.

8:00–9:00 am

Emeritus Committee Meeting (moved from 11:00 am Tuesday). Lawrence Welk Room, Omni William Penn Hotel.

9:30–10:00 am

Refreshment Break. Hall C Concourse, Second Floor, DLLCC.

10:00–11:30 am

Minisymposia VI-X. (5 concurrent sessions.) Third Floor Meeting Rooms, DLLCC.

11:30 am–2:00 pm

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

11:45 am–12:30 pm

Minority Affairs Health Disparities Symposium and Forum. (Supported by FASEB MARC Program, Bethesda, Maryland, through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health T36-GM08637.) Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Third Floor, DLLCC.

12:30–2:00 pm

Minority Affairs Health Disparities Luncheon. (Supported by FASEB MARC Program, Bethesda, Maryland, through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health T36-GM08637.) Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom A, Third Floor, DLLCC.

2:00–2:45 pm

State-of-the-Art Lecture II. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC.

3:00–4:30 pm

Platform Presentations 7–12. (Concurrent sessions; 6 presentations per session.) Third Floor Meeting Rooms, DLLCC.

4:30–5:00 pm

Refreshment Break. Third Floor, DLLCC.

5:00–6:30 pm

President’s Symposium: Reproductive Policy and the Public Good. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC. Chair: Asgerally T. Fazleabas, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois). President, SSR.

7:00 pm–12:00 midnight

Optional Social Event: Baseball! Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers.
President’s Reception.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2009

7:00–8:00 am

Volunteers’ Meeting. Meeting Room 308, Third Floor, DLLCC.
Past Presidents’ Breakfast. Omni William Penn Hotel.

7:30–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast. Hall C Concourse, Second Floor, DLLCC.

7:30–10:00 am

Poster Session C. Exhibit Hall C, Second Floor, DLLCC.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Meeting Room 309, Third Floor, DLLCC.
Registration. Third Floor, DLLCC.
Trainee Placement Service and Career Development Center. Meeting Room 305, Third Floor, DLLCC.

9:30–10:00 am

Refreshment Break. Hall C Concourse, Second Floor, DLLCC.

10:00–11:30 am

Minisymposia XI-XV. (5 concurrent sessions.) Third Floor Meeting Rooms, DLLCC.

11:30 am–1:00 pm

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

Committee Meetings.

1:00–1:45 pm

State-of-the-Art Lecture III. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC.

2:00–3:30 pm

Platform Presentations 13–18. (Concurrent Sessions; 6 presentations per session.) Third Floor Meeting Rooms, DLLCC.

3:30–4:00 pm

Refreshment Break. Third Floor, DLLCC.

4:00–5:30 pm

Awards Presentation. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Third Floor, DLLCC.

Trainee Forum. Beyond the Bench: Exploring Career Opportunities and Striving for Success. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom B, Third Floor, DLLCC.

6:30–8:30 pm

Barbecue and Riverboat Cruise on the Ohio. Convention Center Boat Dock, First Floor, DLLCC.

8:30–12:00 midnight

Social & Dance. Exhibit Hall C and Concourse, Second Floor, DLLCC.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

7:30–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast. Third Floor, DLLCC.

7:30 am–1:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Meeting Room 309, Third Floor, DLLCC.
Registration. Third Floor, DLLCC.
Trainee Placement Service and Career Development Center. Meeting Room 305, Third Floor, DLLCC.

8:30–10:00 am

Platform Presentations 19–24. (Concurrent Sessions; 6 presentations per session.) Third Floor Meeting Rooms, DLLCC.

10:00–10:30 am

Refreshment Break. Third Floor, DLLCC.

10:30 am–12:00 noon

Historical Perspectives Lectures. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC. Chair: Asgerally T. Fazleabas, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois). President, SSR.

12:00 noon–12:15 pm

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

12:30–2:00 pm

Business Meeting of the SSR Membership, with Installation of Newly Elected SSR Officers and Directors. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC.
Closing Ceremony. Spirit of Pittsburgh Ballroom, Third Floor, DLLCC.

2:00 pm

Meeting Adjourned.

2:15–3:30 pm

Meeting of 2009–2010 Board of Directors.

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