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Scientific Sessions

Keynote Address

State-of-the-Art Lectures

President’s Symposium: Reproductive Policy & the Public Good

Historical Perspectives Symposium

Trainee Forum

Beyond the Bench: Exploring Career Opportunities and Striving for Success.

Minority Affairs Health Disparities Symposium and Forum

James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D. (Emory University School of Medicine, Fairburn, Georgia) (


Maternal Effects on Egg Quality

Chair: Richard J. Tasca, Ph.D. (NIH/NICHD, Rockville, Maryland, USA).

Small RNAs in Reproduction and Development

Chair: Norman B. Hecht, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA).

The SSR / Frontiers in Reproduction (FIR) Symposium

Chair: Jerome F. Strauss III, M.D., Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA).

Current Concepts of Corpus Luteum Regulation and Function (in honor of Gordon Niswender)

Chair: P. Landis Keyes, Ph.D. (University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA).

New Concepts in Sperm Function and Fertility

Chair: Janice L. Bailey, Ph.D. (Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada).

The Oviductal Environment and Fertilization and Preimplantation Embryo Development

Chair: Jay M. Baltz, Ph.D. (Ottawa Health Research Insitute and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada).

DNA Methylation as a Key Epigenetic Regulator During Gametogenesis and Embryogenesis

Chair: Bernard Robaire, Ph.D. (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

Male – Female Communication

Chair: Janice P. Evans, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA).

Non-genomic Actions of Steroid Hormones in Regulating Reproduction Function

Chair: Stephen Hammes, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochest, New York, USA).

Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Endometrial Biology

Chair: Francesco J. DeMayo, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA).

Developmental Origins of Adult Health and Disease: From Concept to Human Studies

Chair: Sally D. Perreault, Ph.D. (US EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA).

Oncofertility—New Approaches to Preserving Reproductive Function in Female Cancer Patients

Chair: Richard L. Stouffer, Ph.D. (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA).

Sex Determination—Unraveling the Pathways

Chair: Michael D. Griswold, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA).

Sertoli Cells: Novel Functions of an Old Cell

Chair: Kwan Hee Kim, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA).

Kisspeptin Signaling in the Regulation of the HPG Axis (Mahesh Neuroendocrine Minisymposium)

Chair: Tony M. Plant, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA).