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2010 Meeting

43rd Annual Meeting
of the
Society for the Study of Reproduction
“The Intersection Between Genetics, Genomics, and Reproductive Biology”
30 July–3 August 2010
Midwest Airlines Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Midwest Airlines Center

President: John H. Nilson, Ph.D.
(Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences, Pullman, Washington)

Program Committee Co-Chair: Ruth Ann Keri, Ph.D.
(Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio)

Program Committee Co-Chair: Leslie L. Heckert, Ph.D.
(University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas)

Local Arrangements Committee Chair: Stephen Downs, Ph.D.
(Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)


The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society will take place at the Midwest Airlines Center (400 W. Wisconsin Avenue) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Located in the heart of “The City of Festivals,” the convention center—a member of the Convene Green Alliance—is a convergence of exhilarating architecture, cutting-edge technology, and historic and contemporary culture. More information, including an introduction to Milwaukee from Steve Downs, Chair of the Local Arrangements Committee, is available on the Location page.


Pre-registration for the 2010 meeting is now closed; registration will be available on-site at the meeting. Please see the Registration page for details:

Important Visa News

The National Academies' International Visitors Office is currently advising that all visa applicants apply at least 3 to 4 months in advance. Applicants are now experiencing delays greater than 3 months and the State Department is no longer accepting information about cases from the Academies that are under 60 days. Please make all your preparations for the meeting as soon as possible.

All international visitors require a valid passport, and some visitors may need a tourist visa. Please consult the embassy or consulate in your own country well in advance of travel to ensure that the appropriate documentation is obtained. We encourage foreign scientists planning to attend the SSR Annual Meeting to apply for a visa as early as possible and pay careful attention to US State Department guidance in this matter. The web site of the US National Academies contains very useful information for scientists traveling to the United States:

Additional visa information is available at the US Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs web site:

Letters of Invitation

The SSR Office will provide letters of invitation to assist meeting participants in making travel arrangements. If you need a letter of invitation to the SSR Annual Meeting, you may request one from the SSR Business Office ( Please be sure to tell us your full mailing address so that we may properly format your letter.

Abstract Submissions

“Call For Abstracts” Posters

Please feel free to download these posters and display them in your office/lab space:



Reduced rates for meeting attendees have been arranged with two hotels connected to the convention center; please see the Accommodations page for details. Hotel reservations must be made by 29 June 2010 to receive the reduced SSR group rate.

Travel & Transportation

For information on travel to and transportation in Milwaukee, please see our Travel and Transportation page.

Information for Invited Speakers

Annual Meeting Invited Speakers (see the Scientific Program) should see the Invited Speakers page for up-to-the-minute information about their presentations.

Information for Presenters

Information for poster presentations is now available on our Presentations page. Information about platform presentations and invited talks will be made available soon.

Information for Trainees

Trainees (both members and nonmembers) should see our page of Trainee Meeting Information for up-to-date information about special trainee events, opportunities, and funding.

Useful information for trainees, both meeting-bound and not, can also be found at the Society’s Trainee Affairs page.

Information for Exhibitors

SSR welcomes exhibitors to the 2010 Annual Meeting. Exhibits represent an invaluable opportunity to network and conduct business with scientists, medical and veterinary physicians, and graduate students specializing in reproductive biology and research. Information for Exhibitors (including prices) and a pre-registration form can be found in the Meeting Prospectus:

Support & Sponsorship

SSR actively seeks educational grants for scientific sessions, social events, and general program support. Meeting support is recognized in all announcements for the meeting, in the program book, and on prominently displayed signs outside the meeting and event rooms. We will be happy to work with everyone who wishes to support an event, bring an exhibit, or send materials to this or future annual meetings.

If you or your organization are interested in providing financial support to the SSR scientific program, sponsoring a social event or food and beverages, or providing meeting accessories, please contact the SSR Administrative Office:

SSR Administrative Office
1619 Monroe Street, Suite 3
Madison, WI  53711-2063
tel: 608-256-2777

SSR sincerely thanks the organizations that have provided support for the 2010 Annual Meeting:

Special Needs

Please contact the SSR Administrative Office prior to the meeting if you require special dietary or physical accommodations at the meeting, or if you require assistance getting to or from sessions/events. On-site, at the Midwest Airlines Center, please visit the Registration Desk to notify staff of special needs. SSR is pleased to accommodate any attendee who needs assistance to ensure that all attendees are able to participate in the meeting.

Other Information

Please see our Other Information page for information about:

Press Relations & News Coverage

The Society encourages news coverage of the meeting and will assist participants and the media in reporting current research discoveries in the reproductive sciences. Please contact the SSR Business Office for more information:

SSR Business Office
1619 Monroe Street
Madison, WI  53711-2063
tel: 608-256-2777