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2011 SSR 44th Annual Meeting
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon

All events will be held in the Oregon Convention Center unless noted otherwise.

“Reproduction and the World’s Future”

Friday, 29 July 2011

8:00 am–5:00 pm

SSR Science Education Outreach Day, “Camp Monkey.” Oregon National Primate Research Center. Organized by Mary Zelinski, Ph.D., and Diana Gordon, M.A.T. (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, Oregon), and Derek J. McLean, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington). Sponsored by SSR; Oregon Health & Science University; and Center for Reproductive Biology, Washington State University-University of Idaho. This activity is supported by a generous grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Information about volunteering at the SSR Outreach Day is available here.

3:15–5:15 pm

Finance Committee Meeting. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, Executive Meeting Center.

7:00–10:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, Executive Meeting Center.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, Executive Meeting Center.

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

7:30 am–12:00 noon

Editorial Retreat. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, Willamette Ballroom.

10:00 am–7:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D133.
Registration. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Lobby.

1:30–2:00 pm

Volunteers Meeting. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D136.

2:00–2:30 pm

Session Chairs Meeting. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 252.

3:45–4:00 pm

Opening Ceremony. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.

4:00–4:45 pm

Keynote Address (supported by the Circle of Giving). Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.

5:00–6:30 pm

Trainee Research Platform Competition Platform Session 1 (Abstracts 2–7). Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251. Chair: Robert Viger, Ph.D. (Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada); Co-Chair: Denise Archambeault, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas).

6:30–7:30 pm

Awards Ceremony. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.

7:30–9:00 pm

Opening Reception. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Lobby.
Exhibits Open. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

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Monday, 1 August 2011

5:45–7:30 am

SSR 2011 RUN/WALK for Reproductive Fitness. Peace Memorial Park. (Registration required; more information here.)

7:30–8:00 am

Volunteers Meeting. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D136.

7:30–8:15 am

Trainee Career Seminar. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 252. Speakers: Bill Lindstaedt (University of California, San Francisco, California) and Joe Tringali (Tringali and Associates, Manchester, New Hampshire). Beyond the Bench: Preparing for Your Career Transition in the Life Sciences.

7:30–9:00 am

Continental Breakfast. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D133.
Registration. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Lobby.

8:00–10:00 am

Exhibits Open. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.
Poster Session A and Late-Breaking Abstracts (LB)-A. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D. (Abstracts 209–787 and 789–826; one third of the posters will be presented in each poster session: Abstracts 209, 212, 215, etc., in Poster Session A/LB-A; Abstracts 210, 213, 216, etc., in Poster Session B/LB-B; Abstracts 211, 214, 217, etc., in Poster Session C/LB-C.)

9:00 am–3:30 pm

Trainee Career Counseling Center. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D137.

10:00–11:30 am

Minisymposia I–V. (Five concurrent sessions.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Break for Lunch. (Attendees responsible for their own lunches.)
Committee Meetings. Room assignments posted at SSR Registration Desk.
Trainee/Mentor Luncheon. Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom 204.
Exhibits Open by Appointment. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

1:00–1:50 pm

Historical Perspectives Lecture. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.

2:00–3:30 pm

Platform Sessions 2–7. (Concurrent sessions; six presentations per session.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

3:30–4:00 pm

Break. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.
Exhibits Open. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

4:00–5:30 pm

Platform Sessions 8–13. (Concurrent sessions; six presentations per session.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

5:45–7:30 pm

Minority Affairs Symposium and Reception. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.

6:30 pm–10:30 pm

Portland Microbrewery Tour. Various Portland microbreweries. (Separate ticketed event; more details available here.)

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

7:00–8:30 am

Past Presidents’ Breakfast. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, Morrison Room.

7:30–8:00 am

Volunteers Meeting. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D136.

7:30–8:15 am

Trainee Career Seminar. Portland Ballroom 252. Speakers: Bill Lindstaedt (University of California, San Francisco, California) and Joe Tringali (Tringali and Associates, Manchester, New Hampshire), Launching Your Academic Job Search.

7:30–9:00 am

Continental Breakfast. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D133.
Registration. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Lobby.

8:00–10:00 am

Exhibits Open. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.
Poster Session B and Late-Breaking Abstracts (LB)-B. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D. (Abstracts 209–787 and 789–826; one third of the posters will be presented in each poster session: Abstracts 209, 212, 215, etc., in Poster Session A/LB-A; Abstracts 210, 213, 216, etc., in Poster Session B/LB-B; Abstracts 211, 214, 217, etc., in Poster Session C/LB-C.)

9:00 am –3:30 pm

Trainee Career Counseling Center. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D137.

10:00–11:30 am

Minisymposia VI–X. (Five concurrent sessions.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Break for Lunch. (Attendees responsible for their own lunches.)
Committee Meetings. Room assignments posted at SSR Registration Desk.
Exhibits Open by Appointment. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

1:00–2:00 pm

Presentation of International Scholar Awards. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.
State-of-the-Art Lecture. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.

2:00–3:30 pm

Platform Sessions 14–19. (Concurrent sessions; six presentations per session.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

3:30–4:00 pm

Break. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.
Exhibits Open. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

4:00–4:45 pm

Exchange Lectures. (Two concurrent sessions.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

5:00–5:45 pm

Exchange Lectures. (Two concurrent sessions.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

5:45–6:30 pm

Trainee Forum. Portland Ballroom 251. (Supported by Family Planning, Division of General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.)

6:30–8:00 pm

Trainee Mixer. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251. Network with fellow SSR members over wine and hors d’oeuvres and learn about research funding available through the Michelson Grants at this reception. (Supported by Found Animals Foundation.)

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011

7:30–9:00 am

Heritage Breakfast. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, Willamette Ballroom. (Registration required; more information available here.)

7:30–8:00 am

Volunteers Meeting. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D136.

7:30–8:15 am

Trainee Career Seminar. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 252. Speakers: Bill Lindstaedt (University of California, San Francisco, California) and Joe Tringali (Tringali and Associates, Manchester, New Hampshire), Job Hunting in the Biotech Industry.

7:30–9:00 am

Continental Breakfast. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

7:30 am–5:00 pm

Slide Preview Room. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D133.
Registration. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, Lobby.

8:00–10:00 am

Exhibits Open. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.
Poster Session C and Late-Breaking Abstracts (LB)-C. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D. (Abstracts 209–787 and 789–826; one third of the posters will be presented in each poster session: Abstracts 209, 212, 215, etc., in Poster Session A/LB-A; Abstracts 210, 213, 216, etc., in Poster Session B/LB-B; Abstracts 211, 214, 217, etc., in Poster Session C/LB-C.)

9:00 am–3:30 pm

Trainee Career Counseling Center. Oregon Convention Center, Meeting Room D137.

10:00–11:30 am

President’s Symposium: Protecting Reproductive Health in a World Full of Man-Made Products. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251. Chair: Sally P. Darney, Ph.D. (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), President, SSR.

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Break for Lunch. (Attendees responsible for their own lunches.)
Committee Meetings. Room assignments posted at SSR Registration Desk.

1:00–1:50 pm

Anita Payne New Perspectives in Reproductive Biology State-of-the-Art Lecture. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrom 251.

2:00–3:30 pm

Minisymposia XI–XV. (Five concurrent sessions.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

3:30–4:00 pm

Break. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom Lobby.

4:00–5:30 pm

Platform Sessions 20–25. (Concurrent Sessions; six presentations per session.) Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballrooms.

5:45–6:15 pm

Trainee Awards Presentations. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251. Chair: Kwan Hee Kim, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington), Chair, SSR Awards Committee.

6:15–7:15 pm

Business Meeting of the SSR Membership with Installation of Newly Elected SSR Officers and Directors. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.
Closing Ceremony. Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 251.

7:30 pm–12:30 am

Banquet (a.k.a. “Barbecue”) & Dance. Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D. (More information available here.)

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Thursday, 4 Aug 2011

Board of Directors Meeting. DoubleTree Hotel Portland, Executive Meeting Center.

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