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Scientific Sessions

Keynote Address

President’s Symposium: Protecting Reproductive Health in a World Full of Man-Made Products

Plenary Lectures

State-of-the-Art Lecture

Anita Payne New Perspectives in Reproductive Biology Lecture

Historical Perspectives Lecture

Exchange Lectures:

Trainee Forum

MAC Symposium

Organized by the SSR Minority Affairs Committee; financial support provided by the FASEB MARC Program through a grant from the Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health. T36-GM08637.


A Fresh Look at Pituitary Hormones in Reproduction

Chair: Sally Camper, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Signaling Molecules and Pathways That Regulate and Determine the Fate of Male Germline Stem Cells

Chair: Marie-Claude Hofmann, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois)

Reproductive Cancers

Chair: Janice M. Bahr, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois)

Changing Age of Puberty and Causal Factors

Chair: Prema Narayan, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois)

Wildlife Preservation and Conservation: Lessons for Human Reproduction

Chair: Pierre Comizzoli, Ph.D. (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)

Estrogen, Cognition, and Neuroprotection

(Supported by the Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program Fund)

Chair: Darrell W. Brann, Ph.D. (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia)

Historical Perspectives: Honoring Anne McLaren

Chair: Monika Ward, Ph.D. (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii)

Post-translational Protein Modifications in Gametes, Embryos, and the Reproductive System

Chair: Peter Sutovsky, Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri)

Reproductive Research and Its Impact on Feeding the World’s Hungry

Chair: Robert A. Cushman, Ph.D. (ARS/USDA, Clay Center, Nebraska)

Regenerative Medicine in Reproduction

Chair: Rebecca L. Krisher, Ph.D. (National Foundation for Fertility Research, Lone Tree, Colorado)

Evolving Concepts in Sperm Capacitation and Fertilization

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

Novel Mechanisms of Receptor Function in Female Reproduction

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

Meiosis: The Roots of Fertility and Infertility

Organized by Mary Ann Handel, Ph.D. (The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine)

Epigenetic Mechanisms for Developmental Origins of Adult Disease

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

Novel RNAs in Reproduction

Chair: Shannon M. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas)