- Keynote Address
- President’s Symposium
- Plenary Lectures
- Trainee Forum
- MAC-Sponsored Lecture
- Laneta Dorflinger, Ph.D. (FHI, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), Reproductive Science: Expanding Choice, Empowering Women, Securing the Future.
- Geoffrey L. Greene, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois), Hormone Mimetics as Reproductive Allies and Enemies: SARMS, SERMS, and EDCs.
- David J. Dix, Ph.D. (EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina), Preventing Environmental Risks to Reproduction in Humans and Wildlife Using Computational Toxicology.
- Gail S. Prins, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois), The Impact of Estrogens and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on Prostate Disease.
- Marisa S. Bartolomei, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania), Epigenetic Regulation of Genomic Imprinting.
Anita Payne New Perspectives in Reproductive Biology Lecture
- Amander Clark, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles, California), The Next Frontier for Pluripotent Stem Cell Research in Reproductive Biology.
Historical Perspectives Lecture
- John Biggers, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts), IVF⁄ART Impact and Ongoing Research Needs and Questions.
- ASRM Distinguished Research Scientist: Richard Stouffer, Ph.D. (Oregon National Primate Center, Beaverton, Oregon), Prostaglandins as Mediators of the Conceptus-Maternal Interactions During Peri-implanation Period.
- SRF New Investigator Scientist: Agnieszka Waclawik, Ph.D. (Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences, Tuwima, Olsztyn, Poland), Prostaglandins as Mediators of the Conceptus-Maternal Interactions During Peri-implanation Period.
- SSR New Investiagator: Derek Boerboom, D.V.M., Ph.D. (University of Montreal, St-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada)The Yin and Yang of WNT4 Signaling in the Adult Gonad.
- SGI Physician-Scientist: John Challis, Ph.D. (Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) Title to be announced.
- Leon Speroff, M.D. (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon), Gregory Pincus and the Development of the Birth Control Pill.
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.
- John Alderete, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington), Trichomonas vaginalis, Reproductive Health and a Minority Scientist’s Experiences.
Chair: Sally Camper, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan)
- Lori Raetzman, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois), Kicking It Up and Down a Notch: An Important Switch in Pituitary Development and Disease.
- John H. Nilson, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington), New Pathways that Mediate GnRH-Regulated Expression of Gonadotropin Genes.
- Ulrich Boehm, Ph.D. (Center for Molecular Neurobiology, Hamburg, Germany), Embryonic GnRH Signaling Is Necessary for Maturation of the Male Reproductive Axis.
Chair: Marie-Claude Hofmann, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois)
- Kate Loveland, Ph.D. (Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia), Hedgehog Signaling in the Testis: Insights for Stem Cell and Cancer Biology.
- Marie-Claude Hofmann, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois), Notch Signaling in the Postnatal Male Germ Line.
- Martin Dym, Ph.D. (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.), Potential of Spermatogonial Stem Cells: Mouse and Human Studies.
Chair: Janice M. Bahr, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois)
- Nelly Auersperg, M.D., Ph.D. (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), The Origin of Ovarian Cancers - Theories and Controversies.
- Barbara Vanderhyden, Ph.D. (Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), Lessons Learned from Mouse Models of Ovarian Cancer.
- Jennifer Richer, Ph.D. (Denver School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado), MicroRNAs Regulate Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Sensitivity to Anoikis and Chemotherapy.
Chair: Prema Narayan, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois School of Medicine, Carbondale, Illinois)
- Emily Walvoord, M.D. (Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana), The Changing Age of Puberty: Clinical Evidence and Potential Outcomes.
- Heather B. Patisaul, Ph.D. (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina), Endocrine Disruption of Female Reproductive Neuroendocrine Pathways.
- Manuel Tena-Sempere, Ph.D. (University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain), Neuroendocrine Mechanisms for the Metabolic Control of Puberty.
Chair: Pierre Comizzoli, Ph.D. (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.)
- Janine L. Brown, Ph.D. (Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Front Royal, Virginia), Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Elephants: New Models for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
- William V. Holt, Ph.D. (Zoological Society of London Institute of Zoology, London, United Kingdom), Sperm Assessment: Is the Average Spermatozoon Any Good? The View from the Zoo!
- Pierre Comizzoli, Ph.D. (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.), Building Bridges Between Wild Species and Human Research Through Fertility-Preservation Studies.
(Supported by the Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program Fund)
Chair: Darrell W. Brann, Ph.D. (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia)
- Walter Rocca, M.D. (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota), Surgical Menopause and Increased Risk of Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.
- Darrell W. Brann, Ph.D. (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia), Prolonged Hypoestrogenicity Leads to Enhanced Alzheimer’s Disease-Related Protein Induction and Ischemic Stress Damage in the Hippocampus.
- Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D. (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California), Estrogen, Mitochondrial Bioenergetics, and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Chair: Monika Ward, Ph.D. (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii)
- John D. Biggers, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts), The Life’s Work of Anne McLaren.
- Paul S. Burgoyne, Ph.D. (MRC National Institute of Medical Research, London, United Kingdom), Involvement of Y-Encoded Zinc Finger Transcription Factors in Male and Female Infertility in Mice.
- Elizabeth Simpson, FRS (Imperial College, London, United Kingdom), Examination of Ohno’s Hypothesis with Anne McLaren: Separation of HY and TDY.
Chair: Peter Sutovsky, Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri)
- Janice L. Bailey, Ph.D. (Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada), Tyrosine Phosphorylation of Sperm Proteins: What Does It Mean?
- Hitoshi Sawada, Ph.D. (Nagoya University, Toba, Japan), Ubiquitin-Proteasome System Involved in Fertilization of Ascidians and Sea Urchins.
- Thomas R. Hansen, Ph.D. (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado), Isgylation: A Conserved Pathway in Mammalian Pregnancy.
Chair: Robert A. Cushman, Ph.D. (ARS/USDA, Clay Center, Nebraska)
- G. Cliff Lamb, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Marianna, Florida), The Impact of Current and Future Applied Reproduction Technologies in Livestock on World Food Production.
- Dan J. Nonneman, Ph.D. (ARS-USDA, Clay Center, Nebraska), Using Genetic Technologies to Improve Reproductive Efficiency.
- Gregory M. Weber, Ph.D. (ARS-USDA, Kearneysville, West Virginia), Use of Technologies to Control Reproduction in Finfish Aquaculture.
Chair: Rebecca L. Krisher, Ph.D. (National Foundation for Fertility Research, Lone Tree, Colorado)
- Evelyn E. Telfer, Ph.D. (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom), In Vitro Growth of Oocytes: From Primordial Stage to Maturation.
- Gary D. Smith, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Bioengineering Tools for Improved Embryo and Embryonic Stem Cell Culture.
- Mandy Katz-Jaffe, Ph.D. (National Foundation for Fertility Research, Lone Tree, Colorado), Clinical Application of Comprehensive Chromosome Screening and Beyond.
Chair: Bernard Robaire, Ph.D. (McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada)
- Jurrien Dean, M.D. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD), Evolving Paradigms of Gamete Recognition in Mice.
- Masaru Okabe, Ph.D. (Osaka University, Osaka, Japan), Verification of Theories for Fertilization by Gene-Manipulated Animals.
- Pablo Visconti, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts), Title to be announced.
Chair Francesco J. DeMayo, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas)
- Bruce Murphy, Ph.D. (University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada), Orphan Nuclear Receptors in Reproduction: Lessons from Tissue-Specific Knockout Mice.
- Sophia Tsai, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas), Nuclear Orphan Receptor, COUP-TFII, in Reproduction.
- Milan Bagchi, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois), Stromal-Epithelial Communication Regulates Steroid Receptor Function in the Uterus.
Organized by Mary Ann Handel, Ph.D. (The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine)
- Alex Bortvin, M.D., Ph.D. (Carnegie Institute of Washington, Baltimore, Maryland), Transposons and Meiosis.
- Michael Nachman, Ph.D. (University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona), The Genetic Basis of Reproductive Isolation in House Mice.
- Terry Hassold, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington), The Origin of Aneuploidy in Humans: Does Prophase Set the Stage?
Chair: Kwan Hee Kim, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington)
- Sarah Kimmins, Ph.D. (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), The Paternal Sperm Epigenome Serves a Critical Function in Embryonic Development.
- Kevin Osteen, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee), Developmental Dioxin Exposure Negatively Affects Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes in Mice for Multiple Generations.
- Cheryl Lyn Walker, Ph.D. (University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, Texas), Developmental Reprogramming of Cancer Susceptibility by Environmental Estrogens.
Chair: Shannon M. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas)
- Richard M. Schultz, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), The Role of Small RNAs in Oocyte Development.
- Shinichiro Chuma, Ph.D. (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan), Mammalian Tudor-Related Genes in the Male Germline.
- Martin M. Matzuk, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas), Small RNA Function in Ovarian Cancer and Reproduction.