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Pre-registration for the 45th Annual Meeting of the SSR is no longer available. Registration will be available on-site at the meeting. Registration forms received in the mail after 20 July will not be processed until the meeting starts in State College, Pennsylvania.

Registration Fees

The cost of registering for the Annual Meeting depends on whether you are a current member of the Society. Members of the Society are eligible for discounted registration. If you are unsure of your current membership status, please contact the SSR Membership Office. Trainees (undergraduate and graduate students) are eligible for an additional registration discount, regardless of current membership status.

Registration fees cover the following events/meals/items:

Fees (payment must be received by 30 June to avoid a late registration fee)

  by 30 June after 30 June
SSR Regular or Associate members $395 $495
SSR Trainee members $295 $395
SSR Emeritus Members $100 $100
Nonmembers $620 $720
Nonmember Trainees* $395 $495

*Nonmember trainees must submit a signed statement from their major professor or mentor to qualify for the trainee discount.

Payments must be received at the SSR Business Office by 20 July; payments received after 20 July will not be processed. If you are unsure whether or not your payment will arrive at the SSR Business Office by 20 July, please pay on-site at the Meeting.

Optional Events/Items

Additional, optional events and items are available for registrants and guests (spouses/children/friends) of registrants. For descriptions of the various events, please see our Special Events page.

T-Shirts ($15)

SSR 2012 T-Shirt

“45th Annual SSR Meeting” t-shirts will be available for $15 each in both female and unisex adult styles, sizes small to extra-extra large. Proceeds of t-shirt sales support the Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund.

Monday Box Lunch ($12)

The lunch break on Monday, 13 August, noon–1:00 pm, is one hour only, and lunch options are extremely limited. You are encouraged to order a box lunch on the registration form—you will not be able to purchase a box lunch at the meeting.

“Uncaged,” by Paul McKellips ($12)

When a series of attacks on animal researchers leave several people dead, the US government, including the President, issues an immediate ban on animal testing. That’s when the real trouble begins… In a thrill-a-minute read, Paul McKellips poses a frightening “what if” scenario in his novel, Uncaged. Buy this book at a special, SSR-reduced price (on the meeting registration form) and be sure to attend Mr. McKellips’s presentation at the 2012 Annual Meeting. He will speak on the topic of public opinion and animal research, from 6:00–7:00 pm, Tuesday, 14 August. Purchased books can be picked up at the Registration Desk.

Registration Forms

Pre-registration for the annual meeting is no longer available. Please register on-site at the meeting.

If you have been a member of the SSR in the last 6 years (2006–2012), the Online Registration Form will assign an appropriate Registration rate for your membership type (Regular, Trainee, Emeritus, etc.), using your email address to identify you. If your membership has lapsed, you will have the opportunity to renew your membership for a discounted registration rate. If you were a member of the Society prior to 2006 but would like to renew and receive the discounted registration rate, please contact the Membership Department for a renewal form before registering for the meeting.

On-Site Registration

On-site registration will be available at the meeting. Hours will be:

Saturday, 11 August 1:00–7:00 pm
Sunday, 12 August 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Monday, 13 August 7:30 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday, 14 August 7:30 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday, 15 August 7:30 am–5:00 pm

Confirmation and Receipts

Registration packets will contain a receipt of payment, name badge, and vouchers for special purchases; packets will be distributed at the SSR Registration Desk.


Refunds, less a $25 service charge, will be issued for cancellations received in writing on or before 27 July 2012. Cancellations received after 27 July and before 12 August will be subject to a service charge of US $75. No refund will be issued for cancellations received on or after 12 August 2012. Refunds will be issued within four weeks after the Annual Meeting has concluded.

Questions about Registration

Should I renew my membership?

Yes. Members of the Society receive a discounted registration rate. The online registration form will offer you the option of renewing if you were a member in 2006–2011 but your membership has since lapsed. If you were a member of the Society prior to 2006, and have not renewed since then, please contact the Membership Department for a renewal form (remember to tell us your name and whether you are a student, so that we can prepare the proper form for you). For more detailed information about membership renewal, please see our Membership Renewal page.

Developing Countries
Members who renew their memberships while registering online will not be given the opportunity to take advantage of the 2012 Developing Country Discount. If you are from a Developing Country (see list here) and would like to take advantage of the Developing Country Discount when renewing your Regular or Associate membership, please renew your membership before registering for the meeting; see our Membership Renewal page.

Will I receive the member discount if I become a member?

Yes. If you would like to apply for a new membership, please see our New Membership page.

I am a trainee, and would like to bring a guest to the Barbeque. May I buy two tickets at the trainee price?

No. We are delighted to have guests at the Barbecue, but the discounted $35 price is available only to trainees registered for the meeting. You may buy only one $35 ticket, but as many $55 tickets as you like for spouses/guests.

I would like to register online, but my university requires that I submit a receipt.

When you complete the online registration process, you will be given the option to print out a receipt. If you forget to print out a receipt, please contact the Registration Department and we will send you a receipt.

My university will pay for meeting registration, but I will pay for an event/meal/item.

The best way to handle this is to print out our printable registration form twice, then submit a separate form for each method of payment. You could also register online with with the credit card of your choice, then send in the printable registration form with your secondary payment information—we will amend your existing registration when we receive the secondary payment. You cannot register online with one credit card, then register online a second time with a different credit card; we apologize for the inconvenience.

I would like to pay by wire/bank transfer

The SSR accepts payment by wire/bank transfer. Please fill out the printable registration form, check the appropriate form of payment, and send it to us so that we can identify your payment when it arrives. You must add an additional $25 to cover bank transfer charges.

May I bring a guest to the Trainee/Mentor Luncheon?

No. The Trainee/Mentor Luncheon is a professional event intended only for Trainees who have registered for the meeting.

I am a trainee. May I attend the Heritage Luncheon?

Absolutely; the Heritage Luncheon is open to all meeting attendees and their guests.