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Reproductive Health: Nano to Global

SSR’s 46th Annual Meeting
Hosted by Réseau Québécois en reproduction (RQR)
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, Québec, Canada


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Saturday, 20 July 2013

3:00–5:00 pm

Finance Committee Meeting. InterContinental Montréal Hotel.

7:00–10:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. InterContinental Montréal Hotel.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

8:00 am–5:00 pm

Board of Directors Meeting. InterContinental Montréal Hotel.

Monday, 22 July 2013

7:30 am–12:00 pm

Editorial Retreat. Palais des congrès, Room 514ab.

8:00 am–6:30 pm

Slide Preview Room Open. Palais des congrès, Room 521bc.

9:00 am–6:30 pm

Registration Open. Palais des congrès, Room 522a.

12:15–12:45 pm

Volunteers Meeting. Palais des congrès, Room 518.

1:00–1:45 pm

Session Chairs Meeting. Palais des congrès, Room 518.

1:50–3:00 pm

SSR Committee Meeting.

3:00–6:30 pm

Exhibits open. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

3:30–4:00 pm

Opening Ceremony. Palais des congrès, Room 517d.

Award Presentation. Palais des congrès, Room 517d.

4:00–5:30 pm

Platform Session 1. Trainee Research Platform Competition. Palais des congrès, Room 517d. Chair: Jennifer Wood, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska). Co-chair: Zelieann R. Craig, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois).

5:30–6:15 pm

Keynote Lecture. Palais des congrès, Room 517d.

6:15–8:15 pm

Opening Reception. Palais des congrès, Viger Hall.

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

6:30 am

Past Presidents’ Breakfast. Palais des congrès, Room 514ab.

7:45–9:45 am

Poster Session A. (All posters will remain in place from Tuesday to Thursday.) Palais des congrès, Room 517abc.

7:45–11:45 am

Exhibits open. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

8:00 am–6:30 pm

Registration Open. Palais des congrès, Room 522a.

Slide Preview Room Open. Palais des congrès, Room 521bc.

9:45–10:30 am

Plenary Lecture. Palais des congrès, Room 517d.

10:30–10:50 pm

Awards Presentations. Palais des congrès, Room 517d.

10:50–11:00 am

Short Break.

11:00–11:35 am

Concurrent Exchange Lectures. Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

11:35 am–1:00 pm

Lunch Break. Attendees are responsible for their own lunches.

Trainee-Mentor Luncheon. Palais des congrès, Room 720 (Les Jardins Restaurant and Terrace).

SSR Committee Meetings.

1:00–2:30 pm

Platform Sessions 2–9. (Concurrent sessions; six presentations per session.) Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

2:30–3:00 pm

Break. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

2:30–5:00 pm

Exhibits open. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

3:00–4:25 pm

Module Sessions I. Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

Gametes Session I. Spermatogenesis. Room 520abc. Chair: Kate L. Loveland, Ph.D. (Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). Co-chair: Chris (Pei-Hsuan) Hung, Ph.D.

Gonads Session I. Ovarian Causes of Female Infertility. Room 520def. Chair: Lane K. Christenson, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas). Co-chair: April K. Binder, Ph.D.

Hormones Session I. Neuroendocrine Influences on Reproduction. Room 519. Chair: Lori Raetzman, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois). Co-chair: Renee M. McFee, D.V.M.

Reproductive Tracts Session I. Implantation and Pregnancy Establishment. Room 518. Chair: Romana Nowak, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois). Co-chair: Anthony K. McNeel, Ph.D.

4:25–4:55 pm

Break. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

4:55–6:20 pm

Module Sessions II. Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

Gametes Session II. Comparative Aspects of Oocyte Biology. Room 520abc. Chair: Marco Conti, M.D. (University of California–San Francisco, San Francisco, California). Co-chair: Nicolas Santiquet.

Gonads Session II. External Influences on Gonad Function. Room 520def. Chair: Kwan Hee Kim, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington). Co-chair: Romain Lambrot, Ph.D.

Hormones Session II. Gonadotropins. Room 519. Chair: T. Rajendra Kumar, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas). Co-chair: Michelle McWilliams.

Reproductive Tracts Session II. Epididymis. Room 518. Chair: Sylvie Breton, Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts). Co-chair: Geneviève Plante.

6:45–7:30 pm

SSR Committee Meeting.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

5:30 am

Board Fun Run buses. Palais de congrè, 201 Viger Ave. entrance.

6:00 am

Fun Run. Mount Royal Park.

7:45–11:45 am

Exhibits open. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

8:00 am–6:30 pm

Registration Open. Palais des congrès, Room 522a.

Slide Preview Room Open. Palais des congrès, Room 521bc.

8:00–10:00 am

Poster Session B. (All posters will remain in place from Tuesday to Thursday.) Palais des congrès, Room 517abc.

10:00–11:30 am

President’s Symposium. Palais des congrès, Room 517d. Collaborating with Physicists, Engineers, and Mathematicians to Advance the Field of Reproduction. Chair: Susan S. Suarez, Ph.D. (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York), President, SSR.

11:30 am–1:00 pm

Lunch Break. Attendees are responsible for their own lunches.

Minority Affairs/Diversity Committee Lunch Symposium. Palais des congrès, Room 519.

SSR Committee Meetings.

1:00–2:30 pm

Platform Sessions 10–17. (Concurrent sessions; six presentations per session.) Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

2:30–3:00 pm

Break. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

2:30–5:00 pm

Exhibits open. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

3:00–4:25 pm

Module Sessions III. Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

Gametes Session III. Genome Integrity in the Germline. Room 520abc. Chair: W. Steven Ward, Ph.D. (University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii). Co-chair: Jennifer Maselli, Ph.D.

Gonads Session III. Epigenetics in Gonad Function and Disease. Room 520def. Chair: Jacquetta Trasler, M.D., Ph.D. (McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada). Co-chair: Michelle Denomme.

Hormones Session III. Hormonal Influences on Female Reproductive Pathophysiology. Room 519. Chair: Robert A. Cushman, Ph.D. (USDA/ARS/USMARC, Clay Center, Nebraska). Co-chair: Ayelet Ziv-Gal, Ph.D.

Reproductive Tracts Session III. Reproductive Tract Immunology. Room 518. Chair: Eric Asselin, Ph.D. (University of Québec at Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada). Co-chair: Katherine A. Burns, Ph.D.

4:25–4:55 pm

Break. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

4:55–6:20 pm

Module Sessions IV. Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

Gametes Session IV. Gamete Function in Fertilization. Room 520abc. Chair: Nuch Tanphaichitr, Ph.D. (Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). Co-chair: Miranda L. Bernhardt, Ph.D.

Gonads Session IV. Gonad Development. Room 520def. Chair: Blanche Capel, Ph.D. (Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina). Co-chair: Heather L. Franco, Ph.D.

Hormones Session IV. Hormone Action in the Male. Room 519. Chair: Jacques Tremblay, Ph.D. (Laval University, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada). Co-chair: Jenna Haverfield.

Reproductive Tracts Session IV. Exosomes in the Reproductive Tract. Room 518. Chair: Bart Gadella, Ph.D. (Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands). Co-chair: Jemma Evans, Ph.D.

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

7:00–8:30 am

SSR Committee Meeting.

7:45–9:45 am

Poster Session C. (All posters will remain in place from Tuesday to Thursday.) Palais des congrès, Room 517abc.

7:45–11:45 am

Exhibits open. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

8:00 am–6:30 pm

Registration Open. Palais des congrès, Room 522a.

Slide Preview Room Open. Palais des congrès, Room 521bc.

9:45–10:30 am

Historical Perspectives Lecture. Palais des congrès, Room 517d. Chair: Hugh J. Clarke, Ph.D. (McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada). This session is in honor of our colleague, Dr. Riaz Farookhi.

10:30–10:50 am

Awards Presentations. Palais des congrès, Room 517d.

10:50–11:35 am

State-of-the-Art Lecture. Palais des congrès, Room 517d. Chair: John R. McCarrey, Ph.D. (University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas).

11:35 am–1:00 pm

Lunch Break. Attendees are responsible for their own lunches.

Heritage Luncheon. Palais des congrès, Room 514. Chair: E. Keith Inskeep, Ph.D. (West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia).

SSR Committee Meetings.

1:00–2:30 pm

Platform Sessions 18–25. (Concurrent sessions; six presentations per session.) Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

SSR Committee Meeting.

2:30–3:00 pm

Break. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

Exhibits open. Palais des congrès, Foyer 517.

3:00–4:55 pm

Module Sessions V. Palais des congrès, Fifth Level.

Gametes Session V. Epigenetic Reprogramming in Gametes and Embryos. Room 520abc. Chair: Sarah Kimmins, Ph.D. (McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada). Co-chair: Serge McGraw, Ph.D.

Gonads Session V. Comparative Aspects of Sex Differentiation in the Gonad. Room 520def. Chair: Humphrey Yao, Ph.D. (NIEHS/NIH, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina). Co-chair: Ximena Bustamante Marin, Ph.D.

Hormones Session V. Ovarian Homeostasis and Fine-Tuning the Timing of Reproductive Capacity. Room 519. Chair: Jon Hennebold, Ph.D. (Oregon Health and Sciences University, Beaverton, Oregon). Co-chair: Hannah M. Brown, Ph.D.

Reproductive Tracts Session V. Endometrial Pathologies (SSR–SGI Joint Session). Room 518. Chair: Emre Seli, M.D. (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut). Co-chair: Niraj R. Joshi, Ph.D.

4:55–5:05 pm

Short Break.

5:05–6:30 pm

Awards Presentations. Presentation of Trainee Poster and Platform Research Awards. Palais des congrès, Room 517d. Chair: Robert Viger, Ph.D. (Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada), Chair, SSR Awards Committee.

SSR Business Meeting. Palais des congrès, Room 517d.

7:00 pm–12:30 am

Banquet/Barbecue and Dance. Palais des congrès, Room 710.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

8:00–9:30 am

2013–2014 Board of Directors Meeting. Palais des congrès, Room 521bc.

8:30–9:00 am

Trainee Forum Check-In. Palais des congrès, Room 518.

9:00 am–12:00 pm

Trainee Forum: Transitioning into an Independent Career. Organized by the Trainee Affairs Committee. Palais des congrès, Room 518.