Schedule At -A-Glance


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Ovarian Workshop: Developmental Origins of Ovarian Diseases
Session I: Ovarian Genesis and its Consequences
Moderators: Aileen Keating, Kutluk Oktay, Aleksandar Rajkovic
(Cost: $125 Members, $75 Trainees, $200 Nonmembers)

Agricultural Applications Symposia: Novel Reproductive Biology Investigations in Domestic Livestock
(Cost: $125 Members, $75 Trainees, $200 Nonmembers)

Trainee Mixer
6:15 - 7:30 pm
(Cost 25$)
This is for Trainees only (no guests). Come to the mixer to network with other trainees, investigators, and like-minded peers on July 8th from 6:15 - 7:30 pm before the SSR Annual Conference begins. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Ovarian Workshop: Developmental Origins of Ovarian Diseases
Session II: Developing Ovary: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Determinants of Ovarian Health
Moderator: Aileen Keating, Kutluk Oktay, Aleksandar Rajkovic
(Cost: $125 Regular Members, $75 Trainees, $200 Nonmembers)

Trainee Forum (Trainees Only)

Trainee Grant Workshop (Trainees Only)
(Cost: $10)

"NIH and CIHR Support for Typical and Non-typical Career Trajectories: Getting To Where You Want to Be"

This session will explore NIH and CIHR funding mechanisms in support of the typical post-doc to faculty pathway, as well as other types of post-post-doc career trajectories, and how NIH or CIHR support can factor in. It will be held on 
Thursday, July 9 from 12:30PM-2:30PM. This event will be available for trainee meeting attendees only and there is a $10 registration fee to cover refreshments.

Opening Ceremony and Welcome - 3:30PM-6:00PM

     Keynote Lecture:

     Kent Thornburg, PhD 
     Oregon Health and Science University
     "The Placenta as a Conduit for Offspring Health and Disease"

     Biology of Reproduction Top Research Article Award

     SSR New Investigator Award
   Sue Hammoud, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, USA

     Janice Bahr Junior Scientist Travel Award
     Jean-Ju L. Chung, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale University, USA

     Fuller W. Bazer SSR International Scientist Award
   Sean Tsai, PhD, Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

     Burroughs Wellcome Travel Fellowships

     Trainee Travel Awards

     SSR Best International Abstracts

     Anita Payne Scholarship

     Gates Foundation - SSR Scholarship

     USDA NIFA AFRI Merit Awards

Opening Reception - 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday, July 10, 2020

Poster Session A and Breakfast - 8:00AM- 10:00AM 

AM Focus Sessions and Flash Talks - 10:15AM - 11:45AM

Session 1: Male Gametes in The Age of Precision Agriculture

Session 2: CHA Health Systems Symposium: Prenatal Programming from Different Perspectives

Session 3: Dr. Milton K.H.Leong Session: Immune Response to Infection in the Male Reproductive Tract

Session 4: The Placenta: Development and Functional Significance 

Session 5: Anita Payne Session: Corpus Luteum Development

Progressive  Lunch - 12:00PM-1:15PM
(Cost $25)

This is for Trainees only (no guests). Meet with industry representatives and learn more about what skills they are looking for in this unique setting. Trainees will join one industry representatives for each course in a 3-course meal. By the end of this lunch, each attendee will have met with 3 industry representatives.

PM Focus Sessions and Flash Talks - 1:30PM - 3:00PM

Session 6: New Technologies and Their Application to Reproductive Sciences

Session 7: Steroid Hormones and Nuclear Receptor Actions

Session 8: CRISPR in Animal Models

Session 9: Sperm Capacitation and The Fertilization Process

Session 10: -Dr. Kwang Yul Cha Symposium on Regenerative Medicine: Reproductive Potential of Stem Cells

Plenary Session 
I - 3:30PM-6:00PM

     President's Symposium I, Diversity Keynote:

     Kathryn Clancy, PhD
     University of Illinois 
     "The Science of Gender Harassment"

     Diversity Panel

     Carl G. Hartman Award
 Asgi Fazleabas, PhD, University Distinguished Professor and Associate Chair       of Research, Michigan State University

     Heritage Awardee Talk

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Poster Session B and Breakfast - 8:00AM-10:00AM

Trainee Research Award: Post- Doctoral Platform Competition 

Diversity & Inclusion Luncheon - 12:00PM-1:15PM
(Cost $25)
Trainee event only (no guests)

PM Focus Sessions - 1:30PM-3:00PM

Session 11: William Hansel Ovarian Biology Symposium: Pathways Controlling Folliculogenesis

Session 12: Testis Development and Function

Session 13: SRI-SSR Symposium: Maternal Effects on Reproductive Efficiency

Session 14: Cell Fate and Embryo Quality in Early Development

Session 15: Trainee Research Award: Pre- Doctoral Platform Competition 

Plenary Session II - 3:30PM-5:45PM

     President Symposium II 

     Robin Lovell- Badge,  CBE, FRS FMedSc 
     The Francis Crick
     "Chromatin Landscapes and Sex Determination"

     SSR Research Award
   Jeremy Wang, MD, PhD, Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of               Veterinary Medicine, USA

     SSR Jansen Distinguished Leadership and Service Award
 Bernard Robaire, PhD, Professor, McGill University, Canada

     Gates Foundation Poster Award

     Lalor Foundation Merit Awards

     State of the Art I 

     Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA
     Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
"Uterus Transplantation As A Solution to Absolute Uterine Infertility"

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Fun Run - 6:00AM

Poster Session C and Breakfast - 8:00AM-10:00AM

AM Focus Sessions - 10:15AM-11:45AM

Session 16: Fertility as a Marker of Overall Heath

Session 17: Translational Medicine in Action

Session 18: MCI Session: Novel Methods of Contraception

Session 19: Gene editing: Technology, Ethics and Controversies

Session 20: Reproductive Cancers

PM Focus Sessions - 1:30PM-3:00PM

Session 21: Growing Tissues and Organs in Vitro

Session 22: The John J. Eppig Session: Components of Oocyte Quality

Session 23: The Virendra B. Mahesh Neuroendocrine Session 

Session 24: Endometrial Physiology and Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy

Session 25: Environmental Endocrine Disruptors: From the Brain to the Gonad

Plenary Session III - 3:30PM-5:30PM

     State of the Art II

     Nicolas Rivron, MSc, PhD 
     Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Science
     "Blastoids: Modelling the Mouse Conceptus and In Utero Implantation Using          Stem Cells"

     SSR Trainee Mentor Award
Joy Pate, PhD, Professor, Penn State University, USA

     SSR Trainee Research Awards: 

President Symposium III  

     Evelyn Telfer, PhD 
     University of Edinburgh 
     "New Developments in Human in Vitro Folliculogenesis"

Closing Ceremonies - 5:30PM - 6:00PM

    SSR Business Meeting
Closing Party - 7:00PM