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SSR 2013 Annual Meeting

2013 Annual Meeting

Reproductive Health: Nano to Global

22–26 July 2013
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Palais des congrès de Montréal

Hosted by Réseau Québécois en Reproduction (RQR)

Welcome from the Program Chairs and President of SSR

Welcome to the beautiful city of Montréal! We invite you to join us and fellow researchers from around the world for this extraordinary meeting. Its theme is "Reproductive Health: Nano to Global," illustrating the breadth of reproductive biology in approaches, applicability, and global impact.

Our plenary speakers will discuss small RNAs in the reproductive process, bioengineering, statistical genomics, sex differences in susceptibility to disease, production of germ cells from stem cells, historical perspectives on the mechanisms of ovulation, and endocrine disruptors in the environment. Each afternoon, four themed modules consisting of invited talks and platform presentations will focus on cutting edge areas in the reproductive sciences. We have received over 800 abstract submissions, which will be presented in modules, platform sessions, and posters—there are delights for every palate.

Trainees attending the meeting are encouraged to register for the Trainee-Mentor Luncheon and to attend the Trainee Forum to get tips on how to find and win the best job.

We look forward to seeing you this summer.

— Janice L. Bailey (Laval University) and Janice P. Evans (Johns Hopkins University), Program Committee Co-Chairs
— Susan S. Suarez (Cornell University), President

Featured Speakers

Keynote Address

Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas). Therapeutics, Small RNAs, and Reproductive Global Health

President's Symposium

Jackson Kirkman-Brown, Ph.D. (University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England). One Hundred Million to One: Physical Factors That Determine the Fertilizing Sperm.

Lonnie D. Shea, Ph.D.(Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois). Engineering the Follicle Microenvironment.

Jerry Taylor, Ph.D.(University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri). A Population Approach to the Identification of Loss of Function Alleles That Lead to Embryonic Loss.

Special Plenary Speaker

Sabra L. Klein, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland). SeXX Affects Immune Responses and the Outcome of Infection and Vaccination.

Historical Perspectives Lecture

JoAnne S. Richards, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas). Ovulation: A Performance Played from the Outside In and the Inside Out. This session is in honor of our colleague, Dr. Riaz Farookhi.

State-of-the-Art Lecture

Mitinori Saitou, M.D., Ph.D. (Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan). Mechanism and Reconstitution In Vitro of Germ Cell Development in Mammals.

Minority Affairs Symposium

Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D.(University of California–Berkeley, Berkeley, California). From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men.

ASRM Distinguished Research Scientist

Serdar E. Bulun, M.D.(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois). Cellular and Molecular Origins of Uterine Fibroids.

2013 SRF New Investigator

Adam Watkins, Ph.D.(University of Nottingham, Leicestershire, United Kingdom). Periconceptual Environment and Offspring Health.

SSR New Investigator

Stephanie A. Pangas, Ph.D.(Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas).Bone Morphogenic Protein Signaling in Ovary Development and Disease.

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Resources

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Supporters

The Society for the Study of Reproduction expresses its gratitude to the following agencies and contributors for their generous support of its 2013 Annual Meeting. 

NIHNICHD 
Champion Support.
The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction is supported by Award Number U13 HD036658-15 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. The content is solely the responsibility of the organizers and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development or the National Institutes of Health.

Ferring PharmaceuticalsFerring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Champion Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 President’s Symposium and scientific program.

Mahesh Neuroendocrine Program Fund
Champion Support.
Support of Hormones Module I: Neuroendocrine Influences on Reproduction.

Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Fund
Champion Support.
Sustaining support of the SSR New Investigator Award.

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Platinum Support.
Sustaining support of the SSR Annual Meeting and the USDA NIFA AFRI Travel Fellowships.

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Platinum Support.
Support of the outreach activities of the SSR Minority Affairs Committee and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Development Fellows.

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Platinum Support.
Support of the SSR Annual Meeting program.

mod-square.gifMarch of Dimes
Platinum Support.
Support of the SSR Annual Meeting through grant no. 4-F-FY11-541.

Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation
Platinum Support.
Co-host of the SSR 2013 Keynote Lecture and Host of Gonads Module I: Ovarian Causes of Infertility.

lalor-squareweb.pngThe Lalor Foundation, Inc.
Gold Support.
Support of the Lalor Foundation Merit Awards.

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Gold Support.
Sustaining support of the Carl G. Hartman Award.

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Silver Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.

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Silver Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.

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Silver Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.

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Silver Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.

RI_of_MUHC.jpgResearch Institute of the McGill University Health Center
Silver Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.

Laval_FacAg.jpgUniversité Laval, Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation
Silver Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.

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Bronze Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 scientific program.

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Bronze Support.
Support of the SSR 2013 Trainee Mentoring Award.

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Friend Support.
Sustaining support of the Minority Affairs Symposium through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health T36-GM08637, ans support of the FASEB MARC Junior Faculty and Student Fellows.

Boviteq.jpgL'Alliance Boviteq Inc
Support.
Partial support of the afternoon refreshment breaks.

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Support.
Partial support of the SSR Fun Run through donation of bagels.