SSR 51st Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA

                                          

Welcome from the President and Program Co-Chairs:

Hey SSR! Start your planning to attend the 51st SSR Annual Meeting at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting’s theme, “Pathways to Discovery: Signals for Reproduction, Development, and Longevity,” will have an outstanding series of plenary presentations, including talks on nuclear receptors, mitochondrial function, and longevity and the microbiome, with a focus on the various ways in which physiologic and pathologic signals regulate reproductive processes. State-of-the-Art talks will explore pathways used by stem cells for spermatogenesis and embryonic development. New Orleans is an amazing venue with a festive atmosphere like no other. We promise a truly exciting program for the 51st SSR Annual Meeting.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds, less a $50 service charge, will be issued for cancellations received in writing on or before June 4, 2018. Cancellations received after June 4th and before June 29th will be subject to a service charge of USD $100. No refund will be issued for cancellations received on or after June 29th, 2018. Registration may be transferred to another member of same registration type. Refunds will be issued within four weeks after the Annual Meeting has concluded.


 

When
7/10/2018 - 7/13/2018
Where
Hilton New Orleans Riverside 2 Poydras St New Orleans, LA 70130 UNITED STATES

Program

   

5K Fun-Run/Walk

 
The meeting point for runner and walkers will be in the main entrance of the Hilton at 6:00 am. At 6:30 am, participants will begin the 5K circuit. This 5K course will follow a scenic path along the Mississippi River. From 6:00-6:30 am, runners and walkers will meet at the starting line and at 6:30 am, participants will begin the 5km circuit. If you are unable to run but would like to support the run, consider sponsoring a participant. Donations to this fund support the Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund (LEMTTF). For those looking for a more active role, please consider volunteering at this year's Fun Run/Walk. Includes T-Shirt (based on availability)

Fundraising while you run? If yes, please go to the below external page to create your team member page online:

https://www.classy.org/campaign/SSR-2018-Annual-Meeting-Fun-Run/c166411

Category
5K Fun-Run/Walk
Time
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7/13/2018 6:00 AM

Closing Reception (Registrant and Guest Tickets)

 
Closing Reception Ticktets are required for both the registrant and guests. "Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulez"! Join us at our Mardi Gras themed SSR Closing Reception to celebrate the traditions and influences of New Orleans. A buffet dinner will be served and attendees will receive two drink tickets for wine, beer, or soda; cash bars will be available for additional/other drink purchases. Enjoy a great band, put on your dancing shoes, and let the good times roll! Pricing: Non-Trainee Price $90, Trainees $50
Category
Closing Reception (Registrant and Guest Tickets)
Time
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
7/13/2018 6:45 PM

Diversity Symposium Lunch

 
The Diversity Lunch, organized by the SSR's Diversity Committee, showcases compelling research by minority researchers and clinicians in academia and industry.This year's speaker is Clayton Yates, PhD of Tuskegee University. He will be speaking on Epigenetic Drivers of Prostate and Breast Cancer in African Americans.
Category
Diversity Symposium Lunch
Time
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
7/11/2018 12:30 PM

Grant Workshop

 
NIH/USDA Mock Study Section Workshop: This year, we will be conducting a Mock Grant Review study section on July 10, from 1:30pm- 3:00pm to help demystify the grant review process. Drs. Susan Taymans, Stuart Moss, and Mark Mirando will help understand the NIH/USDA grant review process using the K99/R00 grant as a platform. This event will be available for all meeting attendees and registration fees $10 will cover refreshments. Drs. Taymans and Moss are Program Directors at NICHD, and Dr. Moss formerly served as a Scientific Review Officer at NIH. Dr. Mirando is the National Program Leader of Animal Nutrition, Growth and Reproduction at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture where he provides leadership for competitive grant and capacity programs in animal reproduction.

Category
Grant Workshop
Time
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
7/10/2018 1:30 PM

Heritage Lunch

 
The SSR Heritage Committee is hosting a luncheon at which Dr. Joy Pate will honor Dr. William Hansel. Dr. Hansel received his Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from Cornell University in 1949, where he was then appointed as Assistant Professor and remained on the faculty until 1990. Upon retirement from Cornell University, Dr. Hansel accepted an appointment as the Gordon D. Cain Professor of Animal Physiology at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge. Dr. Hansel's research had a remarkable influence on our understanding bovine reproductive physiology. He is probably best known for his pioneering work to elucidate the function of the corpus luteum. In his 'second career' he made discoveries that have led to clinical trials of novel drugs to treat cancer. Dr. Hansel was a Founding Member and served as President of the SSR, and was honored with the Carl G. Hartman Award in 1980.
Category
Heritage Lunch
Time
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
7/13/2018 12:15 PM

Opening Reception (Additional Guest Tickets)

 
Additional Opening Reception Tickets are $50 for guests, and children 12 & under are free. Join us at the SSR Opening Reception at the Audubon Aquarium of the America and immerse yourself in an underwater world. The colors of a Caribbean reef come alive in the walk-through tunnel, while penguins and Southern sea otters enchant you with their antics. Marvel at gigantic sharks, tarpon, and rays in the 400,000 gallon Gulf of Mexico Exhibit. Watch for sea turtles throughout the Aquarium, many of which have been rescued and are being prepared for release to the wild. And of course enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as you wander the exhibits and network!
Category
Opening Reception (Additional Guest Tickets)
Time
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7/10/2018 6:00 PM

Pre-Meeting Ovarian Workshop

 
Ovarian Workshop: Ovarian Aging: Underlying Mechanisms and the Role of Environmental Factors

Organizers: Jodi Flaws, Emre Seli

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss biology of ovarian aging and the potential role of environmental factors within this context.

The workshop will include distinguished speakers presenting cutting-edge methods and technologies. Biomarker discovery, data management and analysis, next generation sequencing, personalized medicine in reproduction, and the use of model organisms and other novel approaches are examples of the hot topics and new technologies that will be covered.

The workshop offers the opportunity to network with attendees from pharmaceutical and biotech companies, from clinical fertility centers, and from academia. We believe that these interactions will help you to find solutions, build collaborations, and develop new ideas.

Monday 9th: 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10th: 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Category
Pre-Meeting Ovarian Workshop
Time
7/9/2018 1:00 PM - 7/10/2018 12:00 PM
7/9/2018 1:00 PM

Trainee Forum

 
The Trainee Forum will focus on "transition" and, is entitled "Treading thoughtfully through the career transitional path: Navigating successfully from graduate student to postdoc to academia or industry ". The forum panel will consist of Dr. Francesca Duncan (Northwestern University), Dr. John Bromfield (University of Florida), Dr. Tracy Clement (Texas A&M University) and Dr. Gaurang Daftary (Ferring Pharmaceuticals).

This is for Trainees only (no guests).
Category
Trainee Forum
Time
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
7/10/2018 10:00 AM

T-Shirts (Supports Trainee Travel Grants)

 
T-Shirts (Supports Trainee Travel Grants)
Category
T-Shirts (Supports Trainee Travel Grants)
Time
7/10/2018 - 7/13/2018
7/10/2018
Male T-Shirts (Supports Trainee Travel Grants)
Category
T-Shirts (Supports Trainee Travel Grants)
Time
7/10/2018 - 7/13/2018
7/10/2018

WinRS Breakfast/Subcommittee Meeting

 
Join the Women in Reproductive Sciences (WinRS) Subcommittee to discuss "Job Applications and Salary Negotiations" with a panel of experts, including Dr. Jodi Flaws, (Interim Head, Department of Comparative Biosciences University of Illinois) and Dr. Rebecca Krisher (Research Director, Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine).
Category
WinRS Breakfast/Subcommittee Meeting
Time
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7/12/2018 7:00 AM

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