Tuesday, February 7, 2017

#SSR2017 Awardees

Congratulations to the recipients of the #SSR2017 Awards (http://www.ssr.org/SSRAwardees)!

Carl G. Hartman Award (sponsored by Cook Medical):
Joanne Fortune, Ph.D.

SSR Research Award:
Masahito Ikawa, Ph.D.

SSR Distinguished Service Award:
Jock Findlay, Ph.D.

SSR New Investigator Award (sponsored by the Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Fund):
Christopher Geyer, Ph.D.

SSR Trainee Mentoring Award:
Jodi Flaws, Ph.D.

These awards will be presented at the SSR 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Consult the schedule (http://www.ssr.org/17Schedule) for the date, time, and place of each presentation.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

#SSR2017 Trainee Updates

Check out the Trainee events happening prior to the start of SSR#2017 http://www.ssr.org/17Trainees!

#SSR2017 Schedule Updates

More info has been added to the meeting schedule. Go to http://www.ssr.org/17Schedule for updates!

#SSR2017 Passport/Visa Information

SSR provides this travel information as a courtesy to meeting attendees (http://www.ssr.org/17VisaInfo). It is the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that she/he has the necessary documents, including those for entry into another country or re-entry into his/her own country. It is recommended that you check with your institution's travel department for specific guidance in these matters.

United States Visitors

U.S. citizens 18 and over are required to show a U.S. federal- or state-issued photo ID at airports. See TSA Requirements for the most up-to-date information.

International Visitors

All international visitors to the United States are required to have a valid passport, and some visitors may need a tourist visa. Please consult the embassy or consulate in your own country well in advance of travel to ensure that the appropriate documentation is obtained. We encourage foreign scientists planning to attend the SSR Annual Meeting to apply for a visa as early as possible (at least six months in advance is recommended) and to pay careful attention to U.S. State Department guidance in this matter.

The web site of The National Academies' International Visitors Office (IVO) contains very useful information for scientists traveling to the U.S.

Letters of Invitation

If a visa is required for you to visit the United States, you will also need to carry a letter of invitation. To request a letter of invitation, please contact the SSR Business Office and include your full mailing address.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

#SSR2017 Submit your abstract now!

Call for Abstracts -- 2017 SSR

-- Deadline for Abstract Submissions: 7 March 2017 (24:00h US Eastern time)

The Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) invites you to prepare an abstract
for submission and presentation at SSR 2017. The SSR Program Committee welcomes
abstracts reporting new basic, clinical, and/or translational research findings
concerning reproduction.

The abstract submission site is open!

Direct link to the Abstract Submission site:


For meeting information, updates and announcements, please go to the Meetings

- Meeting Schedule, Accommodations, Travel
- Scientific Session Highlights
- Call for Abstracts
- Abstract submission site
- Abstract submission procedures

See you in Washington DC!

LEMTTF AND TRAINEE AWARDS REMINDER...renew your Trainee Membership NOW

or become a Trainee member TODAY in order to be eligible for awards and SSR trainee

travel grants!

From the 2017 Local Arrangements Committee

Welcome to DC!

The 2017 Local Arrangements Committee (LAC) has been busy preparing for the 50th Anniversary Meeting next July in Washington, DC. The 2017 LAC is comprised of 20 members from 11 institutions and agencies located in the greater DC area. The main task of the LAC is to recommend venues and activities for social events, help attendees to find their way from/to the airports as well as in the DC area, and answer any local questions. Washington DC is readily accessible via Reagan National Airport and two international airports (Dulles and BWI). The city also is serviced by a user-friendly Metro system (wmata.com). The meeting will be held at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park, only 2 blocks from the nearest Metro station. The numerous museums, monuments, and international restaurants that abound in the city are easily accessible via Metro. The 50th Anniversary Meeting of SSR in Washington, DC promises to be a special event. Washington is a small but very active city, and as the capital it has many great national monuments and cultural venues.  The LAC will be posting updates and add information to the SSR meeting website on a regular basis. We look forward to welcome you in July 2017!

2017 LAC Co-chairs, Pierre Comizzoli and Mark Mirando

Pierre Comizzoli, Ph.D.

Mark Mirando, Ph.D.

Monday, January 30, 2017

SSR 2017 Annual Meeting

50 Years of Research: Looking Back and Moving Forward

50th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction
13–16 July 2017
Marriott Wardman Park—Washington D.C.

SSR 2017: Welcome from the Program Chairs and President 

We encourage you to attend SSR’s 50th Anniversary Meeting, “50 Years of Research: Looking Back and Moving Forward,” to be held in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel this 13–16 July 2017. It is our hope that, together, we will create and enjoy a celebratory meeting that will simultaneously recognize the contributions of the SSR to society and highlight reproductive biology as the cornerstone of developing fields such as stem cell biology, epigenetics, and the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD).

We are thrilled that Professor and Fellow of the Royal Society Azim Surani of the Gurdon Institute of Cancer and Developmental Biology will deliver the opening keynote lecture. The President’s Symposium will be on DOHaD, and we are pleased that Professors Mark Hanson (University of Southampton) and Tracy Bale (University of Pennsylvania) are confirmed to speak. There will also be a special session on Perspectives from Global Entrepreneurs in Reproductive Biology: Propelling High-Impact Outcomes. To highlight the roots of the SSR in animal reproductive biology, we are working with the American Society of Animal Science to host a joint workshop. Taking advantage of our location in DC, there will be a panel on Translating Reproductive Science into Public Health Policies, Medical Practice, and Community Interventions, with stakeholders from government and NGOs to discuss the knowledge gaps that need to be filled by research to better inform reproductive health policies and practices.

The abstract deadline is 7 March 2017, and no late abstracts will be accepted. Start planning your experiments now! We look forward to welcoming you to Washington, DC, and celebrating together.

Janice Bailey, Ph.D. 

Program Co-Chair
Kate Loveland, Ph.D.

Program Co-Chair
Jacques J. Tremblay, Ph.D.