The efforts of Chris Curran and the Program Committee have resulted in an outstanding program for our 59th Annual Meeting. As we prepare to meet in San Diego, California, in June, we must also turn our attention to the planning of the next annual meeting in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2020. At this time, I would like to solicit input from the general membership regarding scientific sessions and educational topics.
The Program Committee for the 2020 Annual Meeting will review the suggested proposals for sessions prior the meeting in San Diego. This approach will help ensure coverage of cutting-edge research, clinical-epidemiological translation, and regulatory-policy aspects that are important to the various members of the Teratology Society.
I invite and encourage you to contribute your ideas for the 2020 meeting. If there is a topic of interest to you for which you don’t have a full session proposal fleshed out, I would encourage you to still submit it for consideration. The Program Committee and I will try to identify members to help develop those ideas more fully. Don’t forget that we can also offer joint sessions with our sister societies!
Please submit potential topics for consideration, providing as much information as possible using the Session Proposal Form by April 15, 2019. I look forward to receiving your input.
Elise Madison Lewis, PhD
2020 Program Chair