Update to Members on Society Name Change Process

As you know, last spring, the membership voted to change the name of our scientific society from the Teratology Society to the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP).

At this time, a working group established by Council is collaborating with Nicole Chavez, our communications consultant, and a graphic designer, to design our Society’s new logo with completion expected in late September. Also, behind the scenes, staff are moving through the process of filing the necessary paperwork to update all of the Society’s registrations, accounts, forms, etc., and getting ready to transition to our new website address.

We expect to have completed these processes over the next month and will begin to use our new name and logo in early October. Additionally, we will launch a year-long communications campaign in October, which is Children’s Health Month, to ensure the broader scientific community knows that our Society with its rich and accomplished history will continue under a new name.

Thanks in advance for your support and help in promoting the new name and, most importantly, the critical work we do to protect public health.

With warm regards,

Christine Perdan Curran, PhD


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