Don’t miss a beat. Renew your BDRP membership today!

It’s an exciting time to be a member of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP), formerly the Teratology Society, where researchers across diverse fields come together to address major challenges. Now is the time to renew your membership for 2020. 

You may pay your 2020 membership dues via the BDRP website. Upon completing the dues renewal process, you will receive an electronic confirmation. If you do not receive the confirmation message, please contact headquarters at or 703.438.3104.

Some reminders:

  • Electronic access to the journal Birth Defects Research is included with Regular and Associate membership dues. Make sure to renew by December 31 to avoid interruptions in your subscription.
  • A benefit of BDRP membership is access to our members-only website, BDR Connection, which includes Society news and announcements, a directory of members, and educational resources such as recorded webinars.
  • Any contributions made during your membership renewal to one of the BDRP funds are tax deductible.
  • Please take a moment to provide the demographic information requested during the dues renewal process. The Society uses this information to analyze membership trends and to apply for grants to support activities. 

Back by popular demand! In an effort to encourage timely and sustained dues renewal, the BDRP Membership Committee is running two incentives:

  • Regular and Associate members who renew their dues by December 1 will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card.
  • Regular and Associate members who wish to renew for both 2020 and 2021 may do so by contacting and indicating such interest. A special multi-year renewal invoice will be created for you and will include $15 off your 2021 dues.

BDRP is a member of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). FASEB’s online membership directory includes BDRP member names. If you would like to be excluded from the FASEB directory, please contact Society headquarters.

I hope to see you in Charleston, SC, next June as we celebrate the Society’s 60th Anniversary at our Annual Meeting, “Honoring Teratology’s Roots, Growing a Healthier Future.” Visit the 2020 Annual Meeting website in November to find the full program, abstract submission information, trainee travel award information, hotel information, and more. Please help spread the word about the travel awards available to trainees whose abstracts are accepted for poster or platform presentation.

Throughout the year, I encourage you to connect with your scientific society colleagues on Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn. Additionally, the BDRP Communications Coordination Committee recently started a BDRP members-only group on LinkedIn. To join, please email and an invitation will be sent via LinkedIn.

Thank you for your active participation and continued support for the Society. Should you have any questions regarding your membership or if you are not yet serving on a committee and would like to do so, please contact headquarters.

Christine Perdan Curran, PhD
President, Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

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