Dear BDRP Members,
As you know, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are not able to hold our traditional face-to-face annual meeting this June. Elise Lewis and a special workgroup are now in the process of reworking the 2020 program into an innovative and informative virtual annual meeting. While a good portion of the original content for 2020 will be included in the virtual meeting, some of this year’s program content will likely be moved to the 2021 meeting program, pending discussions with those session chairs.
Nevertheless, at this time, I want to let you know that I am still soliciting proposals from the general membership regarding scientific sessions and educational topics for inclusion in the 2021 program. The deadline for the 2021 proposals is April 15, 2020!
The Program Committee for the 2021 Annual Meeting will review the suggested proposals for sessions and develop a program that ensures coverage of cutting-edge research, clinical-epidemiological-toxicological translation, and regulatory-policy considerations that are important to the various members of the BDRP.
I invite and encourage you to contribute your ideas for the 2021 meeting. If there is a topic of interest to you for which you don’t have a full session proposal developed, I would nevertheless encourage you to 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, DNTS and OTIS, and that some topics might work well for an education course!
Please submit potential topics for consideration, providing as much information as possible using the Session Proposal Form (click to download, member login required) by April 15, 2020. Additionally, if you are interested in serving on the 2021 Program Committee or if you have any other questions about proposal submission, please contact me as soon as possible. I look forward to receiving your input.
Susan L. Makris, MS
2021 Program Chair