BDRP President's Video Message - Stay Connected with Your Scientific Home

Stay Connected with Your Scientific Home - Renew Today!

Thank you for your continued participation and interest in the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP). It is because of dedicated members like you that our Society has been, and continues to be, the place where researchers across diverse fields come together to solve major challenges. Your continued support and involvement in our Society is very important to us. This has been a very challenging year for so many of us, personally and professionally, and BDRP continues to connect us all in a common purpose, to ensure a healthy start for future generations. As we come to the close of our Society’s 60th anniversary year and look toward the future, I would like to share a special video message:

You may pay your 2021 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 notes and reminders:

  • Electronic access to the journal Birth Defects Research is included with Regular and Associate Member dues.
  • 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.
  • 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 2021 and 2022 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 2022 dues.
  • Student Member dues remain just $10 per year. This membership level covers anyone still actively in training, including postdoctoral fellows.

Throughout the year, I encourage you to explore the BDRP website and connect with your scientific society colleagues on Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn. If you are not already a member of the BDRP Members Group on LinkedIn, I encourage you to join. Instructions are available here.

Additionally, please plan to join me and 2021 Program Chair Sue Makris for our BDRP Member Town Hall on December 4 (Registration Link). 

Thank you for your active participation and continued support for BDRP. 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.

Elise Madison Lewis, PhD
President, Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention

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