Reminder - BDRP Ballot Now Open - Cast Your Vote by May 25!

The Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention (BDRP) Nominations and Elections Committee has selected the candidates for this year’s election. This year we will be electing a Vice President-Elect, Secretary, and Councilor. Each candidate has agreed to volunteer his or her time and energy to serve both the Society and its members, for which we are very grateful.

Additionally, on this year’s ballot there is a proposed amendment to the Constitution and Bylaws, regarding the name and description of the Student Membership type.

The Society needs active member participation to stay vital, and we have an excellent slate of member candidates who are willing to volunteer their time to continue to drive the mission of our Society forward. Each voting member is encouraged to review the Candidate Summaries and the Proposed Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws and cast your vote accordingly. Once voting members have reviewed the materials, the electronic ballot can be accessed by clicking here

All votes must be cast before 12:00 midnight EDT on May 25, 2021.

Please note only voting members may access the ballot. Nonvoting members (Student Members and Associate Members) are welcome to review the materials but may not cast a ballot.

The Society values your input and active participation. The ballot results will be announced via email prior to the virtual 61st Annual Meeting and will also be highlighted during the Annual Business Meeting.  As a reminder, this year’s virtual meeting will begin on June 24th and will continue on weekdays through July 1st, followed by weekly education courses during the month of July. Please mark your calendars and register by April 15th for early bird rates!

Thank you to the Nominations and Elections Committee and Constitution and Bylaws Committee for their hard work in preparing this year’s ballot and supporting materials.


Elise Madison Lewis, PhD


Originally posted March 29, 2021

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