Structural Birth Defects Trainee Symposium to be hosted by the Society for Developmental Biology

The following is being shared with BDRP members at the request of the Society for Developmental Biology.

A one-day Structural Birth Defects Trainee Symposium will be held Tuesday, November 2, 2021, 10 am – 6 pm ET under the aegis of the Society for Developmental Biology. It will bring together structural birth defects researchers spanning the scientific spectrum from basic to clinical to translational, including developmental biologists, cell biologists, biophysicists, clinicians, genomicists, geneticists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and bioinformaticists.

The Structural Birth Defects Trainee Symposium will welcome trainees and their mentors among grantees funded through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Structural Birth Defects Initiative at the National Institutes of Health as well as trainees and mentors among all investigators in the birth defects research community. The symposium will provide a unique opportunity to hear the latest research on the etiology and development of structural birth defects.

Presentations will consist of short talks based on hypothesis driven findings that will be selected from submitted trainee abstracts. In addition, there will be a welcoming address by the NICHD Director, Dr. Diana Bianchi, and two keynote addresses from Dr. Nadav Ahituv of the University of California, San Francisco, and Dr. Michael Gambello of Emory University.

Please visit the Symposium website to register and submit an abstract. Only abstracts submitted by trainees (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and clinical fellows) will be considered for oral presentations. The abstract submission deadline is Thursday, September 30, 2021 (11:59 PM ET). The symposium registration deadline is Monday, October 25, 2021 (11:59 PM ET).

Symposium Website: https://www.sdbonline.org/12th_structural_birth_defects_conference

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