Teratology Society Newsletter

Annual Meeting Deadlines in February

There is only one week left before the abstract submission and travel award deadline, Monday, February 14. This date will not be extended due to publishing deadlines. Don’t miss this opportunity to present your research at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Teratology Society, June 25–29, 2011, at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, California.The Annual Meeting is an optimal venue to share your research with your colleagues, a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world who are interested in similar research topics, and an invaluable networking resource.

Abstract Submission Deadline – February 14, 2011

Maximize your participation by submitting an abstract for poster or platform presentation before the February 14, 2011 deadline. This deadline is final and cannot be changed. Please plan to submit your abstract before the deadline to ensure it is considered for presentation at the meeting.

Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award Application Deadline – February 14, 2011

All students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to submit an abstract—the trainees who have an abstract accepted for presentation during the meeting will be eligible to receive a $500 Travel Award, if travel reimbursement is required. Application for Travel Awards must be made at the time of abstract submission.

Early Bird Registration Deadline – February 22, 2011

Make your plans now to attend the Teratology Society 51st Annual Meeting and take advantage of our lowest registration rates.  Register today!


Robert  L. Brent is Castle-Connolly Physician of the Year

Over the past 50 years, Robert Brent, MD, PhD has counseled thousands of pregnant patients and families who have been exposed to environmental toxicants and were concerned about the welfare of their future child. In many instances, the families had previously been inappropriately advised to interrupt wanted pregnancies. Dr. Brent’s advice has led these families to reevaluate their situation and, in many cases, bring their child to term. “You can save lives in many ways,” says Dr. Brent.

Because of this work, and unbeknownst to Dr. Brent, a student nominated Dr. Brent for the Castle-Connolly National Physician of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Brent, one of hundreds to be nominated, was selected as one of the two 2011 award recipients.

The Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. website states, “The National Physician of the Year Awards recognize both physicians and leaders in healthcare whose dedication, talents and skills have improved the lives of countless thousands of people throughout the world. This event is a tribute not only to the awardees but to the excellence of the many thousands of practicing physicians throughout the nation.”

Castle Connolly will host its sixth annual National Physician of the Year Awards on March 28, 2011, at the historic Hudson Theater in Times Square. Dr. Brent will be lecturing in Jerusalem at the time, so he will receive his award at the 2012 ceremony. For more information about the award or Castle Connolly, please visit their website at www.castleconnollyawards.com.

Congratulations, Dr. Brent, on this wonderful honor!


Kathie Wisner selected as recipient of AMWA’s Women in Science Award for 2011

The award is presented to a woman physician who has made exceptional contributions to medical science, especially in women’s health, through her basic clinical research, her publications, and leadership in her field.

The award presentation will take place during the upcoming Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., during the banquet on Saturday evening, April 2, 2011.

Congratulations, Dr. Wisner, on this wonderful honor!


Funding opportunity sponsored in whole or in part by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER).

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications for research in development of high-throughput assays for use in analyzing chemicals or mixtures of chemicals to explain how exposure can be causally related to adverse, apical outcomes related to development and reproduction. These applications can address toxicity modulated by chemical effects on the endocrine system or via a variety of other pathways. Assay systems of interest are those relevant to humans and other species relevant to human health and/or ecological risk assessment.

More information can be obtained at http://www.epa.gov/ncer/rfa/2011/2011_star_comptox.html.


Remembering Richard Hoar

The Teratology Society recently learned that Past-President (1980) Richard "Dick" Hoar passed away on December 1, 2010. A tribute to Dr. Hoar's career and his contributions to the field of teratology is being prepared and will be posted on the website. 


Keep Informed

Plan to visit BDR Connection on a regular basis.  Announcements, deadlines, and other key items of information will be posted on BDR Connection.  This includes upates from FASEB, minutes from Council meetings, and much more.




Great job!

February 12, 2011 02:58 PM by Mary Alice Smith, PhD
Great job, Kim!


February 24, 2011 06:23 PM by Wafa A. Harrouk, PhD
"like" as in a well done Kim!..
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