Psst…Spread The Word – Society Membership Deadline Extended to July 31st!

For those of you who attended the Teratology Society’s 55th Annual Meeting in Montréal, Quebec, we hope you found the experience rewarding! From cutting edge-scientific presentations on topics such as paternal exposures and microbiomes, to fun social events, like our awards banquet, it was a gathering-to-remember.

Are you or someone you know motivated to keep the rewarding experience going? If so, you’re in luck!

The Teratology Society summer membership application deadline has been extended to July 31, 2015. We have many different professionals who are members of our Society including those who work in academia, contract labs, government, and industry. Become part of something big. Make an impact by joining today.

View our membership brochure!


A demonstrated interest in birth defects research or prevention is the main criterion. Former Membership Committee Chair, Kary Ellen Thomspon, PhD, couldn’t have explained the benefits of membership any better in a blog she wrote earlier this year. It highlights the specific benefit of career enhancement. This is a diverse and dynamic group to associate yourself with, but don’t worry if you don’t have a current member sponsor.  Just let us know and we will identify a sponsor for you. Please see details on membership criteria for further information. 

Too many benefits to count…

  • As a Teratology Society member, you will have the opportunity to learn about late-breaking scientific advances and new research initiatives. Regular and Associate Members receive an online subscription to the Birth Defects Research journal at no additional cost. Student Members may subscribe at a reduced rate.
  • Members are also able to register for next year's meeting in San Antonio, Texas (June 25 – 29, 2016) at the reduced member rate where you’ll be treated to special networking events designed for brand new members, including our popular ice cream social. Student members who present a poster or platform presentation are even eligible for a travel award!
  • Last, but certainly not least, the Society also provides an added member benefit through BDR Connection, its own private social network. BDR Connection allows members to access an enhanced online membership directory, webinars, view messages from the President and Society blogs, and find updates from the Society’s committees.

We look forward to having you as part of our family!

The Teratology Society looks forward to you becoming a member of our multidisciplinary scientific society, where members study the causes and biological processes leading to abnormal development and birth defects at the fundamental and clinical level, and the appropriate measures for prevention. Online membership application is available on the Teratology Society website, or you may contact Adrian Vigil at for more information.

If you’re looking to connect with Teratology Society members to find out more about being part of this organization, please follow our Linkedin page now! We’re also on Facebook.

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