Program and Registration Now Available for Teratology Society's 56th Annual Meeting

Make plans to attend the 56th Annual Meeting of the Teratology Society, June 25–29, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for this year’s meeting is “New Horizons in Birth Defects Research”. 

The program offers an exciting variety of scientific sessions on topics related to birth defects including state of the art approaches to developmental toxicity testing, postmarketing assessment of drugs, current concepts in pregnancy registries, neurodevelopmental defects from fetal exposure to recreational drugs, new approaches for the treatment of birth defects, in vitro models of neurovascular development, depression and its treatment during pregnancy, advances in placental research, concerns around genetically modified organisms (GMOs), science and public policy, monoclonal antibody drug testing across species, toxicity of nanoparticles, as well as original platform and poster presentations, and a student and postdoctoral career workshop. The details of the program are available via the Annual Meeting website.

The meeting will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel. The standard room rate for this meeting is $179, plus tax. Make sure to mention the Teratology Society Annual Meeting to receive this rate. This rate is available three days before and three days after the meeting based upon availability. Reservations must be made by May 28, 2016 to secure the meeting rate. Students, act fast to take advantage of the limited special student room rate.

The Teratology Society is pleased to provide a Room Sharing Program. This program is designed to help attendees reduce the cost of attending the Annual Meeting. The room sharing program is open to all 2016 Teratology Society Annual Meeting attendees and is open through May 6.

Reduced registration rates have been established to assist Emeritus members to attend both the meeting and the Education Courses; your continued participation in the Annual Meeting is very important to us. To qualify for this rate, you must be an approved Emeritus Member of the Teratology Society.

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015
(Please note the deadline CANNOT be extended.)
Submit your abstract online. Please visit the Annual Meeting website for complete abstract submission instructions and to submit an abstract. If your abstract is selected for presentation, you must register to attend the Teratology Society Annual Meeting.

Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Awards Deadline: February 15, 2016 
All students and postdoctoral fellows who have an abstract accepted for presentation during the meeting will be eligible to receive a $500 travel award. Application for Travel Awards must be made at the time of abstract submission.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 22, 2016
Plan to take advantage of the Early Bird Registration rates and register before the February 22, 2016 deadline for the greatest savings.

The Annual Meeting provides us with the opportunity to promote our shared vision and scientific identity as researchers focused on the causes, manifestations, intervention, and prevention of structural and functional birth defects, and reproductive health. It also is an expression of our scientific diversity, as a Society of clinicians, scientists, and science policy regulators, from academic, industrial, and government sectors. There is no better occasion to learn about the latest scientific research in teratology, to interact with internationally known experts, to meet project officers and representatives from funding agencies, and to network with old friends and colleagues. We urge all of you to join us for this special event. 

We understand that travel budgets are tight. If you need documentation to submit with your request to attend the meeting, please contact headquarters at


Tacey E. K. White, PhD
Teratology Society President

Sonja A. Rasmussen, MD, MS
2016 Program Chair
Teratology Society Vice President


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