President's Message November 2011

You Can Help Define the Future of the Society

Thank you for maintaining your membership with the Teratology Society.  I hope you will continue to participate in 2012 as we review the direction and goals of the Society for the next five years.

In April, members who represent the multiple disciplines and areas within the Society will convene for the next strategic planning session.  Please watch for announcements about ways you can participate by providing feedback via surveys and other opportunities.  Your input is critical to helping shape the future of the Society.  If you would like to be considered as a participant, please send a message to

The first step of participation is renewing your membership for 2012.  I encourage you to renew before December 31, 2011 so that your access to the journal and BDR Connection are not disrupted.  You may pay online or download the forms and return them by mail.  Renewing early will ensure that you receive the communications about the strategic planning opportunities and prevent us from incurring the expense of preparing and mailing paper reminders to you.

You are also encouraged to provide input for the strategic planning process by using the comment feature available with this article.  I look forward to hearing from you and shaping the future of the Teratology Society together.

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