Welcome to the 2017 SRI Annual Scientific Meeting
Welcome to the 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, March 15 - 18, 2017 in Orlando, FL. The theme of the 2017 meeting, “D2D: Data to Discovery,” was chosen to highlight new basic, translational and clinical approaches and opportunities for harnessing the power of scientific data to promote knowledge in reproductive health and medicine.
Sam Mesiano, PhD, as Program Director, has created an excellent program, which includes three Presidential Distinguished Lecturers, one trainee plenary session, 24 concurrent oral sessions, 12 mini-symposia and two special symposia. In addition to the scientific sessions, we have also planned complementary events that advance the mission of SRI. The first is Connection Corners, an annual event that engages trainees with the more experienced members of the Society. We will also hold three lunch sessions – on Wednesday, we will hold a Diversity Career Development Forum; on Thursday, the topic will be Breakthroughs in the Acquisition of the Omic Data Sets; on Friday, the focus will be Precision Medicine and Women's Health.
The Friday Presidential lecturer is Stephen Quake, PhD, Lee Otterson Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, Applied Physics and Physics at Stanford University. Dr Quake’s recent inventions in the area of prenatal genomics have transformed the field. He will share his innovative research and provide visionary comments about the future of blood based-genomic testing.
David Haig, PhD, George Putnam Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University, will give the Saturday Presidential lecture. Dr. Haig will talk about his novel and provocative data synthesis approaches to understanding maternal-fetal conflict.
The 2017 annual meeting will be held in Orlando, FL, at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. The science will be stimulating, the camaraderie will be engaging, and the warm sun of Florida will be shining. On behalf of the SRI Council, officers and staff, I invite you to attend the exciting meeting we have planned and connect with our colleagues and friends in SRI!
Yoel Sadovsky, MD, President 2016-2017