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President's Message

November 1, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you for submitting your outstanding science for consideration and possible presentation at the SRI Annual meeting in Vancouver! There were over 840 submitted abstracts. The Program Committee and member volunteers will be reviewing these abstracts in the coming month. Please expect your notifications about presentations in mid-December, as our rigorous peer-review process takes time.  

Please noted: there are only a few days left to apply for the SRI and Bayer Innovation and Discovery Grants! These grants will support the development of scientists and clinicians in the field of women's health. Specifically, funding will support the education and research endeavors of the awardees. These awards are made possible by a generous grant from Bayer HealthCare LLC. More information about the grants can be found on the SRI website. I hope all who are eligible will apply for these grants.

The enthusiasm and anticipation for the Annual Meeting in Vancouver is growing. If you missed the deadline for abstracts, there likely will be an opportunity for late-breaking abstracts—stay tuned. 

Finally, I would like inform you that the SRI Foundation will be participating in the 2019 GivingTuesday Campaign. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday on December 3rd, and consider supporting the SRI Foundation. Any donation, big or small, will help SRI reach its goal of $1M before funds are dispersed.

Best wishes,


Jim Segars, MD
SRI President, 2019-2020