May 3, 2021
With great pleasure, registration is now open for the SRI 2021 Annual Hybrid Meeting! While the experience may be a bit different this year, we are thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to share science once again. Drs. Burd, Seli, Rueda and the Program Committee have put together a fabulous meeting! I hope you will be able to attend, if not in person, at least virtually. The Program Committee has designed this meeting so that persons attending virtually will have an experience that will provide for optimal interaction and sharing of science.
I encourage all those who are attending in-person to become fully vaccinated before arriving in Boston unless personal medical issues should prohibit vaccination. We anticipate this will make travel easier for you. Vaccination will also help to ensure your safety and the safety of your friends and attendees onsite. In the U.S., restrictions are being lifted as infections wane. Experts predict this trend to continue for the next 2 months prior to the meeting in July, which should lead to further relaxation of restrictions.
Please note that the SRI Annual Meeting will now take place at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. This is a slight change in venue, but will offer SRI attendees a lower room rate, and the society to hold the entire meeting at one site, which will enhance safety and convenience for all. I thank the superb SRI Staff for their hard work to make the meeting easier on our members by changing the venue!
SRI continues to provide virtual opportunities before the Annual Meeting. The next virtual educational event will be held on May 21st at 5PM Central Time. The official journal of SRI, Reproductive Sciences, will be hosting its first Journal Club Webinar! Two articles will be discussed, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers. Registration is free for all and more details can be found on the SRI Website.
Finally, I would also like to remind everyone that Membership Dues Renewal has also opened for the 2021-2022 dues year. Beginning this year, you have the option to renew for two years if you choose. This is proving to be a very popular option for our members. With so much coming up in this dues year (two annual meetings to mention one), don’t forget to renew your membership.
Looking forward to seeing you in person, or virtually, at the SRI Annual Meeting in July!
Jim Segars, MD
SRI President, 2019-2021
Nanette Santoro, MD
SRI President, 2021-2022