Society of Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

66th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 12 - 16, 2019

Connection Corners

Connection Corners is an event for trainees, established in 2013 at the annual Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) meeting. During this event, accomplished senior members are invited to host discussions at tables with topics that are relatable and of interest to attendees at diverse stages in their careers. These open-ended “chats” provide a casual environment to interact, and facilitate networking between meeting attendees, especially amongst trainees.

2019 Connection Corners: Impact Unpacked
Thursday, March 14, 2019
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Regency 15 - Hyatt Regency

**The 2019 Connection Corners event will be open to the first 200 attendees


Table Topics:

Table 1: From Innovation to Impact and Beyond

Sarah England, PhD
Washington University SOM

Monica Laronda, PhD
Ann & Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital, Northwestern University

Timo Siepmann, MD
University of Dresden

Table 2: Your First SRI Meeting (A)

Irina Burd, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University

Leslie Myatt, PhD, FRCOG
Oregon Health & Science University

Jim Segars, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Table 3: Your First SRI Meeting (B)

Eun Lee, PhD
Virginia Commonwealth University

Nanette Santoro, MD
University of Colorado

Floor Spaans, PhD
University of Alberta

Table 4: Meet the SRI Distinguished Lecturers

Y.M. Dennis Lo, FRS
Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Table 5: Grantsmanship

Ian Bird, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino, PhD
University of Melbourne

Table 6: Careers Outside of Academia – Industry/Biotech

Gaurang S. Daftary, MD
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Oliver Martin Fischer


Table 7: Careers Outside of Academia – Government/Policy/Non-Profit

Lisa Halvorson, MD

Kelle Moley, MD
March of Dimes

Alan DeCherney, MD

Table 8: Combining Research with Clinical Work – During Residency

Ayman Al-Hendy, MD, PhD
University of Illinois at Chicago

Bruce Lessey, MD, PhD
Greenville Health System

Table 9: Combining Research with Clinical Work – After Your Training

Asma Khalil, MDres MRCOG
St George's Hospital

Marc Spaanderman, MD, PhD
Maastricht University MC

Virginia Winn, MD, PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Table 10: Creating Your Network

Sam Mesiano, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

Marie Van Dijk, PhD
Amsterdam UMC

Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, PhD
University of Cambridge

Table 11: Communicating Science to the Public

Sandy Davidge, PhD
Women and Children's Health Research Inst. - University of Alberta

Christopher Redman, MD
University of Oxford

Julienne Rutherford, PhD
University of Illinois

Table 12: Why You Should Become a Member of SRI!

Alison Care, PhD
University of Adelaide

Emre Seli, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Stephen Matthews, PhD
University of Toronto

Table 13: Challenges and Opportunities for Researchers from Developing Countries

Dilly Anumba, MD, FRCOG, LLM
University of Sheffield

Tania Ortiga-Carvalho, PhD
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Elena Zambrano Gonzalez, PhD
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion SZ

Table 14: Finding Academic Mentors

Asgerally T. Fazleabas, PhD
Michigan State University

Jessica Hebert, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University

Helen Jones, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital MC

Table 15: Diversity in the Scientific Workplace

Elizabeth Bonney, MD, MPH
University of Vermont

Usha Pillai, PhD
Leading Women

Kelly Lockwood Primus
Leading Women