We are looking forward to seeing you at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the newly named Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI), which will be held from Wednesday, March 25th to Saturday, March 28th, 2015, in San Francisco, CA! On behalf of the Program Committee, we would like to highlight the exciting scientific program for this year’s meeting. The overall theme selected is “Immunology and Women’s Health,” and we have two phenomenal, Presidential Distinguished Lecturers. The first is Dr. Bruce Beutler, who was co-awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2011 and is currently the Raymond and Ellen Willie Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research, Director of the Center for Genetics of Host Defense, and Regental Professor in the Department of Immunology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. He will focus on a more global aspect of immunology, and his talk is entitled, “Sensing and responding to microbes: A forward genetic approach.”
As our second Presidential Distinguished lecturer, we are also fortunate to have Dr. Peggy Petroff, a leading reproductive scientist and immunologist who will be speaking on “Autoimmune-mediated Premature Ovarian Failure: Knocking the AIRE out of fertility.” This talk will highlight a major paradigm shift in how we think about immune tolerance to self and its effects on fertility and pregnancy loss.
Following the traditional lines of the SRI annual meeting, there will also be a new investigator plenary session, a total of fourteen outstanding mini-symposia, and several oral concurrent and poster sessions. This meeting will also host the third annual Connection Corners session, which has been a hugely popular and successful event that engages trainees with the more senior members of the society. Furthermore, we are also excited to introduce a “Toolbox” session that will highlight methodologies in bioinformatics processing and flow cytometry, a dedicated lounge area for junior investigators so they have the opportunity to meet other scientific contemporaries, and two simultaneous sessions geared toward career development for early-stage and mid-career investigators. And of course, the main meeting will be preceded by a full day of exceptional satellite meetings.
We look forward to seeing you, and we hope that you will also encourage your colleagues to attend, as showcasing the excellence of SRI will only continue to improve the caliber of science at our annual meeting.
All the best,
SRI Program Committee Chair
2015 Scientific Program Director
2015 Program Committee
Stephen Matthews, PhD – University of Toronto
Bo Rueda, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital
Emily J. Su, MD, MS – Northwestern University
Emre Seli, MD – Yale University
Sam Mesiano, PhD – Case Western Reserve University
Charles Ducsay, PhD – Lorna Linda University