SRI Call for 2024 Mini Symposia Proposals


Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 12-16, 2024
Due Date: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST

The Mini-Symposia Proposal Submission is now open for presentation at the 2024 SRI Annual Scientific Meeting. You must be a current SRI Member to submit a proposal. More information can be found here if you wish to renew your membership dues or submit an application. 

The symposia mission is to provide an international forum for scientific exchange, highlighting cutting edge topics in basic and clinical research in reproductive science that reflect the collective depth and breadth of scientific endeavor within SRI.

Proposals complementing the meeting theme Supporting Healthy Lifecourse Trajectories will be given priority.

When considering speakers, SRI encourages diversity in all aspects including, but not limited to, educational background, country of origin or working environment, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, social/economic background, and physical ability.

Note that if the guidelines are not followed, your proposal will be returned to you for editing, with a potentially short turnaround time.

  • Each symposium will be two hours in duration
  • Total of four speakers, with one potentially serving as a moderator of the symposium, if they have not served in this capacity in the past three years
  • When suggesting speakers, please consider appropriate representation of gender, geographical spread, stage of career and EDI.  Speakers must not be at the same institution.
  • For budgetary reasons, non-members must be limited to 2 per submission. If you are unsure if someone is a member, please contact
  • In addition, suggested speakers should not have given an oral presentation in a Mini-Symposium at the SRI annual meeting within the past 3 years. Agendas for the last 3 meetings can be found here:

2023 Detailed Agenda - coming soon!

2022 Detailed Agenda

2021 Detailed Agenda

2019 Detailed Agenda

You will be asked the following during the mini-symposium proposal submission:

  • Name and contact information of person proposing the Mini-Symposium
  • A description of the symposium that will allow the Program Committee to understand the content, scope and objectives. This will include:
    • Full name, title, and contact information for each speaker
    • Suggestions for 2 Moderators (see above guidelines)
    • While you may confirm with the speakers if they are willing to participate if selected, it is not encouraged. This is to allow the Program Committee to adjust as needed to ensure a balanced program
    • No more than 2 Non-members; Preferably 3 Members, 1 Non-member
    • Mix of gender
    • Balance of North America and International speakers
    • Balance of Geography - not all from the same institution, area/state.
    • Recently published quality peer reviewed papers

Submission of a proposal indicates agreement to the following:

  • Should the symposium be accepted, the SRI Program Committee reserves the right to modify the topic, proposed moderators and proposed speakers. This is to assure a balanced and diverse program.
  • SRI is a small organization of dedicated colleagues, and we regret that we are unable to offer any honoraria.

Please complete the entire submission form before submitting your proposal. You are able to log back into the form to complete the information previously started. You will receive an email confirmation once complete.

Alternatively, if there is an area that you would like to see covered by others, please forward that suggestion directly to Professor Dino Giussani at

We look forward to your proposal!

Dino Giussani, PhD, ScD, FRCOG 
Program Director, SRI 2024

Stephen Matthews, PhD 
President, SRI 2023-2024

Bo Rueda, PhD 
Chair, Program Committee

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