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11th Structural Birth Defects Meeting
FASEB Beaumont Campus, Bethesda, MD
April 3-5, 2017

Prior Structural Birth Defects Meetings were organized by the staff of Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with exclusive participation of grantees funded through the NICHD’s Birth Defects Initiatives at NIH.  This 11th meeting will be open to anyone in the birth defects research community, especially trainees, in addition to grantees.  It will be co-organized by the Steering Committee and the Society for Developmental Biology, with support from an NIH Grant (U13HD088077), funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

The meeting will be held at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on April 3-5, 2017.  Attendance will be limited to 120 participants, with priority given to grantees funded by the NIH Birth Defects Initiative and those whose abstracts have been selected for presentation (oral or poster). 

The format of the meeting will be predominately short presentations of hypothesis driven findings grouped into several topic areas and selected from submitted abstracts.  In addition, there will be a keynote speaker, a speaker to introduce a round table topic followed by discussion, poster sessions, mentoring sessions, and trainee socials. 

A block of rooms at discounted rate ($189 single/double) has been reserved at the Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill, a 5-minute walk from FASEB campus. 

Last Updated on 10/14/2016