REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES SYMPOSIA

  • Pate, Joy Lee (PI)
  • STORMSHAK, FREDRICK (PI)
  • Griswold, Michael (PI)
  • EPPIG, JOHN (PI)
  • SANBORN, BARBARA (PI)
  • KEYES, PAUL LANDIS (PI)
  • HUNZICKER-DUNN, MARY (PI)
  • THATCHER, WILLIAM (PI)
  • STOCCO, DOUGLAS (PI)
  • FAZLEABAS, ASGERALLY (PI)
  • NILSON, JOHN (PI)
  • VANDERHYDEN, BARBARA (PI)
  • SUAREZ, SUSAN STEVENS (PI)
  • SCHULTZ, RICHARD (PI)
  • JANSEN, JUDITH (PI)
  • EVANS, JANICE (PI)
  • HEDRICK, SAIMA KHAN (PI)
  • NILSON, JOHN H. (PI)
  • HUNZICKER-DUNN, MARY E. (PI)
  • PATE, JOY L. (PI)
  • THATCHER, WILLIAM W. (PI)
  • STOCCO, DOUGLAS M. (PI)
  • FAZLEABAS, ASGERALLY T. (PI)
  • VANDERHYDEN, BARBARA C. (PI)
  • SUAREZ, SUSAN STEVENS (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

DESCRIPTION: (Adapted from applicant's description) Funds are requested to
provide partial support for the annual meeting of the Society for the Study
of Reproduction for each of five years beginning in 1998. Specifically,
funds are requested to support the following traditional aspects of each
meeting: 1) three State-of-the-Art Lectures given by distinguished
scientists on cutting edge research germane to basic and clinical
reproductive biology; 2) the President's Symposium consisting of three
invited speakers whose focus is on a newly emerging area of interest to
reproductive biologists; 3) twelve minisymposia (36 speakers) designed to
provide coverage of a wide array of subjects in the field; and 4) travel
awards for trainees (pre- and postdoctoral level) who are non-NRSA
recipients. The program content for each meeting will reflect the
cooperative efforts between the Society and the NICHD to ensure that the
meeting is relevant and responsive to NICHD scientific program goals.

In 1998, the State-of-the-Art Lectures will be given by three
internationally-recognized scientists: Dr. Jan-Ake Gustaffson, Karolinska
Institute, Sweden, will discuss the physiology and molecular biology of
estrogen receptor B; Dr. Don Wolf will present the historical and present
and future status of cloning of mammalian species; and Dr. Lonnie Russell
will discuss recent advances in spermatogonial transplantation. The
President's Symposium will highlight the role of leptin in regulating
reproduction. Drs. Douglas Foster, Robert Steiner and L. Arthur Campfield
will provide an overview of the functional relationships among leptin,
energy balance and reproduction. The mechanism of action of Leptin on the
neuroendocrine circuitry will be addressed. In addition, minisymposia (4
per day within a 90 minute time slot) will allow three speakers on a related
area of interest to present and discuss their data. The general program
design of the meeting facilitates interaction between scientists and
trainees; the majority of papers presented as 12 minute platform talks or in
poster sessions are given by trainees. Travel awards will enable many more
trainees to attend the SSR meeting than otherwise would be possible due to
limited laboratory funds.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date8/1/986/30/21