MONTREAL, July 23, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - From July 22 to 26, a major conference on reproduction will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Under the theme, Reproductive Health: Nano to Global, the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) will bring together over 1,200 delegates from five continents in Montréal. On this occasion, the media are invited to attend lectures and meet with the many experts who will be present.
High interest talks presented on Wednesday July 24th include:
- Spermatogonial Stem Cell Transplantation: Closer to Clinical Reality?
Brian P. Hermann, Ph.D. (University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas).
Topic: New methods are being developed to preserve fertility in cancer patients by saving cells prior to chemotherapy and transplanting them back after.
- One Hundred Million to One: Physical Factors That Determine the Fertilizing Sperm.
Jackson Kirkman-Brown, Ph.D. (University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England).
Topic: The winner! How does that one sperm out of 100 million get through to fertilize the ovum?
- Engineering the Follicle Microenvironment.
Lonnie D. Shea, Ph.D. (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois).
Topic: Can we grow human eggs in cell culture? Biomedical engineering as applied to issues of infertility in women.
- A Population Approach to the Identification of Loss of Function Alleles That Lead to Embryonic Loss.
Jerry Taylor, Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri).
Topic: Genetic characteristics are responsible for infertile offspring and embryo loss. How can we screen for these traits in livestock?
- From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men
Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D. (University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California).
Topic: Chemicals in the environment, how amphibians and fish can serve as biomarkers for contamination.
INTERVIEWS AND ACCREDITATION: The speakers and experts present will make themselves available to discuss their research. Representatives of the media wishing to schedule an interview or obtain accreditation are asked to contact Bruce D. Murphy, Ph.D., Co-Chair of the SSR Local Arrangement Committee ([email protected]).
About the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)
The SSR's purpose is to promote the study of the biological and medical aspects of fertility and reproduction by fostering interdisciplinary communication. It holds an annual conference and publishes the journal Biology of Reproduction on a monthly basis.
For more information visit http://www.ssr.org/
About the 46th Annual Meeting of the SSR
Reproductive Health: Nano to Global
22-26 July 2013
Palais des congrès de Montréal
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Hosted by Réseau Québécois en Reproduction
Over 1,200 delegates from five continents will participate in this meeting.
About the Réseau Québécois en reproduction (RQR)
The wide range of expertise in reproductive biology, allows this Quebec strategic group to contribute to the understanding of important clinical topics in reproduction, particularly those related to assisted reproductive technology and to reinforce the competitiveness of the Quebec animal and agricultural industry.
SOURCE: Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)
For further information:
For more information visit: www.rqr.umontreal.ca
Contacts: Susan S. Suarez, Ph.D.
President - Society for the Study of Reproduction
Bruce D. Murphy, Ph.D.
Co-Chair - SSR Local Arrangement Committee
450-773-8521 ext.: 8382
Eliane Auger, M.Sc.
Manager - Réseau Québécois en reproduction
450-733-8521 ext.: 8286