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Society for the Study of Reproduction Presents Virtual Symposia on Contraceptive Discovery

Post written by Margaret Gaw, Stanback Fellow with FHI 360


Interested in taking part in or submitting an abstract for an upcoming symposium on novel contraceptive discovery? On July 21, July 28, and August 4, the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) will host a series of virtual symposia focused on addressing the unmet need for contraceptives for millions of people worldwide. Supported by the Gates Foundation and building off the successful Contraceptive Symposium in 2020, this series will be an exciting forum to engage with the topic of contraceptive development including drug delivery and discovering. The Annual SSR Business Meeting will also be held with this symposium and will be focused on new initiatives and the general health of SSR. Registration for the symposium opened on June 1 and is free for SSR Members, $100 for non-SSR Members, and $30 for Trainees. Each of the three symposium sessions will include one keynote presentation, 3 featured talks of 15 minutes each, and 2-3 short oral presentations (10 minutes each) selected from the submitted abstracts.

The SSR Contraceptive Symposium is calling for abstracts investigating new basic, clinical, and/or translational research related to contraceptive innovation or discovery. There are no restrictions on researcher membership or investigated species, but there are guidelines for abstract format and submission. The Contraceptive Symposium Organizing Committee will review each abstract and assign to either an oral presentation or e-Poster presentation session. The deadline to submit your abstract for the event is July 2nd at 11:59PM EST: https://ssrcontraceptive.secure-platform.com/a/page/instructions/abstract.


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