Student & Postdoc
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Information
Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Activities
The Student Affairs Committee of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention is coordinating several networking activities during the meeting. Please plan to take advantage of these opportunities.
Discover more about the research of other students and postdoctoral fellows. Support your colleagues at the platform session on Sunday, June 23 from 9:05 am–12:05 pm. The two best presentations in this session will be selected to receive a Wilson Presentation Award of $500.
James C. Bradford Memorial Student Poster Award
The James C. Bradford Memorial Student Poster Award is jointly sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association (MARTA) and Sanofi. This award recognizes the best poster presentation by a student or postdoctoral fellow at the annual meetings of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention and Developmental Neurotoxicology Society (DNTS). Students and postdoctoral fellows whose abstracts are submitted by the February 15, 2019 deadline and are accepted for poster presentation are automatically considered for this award. The recipients of this award will be announced during the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Business Meeting.
Student Career Event
Take advantage of this great networking opportunity. Join MARTA and the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention for dinner, conversation, and networking at a Student Career Event on Monday, June 24 from 8:00 pm–10:00 pm. This popular annual event is for students and postdoctoral fellows attending the joint meetings of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, DNTS, and OTIS. As you prepare for the next phase in your professional career, we offer you this opportunity to meet your fellow students and postdoctoral fellows and to interact with scientists from academia, government, and industry. This is also an opportunity for you to discuss your future and the various career paths available to you.
Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention 38th Annual Volleyball Game
Whether you want to join the game or cheer on your colleagues, don’t miss this lively event! For the past 37 years the attendees of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention meeting have gathered on a local volleyball court and enjoyed a friendly, albeit competitive, game of volleyball. Those who want to participate should meet in the hotel lobby at 6:00 AM on Wednesday, June 26.
Organized by the Student Affairs Committee, this event brings students, postdoctoral fellows, and seasoned Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention members together for a networking breakfast. If you have questions about potential career paths or how it is to work in the government, academia, or industry this is an opportunity for you. This event will take place on Monday, June 24 at 7:00 am and is open to all Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention student and postdoctoral fellow attendees, however advance registration is required. Please complete the Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Questionnaire and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 15, 2019.
Become More Involved
The Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention encourages students and postdoctoral fellows to become more involved by participating in the Society by becoming members of a committee. If you are interested in being part of a committee, please contact the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Headquarters office.