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.
Any Student and Postdoctoral Fellow who is a BDRP member or has applied for membership (annual dues $10) and has submitted an abstract which is accepted may attend the virtual meeting free of charge. Abstracts are due March 31.
Eight graduate student/postdoctoral fellow abstracts will be selected by the Student Affairs Committee for the Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Platform Session scheduled for the first day of the virtual meeting, June 24. The two best presentations in this session will be selected to receive a Wilson Presentation Award of $500. Students and postdoctoral fellows whose abstracts are accepted but not selected for this session may still be accepted to present in another platform session or poster session.
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. Students and postdoctoral fellows whose abstracts are submitted by the March 31 deadline and are accepted for poster presentation are automatically considered for this award.
Professional Development, Networking, and Mentoring
The virtual meeting will provide ample opportunities for trainees to engage in professional development, networking, and mentoring, including the Professional Development Workshop on June 25. Information about additional opportunities will be shared with registrants via email and within the meeting agenda.
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.