Student & Postdoc

Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Information

Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Activities

In addition to our Travel Award program, the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention supports trainees attending the annual meeting through several activities detailed below. Please plan to take advantage of these opportunities.

Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Platform Session

Discover more about the research of other students and postdoctoral fellows. Support your colleagues by attending the Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Platform Session. The two best presentations in this session will be selected to receive a Wilson Presentation Award of $500.


Professional Development Workshop

Students and postdoctoral fellows may enjoy complimentary registration for the Professional Development Workshop. Please register in advance so we know how many boxed lunches to order!


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 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 the Student and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Event on the evening of Sunday, June 26. This popular annual event is for students and postdoctoral fellows attending the annual 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 41st Annual Volleyball Game

Whether you want to join the game or cheer on your colleagues, don’t miss this lively event! For the past 40 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 bright and early on Wednesday, June 29.


Become More Involved

The Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention encourages students and postdoctoral fellows to become more involved in their scientific 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.