Registration Information

Register for the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention Annual Meeting

Registration is required to attend the Annual Meeting. Additional registration is needed to attend Education Courses.

The Annual Meeting and Education Courses will take place at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Register early to take advantage of special discounted rates.

Please note that, in addition to four full days of science and networking, the 64th Annual Meeting registration fee includes:

  • Daily morning and afternoon refreshment breaks
  • Two evening poster receptions
  • The Warkany Tea
  • A celebratory closing event with dinner and dancing
  • Trainee Bonus: complimentary professional development workshop and career networking reception
  • Access to discounted sleeping room group rates at the Wyndham Grand

Finally, registrants of the Education Courses on Saturday will have access to course recordings following the annual meeting. As such, if you cannot attend the Saturday courses in person but would like to benefit from watching them on demand, feel free to register!

Registration Fees

Level Early Bird
(by 3/31)
(4/1 - 5/31)
(after 5/31)
Member $680 $760 $800
Emeritus Member $595 $665 $700
Member Joint DNTS Registration $877 $930 $930
Nonmember* $833 $931 $980
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow/Trainee $238 $266 $280

* Payment of the full Nonmember registration fee includes 2024 membership dues if a Regular or Associate membership application is received by July 31. Apply for membership online at

Education Course Fees


Member $440
Emeritus Member $320
Nonmember $560
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow $120

EDUCATION COURSE 1: The Role of the Microbiome in Normal and Abnormal Development
(June 22, 2024, 8:30 AM–12:00 PM EDT)

Member $275
Emeritus Member $200
Nonmember $350
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow $75

EDUCATION COURSE 2: Stem Cells: The Role and Promise in Birth Defects Research
(June 22, 2024, 1:30 PM–5:00 PM EDT)

Member $275
Emeritus Member $200
Nonmember $350
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow $75

LUNCH AND LEARN MINI COURSE: Climate Change/Wildfires
(June 25, 2024, 12:00-1:45 PM EDT)

Member $175
Emeritus Member $150
Nonmember $225
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow $75


Professional Development Workshop: Science Communication (June 24, 2024, 12:00 Noon–1:45 PM ET)

Member/Emeritus Member/Nonmember $55
Student/Postdoctoral Fellow $0

The meeting and courses will take place in-person at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

There is a $75 processing charge for cancellation or substitution of any registration before May 15, 2024.
No refunds after May 15, 2024.

Special Registration Types

Member Registration

The Member registration rate is only available to Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention members who have paid their dues through the year the meeting takes place. If you are unable to register at the member rate, it is possible that your dues payment has not been received. Please access your member profile in Member Account Services to check the status of your membership and/or renew your dues.

The Society is pleased to continue to offer reduced meeting and course registration rates to Emeritus members of the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention.

Student/Postdoctoral Fellow/Trainee Registration

This registration rate is available to all students, postdoctoral fellows, and other trainees who are members of BDRP or who have submitted a membership application. Please note that annual dues for Trainee Membership are just $20 and includes electronic access to the Society’s journal Birth Defects Research. Any student, postdoctoral fellow, or trainee who submits an abstract by the deadline (February 15) and is accepted for poster or platform presentation is eligible to apply for a Travel Award.

Joint Meeting Registration

Individuals who are members of both the Society for Birth Defects Research and Prevention and DNTS may select the joint member registration fee to attend both organizations’ meetings at a reduced rate via one payment.

Sister Society Member Registration

Individuals who are not members of BDRP but are members of our four sister societies (European Teratology Society, Developmental Neurotoxicology Society, National Birth Defects Prevention Network, and Organization of Teratology Information Specialists) may register for the BDRP meeting and/or courses at a 10% discount off the nonmember rate. This discount will be applied in addition to the Early Bird Discount or Advance Registration Discount if registering by those deadlines. Individuals should contact their organization’s headquarters to request the promotional code to apply during registration checkout.

Additional Information

Special Needs Accommodations

Persons with disabilities requiring conference access and/or reasonable accommodation should notify by May 15.