What: Northwest Reproductive Sciences Symposium and Center for Reproductive Biology Annual Retreat

Where: The Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd, Philomath, Oregon (~5 miles from OSU campus)

When: NWRSS June 2nd - 3rd; CRB Retreat June 4th, 2016

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn, 2500 SW Western Boulevard, Corvallis, Oregon, 97333. We have reserved a block of rooms for June 1st -3rd. Rate is $142/night for Double Queen and King rooms. Rate includes breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn. Rooms must be reserved by May 2nd.  FOR CRB FACULTY AND TRAINEES: The CRB will pay rooming costs for CRB faculty and trainees for one night. Please make our reservation and secure it with a credit card. Upon check-out, you will be charged for your stay minus one night. Lodging instructions for CRB trainees.

Registration: Deadline for registration is May 16th at midnight. REGISTER ONLINE HERE. Costs are $100 for PIs/professors, and $75 for trainees, and includes 5 meals and a t-shirt.

Symposium schedule and program.

Abstract submission: Abstracts can be submitted on the website starting April 1st. Submission deadline is May 9th. Abstract requirements are as follows:

1. General Requirements: Data and conclusions presented at the meeting must be based on the same research described in the submitted abstract. It is expected that the abstract will contain new information.

2. Presentation: The submitting author must present the abstract. Any exception must be approved by the Chairs of the Abstract Committee no later than one week prior to the start of the meeting. Only a co-author of the abstract will be considered an acceptable replacement and ideally that co-author should not be giving another presentation at this meeting.

3. Meeting Attendance: Submission of an abstract constitutes an agreement that the presenting author will attend the meeting to present the abstract if the abstract is accepted.

4. Content: Abstracts must be written in clear, concise, and grammatically correct American English. Abstracts must contain the following:

  • statement of specific objectives, unless included in the title;

  • brief statement of methods, if pertinent;

  • summary of results (including number of subjects per group or number of replicates per treatment), pertinent data, and statistical analyses

  • statement of conclusions.

5. Financial support should be listed at the end of the abstract. Do not use headers (e.g., objectives, methods) in your abstract. Do not put in any paragraph breaks. Do not use phrases such as "will be discussed" or "will be presented." Avoid abbreviations and acronyms, and do not cite references. Do not include tables, figures, or references.

6. Format: The title may not exceed 200 characters. Type the title in lower case with initial letters capitalized (title case), using italics as necessary. Please use appropriate ending punctuation (period/full stop or question mark).

7. The abstract—excluding title, authors, and affiliations—may not exceed 500 words. If your abstract is too long, it will be truncated as necessary.

Hosts: WSU/UI Center for Reproductive Biology; Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine; and OSU College of Agriculture, Department of Animal & Rangeland Sciences.

Friday night dinner at The Vue with live music. Catering by Forks and Corks.

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