General Information

Society for Developmental Biology 74th Annual Meeting
Snowbird, UT, July 9-13, 2015

The Society for Developmental Biology will hold its 74th Annual Meeting in Snowbird, Utah.  Located in Little Cottonwood Canyon, the base elevation at Snowbird Center is 8,100 feet.  Its highest point is Hidden Peak at 11,000 feet.  Against this beautiful backdrop, SDB President Lee Niswander, is planning a dynamic SDB Annual Meeting program.

The meeting will start with the Presidential Symposium on July 9, 5 PM and end with the Awards/Closing Banquet on July 12, 11 PM.  The Satellite Symposium will precede the Presidential Symposium and start at 12 noon.  Meeting registration and Exhibitors/Poster Session 1 set up will start at 1 PM on July 9.  

New this year:

Travel Awards
As always, SDB will offer financial assistance to help current SDB members (2015 dues paid) defray their meeting expenses: student (undergraduate and graduate) and postdoc travel awards; teaching and junior faculty travel grants.  New this year, post-candidacy graduate students may apply for the Paul D. Henion Graduate Student Travel Award.  Six Latin American-Caribbean Scholarships (for trainee and faculty) will be available for our colleagues from Latin American and Caribbean institutions to enhance exchange and collaboration opportunities among researchers within the Western Hemisphere.  In addition, the best student and the best postdoctoral presenters at each of the SDB Regional Meetings will each receive a travel award of up to $1,000 to help defray expenses to present their winning papers at the annual meeting.

Poster Presentations Updated!
Poster boards for the SDB 74th Annual Meeting will be horizontal (landscape) in orientation.  The maximum poster dimensions are:

Width: 6 feet (180 cm)
Height: 4 feet (120 cm)

Student and Postdoc Presentation Awards
The Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral Symposium will take place again this year, and eight short talks will be selected for the session, where the best presenter will receive an award to attend a specialty meeting or workshop of choice.  The traditional Best Student Poster Competition will be carried out and we expect fierce competition at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The best graduate student will represent SDB at the 2016 British Society for Developmental Biology spring meeting, while we will host the 2015 BSDB poster winner in Snowbird.

John Doctor Best Education Poster Award
Formal applications are not required for this award.  All posters in the category of “Education” submitted on time (not late abstracts) are considered as long as the first (presenting) author is a current SDB member.  See selection criteria here.

Short Talks
Thirty-six (36) short talk selections will be made. Speakers will be notified via e-mail in mid May. 

Reminder:  Current SDB membership (2015 dues paid) is required for all these benefits.  Avoid surprises and verify your status ahead of time at:  New membership application can be made at:  Review of new applications takes place mid- and end-of each month.  Plan ahead!