The Society for Developmental Biology 82nd Annual Meeting will begin with the Presidential Symposium on Thursday, July 20 at 5:00 pm and end with the Closing Reception on Sunday, July 23 beginning at 6:00 pm.  The Satellite Symposium will be held Thursday, July 20 from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm prior to the opening of the annual meeting.

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 On-Demand Program

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Satellite Symposium

Outside of Exomes: Enhancers in Development and Congenital Disorders
Organizers: Alexa Burger and Evgeny Kvon

Presidential Symposium

Developmental Biology: A Vital Generative Science
Dominique Bergmann, Stanford University
Catherine Peichel, Universitat Bern, Germany
Elly Tanaka, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria
Martyn Goulding, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Plenary Sessions

New Approaches to Classic Questions
Christopher Lowe, Stanford University
Neelima Sinha, University of California, Davis
Dan Dickinson, University of Texas at Austin

The Cellular Basis of Development
Ed Munro, University of Chicago
Valentina Greco, Yale University (FASEB Award Lecture)
Jeff Farrell, National Institutes of Health

Special Interest Symposium

Emerging Ethical Issues Impacting Developmental Biology Research

Concurrent Sessions

The Physical Basis of Development
Amy Shyer, Rockefeller University

Development of the Nervous System
Rosa Uribe, Rice University
Bennett Novitch, University of California, Los Angeles

Ecological Evolutionary Developmental Biology
Johanna Kowalko, Lehigh University
Clinton Whipple, Brigham Young University

Gametogenesis and Initial Developmental Events
Daniela Drummond-Barbosa, University of Wisconsin
Swathi Arur, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Disease Models
Takanori Takebe, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Loydie Jerome-Majewska, McGill University, Canada

Organogenesis, Morphogenesis, and Tissue Differentiation
Peter Lwigale, Rice University
Meera Sundaram, University of Pennsylvania
Raj Ladher, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India

Specification and Establishment of Cell Fate
Heather Marlow, University of Chicago
Luke Nikolov, University of Indiana

Stem Cells, Homeostasis, and Regeneration
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Erin Davies, National Institutes of Health

External Drivers of Development
Philip Cleves, Carnegie Institution for Science
Jill Preston, University of Vermont

Poster Sessions


Communication Workshop
Developmental Biology Writing Club: Becoming a Writer

Education Workshop
Teaching Ethical Dilemmas in Developmental Biology

Publishing Workshop
Navigating Both Sides of the Review Process

SDB Award Lectures

Edwin G. Conklin Medal
Lilianna Solnica-Krezel, Washington University School of Medicine

Developmental Biology - SDB Lifetime Achievement Award
Anne Ephrussi, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany

Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize
Alana O’Reilly and Dara Ruiz-Whalen, Fox Chase Cancer Center and eCLOSE Institute

Elizabeth D. Hay New Investigator Award
Aimee Jaramillo-Lambert, University of Delaware

Society for Developmental Biology Trainee Science Communication Award
Kevin Thiessen, University of Bristol, UK

FASEB Award Lecture

FASEB Excellence in Science Mid-Career Investigator Award
Valentina Greco, Yale School of Medicine

Other Highlights

 Hilde Mangold Postdoctoral Symposium • Education and Technical Workshops • Theme Tables • Tutorials • Best Student (undergraduate and graduate) Poster Competition • Best Postdoctoral Presentation Competition