SDB COVID-19 Update


The Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) is closely monitoring and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local authorities regarding the spread of COVID-19.

Several SDB regional meetings have been postponed or cancelled.  At this time, the SDB 79th Annual Meeting will go on as planned with some adjustments.  This situation is rapidly changing.  We will communicate any meeting cancellations or postponements as soon as they occur.

Annual Meeting

SDB 79th Annual Meeting – Continuing as Scheduled
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL
July 9-13, 2020

In response to uncertainty surrounding various campus policies, SDB has extended the 79th Annual Meeting abstract submission deadline to April 29, 2020 11:59 PM ET.

Additionally, the early, discounted meeting registration rates will now be extended to include all pre-meeting registrations received by June 1. On-site full meeting registration will be at the regular rate.

Regional Meetings

Northwest SDB Regional Meeting - POSTPONED to September 13-15, 2020
Friday Harbor Laboratories, San Juan Island, WA
March 18-21, 2020

Registration fees for the original meeting may be rolled over to the postponed meeting. Please email if you want to keep it for the September meeting by March 18, 2020.  All others will be refunded.

Canada SDB Regional Meeting - CANCELLED
Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
March 19-22, 2020

Northeast SDB Regional Meeting - CANCELLED
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA
April 3-5, 2020

Southeast SDB Regional Meeting - CANCELLED
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, Raleigh, NC
May 20-22, 2020

Registration fees will be refunded by March 20, 2020. 

Mid-Atlantic SDB Regional Meeting - CANCELLED
NIH Natcher Center, Bethesda, MD
May 1-2, 2020

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Last Updated 03/17/2020