Whistler Conference Centre
The annual meeting of the International Federation of Placenta Associations will be held at Whistler,
, on 11-14 September 2013. Full details are available at this link. British Columbia
The meeting theme, "Of Mice & Women," has the subtext, "Models for molecular understanding of placental development and associated disorders."
The best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley
Followers of this blog should know I take a dim view of the mouse as a model of human pregnancies. For some of my reasons look here and for concurring opinions here and here. Notwithstanding I intend to be at Whistler as the IFPA Meetings are always rewarding. Early registration starts now at this link.
If you are a New Investigator and think Whistler sounds expensive, be advised that you are eligible for a reduced rate and can choose affordable accommodation. Even better, there is a good chance of getting a travel grant not least due to a scheme established by the generosity of YW (Charlie) Loke. To be eligible you need to submit an abstract and tick the right box. The abstract deadline is 12 April 2013.