Saturday, 2 March 2013

See you at Whistler

Whistler Conference Centre

The annual meeting of the International Federation of Placenta Associations will be held at Whistler, British Columbia, on 11-14 September 2013. Full details are available at this link.

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
—Robert Burns

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.

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