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Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit

Two men discussing a posterThe Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit (formerly called CRS Mini-symposium) is an annual event showcasing reproductive science and medicine research conducted at Northwestern and surrounding Chicago area institutions including University of Illinois-Chicago and De Paul University. An organizing committee composed of CRS trainees is central to the success of this event. Trainee research and travel awards for this event have been funded through the Constance Campbell Memorial Fund since 1989.

The summit includes presentations from internal and external distinguished speakers, as well as trainee oral and poster presentations.

The 2018 Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit took place on Friday, June 1st, in Prentice Women's Hospital, downtown Chicago.

This year's Planning Committee was led by Co-Chairs Shimeng Liu and Christia Sison; two graduate students from the Bulun Lab. Other Summit Planning Committee Members include:

We welcomed distinguished speakers from across the nation:

distinguished speakers from Northwestern:

The CRS 2018 Alumni Lecturer:

The 2018 Summit included over 100 attendees and a special panel lunch on, "Communicating Science to the Public." Summit attendees were also encouraged to bring "lay" projects for a display table. Our panelists for the lunch included:

Registration for the 2018 Summit is now closed.

Three CRS trainee abstracts were selected for oral presentations and each received a Constance Campbell Research Award ($250):

The remaining 42 abstracts were presented as posters. All posters were judged at the summit and the top three received a Constance Campbell Research Award ($100):

Note: Only CRS trainees are eligible for Constance Campbell Research Awards.

We look forward to the 2019 Reproductive Science and Medicine Summit! Look for photos from the event on Facebook and with our hashtag: #CRSReproSummit2018