Meeting Overview

The Society for Redox Biology and Medicine's 24th Annual Meeting (SfRBM 2017) will be held November 29 – December 2, 2017, in Baltimore, MD, USA. SfRBM 2017 will feature four days of scientific communication. The Annual Meeting will officially kick off on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:00 pm with a featured plenary session, "Translational Aspects of Redox Signaling" followed by the SfRBM 2017 Welcome Reception. 

SfRBM 2017 is scheduled for the following four days (Wednesday through Saturday). Thursday through Saturday will begin with the popular Sunrise Free Radical School, continue with morning plenary lectures, lunchtime Professional Development Sessions, afternoon parallel thematic sessions, early evening poster presentations, and the SfRBM Discovery Award.  In addition, there will be several special programs and receptions to network with fellow scientists.

FREE RADICAL SCHOOL | 8:00 am - 9:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, the Sunrise Free Radical School (SFRS) will kick off each day of our Annual Meeting. Led Ralf Brandes, Ph.D., Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and Jianhua Zhang, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, the Free Radical School is designed to provide a detailed overview of the basic concepts of free radical chemistry and biology and is targeted towards students, fellows and those wishing to learn about new areas. A faculty of highly respected investigators in free radical research will deliver lectures and provide key literature references in their subject areas.

PLENARY SESSIONS | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Plenary sessions, which will be held during each morning of the annual meeting, will be comprised of speakers who will address common or closely related topics. Each will deliver a 20-25 minute talk followed by a 5-10 minute question and answer session moderated by a two member panel. Topics to be covered include:

  • Selenium in Biology and Medicine
  • Ferroptosis: The Rancid Smell of Death
  • Redox Control of Calcium Homeostasis in Health and Disease
  • Redox Biology of Normal vs Tumor Cells: A Therapeutic Target
  • Mitochondrial Dynamics in Health and Disease

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Thursday and Friday

Plan to grab lunch and join your colleagues during the SfRBM Professional Development Series. This series has been designed to provide you with an opportunity for professional growth and development by sharpening your grant writing, presentation, and research skills.

The SfRBM Professional Development Sessions will be Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1.  These sessions are complimentary, and you will be able to select one per day to attend

  • Speed Mentoring
  • Visual Arts
  • How to Deal with Failure?
  • Science Policy

ORAL PRESENTATIONS | 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday

A number of high-quality abstracts are chosen from those submitted to the Society for primary authors to give 20-minute oral presentations of their research. Three concurrent sessions will be structured around basic topic areas and will feature 45 speakers.

POSTER SESSIONS | 4:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday

During each day of this three-day sessions, posters will be on display all day (9:00 am - 9:00 pm) and can be viewed at any time during this period. Each day, two and half hours of formal presentation time (4:15 pm - 6:45 pm) is scheduled for authors to be available to discuss their work with other attendees. Poster boards for display of abstracts will be 4 feet (122 cm) high x 8 feet (244 cm) long for greater display area (click here for an example).

WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

FULL DAY PRE-MEETING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, November 29 | 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Basic to Translational Understanding in Redox Physical Oncology
Chair: Michael Graham Espey, Ph.D., NIH, USA

This workshop is designed to explore the concept of Redox Physical Oncology. The use of advanced technologies to study and understand the roles of redox effectors in cancer processes will be highlighted in sessions that span both basic mechanistic studies and translational work on tumor cells and physical microenvironment dynamics. 

Cost is $95 for Students, Postdocs, Scientists (5 years or less from the completion of training) and $175 for Senior Scientists 

OPENING SESSION & PLENARY SESSION 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 5:30 pm – 7:10 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
This is included in your registraiton fee.

TRAINEE WELCOME EVENT

Wednesday, November 29, 2017  |  7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
This event will be during the SfRBM Welcome Reception and has specifically been tailored for students/postdocs (trainees), allowing time to meet and network with each other in a more casual setting!

SfRBM YEAR IN REVIEW: ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
The member meeting will discuss past and future financial, administrative and academic activities of the society and recruit suggestions and comments from the general membership.

15th ANNUAL OPENING DOORS EVENT

Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Who is the Indiana Jones of Your Team?
Organized by Nukhet Aykin-Burns, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA, Maria Clara Franco, Ph.D., University of Central Florida, USA, Samantha Giordano, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, and Azza El-Remessy, Ph.D.,RPh, FAHA, University of Georgia, USA, and the Women in Science Committee (WIS)

This event is open to all attendees. | Cost is $25 for student & postdocs, $35 for senior investigators.

SfRBM DISCOVERY AWARD LECTURE 

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

NEW MEMBER WELCOME MEETING

Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

CLOSING & AWARDS BANQUET

Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Awards Banquet on Saturday, December 2 will feature the recognition of all Young Investigator and Travel Award winners, as well as outstanding leaders in the Socieities.  This is incluced in your registraiotn fee. 


CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

Requests for refunds will be honored if received in writing by November 15, 2017. Please note that all refunds will be issued AFTER the meeting and will be subject to a $50 processing fee.