Conference Overview

The Society for Redox Biology and Medicine's 25th Annual Conference (SfRBM 2018) will be held November 14-17, 2018, in Chicago, IL, USA. 

SfRBM 2018 will feature four days of scientific communication. The Annual Conference will officially kick off on Wednesday, November 14, at 5:00 pm with a featured plenary session followed by the SfRBM 2018 Welcome Reception. 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 Lifetime Achievement 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 24th consecutive year, the Sunrise Free Radical School (SFRS) will kick off each day of our Annual Conference. 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 Conference, 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.

  • Advances in Cysteine-Based Redox Signaling Mechanisms
  • Nutrition and Redox Signaling: From Nutrients to Bioactives
  • Regulatory Role of RNA/DNA Oxidation and Its Functional Significance in Disease
  • Mitochondria in Stem Cell Fate Decisions
  • Targeted and Local Delivery of Reox Therapeutics: Intervention Where It Matters

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 15, and Friday, November 16. These sessions are complimentary, and you will be able to select one per day to attend.

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

OPENING SESSION & PLENARY SESSION 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 5:30 pm – 7:10 pm

WELCOME RECEPTION

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
This is included in your registration fee.

TRAINEE WELCOME EVENT

Wednesday, November 14, 2018  |  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 15, 2018 | 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.

16th ANNUAL OPENING DOORS EVENT

Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

SfRBM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD LECTURE 

Friday, November 16, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

NEW MEMBER WELCOME MEETING

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

CLOSING & AWARDS BANQUET

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 17, will feature the recognition of all Young Investigator and Travel Award winners, as well as outstanding leaders in the Societies.  This is included in your registration fee. 


CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

Requests for refunds will be honored if received in writing by November 1, 2018. Please note that all refunds will be issued AFTER the conference and will be subject to a $50 processing fee.