Conference Overview

The Society for Redox Biology and Medicine's 25th Annual Conference (SfRBM 2019) will be held November 20-23, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, USA. 

SfRBM 2019 will feature four days of scientific communication. The Annual Conference will officially kick off on Wednesday, November 20, at 5:00 pm with a featured plenary session followed by the SfRBM 2019 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 Discovery Award. In addition, there will be several special programs and receptions to network with fellow scientists.

5:00 pm - 7:10 pm | Wednesday

  • From Bench to Bedside and Back: Redox in Medicine

8:00 am - 9:00 am | Thursday, Friday, Saturday

For the 25th 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.

9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Thursday, Friday, Saturday

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.

  • Intracellular Metal Trafficking: Consequences for Redox Enzyme (alternative) Activities
  • Oxy-Inflammation, Redox Signaling and Autophagy: Crosstalk in Health and Disease
  • Beyond the Cell: Oxidation of the Extracellular Matrix in Development, Disease and Treatment
  • Nrf n’ Turf: Nrf2 Redox Signaling and Strategies to Drug Cancer Cell Metabolism
  • Redox Signaling in Exercise Adaptation

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 21, and Friday, November 22. These sessions are complimentary, and you will be able to select one per day to attend. Session topics include:

  • How to Publish a Strong Paper in Redox Biology 
  • Grant Review Session
  • Career Transitions
  • Sexual Harassment and Other Misbehavior in Science

2:30 pm - 4:15 pm | Thursday, Friday, 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.

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

During each day of this three-day sessions, posters will be on display all day (9:00 am - 6:45 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).


9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Wednesday

New Technologies and Informatics Strategies for Revealing the Interface Between Metabolism and Redox Biology

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a diverse class of redox-active molecules each of which exhibit distinct dynamics, reactivity, and metabolic consequences. New analytical technologies associated with redox biology are having a major impact on both basic and translational research. The integration of redox biology into the rapidly advancing field of big data will likely change our perspective on both fundamental biological mechanisms and the development of novel therapeutics. This workshop will focus on how these tools can be applied to yield mechanistic insights into the role ROS and metabolism play as regulatory molecules in physiology and pathophysiology with a focus on bioenergetic function, metabolism and thiol networks encompassing advanced analytical methods and bioinformatics.

There is an additional fee to attend this workshop.

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm | Wednesday

Mix and mingle with fellow attendees while enjoying drinks and appetizers.

7:15 pm - 9:00 pm | Wednesday

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!

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Thursday

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.

6:45 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday

Professionalism - Building Success in Science
Dr. Sonia Flores is a long standing member of the redox community and a national leader on diversity, inclusion, and equity. She is a member of the NIH working group to make recommendations on how to address issues regarding unprofessional behavior in science and medicine. This interactive Opening Doors session will address harassment and bias in the field of redox biology and medicine and approaches to minimize such problems in the community.

There is an additional fee to attend this event.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Friday

The 2019 Discovery Award recognizes seminal or high-impact redox research that has been completed within the past 5 years.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Saturday

Learn more about SfRBM and the benefits of being a member.

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Saturday

The Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 23, will feature the recognition of all Young Investigator and Travel Award winners, as well as outstanding leaders in the Society.


Requests for refunds will be honored if received in writing by November 1, 2019. Please note that all refunds will be subject to a $50 processing fee.