Title

The society for craniofacial genetics and developmental biology 43rd annual meeting

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-1-2021

Journal

American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A

Volume

185

Issue

6

DOI

10.1002/ajmg.a.62150

Keywords

cleft lip; cleft palate; craniofacial; genetics; neural crest

Abstract

The Society for Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology (SCGDB) held its 43rd annual meeting in a virtual format on October 19–20, 2020. The SCGDB meeting included the presentation of the SCGDB Distinguished Scientists in Craniofacial Research Awards to Marilyn Jones and Kerstin Ludwig and four scientific sessions on the molecular regulation of craniofacial development, craniofacial morphogenesis, translational craniofacial biology, and signaling during craniofacial development. The meeting also included workshops on career development, NIH/NIDCR funding, and the utility of the FaceBase database, as well as two poster sessions. Over 190 attendees from 21 states, representing over 50 different scientific institutions, participated. This diverse group of scientists included cell biologists, developmental biologists, and clinical geneticists. While in-person interactions were missed due to the virtual meeting format imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting platform provided ample opportunities for participant interactions and discussions, thus strengthening the community.

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