Message re: Abstract Deadline

Dear Neural Tube Defect Research Community,

I want to thank those of you who have managed to meet one of our three abstract deadlines and submitted your abstract and registered for the conference.  Now for the remaining 50% of you (and you know who you are), it is time to get serious.  We cannot put the Program together because we want to include your work (again, you know who you are) but we cannot if we cannot review your abstracts. And on a personal note, I am financially liable to the tune of $100,000 if we don’t make our room commitment with the ATT Center.  While I am expecting a modest raise on September 1st, it is unlikely to cover this bill.  So PLEASE REGISTER, PLEASE GET A ROOM, PLEASE SEND ME YOUR ABSTRACTS!  We will continue to accept registrations up until the meeting or space available.  We will accept abstracts until September 10th, although your chance of getting a platform presentation decreases with the passing of time.

We look forward to seeing y’all in Texas.

Rick, Laura, Philip and John