Society for Cryobiology

Save the Date for the CRYO2017 Meeting in China on July 20-24th

The 53rd CRYO2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, July 23-27, 2016 in Ottawa, Canada just concluded. The conference was a success with over 180 oral and poster presentations. There were 53 invited oral presentations; 72 accepted oral presentations and 55 posters. We had 154 attendees from 20 different countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States.

If you were not able to attend this year’s conference, then you will want to plan ahead for next year’s 54th Annual Meeting in China. The Board of Governors is happy to announce that next year’s joint meeting with several Chinese Societies including the Chinese Cryobiology Society, Chinese Blood Transfusion Association, Chinese Primate Center, and Chinese Biomedical Engineering Society will be held in Hefei, China on July 20 – 24, 2017.

Although the Scientific Program has not been fully developed, the theme for the conference is Cryopreservation and Biobanking for Advanced Research and Modern Agriculture and P4 Precision Medicine.

The conference will be held at the gorgeous Hefei International Conventional Center and Hotel. This highly ranked conference venue has full conference support capabilities including meeting and breakout rooms, banquet facilities, audiovisual services, and on-site or near-by recreational activities to satisfy everyone’s individual interests during off-meeting hours and for companions and accompanying family. Accommodations will be at the 5-Star Hefei International Convention Center Hotel where room rates are less than $100USD/night and include breakfast, room service, Wi-Fi, the fitness center, and many other amenities.

A full social program is being planned and includes museums, sea world, ancient city tours, parks, and regional mountain tours. Post-conference tours of nearby Beijing, Shanghai, and the stunning Yellow Mountains are also being considered to take advantage of this unique opportunity and location, so bring the entire family or that significant other in your life and enjoy beautiful China!

More information will follow as the technical and social programs are developed so stayed tuned, but save the dates now - July 20 – 24, 2017!


CRYO2016 Launches Meeting App!

In an effort to be more environmentally sensitive, the CRYO2016 meeting is attempting to go paperless!  New this year, we will not be printing a meeting program or the abstract book.  These documents will be available electronically through an innovative meeting app. Attendees are encouraged to download the Whoa CRYO2016 app (click here for instructions) and use this throughout the meeting to access meeting materials and to engage and connect with other meeting attendees.

The CRYO2016 App will allow attendees to:

  • Explore the profession profiles of event speakers and attendees
  • Send in-app messages and exchange contact info
  • Network and find attendees with common affiliations, educations, shared networks, and social profiles
  • Receive update notifications from organizers
  • Access the event agenda, GPS guidance, maps, and parking directions at your fingertips

The CRYO2016 event code is: cyrsz

Download the App now for iOS or Android devices!



CRYO2016 took place in Ottawa at the majestic Fairmont Château Laurier on July 24-27.

You can view the photos of the event by visiting the photo gallery!

The Day-at-a-Glance can be found here.

The Final Scientific Program can be found here.




Membership Renewal

 Renewing your membership for 2016 is now easier than ever.  Paying with Paypal is fast, safe and convenient!

Changes to Membership Structure
You may notice we have increased the flexibility of membership, to enable a wider variety of possibilities, for example retired and sustaining members can now opt for online only membership.  As an added bonus, online membership is now free for retired members, as well as student members.

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