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SMCR 2013: By the Numbers

May 13th, 2013 by Chris Bobel

With apologies to the Harpers Index, we present you with a snapshot of the upcoming 20th Biennial Society for Menstrual Cycle Research Conference held at Manhattan Marymount College, June 6-8, 2013.

 

Number of presenters on the program: 125

 

Number of these that are students: 32

 

Activists, artists, and clinicians: 32

 

That are Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist pioneer: 1

 

Number of Google hits for her iconic essay “If Men Could Menstruate”: 8,980

 

For  the words “Kim Kardashian Pregnancy Weight Gain”: 22, 2000

 

Number of countries represented by all presenters: 12

 

Other than the U.S: 11

 

Number of presentations that are research projects: 60

 

Workshops: 7

 

Posters: 17

 

Plenaries: 4

 

Performance Pieces: 2

 

Poetry Slams: 1

 

Number of scholarship requests made by conference attendees: 39

 

In 2011: 6

 

Number of presentations focused on MENOPAUSE: 13

 

On MENARCHE: 17

 

Number of presentation abstracts that mention the words LIBERATE, FREEDOM, JUSTICE or CHALLENGE: 18

 

That mention the words SHAME, SUFFER and PAIN: 15

 

Red Riding Hood: 1

 

The film Carrie: 1

 

Pharmaceuticals: 4

 

Education: 10

 

Gender, Men, Women, and/or Girls, : 133

 

Number of Days Before the Conference: 24

 

Days left until you can register: 24 (you can register on site)

Years you will have to wait for the next SMCR conference : 2

 

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5 Responses to “SMCR 2013: By the Numbers”

  1. ST says:

    I’m wishing everyone a great conference!

  2. Chris Bobel says:

    Thanks! It promises to be truly wonderful!

  3. Laura Wershler says:

    Brilliant way to frame the upcoming conference, Chris.

  4. Chris Bobel says:

    Thanks Laura. Brilliant people converging in NYC in a matter of days!

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