SRI 69th Annual Scientific Meeting
SRI 69th Annual Scientific Meeting

PAA Satellite Meeting

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Centennial FG, Level 3

Supported by NICHD 1R13HD084096

Mancy Tong, PhD
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Thomas Jansson MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA


Session 1: Plenary Session

Mancy Tong, PhD
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The First Trimester; an Integrated Account
Graham Burton, MD, DSc, FMedSci
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Session II: Reproductive Immunology and Infection

Sylvie Girard, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Ina Stelzer, PhD
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Pandemic Pathogens and the Placenta
Kristina Adams-Waldorf, MD
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Immune cell-trophoblast communication via extracellular vesicles
Paschalia (Lia) Pantazi, PhD
Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Role of HLA-G+ extravillous trophoblasts in tolerance and immunity
Tamara Tilburgs, PhD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Session III: Cutting Edge Approaches in Placental Research

Priya Pantham, PhD
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Kaela Varberg, PhD
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Trophoblast organoids for modelling placental development in humans
Margherita Turco, PhD
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Preeclampsia-in-a-dish: using iPSC to understand mechanism of disease
Mariko Horii, MD
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Session IV: Placental Research in Translation

Irina Burd, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Owen Vaughan, PhD
University College London, London, UK

2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

RNA interference Therapy for Preeclampsia
Ananth Karumanchi, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

The Artificial Placenta, Recent History and Emerging Opportunities
Matt Kemp, PhD
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore