SRI 2015 Annual Meeting
SRI 2015 Annual Meeting

Society of Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

2015 Annual Scientific Meeting: Immunology and Women’s Health Satellite Meetings

Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC) Satellite Symposium 2015

Symposium Coordinator: Ramkumar Menon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research Division, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX

Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Moderator: Craig Pennell, M.D., Ph.D., PRESIDENT- PREBIC, Associate Professor in Maternal Fetal Medicine School of Women's and Infants' Health; The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Can Preterm Birth be Prevented, and if so, By How Much?

John P. Newnham, M.D., Ph.D.

Winthrop Professor of Obstetrics (Maternal Fetal Medicine)
Head, School of Women's and Infants' Health
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
The University of Western Australia
Perth, Australia
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Use of Microbicides in the Prevention of Preterm Birth: "Lost in Translation" From Bench to Clinician

Three Steps to Heaven: Agent, Patient, Timing

Ronald F. Lamont, M.D.

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Clinical Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
Division of Surgery, University College London
Northwick Park Institute of Medical Research Campus
London, UK

Genital Mycoplasmas: Preterm Birth Risk Modifier or Probiotics?

Ramkumar Menon, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research Division
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Galveston, TX, USA
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dysregulation of Decidual Cell Progesterone Receptor Activity in Preterm Birth

Charles J. Lockwood, M.D., M.H.C.M.

Senior Vice President, USF Health
Dean, Morsani College of Medicine, Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL, USA
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Moderator: Hanns Helmer, M.D., Vice President, PREBIC, Department of Obstetrics & Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Associations Between Risk Indicators and Preterm Birth: a Structural Approach

Frederik J.R. Hermans M.D., Ph.D.

Dept. Obstetrics and Gynaecology,
Academic Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gerlinde A. Metz, Ph.D.

Professor of Neuroscience, Alberta Heritage Medical Senior Scholar, Canadian Centre for Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience
University of Lethbridge
Alberta, Canada
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Uterine Unfolded Protein Response Regulates Gestational Length

Jennifer Condon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,
Wayne State University, Perinatal Research Branch, NICHD,
C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development Detroit, MI, USA
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Biomarkers of Infection and Inflammation in Preterm Birth

Marian Kacerovsky, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of OB-GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine,
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Preterm Labor - Improving Clinical Outcomes Now and in the Future.

Jane E. Norman M.D., FRCOG FRCPE FMedSci

Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health
Director of the Tommy's Centre for Maternal and Fetal Health, Vice Principal, Equality and Diversity, University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Reproductive Health
Queen's Medical Research Institute
Edinburgh, UK