SRI 2016 Annual Meeting

Society of Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC) and Myometrium / Parturition Meeting

Symposium Organizer (PREBIC): Ramkumar Menon, PhD
                                                         University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Moderator: Craig Pennell, MD, PhD
                     President - PREBIC
                     University of Western Australia

Environmental Pollutants in Preterm Birth Risk
8:30a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Air Pollution and Preterm Labor: A Mexico City Cohort Study
Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, MD
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica

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

Environmental Toxins as Risk Modifiers for Preterm Birth
Morgan R. Peltier, PhD
Winthrop University Hospital

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

Coffee Break

Exosomes in Reproductive Biology
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Vesicle-Based Molecular Communication During Pregnancy
Yoel Sadovsky, MD, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Exosomal Signaling in Pregnancy Complications: A Novel Biomarker for Preterm Birth
Carlos Salomon, Msc, PhD

The University of Queensland

Myometrium / Parturition: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Symposium Organizers and Moderators: R. Ann Word, MD
                                                                       University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
                                                                       Rachel M Tribe, PhD
                                                                       King’s College

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Immunology of the Maternal Fetal Interface
Adrian Erlebacher, MD, PhD

New York University School of Medicine

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Molecules, Modules and Models of Pregnancy
Michael Taggart, PhD

Newcastle University

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


1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Gestational Changes in Cysteine Metabolism Suggest New Gastrotransmitter Roles in Parturition
K. Joseph Hurt, MD, PhD
University of Colorado Denver

PREBIC: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Moderator: Nanbert Zhong, MD, PhD
                     Secretary General – PREBIC
                     Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Leveraging an Instrumented "Fetal Membrane on a Chip" for Studying Membrane Immunology
David M. Aronoff, MD, FIDSA

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ex Vivo Modeling of the Vaginal Microbiomes During Pregnancy
Richard B. Pyles, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

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

New Observations on Mechanisms of Inflammation-Induced Birth in Animal Models
Emmet Hirsch, MD
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

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

Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Intra-Amniotic Inflammation: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment
Roberto Romero, MD, D Med Sci

Wayne State University