SRI 64th Annual Scientific Meeting
SRI 64th Annual Scientific Meeting

Society of Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

64th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 15-18, 2017

Preterm Birth International Satellite Symposium

Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC)

Organizer: Ramkumar Menon, PhD
                  University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Location: Bonnet Creek XII

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

Hanns Helmer, MD

Medical University Vienna

8:30a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Placental Aging and Stillbirth
Professor Roger Smith, AM. MBBS, Hons., PhD, FRACP, FRANZCOG, FSRB
University of Newcastle

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

Clocks, Alarms and the Onset of Parturition
Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD
Wake Forest School of Medicine

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

Coffee Break

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

Novel Targets for Preventing Spontaneous Preterm Birth
Martha Lappas, PhD
University of Melbourne

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

Infection, Inflammation and Preterm Birth: Pharmacological Prevention and Treatment Strategies
Jeffrey Keelan, PhD
University of Western Australia


PREBIC Keynote Lecture

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Cell Fate Diversity and Aging
Judith Campisi, PhD
University of Southern California

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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


Afternoon Session: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Nanbert Zhong, MD, PhD

New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

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

New Generation Biomarkers for Early (1st/2nd Trimester) and Late (3rd Trimester) Risk Prediction of Preterm Birth and Its Mechanism
Carl P. Weiner, MD, MBA
University of Kansas School of Medicine

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

Evaluation of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Associated to Air Pollutants Exposure During Pregnancy
Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, MD
Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genomica

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

Cell-Based Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Using Fetal Cells Isolated From Maternal Blood
Ripudaman Singh, PhD, MBA

ARCEDI Biotech ApS


Progesterone Debate

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

Progesterone - Exploiting its Action to Prevent Preterm Birth
Sam Mesiano, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

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

Coffee Break

4:00 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Progesterone - Why it Still Has a Role in Preterm Birth Prevention
Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MSc

Columbia University

4:20 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Progesterone - Why We Shouldn't Depend on it to Prevent Preterm Birth
Jane E. Norman, MD, FRCOG, FRCPE, FMedSci

University of Edinburgh MRC Centre for Reproductive Health
Queen's Medical Research Institute

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.