SRI65th Annual Scientific Meeting
SRI 65th Annual Scientific Meeting

Society of Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

65th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 6-10, 2018

San Diego

Myometrium/Parturition/PREBIC Satellite Meeting

Joint Satellite Symposium by Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC) and Parturition/Myometrium

PREBIC Organizer:

                    Ramkumar Menon, PhD
                    The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Parturition/Myometrium Organizers:

                     Rachel Tribe, PhD
                     King’s College London

                     R. Ann Word, MD
                     UT Southwestern Medical Center


Location: Aqua CD

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


Hanns Helmer, MD
Medical University Vienna

8:30a.m. - 8:35 a.m.

Welcome Address & Preterm Birth International Collaborative - Update
Nanbert Zhong, MD, PhD
New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

8:35 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

A Social Context on Preterm Birth in Developed Countries
Suzanne Tough, PhD

University of Calgary

9:00 am - 9:30 am

The Genetics of Birth Timing: Insights from the Maternal Genome
Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD

University of Cincinnati

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


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

Placental Insufficiency and Chronic Hypoxia in Spontaneous Preterm Labor
Hui-Juan Zhang, MD, PhD

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine

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


The Inflammasome: Its Role in Placental and Fetal Membrane Inflammation, and in Preterm Birth
Vikki M. Abrahams, Ph.D.

Yale University School of Medicine


Elizabeth Bonney, MD
Secretary General, PREBIC, Inc.

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

PREBIC Key Note Lecture

Exosome Engineering for Protein Delivery: Principles and Applications
Chulhee Choi, MD, PhD
Cellex Life Sciences

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.

Parturition and Myometrium: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Preterm Birth International Collaborative: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Parturition and Myometrium


Rachel Tribe, PhD
King’s College London

R. Ann Word, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

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

Identifying Conserved Regulatory Pathways of Cervical Ripening by Comparative Transcriptomics
Gunter Wagner, PhD

Yale University

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

Immunopathogenesis of Preterm Birth
Senad Divanovic
, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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

An Accidental Discovery: N,N-Dimethylacetamide and Its Analogs for the Prevention of Inflammation Driven Preterm Birth
Sandra Reznik, MD, PhD
St John’s University

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

Epigenetics of Parturition
Adrian Erlebacher, MD

University of California San Francisco

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


Preterm Birth International Collaborative


Sam Mesiano, PhD
Case Western Reserve University

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

Emerging Spectroscopic Techniques for the Prediction and Management of Preterm Birth
Dilly OC Anumba, MBBS FWACS FRCOG MD LL.M (Medical Law)

The University of Sheffield

4:30 p.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Lessons from the nuMoM2b Study and Other NICHD Funded Clinical Preterm Birth Research
Uma M. Reddy, MD, MPH

National Institutes of Health