Society of Reproductive Investigation (SRI)

66th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 12 - 16, 2019

Placental Association of the Americas Satellite Meeting

The Placenta: The Pregnancy Communication Hub

Eligible for 1.0 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)/1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Supported by NICHD 1R13HD084096

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - Paris, France
Room Maillot - Palais des Congrès 

Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, PhD
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Thomas Jansson, MD, PhD
University of Colorado, CO, USA

Plenary Session

Theresa Powell, PhD
University of Colorado, CO, USA

Jonas Zaugg 
University of Bern, Switzerland

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Evolution of Mechanisms for Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy
Michael Roberts, PhD
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


Morning Session - Placental Mechanisms Regulating Maternal Physiology

Rohan Lewis, PhD
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Julienne Rutherford, PhD
University of Illinois, IL, USA

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

The Placenta, Genomic Imprinting and Maternal Behavior
Rosalind John, PhD
Cardiff University, United Kingdom

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Placental Endocrine Control of Maternal Metabolism and Its Importance for Long-Term Health
Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, PhD
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Placental Exosomes Regulating Maternal Metabolism
Carlos Saloman, MSc, PhD
The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Imprinted Genes and Endocrine Communication of Conceptus and Mother During Pregnancy
Marika Charalambous, PhD
King’s College London, United Kingdom

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Meet the Speaker Lunch for Confirmed Participants Only

When: Wednesday March 13 at 12:00 p.m. 
Le Ballon des Ternes
103 Avenue des Ternes 
75017 Paris

The restaurant is a 5 minute walk from Le Palais Des Congres

Afternoon Session I - Fetal Signals Regulating Placental Function

Natalie Hannan, PhD
University of Melbourne, Australia
Hiten Mistry, PhD
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Fetal Influences on the Placenta
Miguel Constancia, PhD
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Feto-Placental Interactions and Their Contribution to Nutrient Supply and Growth of the Fetus
Mark Dilworth, PhD
University of Manchester, United Kingdom

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Feto-Placental Interactions and Metabolic and Nutritive State
Pascal Chavatte-Palmer, DVM, PhD
INRA, France

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Afternoon Session II

Alessandro Rolfo, PhD
University of Turin, Italy
Chan Shiao-Yng, MD, PhD
National University Hospital, Singapore

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Novel Placental Biomarkers and Interventions for Placental Disease
Tu'uhevaha Kaitu'u-Lino, PhD
University of Melbourne, Australia