SRI 67th Annual Scientific Meeting
SRI 67th Annual Scientific Meeting

Placenta Satellite Meeting

 


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver Convention Centre East

Supported by NICHD 1R13HD084096

Organizers:
Julian Christians, PhD
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Thomas Jansson MD, PhD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, USA


Plenary Session

Moderators: 
TBD

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Mechanisms of Early Placental Development in Mice and Humans
Myriam Hemberger, PhD, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

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

BREAK

Session II – Cutting Edge Approaches to Study Placental Development and Function

Moderators:
Mana Parast, MD, PhD
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

Alexander Beristain, PhD
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

The Challenges of Single Cell Analysis of the Placenta
Stephen Charnock-Jones, PhD
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Trophoblast Organoids and Stem Cells: Advances and Challenges to Study Molecular Signaling Pathways in Trophoblast Biology
Sandra Haider, PhD
Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Rapid 3D Bioprinting of Stem Cell-Based Human Placenta-On-A-Chip
Shaochen Chen, PhD
UCSD, San Diego, CA, USA

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

LUNCH

Session III – Mechanistic Insights into Differences in Female and Male Placentas

Moderators: 
Janet Catov, PhD
University of Pittsburgh SOM, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Julian Christians, PhD
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

1:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Sex Differences in Placental Responses to Maternal Stress
Tracy Bale, PhD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

2:10 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Sex Differences in Placental Metabolism: X Marks the Spot
Irving Aye, PhD
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Session IV – Clinical Theme 

Moderator:
Samantha Benton, PhD
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Relationship between Placental Malperfusion and Maternal Cardiovascular Risk
Janet Catov, PhD
University of Pittsburgh SOM, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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

BREAK

4:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

Virtual Reality Biomarkers of Utero-Placental Vascular Characteristics in Early Pregnancy
Eric A.P. Steegers, MD, PhD
Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands