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SRI 2016 Satellite Symposium

Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC) and Myometrium / Parturition Meeting
16th March 2016, Montreal, Canada

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

Moderator: Craig Pennell, MD, PhD
                    President - PREBIC
                    The 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 p.m.  

Exosomal Signaling in Pregnancy Complications: A Novel Biomarker for Preterm Birth
Carlos Simon, PhD, MSc
University of Queensland, Australia


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
                                                                       University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

                                                                       Rachel M Tribe, PhD
                                                                       King’s College, London

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    

Lunch

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
                   Board Member, 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. Arnoff, 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


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