Perinatal 2019 Program

Perinatal Biology Symposium 2019

Perinatal Exposures: Intersecting Mechanisms leading to Developmental Outcomes

Registration Desk Hours:

Saturday, August 24, 2019
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sunday, August 25, 2019
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monday, August 26, 2019
6:30 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Preliminary Scientific Sessions:

The program will consist of 9 Plenary Sessions, including the Keynote Lecture and the DJP Barker Memorial Lecture, 2 Poster Sessions and 3 Trainee Workshops

Saturday, August 24, 2019

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Opening Reception

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM    Welcome and Opening Remarks
                               Larry Reynolds PhD, Organizing Committee Chair

Session I: Keynote Lecture
Kirk Conrad, University of Florida

  • 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM    Daniel Nettle, Center for Behaviour and Evolution, Newcastle University - The long reach of early life: Developmental experience and the organization of the adult phenotype
  • 7:45 PM    Networking (one own)

Sunday, August 25, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    Trainee workshop I: Collaborating in Perinatal Biology (Continental Breakfast included)

Session II: Early events that program embryonic, fetal and postnatal development
Min Du, Washington State University and Caleb Lemley, Mississippi State University

  • 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM    Joel Caton, Animal Sciences Department, North Dakota State University - Maternal nutrition and early programming events
  • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM    Marisa Bartolomei, Epigenetics Institute, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania - Epigenetic inheritance in developmental programming
  • 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM    Melissa Mann, Magee Women’s Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh - Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and genomic imprinting
  • 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM    Early Career Speaker: Sebastian Canovas Physiology Department, University of Murcia - Role of reproductive tract secretions in embryonic development and early programming
  • 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM    Networking and refreshment break

Session III: Cellular pathways I: Programming of perinatal growth and development
Denise Hemmings, University of Alberta and Sara Pinney, University of Pennsylvania

  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Mina Desai, David-Geffen School of Medicine, UC-Los Angeles - Cellular pathways of adipogenesis
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Min Du, Animal Sciences Department, Washington State University - Cellular pathways of myogenesis
  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM    Michael Symonds, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham - Programming of adipose development
  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM    Justin Dean, Department of Physiology, and Centre for Brain Research, in the faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland - Effects of hypoxia and infection on brain development and potential treatments

12:45 PM - 6:45 PM    Networking/Organized/Unorganized Activities

Session IV: Maternal nutrition/body composition and programming
Janna Morrison, University of South Australia and Sebastien Bouret, University of Southern California

  • 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM    Tim Regnault, Western University, London, Ontario - Maternal diet/body composition in programming of fetal and placental development
  • 7:15 PM - 7:45 PM    Early Career Speaker: Sarah Reed, Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut - Maternal nutrition and fetal growth: Developmental changes in different organs
  • 7:45 PM - 8:15 PM    Early Career Speaker: Kristen Boyle, Center for Women’s Health Research, University of Colorado - Umbilical stem cells – programmed risk?

8:15 PM - 9:30 PM    Poster Session I

Monday, August 26, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Trainee workshop II: Grant Writing in Perinatal Biology (Continental Breakfast included)

Session V: Programming of insulin sensitivity and insulin action
William Hay, University of Colorado and Antonio Frias, Oregon Health and Science University

  • 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM    Carrie McCurdy, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon - Maternal obesity/high fat diet in skeletal muscle metabolism
  • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM    Sean Limesand, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona - Development of insulin resistance and tissue-specific differences
  • 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM    Vasantha Padmanabhan, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan - Developmental programming of insulin resistance: is androgen the culprit?
  • 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM    Early Career Speaker: Sara Pinney, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania - DNA methylation and pathogenesis of diabetes

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking and refreshment break

Session VI: Cellular Pathways II: Immunity, microbiome, and gastro-intestinal function
Kristen Govoni, University of Connecticut and Stephane Bourque, University of Alberta

  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Ilhem Messaoudi Powers, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, University of California-Irvine - Immune system development pre- and post-natally
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Kjersti Aagaard, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine - Microbiome and perinatal outcomes
  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM    Josef Neu, Health Shands Children's Hospital, University of Florida - Nutrition and the gastro-intestinal environment of the neonate (Tentative)

12:15 PM - 6:00 PM    Networking/Organized/Unorganized Activities

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM    Conference Dinner and Presentation of Awards

Session VII: DJP Barker Memorial Lecture
Larry Reynolds, North Dakota State University

  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM    Peter Nathanielsz, University of Wyoming, Laramie, and Southwest National Primate Research Center, San Antonio - Developmental programming and aging

8:30 PM - 9:45 PM    Poster Session II

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM    Trainee Workshop III: Obtaining a faculty appointment in the field of perinatal biology (Continental Breakfast included)

Session VIII: Stress and the endocrine milieu
William Pearce, Loma Linda University and Kristen Boyle, University of Colorado

  • 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM    Steve Matthews, Physiology, University of Toronto - Stress hormones and developmental programming
  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM    Sebastien Bouret, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California - Hormonal and molecular signals that direct development of brain feeding circuits
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Neil Evans, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow - Endocrine disruptors and programming of reproductive health in livestock
  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM    Early Career Speaker: Stephane Bourque, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta - Perinatal iron deficiency in developmental programming

10:00 Am - 10:30 AM    Networking and refreshment break

Session IX: Placental function and programming
Mina Desai, University of California-Los Angeles and Sebastian Canovas, University of Murcia

  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM    Alan Conley, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis - Role of placental steroids and prostanoids in developmental outcomes
  • 10:45 Am - 11:15 AM    Helen Jones, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Placental and Heart; concurrent maldevelopment in congenital heart defects
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Terry Morgan, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University - Imaging methodologies for abnormal uteroplacental development
  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM    Early Career Speaker: Antonio Frias, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University - Uteroplacental blood flow in maternal HFD/obesity and nutrient restriction

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM    Conference Closure - final comments and election of next Organizing Committee



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