Perinatal 2019 Program

Perinatal Biology Symposium 2019

Perinatal Exposures: Intersecting Mechanisms leading to Developmental Outcomes

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

Session I: Keynote Lecture

  • Daniel Nettle, Center for Behaviour and Evolution, Newcastle University - The long reach of early life: Developmental experience and the organization of the adult phenotype

Session II: Early events that program embryonic, fetal and postnatal development

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

Session III: Cellular pathways I

  • Mina Desai, David-Geffen School of Medicine, UC-Los Angeles - Cellular pathways of adipogenesis
  • Min Du, Animal Sciences Department, Washington State University - Cellular pathways of myogenesis
  • Sebastien Bouret, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California - Hormonal and molecular signals that direct development of brain feeding circuits

  • 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

Session IV: Maternal nutrition/body composition and programming

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

Session V: Programming of insulin sensitivity and insulin action

  • Michael Symonds, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham - Programming of adipose development
  • Carrie McCurdy, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon - Maternal obesity/high fat diet in skeletal muscle metabolism
  • Sean Limesand, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona - Development of insulin resistance and tissue-specific differences
  • Early Career Speaker: Sara Pinney, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania - DNA methylation and pathogenesis of diabetes

Session VI: Placental function and programming

  • Alan Conley, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC-Davis - Role of placental steroids and prostanoids in developmental outcomes
  • Helen Jones, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center - Placental nutrient sensing and transport
  • Terry MorganSchool of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University - Imaging methodologies for abnormal uteroplacental development
  • Early Career Speaker: Antonio Frias, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University - Uteroplacental blood flow in maternal HFD/obesity and nutrient restriction

Session VII: DJP Barker Memorial Lecture

  • Peter Nathanielsz, University of Wyoming, Laramie, and Southwest National Primate Research Center, San Antonio - From womb to tomb: The interaction of developmental programming and aging mechanisms

Session VIII: Maternal stress and the endocrine milieu

  • Steve Matthews, Physiology, University of Toronto - Stress hormones and developmental programming

  • Neil Evans, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow - Endocrine disruptors and programming of reproductive health in livestock

  • Vasantha Padmanabhan, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan - Developmental programming of insulin resistance: is androgen the culprit?
  • Early Career Speaker: Stephane Bourque, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta - Perinatal iron deficiency in developmental programming

Session IX: Cellular pathways II

  • Ilhem Messaoudi Powers, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC-Irvine - Immune system development pre- and post-natally
  • Kjersti Aagaard, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine - Microbiome and perinatal outcomes
  • Josef Neu, Health Shands Children’s Hospital, University of Florida - Nutrition and the gastro-intestinal environment of the neonate (tentative)

 

 

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