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 - 7:45 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

Group Social Activity

Elk Camp Games

Group vouchers will be available to purchase discounted tickets for the Elk Camp Games on site at Meeting Registration Desk

Aspen Snowmass Sightseeing & Tickets

Lost Forest

Meeting Program

Scientific Sessions:

The program will consist of 9 Plenary Sessions, including the Keynote Address 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 - Sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition

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

Session I: Keynote Address
Chair: Stephanie Wesolowski, University of Colorado

  • 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 your own)

Sunday, August 25, 2019

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

Session II: Early events that program embryonic, fetal and postnatal development - Sponsored by Agriculture and Food Research Institute, USDA
Co-Chairs: Min Du, Washington State University and Rebecca Simmons, University of Pennsylvania

  • 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 reprogramming in the germline and early development

  • 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM    Mellissa 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 - Sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition
Co-Chairs: Joel Caton, North Dakota State University 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    Kjersti Aagaard, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine- Microbiome and perinatal outcomes

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

Session IV: Maternal nutrition/body composition and programming - Sponsored by Agriculture and Food Research Institute, USDA
Co-Chairs: 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    Sarah Reed, Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut - Maternal nutrition and fetal programming: Developmental changes in the muscle
  • 7:45 PM - 8:15 PM    Kristen Boyle, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus - 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) - Sponsored by Mead Johnson Nutrition

Session V: Programming of insulin sensitivity and insulin action - Sponsored by NIDDK
Co-Chairs: Antonio Frias, Oregon Health and Science University and Ronald Magness, University of South Florida

  • 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM    Carrie McCurdy, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon - Impact of maternal diet and obesity on insulin signaling and metabolism in offspring skeletal muscle
  • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM    Sean Limesand, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona - Development of glucose intolerance through tissue-specific programming

  • 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM    Vasantha Padmanabhan, Department of Pediatrics, 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 - From sweet to seq: Mechanisms by which gestational diabetes programs fetal development

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

Session VI: Cellular Pathways II: Development of brain and feeding circuits - Sponsored by Abbott Nutrition
Co-Chairs: Kristen Govoni, University of Connecticut and Stephane Bourque, University of Alberta

  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Justin Dean, Department of Physiology, and Centre for Brain Research, in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland - Cell death versus impaired cell maturation in preterm brain injury
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Sebastien Bouret, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California - Hormonal and molecular signals that direct development of brain feeding circuits

Trainee oral presentations

  • 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM    Eli Louwagie, University of South Dakota-Sanford School of Medicine-Vermillion - Prenatal exposure to diabetes but not high-fat diet increases mitochondria-mediated cell death in adult rat cardiomyocytes

  • 12:00 AM - 12:15 PM    Laura James-Allan, Department of Ob-Gyn, University of Colorado - Exosomes isolated from women with gestational diabetes cause insulin resistance and fail to stimulate islet insulin secretion in non-pregnant mice

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 - Sponsored by NICHD
Chair: 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) - Sponsored by Agriculture and Food Research Institute, USDA

Session VIII: Stress and the micronutrient deficiency - Sponsored by NIDDK
Co-Chairs: 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    Neil Evans, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow - Developmental programming by exposure to real-life mixtures of environmental chemicals: Lessons from large animal models
  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM    Early Career Speaker: Stephane Bourque, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta - Early mechanisms of cardiovascular programming by iron deficiency

Trainee oral presentations

  • 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM    Caitlin Cadaret, University of Nebraska, Lincoln - Intermittent materno-fetal Osupplementation during late gestation rescues placental insufficiency-induced intrauterine growth restriction, skeletal muscle growth capacity, and glucose metabolism

  • 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM   Anna Mikolajczak, Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta, and Alberta's Children's Hospital Research Institute, University of Calgary - Premature adipose tissue development and heightened adipogenic potential in offspring born to metabolically compromised pregnancy

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

Session IX: Placental function and programming - Sponsored by NICHD
Co-Chairs: 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 - Steroids and the preparation for parturition: Comparative models
  • 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM    Helen Jones, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Placenta and Heart: concurrent maldevelopment in congenital heart defects
  • 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM    Terry Morgan, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University - Maternal vascular remodeling and developmental programming of cardiovascular disease
  • 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM    Early Career Speaker: Antonio Frias, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University - Imaging methods to detect abnormal uteroplacental development

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



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