Speakers

Main Speakers

  • Berthold Huppertz – Medical University of Graz, Austria.
  • Brian Cox – University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Claire Roberts – University of Adelaide, Australia.
  • Claudette Cantin, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile.
  • David Hill – University of Toronto, Canada.
  • Elena Zambrano – National Institute of Nutrition Salvador Zubirán. México.
  • Gil Mor –Yale University, USA.
  • Graham Burton – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
  • Isabella Caniggia – University of Toronto, Canada.
  • John Aplin – University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Kent Thornburg – Oregon Health and Sciences University, USA.
  • Leslie Myatt – Oregon Health and Sciences University, USA.
  • Mana Parast – University of California, San Diego, USA.
  • Mancy Tong, Yale University, USA.
  • Martha Lappas – University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Martin Knöfler – University of Viena, Austria.
  • Melissa Westwood – University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Michal Neeman – Weizmann Institute, Israel.
  • Nick Illsley – Hackensack University Medical Center, USA.
  • Ornella Parolini – Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome
  • Peggy Petroff – Michigan State University, USA.
  • Richard Miller, University of Rochester, New York, USA.
  • Rohan Lewis – University of Southampton, United Kingdom.
  • Stacy Zamudio – Hackensack University Medical Center, USA.
  • Thomas Jansson – University of Colorado, USA.
  • Tracy Bale, University of Maryland, USA.
  • Udo Markert – Jena University Hospital, Germany.
  • Vicki Clifton – University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Yoel Sadovsky – University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Workshops

  • Feto-maternal communication via extracellular vesicles – Carlos Salomon & Larry Chamley
  • Preeclampsia and Fetal Growth Restriction similar or different placental syndromes? – Annetine Staff & Mariana Farina
  • Mother, Fetus & Placenta Infection – Cristina Ibarra & Ulrike Kemmerling
  • Comparative Placentation & animal models – Christian Pfarrer & Derek Wildman
  • Immunology in the mother, placenta & fetus – Markijke Faas & Rossana Ramhorst
  • New Techologies in Placenta Research – Lynda Harris & Padma Murthi
  • Cell signaling in the placenta – Andrea Leiva & Theresa Powell
  • Placental pathology – Carolyn Salafia & Lopa Leach
  • Genetics & Epigenetics – Paola Casanello & Wendy Robinson
  • Preterm birth & Labor – Ana Franchi & Federico Jensen
  • Vascular alterations in the placenta – Carlos Escudero & James Roberts
  • Metabolic diseases in Mother – Consequences in the fetus/Placenta and offspring – Christian Wadsack & Verónica White

Special activities

Early and Mid Career Researchers Activities:

  • ECR activity: “Meet the Expert”. Organized by Maria Laura Ribeiro, Jimena Beltrame, Daiana Vota, Marisol Castillo Catrejon, Lawrence Hsu Lin and Micaela Sordelli.
  • “Mid Career Session”: This activity consists of six presentations from Mid Career Investigators, selected by abstract ranking.

Educational Activities:

  • Writing a paper. Chaired by Yoel Sadovsky and Martin Knofler
  • Woman in Science: Organized by Stacy Zamudio