Main topics

  • Cell Signaling in the Placenta
  • Celularity in the Placenta
  • Comparative Placentation
  • Decidua-Trophoblast Interaction
  • Early Pregnancy
  • Embryo Development
  • Epigenetics
  • Extracellular Vesicles and MicroRNAs
  • Fetal Membranes
  • Feto-Placental Growth
  • Gestational Diseases
  • Immunology of Pregnancy
  • Implantation
  • Infections in Pregnancy
  • Intrauterine Programming
  • Labor
  • Metabolic Diseases in Pregnancy
  • Micro and Macro Nutrients in Development
  • Mother to Fetus Communication
  • Novel Technology for Studying the Placenta
  • Periconceptional Health
  • Placental Cell Culture/Cell lines
  • Placental Disorders
  • Placental Hormones
  • Placental Transport
  • Postpartum hemorrhage/invasive placenta
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Procesess of Apoptosis and Autophagy in Develpment
  • Process of Angiogenesis in the Placenta
  • Processes of Trophoblast Invasion and Differentiation
  • Stem Cells
  • Toxicology
  • Transcriptional Regulation in the Placenta
  • Trophoblast Biology


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

  • The anatomy and physiology of a manuscript. Chaired by Yoel Sadovsky and Martin Knöfler
  • Woman in Science: Organized by Stacy Zamudio

Preliminary program

Soon here you will be able to download the preeliminary program.