Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk

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MEETING CANCELLED: Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk
joint with MEETING CANCELLED: Immunity in Early Life: From the Maternal to the Microbial Environment
Organizer(s): Sing Sing Way, Carole R. Mendelson and Michal A. Elovitz
Date: June 07 - 11, 2020
Location: Keystone Resort, Keystone, CO, USA
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Summary of Meeting:
An interwoven array of physiological changes required for sustained growth and protection of the developing fetus occurs during pregnancy. Despite its necessity for species survival, many important aspects of how pregnancy is maintained are still undefined and reproductive biology remains an understudied area of biomedical research. For example, there are gaps in the knowledge pertaining to how pregnancy duration and birth timing are regulated, basic questions on how the placenta develops and functions, and on symbiotic interactions between genetically foreign maternal and fetal tissues with commensal microbes that exist at the maternal-fetal interface. With such gaps in knowledge unresolved, it is not surprising that pregnancy complications remain the leading cause of infant and childhood mortality. The primary goal of this conference on maternal-fetal crosstalk is to bring together scientists and trainees with specialized expertise in unique aspects of pregnancy to accelerate the research behind these important knowledge gaps. Emerging and controversial aspects of pregnancy physiology and pathogenesis will be discussed in the collegial spirit that is a defining hallmark of Keystone meetings. Given the direct links between biological and immunological mechanisms underlying the maintenance of pregnancy and the health of infants and children, this conference will be held jointly with Immunity in Early Life: From the Maternal to the Microbial Environment. The conferences will share sessions on maternal-fetal immunological tolerance and how primary colonization of offspring influences development.
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Keystone Symposia thanks our Sponsor(s) for generously supporting this meeting:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
Supported in part by March of Dimes Grant No. 4-FY20-185
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
Grant No. 1 R13 HD102148-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 HD102148-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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