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Reproduction: Advances and Challenges
Organizer(s): Susan J. Fisher, Sudhansu K. Dey and R. Michael Roberts
Date: February 20 - 25, 2007
Location: Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Santa Fe, NM, USA
Sponsored by EMD Serono, Inc.
Summary of Meeting:
Reproduction is a complicated process designed to diversify and strengthen the genetic complement of the offspring. Accordingly, the field of reproduction, which has spawned many important research areas such as stem cell biology, spans a wide spectrum of topics that greatly impact human health. This meeting will bring together leaders in the field of mammalian reproduction. The sessions will focus on critical molecular determinants of reproductive success in the context of hormonal, immunologic and genetic factors. Areas that will be covered include ovarian and testicular development and function together with gametogenesis. Additionally, placental and uterine biology will be highlighted as well as the mechanisms, including the actions of steroid hormones, coordinating the dialogue between embryonic and maternal cells, which culminates in implantation. The meeting will conclude by summarizing important new developments in the areas of immunology and epigenetic regulation of gene expression as related to reproductive processes.
Scholarship Deadline: October 20 2006
Discounted Abstract Deadline: October 20 2006
Abstract Deadline: November 20 2006
Discounted Registration Deadline: December 20 2006
We gratefully acknowledge additional support for this conference from:
EMD Serono, Inc.Lalor FoundationMarch of Dimes Foundation
We gratefully acknowledge the generous grant for this conference provided by:

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Grant No. 1R13ES015671-01
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Program

Tuesday, February 20 | 3:00PM - 7:30PM
Registration
Room: North Concourse


Tuesday, February 20 | 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Refreshments
Room: Sunset Room


Tuesday, February 20 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Address
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 2
* Susan J. Fisher, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Tuesday, February 20 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Keynote Address
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 2
Bert W. O'Malley, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
The Role of Coactivators in Steroid Receptor Actions: Mechanisms, Physiology and Disease

Wednesday, February 21 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Eldorado Court


Wednesday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Female Reproduction/Ovarian Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 6
* Bert W. O'Malley, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Wednesday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Female Reproduction/Ovarian Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 6
JoAnne S. Richards, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Molecular Road Map to Ovulation

Wednesday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Female Reproduction/Ovarian Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 6
Marco Conti, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Endocrine-Paracrine Regulation in the Ovary

Wednesday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Female Reproduction/Ovarian Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 6
Hans R. Schöler, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, Germany
From Oocytes to Stem Cells - from Stem Cells to Oocytes

Wednesday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Female Reproduction/Ovarian Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 6
Janet E. Hall, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Reproductive Aging in Women

Wednesday, February 21 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Female Reproduction/Ovarian Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 6
Lanping Hao, Temple University School of Medicine, USA
Short Talk: Analysis of Differential Methylation at the ovum mutant (Om) Locus

Wednesday, February 21 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Zia Concourse


Wednesday, February 21 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Sunset Room


Wednesday, February 21 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Sunset Room


Wednesday, February 21 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Zia Concourse


Wednesday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Male Reproduction/Testicular Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* JoAnne S. Richards, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Wednesday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Male Reproduction/Testicular Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Blanche Capel, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Signaling Pathways Regulating Sex Determination

Wednesday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Male Reproduction/Testicular Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Michael D. Griswold, Washington State University, USA
The Role of the Sertoli Cell in the Differentiation of Spermatogonia and the Onset of the Cycle of the Seminiferous Epithelium

Wednesday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Male Reproduction/Testicular Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Martin M. Matzuk, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Genetic Dissection of Mammalian Fertility Pathways

Wednesday, February 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Male Reproduction/Testicular Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Louise N. Reynard, MRC National Institute of Medical Research, UK
Short Talk: Analysis of the Role of X/Y Homologous Gene Family Xmr/Sly in Spermiogenesis

Wednesday, February 21 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Eldorado Court/Sunset Room


Wednesday, February 21 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Sunset Room


Thursday, February 22 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Eldorado Court


Thursday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Egg and Sperm Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Sudhansu K. Dey, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Thursday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Egg and Sperm Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
John J. Eppig, The Jackson Laboratory, USA
Oocyte Control of Granulosa Cell Development and Function

Thursday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Egg and Sperm Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Richard M. Schultz, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Gene Expression During Oocyte and Preimplantation Embryo Development in Mouse

Thursday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Egg and Sperm Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Barbara B. Knowles, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Genome Constancy and Plasticity During the Cocyte-to-Embryo Transition

Thursday, February 22 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Egg and Sperm Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Masaru Okabe, Osaka University, Japan
Factors Involved in Sperm-Egg Interactions Examined by Gene-Manipulated Animals

Thursday, February 22 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Zia Concourse


Thursday, February 22 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Sunset Room


Thursday, February 22 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Sunset Room


Thursday, February 22 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Zia Concourse


Thursday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Uterine Biology and Implantation
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* R. Michael Roberts, University of Missouri, USA

Thursday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Uterine Biology and Implantation
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Jan-Åke Gustafsson, University of Houston, USA
Role of Estrogen Receptor Beta in Reproduction

Thursday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Uterine Biology and Implantation
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Daniel D. Carson, University of Delaware, USA
MUC1, A Key Cell Surface Component of Uterine Epithelia

Thursday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Uterine Biology and Implantation
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Fuller W. Bazer, Texas A&M University, USA
Uterine Factors Regulating Conceptus Development in Domestic Animals

Thursday, February 22 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Uterine Biology and Implantation
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Haibin Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Short Talk: Endocannabinoid Signaling Directs Periimplantation Events

Thursday, February 22 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Eldorado Court/Sunset Room


Thursday, February 22 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Sunset Room


Friday, February 23 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Eldorado Court


Friday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Placental Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Susan J. Fisher, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Friday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Placental Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Davor Solter, Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore
A Recurring Dilemma: Preformation Versus Epigenesis in Patterning Early Mouse Embryos

Friday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Placental Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Jerold J. Chun, The Scripps Research Institute, USA
Lysophospholipid Signaling in Both Implantation and Male Fertility

Friday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Placental Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Debra S. Goldman-Wohl, Hadassah Medical Organization, Israel
When Killers become Builders: The Role of NK Cells in Human Placental Development

Friday, February 23 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Placental Biology
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Emin Maltepe, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Oxygen, HIF and the Regulation of Stem Cell Fate in the Placenta

Friday, February 23 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Zia Concourse


Friday, February 23 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Zia Concourse


Friday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Steroid Hormone Actions
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Martin M. Matzuk, Baylor College of Medicine, USA

Friday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Steroid Hormone Actions
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
David F. Smith, Mayo Clinic-Scottsdale, USA
Regulation of Steroid Receptor Activity by the Hsp90 Co-Chaperone FKBP52

Friday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Steroid Hormone Actions
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Eric R. Prossnitz, University of New Mexico, USA
Transmembrane Estrogen Receptors in Reproductive Tissues

Friday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Steroid Hormone Actions
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Linda C. Giudice, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Uterine Receptivity and Early Implantation in Humans

Friday, February 23 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Steroid Hormone Actions
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Yvette M. Huet-Hudson, University of North Carolina, USA
Short Talk: Estrogen Regulation of Endotoxic Shock Susceptibility

Friday, February 23 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Eldorado Court/Sunset Room


Friday, February 23 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Trophoblast Specification and Differentiation
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
Chi-Wei Lu, Children's Hospital Boston, USA
Trophectoderm Lineage Establishment by Ras-MapKinase Signaling

Friday, February 23 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Trophoblast Specification and Differentiation
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
Claire M. Kershaw-Young, University of Sydney, Australia
Factors Involved in the Derivation of Cytotrophoblast Cells from Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Friday, February 23 | 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Workshop: Trophoblast Specification and Differentiation
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
Jennifer Dackor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Modifiers in DBA/2J and C3Heb/FeJ Mouse Strains Cause Abnormal Embryo Spacing and Placental Fusion

Saturday, February 24 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Eldorado Court


Saturday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Immunology in Reproduction
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Davor Solter, Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore

Saturday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Immunology in Reproduction
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Jack L. Strominger, Harvard University, USA
A Role for Galectin-1 Secreted by Decidual NK Cells in Fetal-Maternal Immune Tolerance

Saturday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Immunology in Reproduction
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Ashley Moffett, University of Cambridge, UK
Natural Killer Cells and Reproductive Success

Saturday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Immunology in Reproduction
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Susan J. Fisher, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Human Placentation: Borrowing From Lymphatics and Leukocytes

Saturday, February 24 | 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Immunology in Reproduction
Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Adrian Erlebacher, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Molecular and Anatomical Pathways that Mediate the Maternal T Cell Response Towards the Allogeneic Fetus

Saturday, February 24 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Zia Concourse


Saturday, February 24 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Zia Concourse


Saturday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Epigenetics in Reproduction: X-Inactivation, Imprinting, Nut
rition

Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* David W. Threadgill, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Saturday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Epigenetics in Reproduction: X-Inactivation, Imprinting, Nut
rition

Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Neil Brockdorff, University of Oxford, UK
Reactivation of the X Chromosome in Early Mouse Development.

Saturday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Epigenetics in Reproduction: X-Inactivation, Imprinting, Nut
rition

Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
R. Michael Roberts, University of Missouri, USA
Maternal Diet and Reproductive Outcome

Saturday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Epigenetics in Reproduction: X-Inactivation, Imprinting, Nut
rition

Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Randy L. Jirtle, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Epigenetics, Imprinting and the Fetal Origin of Disease

Saturday, February 24 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Epigenetics in Reproduction: X-Inactivation, Imprinting, Nut
rition

Room: Anasazi Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Tilo Kunath, University of Edinburgh, UK
Extraembryonic Stem Cells

Saturday, February 24 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Eldorado Court/Sunset Room


Saturday, February 24 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: Eldorado Court/Sunset Room


Saturday, February 24 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: Eldorado Court/Sunset Room


Sunday, February 25 | 10:26AM - 10:26AM
Departure


*Session Chair.