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Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk: Harmony vs. Conflict
Organizer(s): Jeffrey C. Murray, Louis J. Muglia and Yoel Sadovsky
Date: October 04 - 08, 2017
Location: Westin Washington, DC City Center, Washington, DC, USA
Part of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Summary of Meeting:
The interactions between the mother and the fetus during the progression of normal pregnancy involve trade-offs, or even conflicts, between factors that improve maternal health and those that support fetal development and growth. These may lead to selective evolutionary pressures that differ among species, and result in intriguing differences in reproductive strategies that enhance maternal-fetal biological harmony, and mitigate conflict. Intriguing strategies to balance these pressures include imprinting, coincident with placentation. Adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as miscarriage, preterm birth, preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction, are heterogeneous, and gaps remain in understanding how imbalances between maternal and fetal adaptations contribute to these disorders. The goal of this conference is to bring together investigators from diverse disciplines who investigate maternal and fetal factors that shape pregnancy outcomes by exploring how these systems work together or are at odds. The conference will aim to develop these concepts, illuminating developmental, genomic/epigenomic, immune, microbial and metabolic factors, as well as consider how acute exposures during pregnancy, such as infection, shape maternal-fetal outcomes. Understanding the biology underpinning these considerations will contribute to better diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention during pregnancy. The presentations will address critical gaps in our knowledge of maternal/fetal harmony and conflict, and target paths to improve understanding of issues related to social, economic and geographic inequality that predispose some groups to enhanced risk during pregnancy. A better understanding of the biology, development of new collaborative possibilities and paths to improved clinical outcomes are primary goals of the meeting.
Global Health Travel Award Deadline: May 23 2017
Scholarship Deadline: June 6 2017
Discounted Abstract Deadline: June 6 2017
Abstract Deadline: July 11 2017
Discounted Registration Deadline: August 10 2017
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 Foundation Grant No. 4-FY17-925
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. 1R13HD093420-01
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HD093420-01 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 of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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Program

Wednesday, October 04 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Arrival and Registration
Room: Westin, Ashlawn North
Name badge required for admittance to sessions at the Marriott

Wednesday, October 04 | 12:00PM - 12:45PM
Transportation from the Westin to Marriott
(Shuttles leave every 15 minutes starting at 12:00 pm)

Wednesday, October 04 | 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Joint Buffet Lunch
Room: Marriott Marquis, Liberty Ballroom


Wednesday, October 04 | 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Looking Ahead - Partnering for the World We Want (Joint Sess
ion with Grand Challenges and Keystone Symposia)

Room: Marriott Marquis, Marquis Ballroom
MC: Kedest Tesfagiorgis, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Introduction
Harry Bader, Acting Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab, United States Agency for International Development
Welcome Remarks
Mark A. Green, Administrator, United States Agency for International Development
Keystone Symposia Welcome
Diana W. Bianchi, Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Keynote
Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Film Clip: Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for DevelopmentSpotlight Talk
Youseph Yazdi, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design
Keynote
Rex W. Tillerson, United States Secretary of State
Spotlight Talk
Claire Reid, Chief Impact Officer and Founder, Reel Gardening
Spotlight Talk
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Director, Rice 360 Institute for Global Health
Closing Discussion
Trevor Mundel, President, Global Health Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Georg Schütte, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Research
MC Closing
Kedest Tesfagiorgis, Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Wednesday, October 04 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Networking and Welcome Mixer with Grand Challenges and Keyst
one Symposia
Room: Marriott Marquis, Mezzanine Foyer


Wednesday, October 04 | 5:00PM - 5:45PM
Return Transportation from Marriott to Westin

(Shuttles leave every 15 minutes starting at 5:00 pm)

Wednesday, October 04 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Registration Continues
Room: Westin, Ashlawn North


Wednesday, October 04 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Mixer
Room: Westin, Vista Terrace
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Thursday, October 05 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Monticello Ballroom


Thursday, October 05 | 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 2
* Jeffrey C. Murray, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Thursday, October 05 | 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Welcome and Keynote Address
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 2
David Haig, Harvard University, USA
Maternal-Fetal Crosstalk: Why all the Noise?

Thursday, October 05 | 9:30AM - 11:45AM
The Placenta - Cells to Tissues
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 6
* Yoel Sadovsky, Magee-Womens Research Institute, USA

Thursday, October 05 | 9:30AM - 11:45AM
The Placenta - Cells to Tissues
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 6
Guillaume Cornelis, Stanford University, USA
When the Placenta Goes Viral: Role of Transposons during Placentation

Thursday, October 05 | 9:30AM - 11:45AM
The Placenta - Cells to Tissues
Room: National Ballroom


Coffee Break

Thursday, October 05 | 9:30AM - 11:45AM
The Placenta - Cells to Tissues
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 6
Margherita Yayoi Turco, University of Cambridge, UK
Modelling the Maternal-Fetal Interface in vitro

Thursday, October 05 | 9:30AM - 11:45AM
The Placenta - Cells to Tissues
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 6
Susan J. Fisher, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Genome-Scale Fluctuations in the Cytotrophoblast Epigenome over Gestation and in Placental Pathologies

Thursday, October 05 | 9:30AM - 11:45AM
The Placenta - Cells to Tissues
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 6
Matthew Brook, University of Edinburgh, UK
Short Talk: PABP4 Is Critical for Mammalian Pregnancy: A Unique Mouse Model for the Maternal Origins of IUGR and Stillbirth

Thursday, October 05 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Thursday, October 05 | 11:45AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: National Ballroom


Thursday, October 05 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: National Ballroom


Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 9
* Susan J. Fisher, University of California, San Francisco, USA

Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 9
Rabia Anwar, Max Delbruck Centre, Germany
Trophoblast-Specific Gene Expression Driven by Endogenous Retrovirus LTRs in Normal vs. Pre-Eclamptic (PE) Pregnancy

Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 9
Marilen Benner, Radboud University Medical Center, Netherlands
Human Uterine Lymphocytes Acquire a More Experienced and Tolerogenic Phenotype during Pregnancy

Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 9
Ana Claudia Zenclussen, Experimental Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Germany
Safeguarding of Fetal Growth by Uterine Mast Cells and Uterine Natural Killer Cells

Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 9
Thomas Vauvert Hviid, Zealand University Hospital and University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Immune Markers in the Mid-Luteal Endometrium Are Associated with Normal Fertility and Pregnancy after in vitro Fertilization

Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 9
Michela Frascoli, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Alloreactive Fetal T Cells Promote Uterine Contractility in Preterm Labor via IFN-? and TNF-a

Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 9
Wentong Jia, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Association of Maternal KIR and Fetal HLA-C Genotypes with the Risk of Preeclampsia in Chinese Han Pregnant Population

Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 8 of 9
Jeremy Michael Kinder, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA
Mother's 'Genetic' Little Helpers: Microchimeric Maternal Cells Promote Reproductive Fitness and Survival of Non-Inherited Traits

Thursday, October 05 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1: Immunology of Maternal-Fetal Harmony vs. Conflic
t
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 9 of 9
Eun Lee, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
ERAP2 Modulates Trophoblast Cell Death by Natural Killer Cells

Thursday, October 05 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: National Ballroom Foyer


Thursday, October 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Rapidly Evolving Placenta
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Louis J. Muglia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Thursday, October 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Rapidly Evolving Placenta
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Derek Wildman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
The Placenta Is at the Crossroads of Maternal-Fetal Conflict and Cooperation

Thursday, October 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Rapidly Evolving Placenta
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Bernard J. Crespi, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Placental Invasiveness and Maternal-Fetal Conflicts in Evolution, Health and Disease

Thursday, October 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Rapidly Evolving Placenta
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
R. Michael Roberts, University of Missouri, USA
Studying Early-Onset Preeclampsia (EOPE) in a Model for Early-Stage Human Placental Trophoblast

Thursday, October 05 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Rapidly Evolving Placenta
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Xu Wang, Auburn University, USA
Short Talk: The Origin and Evolution of Genomic Imprinting in the Placenta from Comparative Genomic Analysis Across Marsupials and Eutherian Mammals

Thursday, October 05 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: National Ballroom/Foyer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Thursday, October 05 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: National Ballroom


Friday, October 06 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Monticello Ballroom


Friday, October 06 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
The Establishment of Pregnancy - Tolerance and Rejection
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 8
* Carole R. Mendelson, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA

Friday, October 06 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
The Establishment of Pregnancy - Tolerance and Rejection
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 8
Sing Sing Way, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA
Maternal-Fetal Immunology during Pregnancy and after Parturition

Friday, October 06 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
The Establishment of Pregnancy - Tolerance and Rejection
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 8
Sarah A. Robertson, University of Adelaide, Australia
The Immune Response and Female Reproductive Quality Control

Friday, October 06 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
The Establishment of Pregnancy - Tolerance and Rejection
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 8
Joanna Halkias, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: CD161 Promotes Prenatal Immune Suppression of Pro-Inflammatory PLZF+ T Cells

Friday, October 06 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
The Establishment of Pregnancy - Tolerance and Rejection
Room: National Ballroom


Coffee Break

Friday, October 06 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
The Establishment of Pregnancy - Tolerance and Rejection
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 8
Moriya Gamliel, Hebrew University, Israel
Human Natural Killer Cells Remember Pregnancy and Enhance Placental Bed Development

Friday, October 06 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
The Establishment of Pregnancy - Tolerance and Rejection
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 8
Ashley Moffett, University of Cambridge, UK
Maternal Allo-Recognition of the Fetus: For Better, For Worse?

Friday, October 06 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
The Establishment of Pregnancy - Tolerance and Rejection
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 8 of 8
Gabriela Dveksler, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA
Short Talk: Pregnancy-Specific Glycoproteins Play a Role in Several Processes Required for Successful Human Pregnancy

Friday, October 06 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Friday, October 06 | 11:45AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: National Ballroom


Friday, October 06 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: National Ballroom


Friday, October 06 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: National Ballroom Foyer


Friday, October 06 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crosstalk between the Maternal and Fetal Microbial Communiti
es

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Laura I. Romero, University of Miami, USA

Friday, October 06 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crosstalk between the Maternal and Fetal Microbial Communiti
es

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Daniel DiGiulio, Stanford University, USA
The Vaginal Microbiome Signature of At-Risk Pregnancy

Friday, October 06 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crosstalk between the Maternal and Fetal Microbial Communiti
es

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Idit Kosti, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Short Talk: Meta-Analysis of Vaginal Microbiome Data Provides New Insights on Preterm Births

Friday, October 06 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crosstalk between the Maternal and Fetal Microbial Communiti
es

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Lenore P. Pereira, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Persistent Cytomegalovirus and Zika Virus Infection in Human Placentas Modulated by Host Antiviral Responses

Friday, October 06 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Crosstalk between the Maternal and Fetal Microbial Communiti
es

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Carolyn B. Coyne, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Antimicrobial Signaling at the Maternal-Fetal Interface

Friday, October 06 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: National Ballroom/Foyer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Friday, October 06 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: National Ballroom


Saturday, October 07 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Monticello Ballroom


Saturday, October 07 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Epigenetics and Imprinting in Feto-Placental Harmony and Con
flict

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 8
* Bernard J. Crespi, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Saturday, October 07 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Epigenetics and Imprinting in Feto-Placental Harmony and Con
flict

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 8
Marika Charalambous, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Communication between Mother and Fetus Mediated by Imprinted Genes

Saturday, October 07 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Epigenetics and Imprinting in Feto-Placental Harmony and Con
flict

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 8
Jon F. Wilkins, Ronin Institute, USA
Canalization, Phenotype Variation and Imprinting in Complex Disease

Saturday, October 07 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Epigenetics and Imprinting in Feto-Placental Harmony and Con
flict

Room: National Ballroom


Coffee Break

Saturday, October 07 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Epigenetics and Imprinting in Feto-Placental Harmony and Con
flict

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 8
Marisa S. Bartolomei, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, USA
The Effects of Assisted Reproductive Technologies on Placental Development and Epigenetic Regulation in a Mouse Model

Saturday, October 07 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Epigenetics and Imprinting in Feto-Placental Harmony and Con
flict

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 8
Madhumita Basu, Nationwide Children's Hospital, USA
Short Talk: Epigenetic Mechanism for Gene-Environment Interaction in Maternal Hyperglycemia-Mediated Congenital Heart
Defects


Saturday, October 07 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Epigenetics and Imprinting in Feto-Placental Harmony and Con
flict

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 8
Richard Saffery, University of Melbourne, Australia
Epigenetic Regulation of Human Placental Function and Pregnancy Outcome

Saturday, October 07 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
Epigenetics and Imprinting in Feto-Placental Harmony and Con
flict

Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 8 of 8
Jyotdeep Kaur, PGIMER, India
Short Talk: Epigenetic Mechanisms Regulate Placental Tumor Suppressor- and Onco-Genes in Normal and Pathological Pregnancies: Search for Novel Fetal DNA Epigenetic Marker

Saturday, October 07 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Saturday, October 07 | 11:45AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: National Ballroom


Saturday, October 07 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: National Ballroom


Saturday, October 07 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: National Ballroom Foyer


Saturday, October 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genomic Communication during Pregnancy
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 5
* Louis J. Muglia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Saturday, October 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genomic Communication during Pregnancy
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 5
Thuy Ngo, Oregon Health and Science University, USA
Cell-Free Circulating RNA as a Window to Feto-Placental Biology

Saturday, October 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genomic Communication during Pregnancy
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 5
Yoel Sadovsky, Magee-Womens Research Institute, USA
The Biology of Placental Exosomes and their miRNA Cargo

Saturday, October 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genomic Communication during Pregnancy
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 5
Nathan D. Price, Institute for Systems Biology, USA
Systems Biology Analysis of Pregnancy Conditions

Saturday, October 07 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Genomic Communication during Pregnancy
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 5 of 5
Terry K. Morgan, Oregon Health & Sciences University, USA
Short Talk: High-Resolution Flow Cytometry Reveals Placental-Specific Exosomes in Postpartum Blood: Maternal-Placental
Crosstalk Six Months after Delivery


Saturday, October 07 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: National Ballroom/Foyer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Saturday, October 07 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: National Ballroom


Sunday, October 08 | 7:30AM - 8:30AM
Breakfast
Room: Monticello Ballroom


Sunday, October 08 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
From Uterine Quiescence to Parturition
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 8
* Yoel Sadovsky, Magee-Womens Research Institute, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
From Uterine Quiescence to Parturition
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 8
Roger Smith, University of Newcastle, Australia
Understanding the Terminal Events in Pregnancy

Sunday, October 08 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
From Uterine Quiescence to Parturition
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 8
Sam A. Mesiano, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Progesterone Signaling in Human Parturition: Role of Progesterone Receptor Modifications

Sunday, October 08 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
From Uterine Quiescence to Parturition
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 8
Laura Sillers, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA
Short Talk: Altered Acylcarnitine Metabolism in the Placenta in Spontaneous Preterm Birth

Sunday, October 08 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
From Uterine Quiescence to Parturition
Room: National Ballroom


Coffee Break

Sunday, October 08 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
From Uterine Quiescence to Parturition
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 6 of 8
Carole R. Mendelson, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Fetal Signals that Control the Timing of Parturition

Sunday, October 08 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
From Uterine Quiescence to Parturition
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 7 of 8
Caitlin Dunn-Fletcher, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Short Talk: Deletion of Retroviral Element THE1B Abolishes Placental Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone Expression and Restores Normal Birth Timing

Sunday, October 08 | 8:30AM - 11:45AM
From Uterine Quiescence to Parturition
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 8 of 8
Roberto Romero, National Institutes of Health / Wayne State University, USA
Infection, Inflammation and the Transition to Labor

Sunday, October 08 | 11:45AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Sunday, October 08 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel: How to Harness Basic and Translational Biology Resear
ch to Improve Pregnancy Outcome in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Room: National Ballroom
A panel of experts with both high and low income country experience will explore how the exciting new findings from the biology of maternal/fetal interactions can be rapidly applied to benefit mothers and babies directly. A particular emphasis will be placed on translating high tech findings to low resource settings where the constraints of funding, expertise and training limit the opportunity to use technology to directly and quickly benefit those most in need. The panel will begin with short observations from each of the panel members regarding challenges and opportunities and then proceed with a facilitated discussion by the moderator and with input from question and observations from the audience. The goal is to identify from the conference proceedings specific opportunities that might translate to the most needy.
Speaker 1 of 7
* Jeffrey C. Murray, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel: How to Harness Basic and Translational Biology Resear
ch to Improve Pregnancy Outcome in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Room: National Ballroom
A panel of experts with both high and low income country experience will explore how the exciting new findings from the biology of maternal/fetal interactions can be rapidly applied to benefit mothers and babies directly. A particular emphasis will be placed on translating high tech findings to low resource settings where the constraints of funding, expertise and training limit the opportunity to use technology to directly and quickly benefit those most in need. The panel will begin with short observations from each of the panel members regarding challenges and opportunities and then proceed with a facilitated discussion by the moderator and with input from question and observations from the audience. The goal is to identify from the conference proceedings specific opportunities that might translate to the most needy.
Speaker 2 of 7
* Yoel Sadovsky, Magee-Womens Research Institute, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel: How to Harness Basic and Translational Biology Resear
ch to Improve Pregnancy Outcome in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Room: National Ballroom
A panel of experts with both high and low income country experience will explore how the exciting new findings from the biology of maternal/fetal interactions can be rapidly applied to benefit mothers and babies directly. A particular emphasis will be placed on translating high tech findings to low resource settings where the constraints of funding, expertise and training limit the opportunity to use technology to directly and quickly benefit those most in need. The panel will begin with short observations from each of the panel members regarding challenges and opportunities and then proceed with a facilitated discussion by the moderator and with input from question and observations from the audience. The goal is to identify from the conference proceedings specific opportunities that might translate to the most needy.
Speaker 3 of 7
* Louis J. Muglia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel: How to Harness Basic and Translational Biology Resear
ch to Improve Pregnancy Outcome in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Room: National Ballroom
A panel of experts with both high and low income country experience will explore how the exciting new findings from the biology of maternal/fetal interactions can be rapidly applied to benefit mothers and babies directly. A particular emphasis will be placed on translating high tech findings to low resource settings where the constraints of funding, expertise and training limit the opportunity to use technology to directly and quickly benefit those most in need. The panel will begin with short observations from each of the panel members regarding challenges and opportunities and then proceed with a facilitated discussion by the moderator and with input from question and observations from the audience. The goal is to identify from the conference proceedings specific opportunities that might translate to the most needy.
Speaker 4 of 7
Joe Leigh Simpson, March of Dimes, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel: How to Harness Basic and Translational Biology Resear
ch to Improve Pregnancy Outcome in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Room: National Ballroom
A panel of experts with both high and low income country experience will explore how the exciting new findings from the biology of maternal/fetal interactions can be rapidly applied to benefit mothers and babies directly. A particular emphasis will be placed on translating high tech findings to low resource settings where the constraints of funding, expertise and training limit the opportunity to use technology to directly and quickly benefit those most in need. The panel will begin with short observations from each of the panel members regarding challenges and opportunities and then proceed with a facilitated discussion by the moderator and with input from question and observations from the audience. The goal is to identify from the conference proceedings specific opportunities that might translate to the most needy.
Speaker 5 of 7
Jane Norman, University of Edinburgh, UK

Sunday, October 08 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel: How to Harness Basic and Translational Biology Resear
ch to Improve Pregnancy Outcome in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Room: National Ballroom
A panel of experts with both high and low income country experience will explore how the exciting new findings from the biology of maternal/fetal interactions can be rapidly applied to benefit mothers and babies directly. A particular emphasis will be placed on translating high tech findings to low resource settings where the constraints of funding, expertise and training limit the opportunity to use technology to directly and quickly benefit those most in need. The panel will begin with short observations from each of the panel members regarding challenges and opportunities and then proceed with a facilitated discussion by the moderator and with input from question and observations from the audience. The goal is to identify from the conference proceedings specific opportunities that might translate to the most needy.
Speaker 6 of 7
Sarah A. Robertson, University of Adelaide, Australia

Sunday, October 08 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel: How to Harness Basic and Translational Biology Resear
ch to Improve Pregnancy Outcome in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Room: National Ballroom
A panel of experts with both high and low income country experience will explore how the exciting new findings from the biology of maternal/fetal interactions can be rapidly applied to benefit mothers and babies directly. A particular emphasis will be placed on translating high tech findings to low resource settings where the constraints of funding, expertise and training limit the opportunity to use technology to directly and quickly benefit those most in need. The panel will begin with short observations from each of the panel members regarding challenges and opportunities and then proceed with a facilitated discussion by the moderator and with input from question and observations from the audience. The goal is to identify from the conference proceedings specific opportunities that might translate to the most needy.
Speaker 7 of 7
Janna Patterson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: National Ballroom Foyer


Sunday, October 08 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Epidemiology of Pregnancy Health and Outcomes
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 4
* Jeffrey C. Murray, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Epidemiology of Pregnancy Health and Outcomes
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 4
Louis J. Muglia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Populations as Laboratories for Biological and Social Discovery in Pregnancy Outcomes

Sunday, October 08 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Epidemiology of Pregnancy Health and Outcomes
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 4
Jane Norman, University of Edinburgh, UK
Pregnancy Stressors and Influences on Parturition


Sunday, October 08 | 5:00PM - 6:45PM
Epidemiology of Pregnancy Health and Outcomes
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 4 of 4
Rachel Freathy, University of Exeter, UK
Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Birth Weight and Links with Later Life Disease


Sunday, October 08 | 6:45PM - 7:00PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 1 of 3
* Jeffrey C. Murray, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 6:45PM - 7:00PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 2 of 3
* Louis J. Muglia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 6:45PM - 7:00PM
Meeting Wrap-Up: Outcomes and Future Directions
Room: National Ballroom

Speaker 3 of 3
* Yoel Sadovsky, Magee-Womens Research Institute, USA

Sunday, October 08 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: National Ballroom/Foyer
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Sunday, October 08 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Entertainment
Room: National Ballroom
Entertainment is not subsidized by conference registration fees nor any U.S. federal government grants. Funding for this expense is provided by other revenue sources.

Sunday, October 08 | 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Cash Bar
Room: National Ballroom Foyer


Monday, October 09 | 10:24AM - 10:24AM
Departure


*Session Chair.