Come to Santa Fe early and participate in a special one-day workshop for young investigators on Cutting Edge Technologies on Reproductive Immunology.
The American Society for Reproductive Immunology (ASRI) was founded to foster the field of Reproductive Immunology so both basic researchers and clinicians can better understand the immune-based etiologies underlying reproductive anomalies. Recent revolutionary advances in technical know-how now make it possible to not only investigate the issues in animals but to transport this knowledge from bench to bedside. The objective of the symposium is to provide to new investigators and trainees cutting edge exposure to new techniques for the study of immune cells and organs from the reproductive tract. This workshop will provide "hands on" opportunity and/or technical demonstrations of new technologies with direct application for reproductive immunology to better understand the connections of these technologies to clinical studies and potential clinical application.
8.00-9.00 Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
Introduction and Overview
8.00-8.10 Drs. Gil Mor & Charles Wira
Session 1. Cellular insights with live-cell imaging
Moderators: Drs. Charles Wira & Gil Mor
8.10-8:30. Epithelial cell and immune cell responses to trauma, hormones and antimicrobials.
8:30-8:50. ZIKA cell killing of cells from the reproductive tract
Session 2. High Resolution Ultrasound Imaging
Moderators: Drs. Irina Burd and Surendra Sharma
8:50-9:10. High resolution ultrasound imaging of fetal-cardiovascular development
9:10-9:30 High resolution ultrasound imaging of the placenta.
9:30-10:00 Coffee Break
Session 3. Single cell sequencing
Moderators: Dr. David Aronoff
Session 4. Exosome isolation and microbiome analysis
Moderators: Drs. Ram Menon & Florian Hladock
10:40-11:00 The role of exosomes in regulating male reproductive function
11:00-11:20 Exosomal communication between fetal membranes and the cervix
Session 5. Microbiome analysis
Moderators: Drs. Mary Brown & Indira Mysorekar
11:20-11:40 Role of the microbiome in reproductive outcomes
12.15-1.30 Young Investigator Lunch - Meet the Faculty (tentative list)
Dr. Gil Mor Dr. Surendra Sharma Dr. Chuck Wira Dr. Mary Brown
Dr. Irina Burd Dr. Florian Hladock Dr. Mickey Patel Dr. Marta Rodriguez-Garcia
Dr. David Aronoff Dr. Ramkumar Menon Dr. Indira Mysorekar Additional speakers
Session 3. New Methods and Technology Workshop Demonstrations
1:30-4:30 Hands-on activity with the most advanced methodology for the study of immune cells.
Participants will be divided into small groups (15-20) and rotate at 30-min. intervals between demonstration sites.
Become a Workshop Sponsor
As a workshop sponsor, you will have the opportunity of giving small group presentations and/or demonstrations of your equipment to the more than 100 participants in small group rotations (15-20 individuals each) .
In addition to the workshop, if you choose to stay for the entire meeting, you will have the opportunity to interact with 250-300 attendees over the course of our 3-day meeting annual meeting.
To discuss becoming a sponsor, please contact Dr. Mary Brown.