Come to Santa Fe early and participate in a special one-day workshop for young investigators on Cutting Edge Technologies in 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
|8:00 - 8:10||
|8:10 - 8:50||
Session 1. Cellular Insights with Live-Cell Imaging
|8:10||Epithelial and immune cell responses to trauma, cell killing, pathogens and antimicrobials - Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, PhD|
ZIKA cell killing of cells from the reproductive tract - Gil Mor, MD PhD, Wayne State University
|8:50 - 9:30||
Session 2. High Resolution Ultrasound Imaging
High resolution ultrasound imaging of fetal-cardiovascular development - Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD, Women and Infants Hospital
High resolution ultrasound imaging of the placenta - Irina Burd, MD, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
|9:30 - 10:00||
|10:00 - 10:40||
Session 3. Single Cell Sequencing
Moderator: David Aronoff, MD
Integration of disparate single cell data in decidual immunology - Aleks Stanic-Kostic, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin
Single Cell RNA Sequencing to Study Early Embryo Development and How this Technique Can be Used to Study Reproductive Immunology - Douglas Ruden, PhD, Wayne State University
|10:40 - 11:20||
Session 4. Exosomal Isolation and Analysis
Role of exosomes in semen on sexual pathogen transmission and immunity - Florian Hladik, MD, PhD, University of Washington
Exosomal communication between fetal membranes and the cervix - Ramkumar Menon, PhD, UTMB
|11:20 - 12:15||
Session 5. Microbiome Analysis
Role of the microbiome in reproductive outcomes - Indira Mysorekar, PhD, Washington University St. Louis
Impact of vaginal microbiome on HIV susceptibility, inflammation, and antiretroviral therapy- Adam Burgener, PhD, Univ. Manitoba
|12:15 - 1:30||
YOUNG INVESTIGATOR LUNCH: Meet the Faculty
Gil Mor, Surendra Sharma, Chuck Wira, Mary Brown, Irina Burd, Florian Hladik, Mickey Patel, Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, David Aronoff, Ramkumar Menon, Indira Mysorekar, Adam Bergener
|1:30 - 4:30||
Session 6. New Methods and Technology Workshop Demonstrations
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.