The American Society for 

Reproductive Immunology

  =Clinical Course; requires separate registration fee  

Saturday, May 20

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk open

Lumpkins Mezzanine

 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 Clinical Course I: Infertility and Implantation Failures

      Chairs: Joanne Kwak-Kim & Gil Mor

Lumpkins Ballroom

 4:00 Rafat Abbasi, Columbia Fertility - Autoimmune oophoritis and reproductive failures  
 4:30 Yasuyuki Negishi, Nippon Medical School - Immune inflammatory responses in infertility  
 5:00 Koji Nakagawa, Sugiyama Clinic Shinjuku - Immunotherapy with tacrolimus for RIF and RPL women with immunological rejection  
 5:30 Richard Pilsner, Wayne State University - Sperm aging and immunity  
 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Clinical Fellowship Reunion (informal networking)  TBD

Sunday, May 21

 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk open

Lumpkins Mezzanine

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee (breakfast on your own)

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 Clinical Course II: Laboratory Sciences and RF

Lumpkins Ballroom
 8:00 Kenneth Beaman, Rosalind Franklin University - Laboratory evaluation for women with RF  
 8:30 Evangelos Ntravalas, Memorial Sloan Kettering - Flow cytometric analysis of peripheral immune cells in women with RF  
 9:00 Raphael Stricker, Alan E. Beer Medical Center for Reproductive Immunology - Autoimmune responses in women with RF  
 9:30 Amy Thees, Rosalind Franklin University - Targeted Gene Expression Profiling for Endometrial Dysregulation in Patients with Reproductive Failure  
 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM COFFEE BREAK Lumpkins Mezzanine
 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 Clinical Course III: Recurrent pregnancy losses, and rheumatic disease and pregnancy

Lumpkins Ballroom
 10:15 Joanne Kwak-Kim, Rosalind Franklin University - Update in Recurrent pregnancy losses: thyroid autoimmunity  
 10:45 Marcelo Cavalcante, Universidade de Fortaleza, Brasil - Current evidence on immunotherapies; immunization with lymphocytes, lipid emulsions, and recombinant G-CSF  
 11:15 Andrew Wong, UCLA - Rheumatic Disease and Pregnancy- Part I   
 11:45 Kristen Demoruelle, Colorado University, Anschutz - Rheumatic disease and pregnancy II  

 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 Clinical Course Lunch: How to set up a guideline for immunological assessment and management in patients with pregnancy loss and implantation failures?

La Terraza Rooftop

 12:15 Ricardo Barini, UNICAMP - Available Therapies for Implantation Failure and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss   
 12:45 Giovanni Jubiz, Center for Reproductive Immunology & Infertility - Available Immunologic Testing for Implantation Failure and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss  

 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

 Clinical Course IV: Infection and Pregnancy

Lumpkins Ballroom
 1:15 Gil Mor, Wayne State University - How pregnancy deals with viral infections  
 1:45 Vikki Abrahams, Yale University - Role of APA in pregnancy morbidity  
 2:15 Babbette LaMarca, UMC - Autoimmune activation in preeclampsia  
 2:45

Elizabeth Enninga, Mayo Clinic - The role of occult infection in the pathogenesis of CHI/VUE

 
   

 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Executive Council Meeting (ASRI Council & Committee Chairs only)

Ballen Ballroom 

   

 5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Welcome Remarks & Introduction

Lumpkins Ballroom

 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM

PL01: GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH

Keynote Speaker:

Diana Bianchi, National Institutes of Health

Lumpkins Ballroom

 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION 

La Terraza Rooftop

 

Monday, May 22

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk open

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee (breakfast on your own)

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

PL02: CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES

Keynote Speaker:

Errol Norwitz, Tufts University

 Lumpkins Ballroom

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

AJRI AWARD LECTURE:  The landscape of macrophages in the epididymis

Chair: Surendra Sharma

Andreas Meinhardt, 2021 AJRI Award Recipient

 

 

 

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

 

 

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

S-01: CHANGES IN ADAPTIVE AND INNATE IMMUNITY THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN OF WOMEN

          Chairs: Marta Rodriguez-Garcia & Chuck Wira

 Lumpkins East

10:00

Duygu Ucar, The Jackson Laboratory - Sex differences in immune system aging and responses 

 

10:30

Caroline Mitchell, Harvard University - Cervicovaginal microbiota across the lifespan

 

11:00

Chuck Wira, Dartmouth College - Impact of Aging Beyond Menopause on Mucosal Immunity in the Human Female Reproductive Tract 

 

11:30

ORAL

 

11:45

ORAL

 

 

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

S-02: THE EFFECT OF MATERNAL IMMUNE ACTIVATION ON FETAL IMMUNE DEVELOPMENT

          Chairs: Jiahui Ding & Jun Lei

Lumpkins West

10:00

Anna Beaudin, University of Utah - MIA alters the trajectory of postnatal immunity by reprogramming fetal hematopoiesis

10:30

Leena Mithal, Northwestern University - Impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy on fetal immune state 

 

11:00

Jun Huh, Harvard University - Maternal microbiota underlies both neurodevelopment and immune-primed phenotypes in offspring

 

11:30

ORAL

 

11:45

ORAL

 

 

 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH SESSION

Understanding Indigenous approaches to sexual and reproductive health and improving health outcomes

Chairs: Charu Kauschic & Chuck Wira

 La Terraza Rooftop

  Carrie Martin, Communities, Alliances and Networks - Indigenous-Led Global Collaboration: Responses to SRHR  
  Corrine Sanchez, Tewa Women United / Univ New Mexico - TBD  
  TBD  

 

 

 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

S-03: IMMUNOLOGY OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCERS

          Chairs: Vijay Kumar & Joanne Kwak-Kim

 Lumpkins East

1:30

Amir Jazaeri, University of Texas - Making immunotherapy work for ovarian cancer 

 

2:00

Animesh Barua, Rush University - Ovarian autoimmunity and endometriosis as risk factors for ovarian malignancy

 

2:30

Mickey Patel, Dartmouth College - CD8+ T cells and endometrial cancer cells

 

3:00

ORAL

 

3:15

ORAL

 

 

 

 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

S-04: MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE

          Chairs: Ramkumar Menon & TBD

 Lumpkins West

1:30

Veronica Zaga Clavellina, INPerIER - The key immunomodulatory role of decidual prolactin during human labor

 

2:00

Akitoshi Nakashima, Toyama University - The autophagy inhibitor, bafilomycin A1, induces preeclampsia-like phenotypes in vitro 

2:30

Ryan Christian Lintao, UTMB - The "Great Wall" of Chorion Trophoblasts: Exploring its immumodulatory role  at the feto-maternal interface

3:00

ORAL

 

3:15

ORAL

 

 

 

 

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

COFFEE BREAK

Lumpkins Mezzanine

     

3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

S-05: Novel multi-omics approaches to study infection and reproduction

          Chairs: Marta Rodriguez-Garcia & Biban Gill

 Lumpkins East

3:45

Nadia Roan, UCSF  - Multi-omics single-cell analyses of CD4+ T cell susceptibility to HIV infection 

 

4:15

Matthew Pugh, University of Birmingham - The immunopathology of COVID-19 placentitis: A multi-omic spatial approach 

 

4:45

Liza Konnikova, Yale University - Multi-omic approaches in studying the maternal-fetal interface

 

5:15

ORAL

 

5:30

ORAL

 

 

 

 

3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

S-06: IMMUNE MEMORY AND TOLERANCE IN PREGANCY

          Chairs: Sylvie Girard & Florian Hladik

 Lumpkins West

3:45

Lucia Vojtech, University of Washington - The role of semen in induction of paternal-specific tolerance during pregnancy

 

4:15

Charles Graham, Queen’s University - Innate Immune Memory and Maternal-Fetal Health Outcomes 

4:45

Tamara Tilburgs, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital - Mechanisms of maternal-fetal tolerance and placental immunity 

5:15

ORAL

 

5:30

ORAL

 

     
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM POSTER SESSION I & JUDGING  New Mexico/Santa Fe Room
     
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Trainee/Student Meet Up (informal networking - on your own) Cowgirl Saloon

 

Tuesday, May 23

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk open

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee (breakfast on your own)

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

PL03: PRESIDENT'S SESSION: Leadership: Navigating the Journey

          Chair: Irina Burd

Presidential Speaker

Amy Murtha, Rutgers University

 Lumpkins Ballroom

 

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

HERR LECTURE: Leveraging multi-omics to elucidate cervicovaginal microbiota-host interactions and women’s health conditions

Chair: TBD

Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, Arizona State University

 

 

 

 

9:30 AM -10:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

 

 

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

S-07: IMMUNE MILIEU DURING DECIDUALIZATION AND EARLY PREGNANCY

          Chairs: Joanne Kwak-Kim & Ken Beaman 

 Lumpkins East

10:00

Gabrielle Rizzuto, Memorial Sloan Kettering - A new mechanism of fetomaternal tolerance

 

10:30

Svetlana Dambaeva, Rosalind Franklin University - Homeostasis, inflammatory, immunoregulatory and decidualization factors important in evaluation of endometrial tissue

 

11:00

Joanne Kwak-Kim, Rosalind Franklin UniversityOxidative stress and pregnancy loss 

 

11:30

ORAL

 

11:45

ORAL

 

 

 

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

S-08: SEX HORMONES AND IMMUNITY - SIGNIFICANCE FOR POPULATIONS-AT-RISK

          Chairs: Florian Hladik & Mimi Ghosh

 Lumpkins West

10:00

Florian Hladik, University of Washington - Homeostatic regulation of vaginal immunity by sex hormones and across life events

10:30

Mimi Ghosh, George Washington University - Systemic and mucosal immune dysregulation in transgender individuals on gender affirming hormone therapy

 

11:00

Craig Hendrix, Johns Hopkins - Exogenous Sex Hormone Modulation (Or NOT) of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

 

11:30

ORAL

 

11:45

ORAL

 

 

 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


LUNCH & ASRI BUSINESS MEETING

Chair: Irina Burd

 La Terrazza & Patio

 

 

 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

S-09IMPACT OF EMERGING VIRAL INFECTIONS ON PREGNANCY AND THE NEONATE

          Chairs: Kristina Adams Waldorf & Indira Mysorekar

 Lumpkins East

1:30

David Schwartz, University of Maryland - Update on monkeypox: what do we know and what can we learn from smallpox?

 

2:00

Amy Hartman, University of Pittsburgh - Rift valley fever: impact on pregnancy and unanswered questions

 

2:30

Raphael Tomoya Michita, Baylor College of Medicine - Tunneling nanotubes: a new route of ZIKV infection at the maternal-fetal interface

 

3:00

ORAL

 

3:15

ORAL

 

 

 

 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

S-10:  EMPOWERING WOMEN LEADERS IN SCIENCE

          Chair: Elizabeth Enninga 

 Lumpkins West

1:30

Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz, University of Arizona - Finding belonging in science

 

2:00

Susan Cu-Uvin, Brown University - TBD

 

2:30

Sylvie Girard, Mayo Clinic - Developing your own program

 

3:00

ORAL

3:15

ORAL

 

 

 

 

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

COFFEE BREAK

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

 

 

3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

S-11: IMMUNE PRIVILEGE VS. IMMUNITY IN THE TESTES; MAINTAINING A BALANCE 

          Chairs:  Ken Beagley & Andreas Meinhardt

 Lumpkins East

3:45

Yong-Gang Duan, Hong Kong University Role of T cells in the testes and epididymis

 

4:15

Sudhandshu Bhushan, Justus-Liebig UniversityThe landscape of macrophages in the testes

 

4:45

Emily Bryan, Queensland UniversityDevelopment of mouse models for studying sexually transmitted infections in males

 

5:15

ORAL

 

5:30

ORAL

 

 

 

 

3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

S-12: SARS-CoV-2 AND PREGNANCY

          Chairs:  Nazeeh Hanna & Irina Burd

 Lumpkins West

3:45 Rebecca Simmons, Univ. Pennsylvania - Sars-CoV2: Is the placenta a safe place?  

4:15

Irina Burd, Univ. Maryland - Modeling SARS-CoV2: Effects on placenta and offspring

 

4:45

Nazeeh Hanna, NYU Langone - Perinatal SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Vaccination: New Insights

 

5:15

ORAL

 

5:30

ORAL

 

     
5:45 PM - 6:45 PM POSTER SESSION II  New Mexico/Santa Fe Room
     
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AJRI Editorial Board Meeting (invitation only)  

Wednesday, May 24

 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk open

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Coffee (breakfast on your own)

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

PL04: GUSDON AWARD SESSION

Chairs: TBD

Lumpkins Ballroom

     

 9:30 AM -10:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

 Lumpkins Mezzanine

     

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

S-13: MICROBIOMES OF PREGNANCY

          Chairs: Anna Powell & Melissa Herbst-Kralovetz

 Lumpkins East

10:00

David MacIntyre, Imperial College London - Spatial characterisation of reproductive tract microbiota-host responses in pregnancy and preterm birth

 

10:30

Melody Zeng, Cornell University - Gut microbiome-mediated immune regulation at the maternal-fetal interface

 

11:00

Elizabeth Corwin, Columbia University - The Social and Biological Determinants of the Vaginal Microbiome and the Risk of Preterm Birth

 

11:30

ORAL

 

11:45

ORAL

 

 

 

 

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

S-14: VACCINATION DURING PREGNANCY

          Chairs: Surendra Sharma & Judy Zhang 

 Lumpkins West

10:00

Maged Constantine, Ohio State - Maternal and neonatal outcomes of Covid infections

10:30

Michael Citron, Merck - Modeling vaccination during pregnancy using non-human primates

 

11:00

TBD

 

11:30

ORAL

 

11:45

ORAL

 

 

 

 

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

LUNCH SESSION:  REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Chairs: Indira Mysorekar & Irina Burd

La Terraza Rooftop



Marianna Alperin, UCSD - TBD  
 Followed by Open Discussion / Town Hall format 

 

 

 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM


S-15: REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNE-ENDOCRINE CROSS-TALK: IMPLICATIONS FOR WOMEN’S HEALTH

Special Anniversary session of the Indian Society for Reproductive Immunology

          Chairs: Taruna Madan & Chuck Wira

 Lumpkins East


Taruna Madan, ICMR-NIRRCH - Synergistic prediction of Early Onset Preeclampsia by immune and endocrine biomarkers: A window of opportunity to prevent feto-maternal mortality and morbidity

 


Shailaja Sopory, Translational Health Science & Technology Institute - Longitudinal expression of serum immune markers across pregnancy and fetal growth restriction in a North Indian pregnancy cohort 

 


Malini Laloraya, Rajiv Gandhi Center for Biotechnology - PCOS- where endocrinology meets immunology

 


Mohan Raut, Dr. Raut's Centre for Reproductive Immunology - Immunomodulation - Missing link in Recurrent Implantation Failures (RIF)

 

  Rupesh Srivastava, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi - Exploiting the Immunoporotic potential of “Bregs” under Inflammatory bone loss in Post-menopausal Osteoporosis: Bench to Bedside   

 

 

 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

S-16: INFLAMMATION AND METABOLIC PROCESS IN THE UROGENITAL TRACT AND THEIR ROLE IN STIs 

          Chairs: Amy Gilgrass & Indira Mysorekar

 Lumpkins West

1:30

Keith Fowke, Univ. Manitoba Reducing inflammation in the female genital tract as a novel HIV prevention approach

 

2:00

Charu Kaushic, McMaster University - Host-microbiome interactions, inflammation and their effect on HIV susceptibility in female genital tract

2:30

Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, Tufts University - The role of neutrophils in protection against HIV infection in the female reproductive tract

3:00

ORAL

 

3:15

ORAL

 

 

 

 

 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

COFFEE BREAK

Lumpkins Mezzanine

 

 

 

3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

S-17: ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS AND IMPACT ON PREGNANCY

          Chairs: Sylvie Girard & David Olson

 Lumpkins East

3:45

Gerlinda Metz, Univ. Leth - Psychosocial Stress as a Risk Factor in Pregnancy

 

4:15

Michal Elovitz, Univ. Pennsylvania - Biology does not occur in a vacuum: Considerations for the microbiota and pregnancy health

 

4:45

Felipe Vadillo-Ortega, Univ. Michigan - Inflammation, Nutrition and City Environment: Mexico City Perinatal Cohort

 

5:15

ORAL

 

5:30

ORAL

 

 

 

 

3:45 PM  – 5:45 PM

S-18: ANIMAL MODELS OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND DISEASE

          Chairs: Surendra Sharma & Kristina Adams Waldorf

 Lumpkins West

3:45

Jennifer Tisoncik-Go, Univ. Washington - Nonhuman primate fetal brain transcriptomic signature of congenital Zika syndrome identifies alterations in myelination processes

 

4:15

Orlando Cervantes, Univ. Washington - Modeling enhanced lung disease in pregnancy from Influenza A virus infection in an NHP model 

 

4:45

Sananth Karumanchi, Cedars Sinai Medical Center - Baboon model of siRNA treatment of preeclampsia

 

5:15

ORAL

 

5:30

ORAL

 

 

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Closing Remarks / Announcement of 2024 Meeting

Lumpkins Ballroom

     

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM 

"A NIGHT OF ENCHANTMENT" DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY

New Mexico History Museum



Thursday, May 25

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