The American Society for 

Reproductive Immunology

Sunday May 17

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration La Fonda, 2nd floor
     

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

PRE-MEETING WORKSHOP:

Cutting Edge Technologies in Reproductive Immunology

Lumpkins Ballroom

CME



 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Executive Council Meeting  
     
5:00 PM -  5:10 PM Welcome Remarks  Lumpkins Ballroom
     

5:10 PM - 6:00 PM

PL01 - KEYNOTE LECTURE

Endometriosis as an Inflammatory Disorder and an Inflammatory Environment

in the Endometrium of Women with Disease

Chair: Charles Wira, PhD, Dartmouth College


Linda Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc

Distinguished Professor

The Robert B. Jaffe Endowed Professor in the Reproductive Sciences

University of California San Francisco


Lumpkins Ballroom

.75 CME

 
 
 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION  -  Sunset Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres

 La Terraza Rooftop

monday may 18

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM BREAKFAST  
 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration  La Fonda, 2nd floor
     
 8:00 AM - 10:15 AM PL02: PRESIDENT'S SESSION

 Lumpkins Ballroom

 2.25 CME

8:00-8:05 

Welcoming Remarks and Introduction

  • Gil Mor, MD PhD, Wayne State University
 
8:05-8:50 

PL02.01 President’s Distinguished Lecture I: Determining Zika Virus as a Cause of Birth Defects: Lessons for Future Potential Teratogens

Chair: Gil Mor, MD PhD, Wayne State University

Sonja Rasmussen, MD

Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the College of Medicine

Professor, College of Public Health and Health Professions

University of Florida


 
8:50-9:35 

PL02.02 President’s Distinguished Lecture II: Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Preterm Labor

Roberto Romero, MD

Chief-Perinatology Reseach Branch

Prog. Dir. for Ob/Gyn & Perinatology Div. of Intramural Research NICHD, NIH, DHDS

Wayne State University


 
9:35-9:55 

PL02.03 ASRI Award Lecture: Innate Immune Function at the Maternal-Fetal Interface

 
9:55-10:15 

PL02.04 Braverman Award Lecture

 
     
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM COFFEE BREAK  
     
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM S-01: Aging & Immunity in the Genitourinary Tract

Chairs: Indira Mysorekar, PhD, WUSTL & Ramkumar Menon, PhD, UTMB

 Lumpkins East

 CME

10:30-11:00 

S01.1 - Inflammaging in the postmenopausal genitourinary tract - Indira Mysorekar, PhD, Washington University St. Louis

 
11:00-11:30 

S01.2 - Impact of Age on Mucosal Immune Protection in the Human Female Reproductive Tract - Charles Wira, PhD, Dartmouth College

 
11:30-12:00  S01.3 - Aging and Inflammation in the Fetal Membranes - Ramkumar Menon, PhD, UTMB  
12:00-12:15 

OR01 

 
12:15-12:30 

OR02 

 
 
 
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM S-02: Immunity and Its Checkpoint Molecules in Pregnancy-Related Complications Including Recurrent Pregnancy Loss 

Chairs: Aihua Liao, PhD, Huazhong University of Science & Technology & Joanne Kwak-Kim, PhD, Rosalind Franklin University

Lumpkins West

CME

10:30-11:00 

S02.1 - PD-1 Checkpoint Immune and Tissue-Resident Cell Interactions in the Ovary and Fallopian Tube - Joshua Johnson, University of Colorado Anschutz

11:00-11:30  S02.2  - PD-1/PD-L1 expression in women with unexplained recurrent pregnancy losses and obstetrical complications -  Wenjuang Wang, PhD, Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital of Qingdao University  
11:30-12:00 

S02.3 - Immunological consequences of progesterone-deficiency and pregnancy loss - Julia Szekeres-Bartho, PhD, University of Pecs 

 
12:00-12:15 

OR03

 
12:15-12:30 

OR04

 
   
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM LUNCH BREAK on your own 
 
 
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM PAST PRESIDENT'S LUNCH  Santa Fe/New Mexico
 
 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM S-03: Study of Mucosal Immunity in Infection and Reproduction

Chairs: Marta Rodriguez-Garcia, PhD, Tufts University & Caroline Attardo Genco, PhD, Tufts University

Lumpkins East

CME

 2:30-3:00 

S03.1 -The effect of menstrual cycle timing on vaginal immune mediators and endocervical gene expression - Elizabeth Micks, PhD, University of Washington

 
3:00-3:30  S03.2 - The Effect of Hormonal Cycle on the Murine Model of Gonococcal Genitourinary Tract Infections - Lee Wetzler, MD, Boston University   
3:30-4:00 

S03.3 Macaque Models of STI Co-infection and Simian-HIV Acquisition - Sundaram Viswanathan, PhD, Center for Disease Control

 
4:00-4:15 

OR05 

 
4:15-4:30 

OR06 

 
     
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM S-04: Maternal Vaccination and Anti-Inflammatory Treatment in the Perinatal Period from Infectious Diseases

Chairs: Sylvie Girard, PhD, University of Montreal & Beth Holder, PhD, Imperial College

Lumpkins West

CME

2:30-3:00  S04.1 - TBD  
3:00-3:30  S04.2 - TBD
3:30-4:00  S04.3 - TBD  
4:00-4:15  OR07    
4:15-4:30 

OR08      

 
     
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM AJRI Editorial Board Meeting  TBD

 

tuesday may 19

 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM BREAKFAST  
 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration La Fonda, 2nd floor
     
 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

PL03: Applications and Ethical Considerations of CRISPR in Reproductive Biology

Chair: Charles Wira, PhD, Dartmouth College

Lumpkins Ballroom

1.75 CME

8:00-8:30 

PL03.1 - Defining the growth factor signals in the peri-implantation endometrium that determine pregnancy success - Diana Monsivais, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine

 
8:30-9:00 

PL03.2 - In Vivo Validation of CRISPR Reagents in Preimplantation Mouse Embryos - Jay L. Vivian, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center

 
9:00-9:30  PL03.3 - Ethical Considerations Related to Human Germline Editing Jennifer Gumer, PhD, Columbia University  
9:30-9:45  Moderated Panel Discussion - Charles Wira, PhD, Dartmouth College  
     
 9:45 AM -10:00 AM  COFFEE BREAK  
     
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM S-05: New Immunological Approaches to STI Prevention

Chairs: Deborah Anderson, PhD & Mickey Patel, PhD

Lumpkins East

CME

 10:00-10:30  S05.1 - Use of monoclonal antibodies to prevent the sexual transmission of HIV and other STI pathogens - Deborah Anderson, PhD, Boston University  
10:30-11:00  S05.2 - Vaginal microbicide delivery systems - Lisa Rohan, PhD, University of Pittsburgh   
11:00-11:30 

S05.3 - The use of a natural antimicrobial peptide (LL-37) as a microbicide - Nongnuj Tanphachtr, PhD, University of Ottawa

 
11:30-11:45 

OR09

 
11:45-12:00 

OR10

 
     
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM S-06: Circadian Control of Immunity in Female Reproduction

Chairs: Malini Laloraya, PhD 

Lumpkins West

CME

10:00-10:30 

S06.1 - Role of molecular timekeeping in pregnancy - Hanne Hoffman, PhD, Michigan State University


10:30-11:00  S06.2 - Circadian rhythm - immune nexus in PCOS - Malini Laloraya, PhD, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology  
11:00-11:30  S06.3 - Immune system clockworks in healthy and pathological pregnancies - Brice Gaudilliere, MD, PhD, Stanford University  
11:30-11:45 

OR11 

 
 11:45-12:00 

OR12

 
     
 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

LUNCH BREAK


 
 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM S-07: Influence of the Microbiome on Infection and Reproduction

Chair: Gilda Tachedjian, PhD 

Lumpkins East

CME

 1:00-1:30 

S07.1 - Role of the Microbiome in Reproductive Health Outcomes - Jacques Ravel, PhD, University of Maryland

 
 1:30-2:00 

S07.2 - Vaginal Microbiota Metabolites and HIV Susceptibility - Gilda Tachedjian, PhD, Burnet Institute

 
2:00-2:30 

S07.3 - Vaginal microbiota transplant: the next frontier - Laura Ensign-Hodges, PhD, Johns Hopkins

 
 2:30-2:45 

OR13 

 
2:45-3:00 

OR14 

 
     
 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

S-08: Innate and adaptive immune cells in tissue remodeling, implantation and pregnancy

Chairs: Nabila Jabrane-Ferrat, PhD & Anne Schumacher, PhD

Lumpkins West

CME

 1:00-1:30  S08.1 - TBD - Sarah Robertson, PhD, University of Adelaide  
1:30-2:00  S08.2 - TBD - Sandra Blois, PhD, Charit√© - University Medicine Berlin  
2:00-2:30  S08.3 - TBD  
 2:30-2:45 

OR15 

2:45-3:00 

OR16

 
     
 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK  
     
 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM S-09: New insights into chronic viral infections and the placenta

Chairs: David Aronoff, PhD & Donald J. Alcendor, PhD

Lumpkins East

CME

3:30-4:00  S09.1 - Ultrastructural features of preterm placenta from HIV positive women on antiretroviral treatment -  Moses Madadi Obimbo, MD, PhD, UCSF  
 4:00-4:30  S09.2 - The impact of HIV infection and HIV antiretroviral treatment on the placenta and fetal development- Lena Serghides, PhD, University of Toronto  
4:30-5:00  S09.3 - The pericyte as a key target of HCMV infection within the placenta - Donald J. Alcendor, PhD, Vanderbilt University  
 5:00-5:15 

OR17 

 
 5:15-5:30 

OR18

 
     
 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

S-10: Male reproductive tract defense systems and clinical implications: newly emerging sexually transmitted pathogens

Chairs: Richard Bronson, MD & Ken Beagley, PhD 

Lumpkins West

CME

 3:30-4:00  S10.1 - Sperm Antigens Egress Normal Testes to Maintain Treg-Dependent Systemic Tolerance - Ken Tung, MD, University of Virginia  
4:00-4:30  S10.2 - Testicular Peritubular Macrophages: Friend or Foe in Phthalate-Induced Germ Cell Apoptosis? - John Richburg, PhD,  University of Texas, Austin  
4:30-5:00  S10.3 - Chronic Chlamydia Infection Disrupts Spermatogenesis: an Unrecognised Cause of Male Infertility - Ken Beagley, PhD, Queensland University of Technology  
5:00-5:15 

OR19 

 
5:15-5:30 

OR20

wednesday may 20

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM BREAKFAST
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration La Fonda, 2nd floor
     
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

PL04: In Utero Immune Basis of Childhood Diseases

Chairs: Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD, Women & Infants Hospital-Brown University & Nazeeh Hanna, MD, NYU Winthrop Hospital

Lumpkins Ballroom

1.5 CME

  PL04.1 - Autism begins in the womb: In-utero immune basis for cortex and behavioral anomalies - Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD, Women & Infants Hospital-Brown University  
  PL04.2 - Maternal inflammation causes abnormal neuro-development of infants - Shigeru Saito, MD, PhD, University of Toyama  
  PL04.3 - Patterning of the offspring's health by the mom's placental and breast milk miRNAs - Nazeeh Hanna, MD, NYU Winthrop Hospital  
     
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Special Lecture

Kelly Molle, March of Dimes

Lumpkins Ballroom

0.5 CME

     
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PS01: Poster Session New Mexico Room
     
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  LUNCH BREAK on your own
     
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM S-11:  Placenta: Connection Between Mom and Baby

Chairs: Dorothy Sojka, PhD & Geetu Tuteja, PhD

Lumpkins East

CME

 12:30-1:00 S11.1 Dysfunctional uNK cells and invasive trophoblast in a model of Placenta Accreta Spectrum - Helen Jones, PhD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital  
1:00-1:30

S11.2 - An integrative approach to understanding gene regulation in the placenta

Geetu Tuteja, PhD, Iowa State University

 
1:30-2:00 

S11.3 - Human trophoblasts at the interface with the maternal immune system - Francesca Soncin, PhD, UC San Diego

 
2:00-2:15

OR21

 
2:15-2:30 OR22  
     
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

S-12: Latest Developments in Mucosal Transmission of HIV

Chairs: Amy Gillgrass, PhD & Florian Hladik, PhD

Lumpkins West

CME 

 12:30-1:00  S12.1 - Understanding the effect of microenvironment in the female genital tract on mucosal HIV transmission - Charu Kaushic, PhD, McMaster University  
1:00-1:30  S12.2 - Proteomic discovery of diverse immunity molecules in seminal extracellular vesicles(SEVs) from HIV-infected and uninfected participants - Chioma Okeoma, PhD, Stony Brook University  
1:30-2:00  S12.3 - Modeling and Engineering HIV Immunity in the Humanized Mouse Model - Scott Kitchen, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles  
2:00-2:15 

OR23

 
2:15-2:30 

OR24

 
     
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM COFFEE BREAK
     
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

S-13: GUSDON AWARD SESSION

Chair: Joanne Kwak-Kim, PhD, Rosalind Franklin University

Lumpkins Ballroom

CME

3:00-3:20 GS13.1 - TBD  
3:20-3:40 GS13.2 - TBD  
3:40-4:00 GS13.3 - TBD  
4:00-4:20 GS13.4 - TBD
 
4:20-4:40 GS13.5 - TBD  
4:40-5:00 GS13.6 - TBD  
     
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Closing Remarks - Charles Wira, PhD
Lumpkins Ballroom
     
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Gala Cocktails & Tapas

New Mexico History Museum

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Gala Awards Ceremony & Dinner

Thursday may 21

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