The American Society for 

Reproductive Immunology

ASRI 2021 Scientific Program Agenda

Sunday May 16

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

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

PRE-MEETING WORKSHOP:

Cutting Edge Technologies in Reproductive Immunology

Lumpkins North

CME

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 

CLINICAL REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM:

Using Reproductive Immunology to Improve Clinical Practices

 

Lumpkins South

CME


 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Executive Council Meeting  TBD
     
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 17

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 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 North

 CME

10:30-11:00 

S01.1 - Age- Sex-, And TNFα-Dependent But Microbiota-Independent Tertiary Lymphoid Tissue Formation In The Urinary 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 South

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 North

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 - Ajay Vishwanathan, PhD, Centers for Disease Control

 
4:00-4:15 

OR05 

 
4:15-4:30 

OR06 

 
     
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM S-04: Maternal and Fetal/Perinatal Protection from Infectious Diseases: Basic Biology to Vaccines

Chairs: Sylvie Girard, PhD, University of Montreal & Karen Racicot, PhD, Michigan State University

Lumpkins South

CME

2:30-3:00  S04.1 - The role of Nodal in modulating the inflammatory state in the mouse decidua - Daniel Dufort, PhD, McGill University
 
3:00-3:30  S04.2 - The Evolving Maternal Vaccine Platform - Bernard Gonik, MD, Wayne State University
3:30-4:00 

S04.3 - A broad spectrum chemokine inhibitor prevents preterm labor but not microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity in a primate model - Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD, University of Washington

 
4:00-4:15  OR07    
4:15-4:30 

OR08      

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

 

tuesday may 18

 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 North

CME

 10:00-10:30  S05.1 - Engineering monoclonal antibody-based multipurpose prevention technologies - 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 - Potential use of antimicrobial peptide LL-37 as a vaginal multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) reagent with spermicidal and microbicidal activity - Nongnuj Tanphaichtr, 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 South

CME

10:00-10:30 

S06.1 - Dual receptor targeting as a novel strategy to improve labor-regulating drug efficacy - Hanne Hoffmann, 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 North

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, 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 South

CME

 1:00-1:30  S08.1 - Therapeutics to modulate Treg cell-mediated pregnancy tolerance? Corticosteroids are not the answer - Sarah Robertson, PhD, University of Adelaide  
1:30-2:00  S08.2 - Roles of galectins in pregnancy associated immune responses- Sandra Blois, PhD, Charité - University Medicine Berlin  
2:00-2:30  S08.3 - T cells as determinants for a healthy course of pregnancy and their modulation by the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin - Anne Schumacher, PhD, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität  
 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 North

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: Immunology and Pathology of the Testis: Their Roles in Male Infertility

Chairs: Richard Bronson, MD & Ken Beagley, PhD 

Lumpkins South

CME

 3:30-4:00  S10.1 - Sperm Antigens Egress Mouse Testes: Protection By Treg-Dependent System Tolerance - Kenneth Tung, MD, University of Virginia  
4:00-4:30  S10.2 - Peritubular Macrophages: Friend or Foe in Phthalate-Induced Testicular Injury - 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


   
5:30-7:30 
 PS01: Wine & Cheese Poster SessionNew Mexico Room 

2.0 CME

wednesday may 19

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 Neurodevelopment of Infants: Review - Shigeru Saito, MD, PhD, University of Toyama  
  PL04.3 - 5G cellular communication between the mother and her fetus - Nazeeh Hanna, MD, NYU Winthrop Hospital  
     
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM ASRI Business Meeting


Lumpkins Ballroom


     
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

S-11: GUSDON AWARD SESSION

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

Lumpkins Ballroom 1.5 CME
10:00-10:15
 GA01.1 - TBA
 
 10:15-10:30 GA01.2 - TBA 
 10:30-10:45 GA01.3 - TBA 
 10:45-11:00  GA01.4 - TBA  
11:00-11:15
 GA01.5 - TBA 
11:15-11:30
 GA01.6 - TBA 
   
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  LUNCH BREAK on your own
     
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM S-12:  Placenta: Connection Between Mom and Baby

Chairs: Dorothy Sojka, PhD & Geetu Tuteja, PhD

Lumpkins North

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 at the maternal-fetal interface- 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-13: Latest Developments in Mucosal Transmission of HIV

Chairs: Amy Gillgrass, PhD & Florian Hladik, PhD

Lumpkins South

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 - HIV Immunity and Engineered Cellular Responses in Humanized MiceScott 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

PL05: The Impact of Covid-19 on Reproduction

Chair: Gil Mor & Surendra Sharma

Lumpkins Ballroom

CME

     
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Closing Remarks - Charles Wira, PhD
Lumpkins Ballroom
     
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Anniversary Gala:  Awards Ceremony Dinner

Lumpkins Ballroom

8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Anniversary Gala:  After Party - Dessert & Dancing
La Terraza & Patio

Thursday may 20

Departures / Tours

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