Meeting Program 2021

“Translation Through Collaboration”

51st PRS Annual Meeting

September 10-12
Sirata Beach Resort
St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

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Friday, Sept 10th  
5:30 pmWelcome Reception Followed by Dinner 
7:00 pm Welcome by PRS President, Irina Burd, MD, PhD


7:30 pm

Liley Award Winner: Rebecca Simmons, MD

Perinatal Research: Life in the Fast Lane, Life in the Slow Lane”


Saturday, Sept 11

8:00 – 8:45 amBurroughs Wellcome Fund Speaker: Louis Muglia, MD, PhD, President & CEO, Burroughs Wellcome Fund“The Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Perinatal Research: Mission, Priorities and Opportunities”



9:00 – 9:45 amJohns Hopkins Dept of Gynecology & Obstetrics Speaker: Paul Rozance, MD

“Uncovering a Novel Fetal to Maternal Signaling Pathway for the Homeostatic Regulation of Intrauterine Growth through Collaborative Science”


10:15 – 11:00 am

March of Dimes Speaker: Laura Ensign-Hodges, PhD

Remote Presentation

“Nanomedicine for Preterm Birth Prevention”



11:15 am – 12 pm

Mead Johnson Nutrition Speaker: David Aronoff, MD

Remote Presentation

“Host-microbe Intonations in the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Chorioamnionitis”



12: 15 – 12:35 pmBurroughs Wellcome Fund PRS Early Career Speaker: Leena Kadam PhD“Senescence Pathways in Trophoblast Differentiation”



1:30 – 2:30 pmBusiness Meeting  
2:30 – 2:50 pmMeade Johnson Nutrition PRS Early Career Speaker: Sarah Wernimont, MD, PhD

“Mitochondrial Macronutrient Flux and Regulation of Syncytiotrophoblast Differentiation”

3:00 – 3:20pmMead Johnson Nutrition PRS Early Career Speaker: Vivek Shukla, MD“Advanced Machine Learning Based Prediction of Perinatal Outcomes”



Sunday, September 12

8:00 – 8:45 pm

NICHD Presentation: Nahida Chaktura, MD

Remote Presentation

9:00 – 9:45 amBurroughs Wellcome Fund Speaker: Courtney Townsel, MD

Title: Immunoperinatology: Placental determinants of neonatal health and disease

10:15 – 11:00 amMarch of Dimes Speaker: Les Myatt, PhD, FRCOG“Sexual Dimorphism of Placental Function: Relationship to Fetal Development and Pregnancy Outcomes”


11:15 am – 12:00 pmPRS Member Speaker: Laura Goetzl, MD, MPH“Translational Potential of Neuronally-Derived Exosomes: Call for Collaboration”



Memories of 2021