Meeting Program 2022

Maternal and Placental Metabolism: Influences on Fetal Development

52nd PRS Annual Meeting

September 9-11, 2022
Sonesta Bee Cave Hotel
Austin, Texas

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Friday, Sept 9 
5:30 pmWelcome Reception Followed by Dinner 
7:00 pmWelcome by PRS President, Laura Brown, MD

7:30 pm

March of Dimes Speaker: Laurie Goodyear, PhD

“Mechanisms Underlying the Beneficial Effects of Maternal Exercise on Offspring Health”

Saturday, Sept 11

8:00 – 8:45 amLiley Award Winner: Yoel Sadovsky, MD “New Insights into Placental Fat Control”

9:00 – 9:45 amUniversity of Colorado Speaker: Leslie Leinwand, PhD

“Redefining Snake Oil: Novel Biology Could Lead to New Therapeutics in Humans”

10:15 – 11:00 am

NICHD Speaker (Virtual): Myriam Hemberger, PhD

Remote Presentation

“The Under-Estimated Role of the Placenta on Developmental Outcome and Congenital Defects”


11:15 – 11:30 am

Burroughs Wellcome Fund PRS Early Career Speaker: Angela Maria Gonella, PhD

“Metabolomic Composition of the Oviductal Fluid in High vs Low Receptivity Cows: What the Embryo Needs to Survive”

1:00 – 2:00 pmBusiness Meeting 
2:00 – 2:20 pmReckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition PRS Early Career Speaker: Michelle Vaz, MD

“Elucidating the Role of Group B Streptococcus Capsular Serotype in a Murine Model of Intestinal Colonization”

2:30 – 2:50 pmReckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition PRS Early Career Speaker: Leah Habersham, MD, MBS, MS“Bridging OB-GYN and Addiction Medicine Through a Lens of Health Equity”

Sunday, September 11

8:00 – 8:45

Burroughs Wellcome Fund Speaker: Tracy Bale, PhD

“The Functional Role of Placental EVs in Maternal Metabolic Health and Fetal Development”

9:00 – 9:45 amNICHD Speaker: Andrew Wolfe, PhD (NIH/NICHD)

“Ins and Outs of NIH Peer Review”

10:00 – 10:45 amReckitt/Mead Johnson Nutrition Speaker: Andrea Edlow, MD, MSc“COVID-19 and COVID Vaccines in Pregnancy and Lactation: What We Know Now”

11:00 – 11:45 amPRS Member Speaker: Krithika Lingappan, MD, PhD“Resilience of the Premature Baby Girl in the NICU: Insights from the Developing Lung”

Memories of 2022