Annual Meeting Program

48th Annual Meeting

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September 8 - 10, 2017 
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center

note: The program is confirmed 30 days prior to the event.

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Friday, September 8, 2017
Time Event Location
3:00 - 6:00pm CHECK-IN and REGISTRATION Hotel Lobby
6:00pm   Welcome Reception Heritage A-CC
7:00pm Welcome  by PRS President Anthony Gregg MD Buckhead A-CC
7:10pm Dinner Buckhead A-CC
8:00 - 8:45pm MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION LECTURER
Erik Herzog PhD
Title:  Circadan Regulation of Birth-The mechanisms underlying pre-term birth are largely unknown.  This talk will pursue the hypothesis that genetic or environmental disruption of daily rhythms intrinsic to the mom or feus puts a pregnancy at risk for premature delivery.  Combining real-time imaging of birth and gene expression in reprooductive and fetal tissues in mice- this work has identified human polymorphisms that alter pregnancy outcomes. 
Moderator: Ernie Graham MD 
Buckhead A-CC
8:45 - 9:00pm QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Erick Herzog PhD
Buckhead A-CC
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time Event Location
6:45  - 7:45am BREAKFAST Conference Restaurant
8:00- 8:45am MARCH OF DIMES LECTURER
Phyllis Dennery MD
Title: The Bioenergetics of Neonatal Lung Injury and Repair - Mitochondria are central to oxidative metabolism and - therefore - play an important role in regulating reactive oxygen species and nutrient utilization that impact injury and repair.  This talk will discuss the implications of metabolism in neonatal lung disease.
Moderator: Jeff Reese MD 
Heritage B-CC
8:45 - 9:00am QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Phyllis Dennery MD
  Heritage B-CC
9:00 - 9:20am ABBOTT NUTRITION EARLY CAREER SPEAKER
 Tomo Tarui MD
Title:  Developing new diagnostic technologies for fetal neurological disorders
Moderator: Lisa Joss-Moore PhD
Heritage B-CC
9:20 - 9:40am ABBOTT NUTRITION EARLY CAREER SPEAKER
Charitharth Vivek Lal MD  
Title: The role of Microbiota Induced Matrikines in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Moderator:  Lisa Joss-Moore PhD
Heritage B-CC
9:40-10:00am ABBOTT NUTRITION EARLY CAREER SPEAKERS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - Heritage B-CC
10:00 - 10:30am BREAK Outside Heritage B-CC
10:30- 11:15am NIH/NICHD TALK
Diana Bianchi MD 
Title: A Vision for the Future of NICHD - Dr. Bianchi (a past President of the PRS) will give an overview of her vision for the future of NICHD with a particular emphasis on results of a two-year analysis of individual and institutional training awards.   She will also discuss shared data resources such as the DASH and Placental Atlas networks and opportunities for collaboration with other NIH institutes.
Moderator: Ian Bird PhD
Heritage B-CC
11:15 -11:30am QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - Diana Bianchi MD  Heritage B-CC
11:30- 12:30pm Business Meeting
Anthony Gregg MD and Paul Rozance MD
12:30 - 3:15pm LUNCH AND FREE TIME Conference Restaurant
1:15- 2:30pm SCHEDULED EVENT: THE BIG GAME SHOW - ALL are encouraged to play Heritage B-CC
3:30- 4:50pm LILEY LECTURER
Charles Wood PhD and Maureen Keller-Wood PhD 
Title: Using Systems Biology to Understand Maternal-Fetal Physiology - Physiological processes are inherently complex networks of overlapping and complementary control systems.  Candidate regulations are often investigated as isolated biochemical or molecular pathways.  In this talk we will explore the concept of a nonlinear approach to discovery and validation of important regulatory processes in pregnancy and fetal development.
Moderator: Tony Gregg MD 
Heritage B-CC
4:50 - 5:05pm QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - Charles Wood PhD AND Maureen Keller-Wood PhD  Heritage B-CC
5:05 - 5:30pm BREAK Outside Heritage B-CC
5:30 - 5:50pm PSANZ-PRS MONT LIGGINS EARLY CAREER SPEAKER
Teresa MacDonald
Title: The Fetal Longitudinal Assessment of Growth (FLAG) study - Reduced third trimester growth velocity in fetuses of a normal birthweight is associated with placental insufficiency
Moderator: Frank Bloomfield MBChB PhD
Heritage B-CC
5:50 - 6:10pm MEAD JOHNSON  NUTRITION EARLY CAREER SPEAKER
Leticia Camacho PhD

Title:  Oxygen and Glucose Correction Improves Insulin Secretion in Sheep     Fetuses with Placental Insufficiency
Moderator: Lisa Joss-Moore PhD
- Heritage B-CC
6:10 -6:30pm MEAD JOHNSON  NUTRITION EARLY CAREER SPEAKER
Jennifer Thompson PhD
Title: Maternal metabolic state and cardiometabolic risk in the offspring
Moderator: Lisa Joss-Moore PhD
Heritage B-CC
6:30 -6:50pm PSANZ-PRS and MEAD JOHNSON NUTRITION EARLY CAREER SPEAKERS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS - Heritage B-CC
7:30 pm Dinner - Reception Buckhead Ballroom A-CC
8:30pm Awards Buckhead Ballroom A-CC
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Time Event Location
6:45 - 8:00am BREAKFAST Conference Restaurant
8:00 - 8:45am NIH/NICHD LECTURER
Dinesh Shah MD
Title:  Pathway to Preeclampsia - Renin Angiotensin System plays a major role in the maintenance of pressure and volume in the body.  RAS probably plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia.  We will discuss circulating vs tissue based RAS.  Understanding the blood-flow and perfusion in the uterus and placenta and activation of the local RAS is critical in understanding pathway to preeclampsia. 
Moderator: Louise Laurent MD PhD
Heritage B-CC
8:45-9:00am QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Dinesh Shah MD Heritage B-CC
9:00 - 9:45am ABBOTT NUTRITION LECTURER
Frank Bloomfield MBChB Ph.D.
Title: Fetal and Neonatal Nutrition and the Developing Pancreas -The pancreas undergoes significant development and maturation in late gestation and during the early postnatal period.  Nutrition even within the range of normal practice - of the mother - fetus and newborn - can have significant effects on this development. 
Moderator: Sean Limesand PhD
Heritage B-CC
9:45 10:00am QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Frank Bloomfield MBChB Ph.D. Heritage B-CC
10:00 -10:30am BREAK
10:30- 11:15am MEMBER LECTURER WITH BOX LUNCHES
Clyde Wright MD
Title: Oxygen Toxicity in the Premature Lung: Can we separate the signal from the inevitable consequence? - Recognize that exposing the developing lung to oxygen toxicity is a "necessary evil" in the NICU.  Recognize that the developing lung is uniquely resistant to the effects of oxygen toxicity.  Identify the unique role played by hyperoxia-induced NFkB activity in the developing lung.  Explain why understanding "NFkB transcriptional selectivity" is necessary to attenuate hyperoxic lung injury.
Moderator: Trent Tipple MD 
Heritage B-CC
11:15am-11:30am QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Clyde Wright MD Heritage B-CC
11:30 - 12:15 pm MEMBER LECTURER
Emin Maltepe MD Ph.D.
Title: Using Sheep Models to Study Pulmonary Hypertension and Oxygen Delivery Biotherapeutics - Sheep models of neonatal and pediatric cardiovascular disease have been central to advancing the care of these patients.  Here we investigate a physiologically relevant model of pulmonary hypertension triggered by pulmonary overcirculation in newborn lams as well as the utility of a novel class of non-hemoglobin based oxygen carriers in hypoxic as well as anemic hypoxia lamb models.~ ~Moderator: Sonnet Jonker BS PhD
Heritage B-CC
12:15 - 12:30 pm QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Emin Maltepe MD Ph.D. Heritage B-CC
12:30 pm MEETING CLOSE and ADJOURN Heritage B-CC