Category Archives: PRS Annual Meeting Archive

Meeting Program 2016

47th Annual Meeting

September 23-25, 2016
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, Illinois

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Welcome – PRS President, Ian Bird, PhD

Mead Johnson Nutrition Speaker

Alan Conley, BVSc, MS, PhD, FRCVS – Human Exceptionalism: Is It the Exception that Proves the Rule?

March of Dimes Speaker

Brian Cox, PhD –Genes – Placentas and Pathologies – a Multi-Scale Systems Biology Analysis

NICHD Placental Project

David Weinberg, PhD – The Human Placenta Project: Progress and Future Directions

Mead Johnson Nutrition Early Career Speakers

Kevin Johnson, PhD – Prospects for Monitoring Maternal-Fetal Disease using Advanced Quantative MR

Styliani Goulopoulous, PhD, MS – Hypertension in Pregnancy: Novel Mechanisms of Maternal Vascular Dysfunction

Abbott Nutrition Speaker

Jonathan M Fanaroff, MD, JD – Prevailing Ethical Issues in Fetal & Neonatal Care

Liley Lectureship and Award Winner

Kent L Thornburg, PhD – Women – Placentas – Babies: New Insights on the Origins of Human disease

PSANZ Early Career Speaker

Stacey Ellery, PhD – Is Creatine Transport and Synthesis Important for Human Placental Bioenergetics?

Abbott Nutrition Early Career Speakers

Arthur Vaught, MD – The Upregulation of the Alternative Pathway of Complement of HELLP Syndrome

Mary Robbins, MD – Role of MicroRNAs in Neonatal Lung Disease Models

NIH / NICHD Speaker

Gary D Hammer, MD, PhD – Translating Adrenal Stem Cells: Implications for Disease 

UW-Madision OGBYN Speaker

Laura L Hernandez, PhD – SSRIs: The Good and Potentially Ugly? Invited Associate Member Speaker

Invited Associate Member Speaker

Jill Maron, MD, MPH –Bringing Salivary Diagnostics to the Neonatal Bedside

Leadership 2016

President – Ian Bird, PhD

Secretary – Treasurer – Paul Rozance, MD

Memories from 2016 Meeting – Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, IL

Meeting Program 2015

46th Annual Meeting

September 18-20, 2015 
Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Englewood, CO

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Welcome – PRS President Pamela Kling, MD

Mead Johnson Nutrition Speaker

Frances Northington, MD – A MFM and Neonatal Neuroscience Collaborative: A Natural Pairing to Advance the Prevention and Treatment of Neurologic Problems in the Newborn.

Abbott Nutrition Speaker

Benjamin Wilfond, MD – Research on Medical Practices: Rich – Consent and Relationship

March of Dimes Speaker

Anthony P. Auger, PhD – Epigenetic Programming of the Juvenile Social Brain: Is Biological Sex a Contributing Factor for Mental Health Risk?

University of Wisconsin/Meriter Member Speaker

Rebecca Simmons, MD – Developmental Programming of Adult Disease

Liley Lectureship and Award Winner

John A. Wildness, MD – Multi-Density Red Blood Cell Labeling with Biotin: A Pretty Cool-Safe-Versatile Method for Measuring Red Cell Volume


Murray Brilliant, MD – Precision Medicine Research and Implementation

Johns Hopkins University Member Speaker

Laura Brown, MD – Brain vs Brawn: Insights into Fetal Skeletal Muscle Growth Restriction

Ohio State University/Nationwide Children’s Hospital Member Speaker

Jeff Reese, MD – Real-time In Vivo Detection of Biochemical changes in the Cervix During Pregnancy Using Raman Spectroscopy: A Novel Tool for Prediction of PTB

PSANZ-PRS Mont Liggins Early Career Investigator

Elisha Josev – Cerebellar-Cortical Connectivity in the Extremely Preterm Brain and its Contribution to Working Memory

Abbott Nutritional Early Career Speakers

Nicole G. Barra, PhD – Nicotine Use During Pregnancy: Predisposing Infants to Metabolic Diseases

Michelle L.. Baack, MD – The Short and Long-Term Consequences of Maternal Diabetes and High-Fat Diet on the Developing Heart

Mead Johnson Nutrition Early Career Speakers

Aleksandar Stanic, MD, PhD – The Role of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Normal and Preeclamptic Pregnancy

David McCulley, PhD – A Genetic Model of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Leadership 2015

President – Pamela Kling, MD

Secretary-Treasurer – Paul Rozance, MD

Memories from 2015 Meeting – Inverness Hotel, Englewood, CO

Meeting Program 2014

45th Annual Meeting

September 12 – 14, 2014
Monterey, California

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Welcome PRS President Catalin Buhimschi, MD

Liley Lectureship and Award Winner

Jennifer Howse, PhD, President, March of Dimes – Challenges in Perinatal Research: Creating a Global Scientific Agenda

March of Dimes Speaker

Carl P. Weiner, MD –Plasma Cell Free RNAs – A Language of Health and Disease

Abbott Nutrition Speaker

Christopher Breuer, MD –The Development of Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts for Use in Congenital Heart Surgery

Early Career Investigator Speakers

Jeanette Carpenter, MD –Antenatal Steroids and Programming of Neonatal Immune Cells

Joann Romano-Keeler, MD – Role of the Mucosal Microbiome in Shaping Fetal and Neonatal Health

Vladimir Vargas, PhD –Uteroplacental Production Of Leptin and Adiponectin: Local Effects On Control of Uterine Blood Flows and Angiogenesis During Late Pregnancy

Blair Dodson, PhD – The Vascular Biomechanics of the Newborn in Intrauterine Growth Restriction – Setting the Stage for Cardiovascular Disease

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Speaker

Lisa Joss-Moore, PhD –Lipids Epigenetics and Lung Outcomes in Preterm Lambs

Mead Johnson Nutrition Speaker

Sean W. Limesand, PhD – Fetal Adaptations to Placental Insufficiency: A Role for Catecholamines

NICHD Speaker

William E. Rainey, PhD – Adrenarche: Coming of Age in the Era of Genomics and Metabolomics

Invited Member Speaker

Gautam Chaudhuri, MD, PhD – The Endothelium: More Secrets Unraveled

Leadership 2014

President – Catalin Buhimschi, MD

Secretary-Treasurer – Ian M. Bird, PhD

Memories from 2014 Annual Meeting, Monterey, California

Meeting Program 2013

44th Annual Meeting

September 20 – 22, 2013
Eaglewood Resort, Chicago, IL

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Welcome – PRS President Stacy Zamudio, PhD

Liley Lectureship and Award Winner

Sandra Davidge, PhD – Are There Interventions to Rescue a Fetal Programmed Phenotype?

Mead Johnson Nutritional Speaker

J. Nelson, MD –The Legacy of Pregnancy: Microchimerism for Better or for Worse

March of Dimes Speaker

Lisa Robinson, MD, FRCP – Leukocyte Trafficking in Inflammation: Links to the Developing Brain

NICHD Speaker

Ronald Wapner, MD – Transitioning Microarray Technology From the Bench to Bedside

Abbott Nutrition Speaker

Paolo Rinaudo, MD, PhD – Preimplantation Disturbance and Long Term Health

Invited Member Speaker

Mala Mahendroo, PhD – Cervical Remodeling in Term and Preterm Birth: New Insights into Distinct Mechanisms

Invited Guest Speakers

Alan Guttmacher, MD – A Vision for the Future of Perinatal Research

Surendra Sharma, MD, PhD – New Mechanistic/Therapeutic Options for Preeclampsia

Leadership 2013

President – Stacy Zamudio, PhD

Secretary-Treasurer – Ian M. Bird, PhD

Memories from 2013 Meeting – Englewood Resort, Chicago, IL

Meeting Program 2012

43rd Annual Meeting

September 14-16, 2012

The Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah

Welcome – PRS President Robert Lane, MD

Liley Lectureship and Award Winner

Lubo Zhang, PhD –Developmental Programming of Ischemic-Sensitive Phenotype in the Heart

Abbott Nutritional Speaker

Walter Mihatsch, MD, PhD, MBA – From Basic Research to Practice in Nutrition for Preterm Infants – the Importance of Level One RCT

Mead Johnson Nutrition Speaker

R. Lawrence Moss, MD – The Road Paved with Experience

NICHD Speaker

Judy Ascher, MD – Seeking New Therapies for Neonatal Pulmonary Vascular Diseases

August Jung Speaker

David Hackam, MD, PhD – Small Molecules for Small Patients: New Insights into the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

March of Dimes Speaker

Jerry Strauss, MD, PhD –Disparities in Preterm Birth: Genes and the Environment

Early Career Investigator Speakers

Erin Zinkhan, MD – IUGR Affects Cholesterol Homeostasis

Jill Maron, MD – Assessing Neonatal Oral Feeding Readiness Through the Salivary Transcriptome

Shutang Zhou, PhD – The Neuronal Gene Expression: Development or Disease?

Timothy VanMieghem, MD, PhD – Fetal Cardiac Function in Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Invited Member Speakers

G. Ganesh Konduri, MD – The Janus-like Face of Endothelial NOS in Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn

Ian M. Bird, PhD – Pregnancy, Programming, and Preeclampsia: Adding Insult to Injury and New Ways to Stop It

Leadership 2012

President – Robert Lane, MD

Secretary-Treasurer – Ian M. Bird, PhD