Prebic North American Branch meeting

Prebic North American Branch meeting

October 17-19, 2022
Galveston, Texas, USA

Meeting Details

PREBIC Meeting Venue – Open Gates, Galveston, TX 2419 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, TX 77555.

https://www.utmb.edu/events/suf/facilities/open-gates

Program : PREBIC meeting and workshop begins at 9.00 am on Oct 17th and ends at noon on the 19th, 2022

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact the local organizing committee and we are happy to help!!

1. Ramkumar Menon – ram.menon@utmb.edu
(Ph – 615-335-5564)
2. Lauren S. Richardson - lestaffo@UTMB.EDU
3. Brandie Taylor - bradtayl@UTMB.EDU
4. Elizabeth Bonney - elizabeth.bonney@med.uvm.edu

Grand Galvez Hotel - Phone: (409) 765-7721

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Event Schedule - Monday, October 17, 2022

Time
(Timezone)
Session
7.00 – 8.00 (Timezone) Breakfast at the Grand Galvez Hotel
8.00 – 8.15 Galvez to Open Gates Shuttles
8.30 – 8.40 Welcome address
Elizabeth Bonney, MD, PREBIC President
8.40-8.50 PREBIC NA - Presidential Address
Amy Murtha, MD
Dean, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, New Brunswick, NJ
8.50-9.00 Program and housekeeping announcements
Drs. Lauren Richardson and Brandie Taylor
PREBIC NA organizers
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX
Session # 1

Moderators: Rachel Tribe, PhD & Bo Jacobsson, MD, PhD

9.00 -9.20 “Integrating social frameworks to promote equity in preterm birth research”
Ashley V. Hill DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
9.20-9.40 “Leveraging millions of electronic health records to quantify preterm birth risk and heterogeneity”
Tony Capra, PhD
Associate Professor, Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute,
University of California San Francisco, CA
(Via ZOOM)
9.40-10.00 “Inflammation prior to Microbial Invasion of the Amniotic Cavity in an NHP model of Ureaplasma Intrauterine Infection”
Meredith A. Kelleher, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences
Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
10.00-10.20 'Studying the initiation of inflammation in the human fetal membranes in normal pregnancy: Will this approach help us to understand it in preterm birth?'
Claire Kendal-Wright, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology, Senior Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs
Chaminade University of Honolulu, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Honolulu, HI
10.20–10.40 Discussion (all session # 1 speakers)
10.40- 11.00 Coffee Break
Session # 2

Moderators: Egle Prewit, MD, PhD & Marian Kacerovsky, MD, PhD

11.00 – 11.20 "Exosome-based therapeutics for Placental Inflammation and Preterm Birth in Rodent and Non-Human Primate Models"
Chulhee Choi, MD, PhD
C.E.O., ILIAS Biologics Incorporated, Daejeon, Korea
11.20-11.40 “Seeking Approval for Preterm Birth Drug Therapy: Can We Overcome the Challenges?”
Sandra Reznik, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
11.40- 11.50 Young investigator Presentation
"Zika virus and the trophoblast: Tug-of-War between viral infection and cellular rescue".

Rafael Tomoya Michita, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Prof. Indira Mysorekar, Department of Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
11.50–12.00 Arrest of mouse preterm labor until term delivery by combination therapy with atosiban and mundulone, a natural product with tocolytic efficacy'
Shajila Siricilla, PhD
Research Fellow, Department of Pediatric Neonatology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
12.00-12.10 SARS CoV2 in the placenta: Disrupting placental homeostasis”
Deepak Kumar, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Laboratory of Prof. Indira Mysorekar, Department of Medicine,
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
12.10-12.20 “Everything, from Everywhere, All at Once: The Potential Role of Human Placenta-derived Bacterial Outer Membrane Vesicles in the Training of Fetal Immunity”
Manuel S. Vidal, Jr.
MD, PhD Student, University of the Philippines Manila - College of Medicine, Manila, Visiting Pre-doctoral Research Fellow, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
12.20 – 12.40 Discussion (All session # 2 speakers)
12.40 – 12.45 Young Investigator meeting - Announcement
Egle Prewit, MD, PhD
Dept of OBGYN, University of Texas Health San Antonio, TX
12.45-1.45 Lunch
1.45- 1.50 Introducing new journal - Placenta and Reproductive Medicine
Nanbert Zhong, MD, PhD, PREBIC Executive Council Member
1.50-2.00 Announcing working groups and expectations
Sam Mesiano, PREBIC Secretary/Treasurer
2.00 – 3.15 Working groups meet
3.15-3.30 Coffee break
3.30-5.00 Working groups meet
5.05 – 6.00 Wine & Cheese reception
6.00 – 6.15 Shuttles from Open Gates to Grand Galvez Hotel

Event Schedule - Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Time
(Timezone)
Session
7.00 – 8.00 (Timezone) Breakfast at the Grand Galvez Hotel
8.00 – 8.15 Galvez to Open Gates Shuttles
Session # 3

Moderators: Laura, Goetzl, MD & Leslie Myatt, Ph.D

8.30-8.50 “The IL-1 system in pregnancy complications: what’s missing for therapeutic intervention”
Sylvie Girard, PhD
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Dept of Immunology, Mayo Clinic, MN
8.50 -9.20 “RNA profiles reveal signatures of future health and disease in pregnancy”
Morten Rasmussen, PhD
Head of Research, Mirvie, South San Francisco, CA
9.20-9.40 "Elucidating the role of prolactin in the onset of human labor"
Claudia Verónica Zaga Clavellina, PhD
Department of Cellular Physiology, Institute of National Perinatology, Lomas Virreyes, Mexico
9.40-10.00 “Dietary Patterns in Pregnancy and Perinatal Health”
Stefanie N. Hinkle, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
10.00 – 10.20 “Preterm Birth: NICHD research priorities.”
Nahida Chakhtoura, MD MsGH
Chief, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD (Via ZOOM)
10.20 – 10.40 Discussion (All session # 3 speakers)
10.40-11.00 Coffee Break
Session # 4

Moderators: Mehmet Genc, MD, PhD & Lauren Richardson, PhD

11.00 – 11.20 “The Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Perinatal Research: Mission, Priorities, and Opportunities”
Louis J. Muglia, MD, PhD
President and CEO, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (Via ZOOM)
11.20 – 11.40 “Myometrial Myocyte-Macrophage Crosstalk and Myometrial Contraction during Labour: new Insights and Mechanisms of Regulation”
Oksana Shynlova, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of OBGYN and Physiology, University of Toronto, Research Scientist,
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON
11.40–12.10 Young investigator Forum
11.40-11.50 “Role of the Fetal Membranes in the Control of Parturition”
Angela DeTomaso
PhD student, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
11.50 – 12.00 “Modeling an ascending infection by Ureaplasma parvum and its inflammatory and cell signaling response at the feto-maternal interface”
Giovana Fernanda Cosi Bento
5th Year PhD student, Department of Pathology, The Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp),
Botucatu, Brazil, & Dept of OBGYN, The University of Texas Medical Branch
12.00-12.10 “Spatial profiling of immune markers within the Chorioamniotic membranes during an experimental Group B Streptococcus infection in a nonhuman primate model”
Gygeria Manuel
Graduate Student, University of Washington and Morehouse School of Medicine,
Seattle, WA
12.10-12.35 Discussion (All session # 4 speakers)
12.35-12.45 PREBIC NA Group Photo
12.45-1.45 Lunch
1.45 – 3.15 Working groups meet
3.15-3.30 Coffee break
3.30-5.00 Working groups meet
5.00 – 5.15 Shuttles from Open Gates to Grand Galvez Hotel

Event Schedule - Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Time
(Timezone)
Session
7.00 – 8.00 (Timezone) Breakfast at the Grand Galvez Hotel
8.00 – 8.15 Galvez to Open Gates Shuttles
Session # 5

Moderators: Steve Yellon, PhD, Donna Russel

8.30 – 9.00 “Opportunities and Dead-Ends in Preterm Labor: A Clinical Perspective”
George Saade, MD
Professor, Division Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, TX
9.00 – 9.30 Preterm Birth Therapeutics: Next Steps
Kristina Adams-Waldorf, MD
Professor, Dept of OBGYN and Global Health, University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, WA
9.30-9.45 Discussion
9.30-9.45 Summary and future directions
Scott Williams, PhD
9.45 – 10.45 Working group summary reporting
10.45 – 11.00 PREBIC business
Elizabeth Bonney, MD
President, PREBIC Global
PREBIC NA leadership announcement & Future plans
11.00 Closing Remarks - New Chairperson
Conference adjourns
11.00 Pickup Box lunches
11.00 – 11.15 Open Gates Shuttles to Galvez
Working Groups

1. Integrative physiology of pregnancy and pathways of parturition
Facilitators - S Mesiano and Helen Jones (sam.mesiano@case.edu; Jonesh@ufl.edu)

2. Epidemiology and Defining phenotypes of preterm birth
Facilitators – Brandie D Taylor and Scott M Williams (smw154@case.edu; bradtayl@utmb.edu)

3. Biomarkers of preterm birth and necessity for high-risk screening
Facilitators – Thomas F McElrath/Michael Gravett (tmcelrath@bwh.harvard.edu; gravettm@uw.edu)

4. Clinical interventions and commercialization
Facilitators – Sandra Reznik and Kristina Adams Waldorf (adamsk@uw.edu; rezniks@stjohns.edu )

5. Nutrition and environment
Facilitators - Egle Prewit and Liping Feng (prewite@uthscsa.edu ; feng0007@mc.duke.edu)

1. Integrative physiology of pregnancy and pathways of parturition
Facilitators - S Mesiano and Helen Jones (sam.mesiano@case.edu; Jonesh@ufl.edu)

6. Disparity in Preterm birth
Facilitator – Elizabeth Bonney ( elizabeth.bonney@med.uvm.edu )

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