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Designing Solutions for Maternal and Infant Health

Symposium Agenda

2016 Childx Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

7:30am
Breakfast
8:15am
Conception and Early Development
Magda Zernicka-Goetz, University of CambridgeThe very steps in building the mammalian embryo
Renee A Reijo Pera, University of MontanaTiming in human embryo development: species specific sequences and disease
Barry Behr, Stanford MedicineThe science and practice of in vitro fertilization
Moderator: Chris Contag, Stanford Medicine
10:30am
Break
11:00am
Development to Term
Gary Shaw, Stanford MedicineThe common, costly, critical and complex nature of birth defects and preterm birth
Brice Gaudilliere, Stanford MedicineThe maternal immune system: a window into mechanisms of preterm birth
Virginia Winn, Stanford MedicinePlacental extracellular vesicles: pregnancy's potential postal system
Anne Lynch, University of ColoradoNovel approaches to biomarker discovery for preterm birth and retinopathy of prematurity
Moderator: Yasser El-Sayed, Stanford Medicine
12:30pm
Lunch – Alumni Lawn
1:30pm
Born Too Soon
Karl Sylvester, Stanford MedicineMetabolism in prematurity, biology and disease
Hugh O'Brodovich, Stanford Child Health Research InstituteBronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BDP): A frequent sequelae of infants born very prematurely
Heidi Feldman, Stanford MedicineThe long shadow of a preterm birth
Moderator: David Stevenson, Stanford Medicine
3:00pm
Break
3:30pm
Technological Advancements in Perinatal Care
Tom Insel, Google Life SciencesNew approaches towards neurodevelopmental disorders
Alan Flake, Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaExtending gestation: Toward physiological support of the premature infant
Paul Yock, Stanford MedicineBioDesign innovations for perinatal care
James Wall, Stanford MedicineLifeBubble for neonatal umbilical lines
Mark Juravic, Materna MedicalVaginal canal dilation to facilitate vaginal delivery
Moderator: Dennis Wall, Stanford Medicine
5:00pm
Reception – Alumni Lawn

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

7:30am
Breakfast
8:15am
Microbes and Pregnancy
David Relman, Stanford MedicineThe microbiome during pregnancy: consequences for health and disease
Phillip Tarr, Washington University in St. LouisThe preterm infant gut microbiome and necrotizing enterocolitis: menace or messenger?
Desiree LaBeaud, Stanford MedicineZika virus infection in pregnant women: impact on the fetus and neonate
Moderator: Yvonne Maldonado, Stanford Medicine
9:45am
Break
10:15am
Thriving in a Changing Environment
Alan Guttmacher, Permanent Fund for Vermont's ChildrenChild Care: An overlooked opportunity to improve health and well-being
Christina Bethell, Johns Hopkins UniversityWe are the medicine: Human development and child well-being in an era of ordinary magic
Vishwajeet Kumar, Community Empowerment LabChild survival to thrival: perspectives from the community 
Moderator: Gary Darmstadt, Stanford Medicine
11:45am
Keynote: Peter Singer, Canada Grand ChallengesSaving brains: innovations to help children thrive
12:30pm
Closing Remarks, followed by Lunch – Alumni Lawn