Reproductive Endocrinology

November 05, 2020

These special “meeting-within-a-meeting” tracks integrate focused discussions, oral and poster abstract sessions, and networking opportunities to provide you with the latest research in dedicated topic areas. To view the full listing, please visit the program planner.

The Brain on Puberty and Beyond

  • Neuroendocrine Regulation of Onset of Puberty
    Stephanie B. Seminara, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Hypothalamic and Metabolic Signal Interpretation in Gonadotropes
    Mark A. Lawson, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Kisspeptin and Neurokinin B in Male Non-human Primate Puberty
    Ei Terasawa, PhD, University of Wisconsin

Disorders of Sex Development

  • Sex Reversal in XX Children: Testes, Heart, COUPS and FOXLs in 46, XX Children
    Anu Bashamboo, PhD, Institut Pasteur
  • Genetic Regulatory Networks for Mullerian Duct Formation and Regression
    Richard R. Behringer, PhD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • SRY, SOX Genes, and the Genetics of Sex Development
    Peter A. Koopman, PhD, The University of Queensland

Environmental Obesogens

  • Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Maternal Metabolic Health Outcomes
    Andrea Deierlein, PhD, New York University
  • Environmental Neglect: Toxicant Exposures in Diabetes Pathogenesis
    Robert M. Sargis, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Obesogenic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Adipose and Non-adipose Tissues
    Almudena Veiga-Lopez, DVM, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Ice Ice Baby: Fertility Preservation and Restoration

  • Chairs: Bruce Murphy, PhD, University of Montreal
    Irene Su, MD, MSCE, University of California, San Diego
  • Cyropreservation in Transgender Patients
    Marie Menke, MD, MPH, Magee Women's Hospital
  • Approaches to preservation of male fertility
    Ina, Dobrinski, DrMedVet, MVSc, PhD, University of Calgary
  • Preserving Ovarian Function
    Mary B. Zelinski, PhD, Oregon National Primate Research Center

The Inequalities of Reproduction Split Between Sperm and Egg

  • In Utero Hyperglycemia-Associated Epigenetic Modifications and its Role in Ovarian Dysfunction in Adulthood
    Aritro Sen, PhD, Michigan State University
  • Environmental Interactions and Epigenetic Resetting in Germ Cells
    Diana J. Laird, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Mechanism and Significance of Oocyte Quiescence
    Allan C. Spradling, PhD, Carnegie Institution for Science/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Infertility: Genetics and Epigenetics of Disease with Clinical Implications

  • Chairs: Marcelle I. Cedars, MD, University of California, San Francisco
    Anuja Dokras, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • Developmental Origins of Ovarian Aging and Infertility
    Aleksandar Rajkovic, MD, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Unique Epigenetic Programming Distinguishes Regenerative Spermatogonial Stem Cells
    John R. McCarrey, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Applicability of Genetics and Epigenetics in Infertility
    Nanette F. Santoro, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Intra- and Extracellular Vesicle Trafficking at the Maternal-Fetal Interface Impacts Pregnancy Outcomes

  • Chairs: Jennifer J. Adibi, MPH, SCD, University of Pittsburgh
    Robert N. Taylor, MD, PhD, University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine
  • Key Considerations Relating to exRNA Isolation for Biomarker Discovery
    Louise C. Laurent, MD, PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • Endometrial Extracellular Vesicles and Implantation
    Felipe Vilella, PhD, Igenomix Foundation/INCLIVA
  • Maternal and Placental Extracellular Vesicle Cargo: Implications for Pregnancy Physiology
    Virginia D. Winn, MD, PhD, Stanford University
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