SSR 2014 Schedule of Events

**Times and dates are subject to change. Please visit ssr2014news.blogspot.com for summarized updates.**

Thursday, 17 July 2014

3:00–5:00 pm

2013–2014 Finance Committee Meeting. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pearl Room.

7:00–10:00 pm

2013–2014 Board of Directors Meeting. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pearl Room.

 

Friday, 18 July 2014

7:30 am–5:00 pm

2013–2014 Board of Directors Meeting. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pearl Room.

 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

7:30 am–12:30 pm

BOR Editorial Retreat. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pearl Room.

8:00 am–6:30 pm

Slide Preview Room Open. DeVos Place, Business Center.

9:00 am–6:30 pm

Pre-registration Packet Pick-up. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Lobby.
Registration Open. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room F.

1:30–2:30 pm

Annual Meeting Advisory Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room A.

Volunteers Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room D.

2:30–3:30 pm

Session Chairs Meeting. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom D.

4:00–4:30 pm

Opening Ceremony. Welcome and Opening Remarks. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

4:30–5:30 pm

Keynote Address (Abstract 1). Chair: Diana L. Blithe, Ph.D. (NIH/NICHD, Rockville, Maryland, USA). DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

  • Anna Glasier, M.D. (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK). "Increasing Global Contraceptive Use."

5:30–6:30 pm

Major Awards Ceremony. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

  • SSR New Investigator Award (Supported by the Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Fund): Kanako Hayashi, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA); Introduction: Jodi A. Flaws, Ph.D. (University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA).
  • Distinguished Service Award (Supported by Michigan State University, Department of Animal Science): Mary B. Zelinski, Ph.D. (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA); Introduction: Diane Duffy, Ph.D. (Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA).
  • SSR Trainee Mentoring Award (Supported by Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine): Bruce D. Murphy, Ph.D. (University of Montreal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada); Introduction: Rajesha Duggavathi, Ph.D. (McGill University, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada).
  • SSR Research Award (Supported by Michigan State University, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology): Peter J. Hansen, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA); Introduction: William W. Thatcher, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA).
  • Carl G. Hartman Award (Supported by a grant from Cook Medical): William W. Thatcher, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA); Introduction: Peter J. Hansen, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA).

7:00–8:30 pm

Opening Reception. Grand Valley State University. Hosted by Grand Valley State University. A shuttle will circle continually between DeVos Place Convention Center and the reception site on the Grand Valley State University Campus, which is just across the river from DeVos Place.

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Sunday, 20 July 2014

5:30–7:00 am

Fun Run. Starts at the Amway Grand Plaza/DeVos Place Courtyard, near the Gillette Pedestrian Bridge.

7:00–9:00 am

Poster Session A and Breakfast. DeVos Place, Exhibit Hall C.

8:00 am–6:30 pm

Slide Preview Room Open. DeVos Place, Business Center.
Registration Open. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room F.

9:00–10:45 am

President’s Symposium (Abstracts 2-5). Chairs: Jock K. Findlay, Ph.D., D.Sc. (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia), President, SSR. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B. Supported by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Contraception, Part One (9:00–10:05 am)

  • Christina C. Wang, M.D. (University of California Los Angeles, Torrance, California, USA). "Male Contraception: 2014 and Beyond."
  • Jeffrey T. Jensen, M.D. (Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA). "The Future of Female Contraception: New Targets, More Choice."

Contraception, Part Two (10:05–10:25 am)

  • Diana L. Blithe, Ph.D. (NIH/NICHD, Rockville, Maryland, USA). "Making Contraceptive Development Greener."
  • John K. Amory, M.D. (University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA). "Novel ALDH1A2 Inhibitors for Male Contraception."

Roundtable Discussion (10:25–10:45 am)

10:45–11:00 am

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

11:00 am–12:15 pm

Platform Sessions 1–7. (Seven concurrent sessions; five presentations per session.) DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Rooms A–C; Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

  • Platform 1. Mechanisms of Development & Differentiation (Abstracts 6–10). Chair: Gerrit J. Bouma, Ph.D. (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA). Co-chair: Gurvinder Kaur, Ph.D. (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA). Grand Gallery Room A.
  • Platform 2. Fertilization & Embryonic Development (Abstracts 11–15). Chair: Peter Sutovsky, Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA). Co-chair: Graham Johnson (Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA). Steelcase Ballroom A.
  • Platform 3. Stem Cells & Nuclear Transfer (Abstracts 16–20). Chair: Paul Cooke, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA). Co-chair: Rodrigo Bohrer, D.V.M. (McGill University, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada). Grand Gallery Room B.
  • Platform 4. Ovary: Follicle Development & Selection (Abstracts 21–25). Chair: Lane K. Christenson, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA). Co-chair: Erin Larimore (South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA). Steelcase Ballroom B.
  • Platform 5. Ovary: Ovulation (Abstracts 26–30). Chair: Diane Duffy, Ph.D. (Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA). Co-chair: Jill Bennett, Ph.D. (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA). Steelcase Ballroom C.
  • Platform 6. Oocyte Biology (Abstracts 31–35). Chair: Hugh Clarke, Ph.D. (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada). Co-chair: Quynh-Nhu Nguyen (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). Steelcase Ballroom D.
  • Platform 7. Testis: Spermatogonial Stem Cells (Abstracts 36–40). Chair: Charles Allan, Ph.D. (ANZAC Research Institute, Concord, New South Wales, Australia). Co-chair: Frieda Chan, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA). Grand Gallery Room C.

12:15–1:45 pm

Lunch Break. Attendees are responsible for their own lunches.

Committee Meetings:

  • Public Affairs Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room B.
  • Membership Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room C.
  • Development Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom A.
  • Trainee Affairs Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

Diversity Lunch Symposium (Abstract 41). DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room A. Speaker supported by FASEB-MARC through a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health T36-GM08637.

  • José F. Cordero, M.D. (University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico). "Risk Factors for Preterm Births in Puerto Rico: From Health Disparities to Endocrine Disruptors."

1:45–3:15 pm

Trainee Platform Competition (Platform Session 8) (Abstracts 42-47). Chair: Jennifer R. Wood, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA). Co-chair: Anthony K. McNeel, Ph.D. (USDA–ARS, Clay Center, Nebraska, USA). DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

3:15–3:35 pm

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

3:35–4:55 pm

Module Session I. (Four concurrent sessions.) DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

A. Mechanisms of Fertility/Infertility. Neuroendocrine Function (Abstracts 48-50). Chair: T. Rajendra Kumar, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA). Co-chair: Marjorie MacGregor (University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Michael Lehman, Ph.D. (University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA). "KNDy Cells and Peptides in the Control of Fertility/Infertility."
  • Platform. James A. Dias, Ph.D. (University at Albany-SUNY, Albany, New York, USA). "Single Molecule Analyses of Fully Functional Fluorescent Protein Tagged Follitropin Receptor Reveals Homodimerization and Heterodimerization with Lutropin Receptor."
  • Invited Talk. Haruhiko Kanasaki, M.D., Ph.D. (Shimane University, Izumo City, Japan). "Role of PACAP and Its Receptors in Reproductive Neuroendocrine Cells."

B. Translation of Basic Science to Real-World PracticeHumans/Nonhuman Primate Models (Abstracts 51-53). Chair: Asgerally T. Fazleabas, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA). Co-chair: Elizabeth B. Evans (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Raymond J. Rodgers, Ph.D. (Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia). "New Concepts of Normal and Polycystic Ovaries."
  • Platform. Emin Maltepe, M.D., Ph.D. (UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA). "ECM-Dependent HIF Induction Directs Trophoblast Stem Cell Fate via LIMK1-Mediated Cytoskeletal Rearrangement—Implications for Preeclampsia."
  • Invited TalkKrina T. Zondervan, Ph.D. (University of Oxford, Oxford, UK). "Endometriosis in Humans and the Rhesus Macaque."

C. Interrelationship of Reproduction and the Environment. Toxicology (Abstracts 54-56). Chair: Sally Perreault Darney, Ph.D. (Cary, North Carolina, USA). Co-chair: Shanthi Ganesan, D.V.M. (Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Eric Nilsson, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA). "Environmentally Induced Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Ovarian Disease." Supported by the University of Michigan EHS Core Center on Lifestage Exposures and Adult Disease.
  • Platform. Kaylon L. Bruner-Tran, Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA). "Developmental Exposure of Male Mice to Dioxin Promotes Transgenerational Testicular Inflammation, Sub-Fertility and Preterm Birth in Female Mating Partners."
  • Invited Talk. Ulrike Luderer, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California, USA). "Transplacental Benzo[a]pyrene Exposure and Glutathione Deficiency: A Perfect Storm for Ovarian Toxicity and Tumorigenesis."

D. Ovarian Workshop. Fertility Preservation (Abstracts 57-59). Chair: Clarisa R. Gracia, M.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). Co-chair: Casie S. Bass (North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA). Co-hosted by Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation.

  • Invited Talk. Karla Hutt, Ph.D. (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). "Emerging Approaches to Preserve Fertility in Young Women with Cancer: Preventing Follicle Loss."
  • Platform. Uziel Mendez (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA). "Optimization of Biomaterial to Support Folliculogenesis and Vascularization for Artificial Ovary."
  • Invited Talk. Richard A. Anderson, Ph.D. (The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK). "Fertility Preservation for Girls and Young Women."

4:55–5:15 pm

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

5:15–6:35 pm

Module Session II. (Four concurrent sessions.) DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

A. Mechanisms of Fertility/Infertility. Germ Cell Development and Function (Abstracts 60-62). Chair: Janice P. Evans, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA). Co-chair: Cathryn Hogarth, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Eileen McLaughlin, Ph.D. (University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia). "Making It Through Meiosis."
  • Platform. William H. Walker, Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA). "Classical and Non-Classical Testosterone Signaling Are Required for Spermatogenesis."
  • Invited Talk. James A. MacLean II, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA). "Somatic RHOX Homeobox Factors Support Male Fertility."

B. Translation of Basic Science to Real-World Practice. Agricultural/Large Animal Species (Abstracts 63-65). Chair: TBD. Co-chair: Anthony K. McNeel, Ph.D. (USDA-ARS, Clay Center, Nebraska, USA). Sponsored by the NIH–USDA.

  • Invited Talk. George W. Smith, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA). "Embryotropic Actions of Follistatin: Mechanisms and Translational Relevance."
  • Invited Talk. Thomas E. Spencer, Ph.D. (Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA). "Systems Biology Approaches to Understanding Conceptus Elongation and Early Pregnancy Loss."
  • Invited Talk. Pablo J. Ross, D.V.M., Ph.D. (University of California, Davis, Davis, California, USA). "H3K27me3 Remodeling During Bovine Preimplantation Development."

C. Interrelationship of Reproduction and the Environment. Endocrine Disruptors (Abstracts 66-68). Chair: Kate Lakoski Loveland, Ph.D. (Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). Co-chair: Juanmahel Davila, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Jodi A. Flaws, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA). "The Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals on the Ovary."
  • Platform. Elizabeth Padilla-Banks (LRDT/NIEHS/NIH, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA). "Aberrant Six1 Expression in the Uterus of Mice and Rats Following Perinatal Exposure to Exogenous Estrogens."
  • Invited Talk. Louis J. Guillette Jr., Ph.D. (Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA). "Endocrine Disrupting Contaminants and the Developing Reproductive System."

D. Pregnancy/Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Effects on Gonadal Function (Abstracts 69-71). Chair: Marc-André Sirard, D.V.M., Ph.D. (Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada). Co-chair: Jessica M. Huszar (Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Tod Fullston, Ph.D. (The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia). "Paternal Obesity Impairs the Reproductive Viability of Two Generations of Male Mice."
  • Platform. Cagri Camsari (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA). "Transgenerational Effects of Periconception Heavy Metal Administration to Mice on Indices of Chronic Disease in Offspring at Maturity."
  • Invited Talk. Deborah Sloboda, Ph.D. (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). "Early Life Nutritional Impacts on Offspring Reproduction."
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Monday, 21 July 2014

6:30–7:30 am

Past Presidents' Breakfast. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pearl Room.

7:00–9:00 am

Poster Session B and Breakfast. DeVos Place, Exhibit Hall C.

8:00 am–6:30 pm

Slide Preview Room Open. DeVos Place, Business Center.
Registration Open. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room F.

9:00–9:45 am

AgResearch Plenary Lecture (Abstract 72). Chair: Mark A. Mirando, Ph.D. (USDA–NIFA, Washington, DC, USA). DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

  • Milo C. Wiltbank, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA). "How Knowledge of Bovine Reproductive Physiology and Development of Reproductive Technologies Will Help to Feed a Growing World Population."

9:45–10:00 am

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

10:00–11:00 am

State-of-the-Art Lecture (Abstract 73). Chair: Jon D. Hennebold, Ph.D. (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA). DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

  • Richard E. Green, Ph.D. (University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA). "The Porous Barriers to Reproductive Isolation: Lessons from Genome Sequencing in Humans and Bears."

11:00–11:15 am

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

11:15–11:45 am

SSR New Investigator Lecture (Abstract 74). Chair: Jennifer R. Wood, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA). DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B. Supported by the Virendra B. Mahesh New Investigator Fund.

  • Kanako Hayashi, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, USA). "The Impact of Epithelial Genes in Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer."

11:45 am–12:15 pm

ASRM Exchange Lecture (Abstract 75). Chair: Andrew R. La Barbera, Ph.D. (American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama, USA), Scientific Director, ASRM. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

  • Robert J. Norman, M.D. (University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia). "From Little Things, Big Things Grow—The Importance of Peri-conception Medicine and Biology to Human Health."

12:15–1:45 pm

Lunch Break. Attendees are responsible for their own lunches.

Committee Meetings:

  • Future Meetings Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room A.
  • Publications Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room B.
  • Awards Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room C.
  • Bylaws Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom A.
  • Nominating Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom C.

Trainee–Mentor Luncheon. Coordinator: Malavika Adur (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA). Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pantlind Room.

1:45–3:00 pm

Platform Sessions 9–15. (Seven concurrent sessions; five presentations per session.) DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Rooms A–C; Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

  • Platform 9. Testis: Spermatogenesis & Sperm Biology (Abstracts 76–80). Chair: E. Mitch Eddy, Ph.D. (NIH/NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA). Co-chair: Tod Fullston, Ph.D. (University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia). Grand Gallery Room A.
  • Platform 10. Testis: Somatic Cells (Abstracts 81–85). Chair: Mai Sarraj, Ph.D. (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). Co-chair: Jenna Haverfield, Ph.D. (University College London, London, UK). Grand Gallery Room B.
  • Platform 11. Male Reproductive System: Function & Dysfunction (Abstracts 86–90). Chair: Brian Hermann, Ph.D. (University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA). Co-chair: Amal Aldossary (University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA). Steelcase Ballroom D.
  • Platform 12. Female Reproductive System: Function & Dysfunction (Abstracts 91–95). Chair: Evdokia Dimitriadis, Ph.D. (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). Co-chair: Kailing Li (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA). Steelcase Ballroom A.
  • Platform 13. Uterus & Oviduct (Abstracts 96–100). Chair: Ov Slayden, Ph.D. (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA). Co-chair: Whitney Alpaugh (University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada). Steelcase Ballroom B.
  • Platform 14. Placenta & Pregnancy (Abstracts 101–105). Chair: Kazuyoshi Hashizume, D.V.M., Ph.D. (Iwate University, Morioka, Iwate, Japan). Co-chair: Matthew Rätsep (Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada). Steelcase Ballroom C.
  • Platform 15. Immune Regulation & Fertility (Abstracts 106–110). Chair: Joy L. Pate, Ph.D. (Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA). Co-chair: John Schjenken, Ph.D. (University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia). Grand Gallery Room C.

3:00–3:20 pm

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

3:20–4:40 pm

Module Session III. (Four concurrent sessions.) DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

A. Mechanisms of Fertility/Infertility. Gamete Transport/Fertilization (Abstracts 111-113). Chair: Nongnuj Tanphaichitr, Ph.D. (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). Co-chair: Florencia Ardon, Ph.D. (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA).

  • Invited Talk. William H. Kinsey, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, USA). "In Vitro Aging Effects on Mouse Oocyte Signaling Pathways Revealed by Kinome Microarray Analysis."
  • Platform. Momal Sharif (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA). "Re-Localization of Syntaxin in Mouse Sperm Prior to the Acrosome Reaction.."
  • Invited Talk. Gail A. Cornwall, Ph.D. (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, USA). "Good Amyloid and Fertility."

B. Translation of Basic Science to Real-World Practice. Agricultural/Large Animal Species (Abstracts 114-116). Chair: Vasantha Padmanabhan, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA). Co-chair: Ky G. Pohler (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Randall S. Prather, Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA). "Biologically Relevant Swine Models of Human Disease."
  • Platform. Kun Zhang, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA). "Evidence Supporting a Functional Requirement of SMAD2 for Bovine Early Embryonic Development."
  • Invited Talk. Alan D. Ealy, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA). "The Past, Present, and Future of Translational Biology Research in Cattle."

C. Interrelationship of Reproduction and the Environment. Endocrine Disruptors (Abstracts 117-119). Chair: Warren G. Foster, Ph.D. (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). Co-chair: Laurence L. Mouttham, Ph.D. (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Benson T. Akingbemi, D.V.M., Ph.D. (Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA). "Endocrine Disruptor Regulation of Leydig Cell Differentiated Function."
  • Platform. Andrew Pask, Ph.D. (University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia). "A Novel Long Non-Coding RNA Regulates Urethral Closure and Is a Potential Target of Endocrine Disruption in the Etiology of Hypospadias."
  • Invited Talk. Penny Swanson, Ph.D. (NOAA Fisheries, Seattle, Washington, USA). "Alteration in Pituitary Function in Fish by Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Aquatic Ecosystems."

D. Ovarian Workshop. Oocyte Development and Function (Abstracts 120-122). Chair: Keith Latham, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA). Co-chair: Michelle A. Wood, Ph.D. (Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Karen A. Schindler, Ph.D. (Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA). "Aurora Kinase Function During Meiosis in Mouse Oocytes."
  • Platform. Katie Lowther, Ph.D. (Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA). "EPAB is Required during Early Stages of Oocyte Development for Chromatin Remodeling, Transcriptional Silencing, and Acquisition of Meiotic Competence ."
  • Invited Talk. Catherine Combelles, Ph.D. (Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA). "Environmental Influences: Is the Developing Oocyte in Danger?"

4:40–5:00 pm

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

5:00–6:20 pm

Module Session IV. (Four concurrent sessions.) DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

A. Mechanisms of Fertility/Infertility. Uterine Receptivity/Implantation (Abstracts 123-125). Chair: Romana Nowak, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA). Co-chair: Jane C. Fenelon, Ph.D. (Université de Montéal, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada).

  • Invited Talk. Niamh Forde, Ph.D. (University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland). "'Conceptualizing' the Endometrium: Understanding Conceptus–Uterine Interactions in Cattle."
  • Platform. Renwei Su, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA). "Notch1 over Expression in the Mouse Uterus Inhibits Glandular Development and Implantation."
  • Invited Talk. Guiying Nie, Ph.D. (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). "Post-translational Modifications and Endometrial Remodeling for Receptivity."

B. Translation of Basic Science to Real-World PracticeWildlife, Feral Species, Companion Animals (Abstracts 126-128). Chair: Pierre Comizzoli, Ph.D. (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Washington, D.C., USA). Co-chair: Shreya Patel (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA).

  • Invited TalkMichelle Kutzler, D.V.M., Ph.D. (Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA). "Gonad-Sparing Sterilization Techniques in Dogs: Benefits of Contraception Without Risks of Gonadectomy."
  • Platform. Pei-Chih Lee, Ph.D. (Smithosnian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA). "Nucleolar Translocation of Histone Deacetylase 2 Represses Ribosomal RNA Synthesis during the Acquisition of Competence in the Cat Oocytes."
  • Invited TalkKatarina Jewgenow, Ph.D. (Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany). "The Miracle of Lynx Reproduction—Histological and Hormonal Life Span of CL in Felids."

C. Interrelationship of Reproduction and the Environment. Obesity/Nutrition (Abstracts 129-131). Chair: Robert I. McLachlan, Ph.D. (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). Co-chair: Victoria L. McCracken (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Kelle H. Moley, M.D. (Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA). "Maternal Overnutrition, Oocyte Programming and the Right Scientific Questions: Nuclear or Mitochondrial? Diet-Induced or Obesity?"
  • Platform. Fang Xie (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA). "Diet-Induced Obesity Increases Basonuclin1, Growth Differentiation Factor 9 and Developmental Pluripotency-Associated Protein 3 mRNAs in Growing Oocytes and Alters Ovarian AKT, ERK and STAT3 Signaling."
  • Invited Talk. Kartik Shankar, Ph.D. (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA). "Like Mother, Like Son: How Maternal Obesity Programs Offspring Obesity Risk."

D. Pregnancy/Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Programming Effects of ARTs on Development (Abstracts 132-134). Chair: Jay M. Baltz, Ph.D. (University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). Co-chair: Chelsie B. Steinhauser (Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Paolo Rinaudo, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA). "Can IVF Affect Offspring's Metabolic Health? Experience from a Rodent Model."
  • Platform. Tursunjan Nurmamat, Ph.D. (University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA). "Maternal Nutrient Reduction Alters Key Signaling Pathways in the Late Gestation Fetal Baboon Prefrontal Cortex via miRNA-Mediated Epigenetic Mechanisms."
  • Invited Talk. Kevin D. Sinclair, Ph.D. (The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK). "Epigenetics and Reproductive Health: Linking Nutritional Biochemistry to Long-Term Development."

6:30–7:30 pm

Diversity Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room A.

7:00–11:00 pm

Optional Event: Microbrewery Tour. CANCELLED. Visit three of the best microbreweries in Grand Rapids. Independently operated event; more information available on the Special Events and Optional Items page.

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

7:00–9:00 am

Poster Session C and Breakfast. DeVos Place, Exhibit Hall C.

8:00 am–6:30 pm

Slide Preview Room Open. DeVos Place, Business Center.
Registration Open. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room F.

9:00–9:45 am

Historical Perspectives Lecture (Abstract 135). Chair: Lois A. Salamonsen, Ph.D. (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B. Supported by the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation.

9:45–10:00 am

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

10:00–10:45 am

Anita Payne New Perspectives on Reproductive Biology "Hot Topic" Lecture (Abstract 136). Chair: Richard M. Schultz, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B. Supported by the Anita Payne Endowment Fund.

  • Enrica Bianchi, Ph.D. (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK). "Izumo Meets Its Match: Introducing Juno."

10:45–11:00 am

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

11:00 am–12:15 pm

Platform Sessions 16–22. (Seven concurrent sessions; five presentations per session.) DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Rooms A–C; Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

  • Platform 16. Reproductive Cancers (Abstracts 137–141). Chair: Dale Buck Hales, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, USA). Co-chair: Douglas Gibson, Ph.D. (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK). Grand Gallery Room A.
  • Platform 17. Nutrition & Reproduction (Abstracts 142–146). Chair: Darryl Russell, Ph.D. (University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia). Co-chair: Adam Summers, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA). Steelcase Ballroom A.
  • Platform 18. Developmental Origins of Health & Disease (Abstracts 147–151). Chair: Sarah Kimmins, Ph.D. (McGill University, Ste-Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada). Co-chair: Sarah McCoski (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA). Steelcase Ballroom B.
  • Platform 19. Reproductive Toxicology (Abstracts 152–156). Chair: Sanu Salih, M.D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA). Co-chair: Changqing Zhou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA). Steelcase Ballroom C.
  • Platform 20. Fertility Control/Preservation: Techniques & Models (Abstracts 157–161). Chair: Marina Peluffo, Ph.D. (CEDIE-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina). Co-chair: Tursunjan Nurmamat, Ph.D. (University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA). Grand Gallery Room B.
  • Platform 21. Hormone Action & Reproduction (Abstracts 162–166). Chair: Francisco Diaz, Ph.D. (Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA). Co-chair: Chellakkan Blesson, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA). Grand Gallery Room C.
  • Platform 22. Ovarian Workshop: Cornelia Post Channing New Investigator Award Finalist Presentations (Abstracts 167–170). Chair: Clarisa Gracia, M.D. (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). Co-chair: Emre U. Seli, M.D. (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA). Steelcase Ballroom D.

12:15–1:45 pm

Lunch Break. Attendees are responsible for their own lunches.

Committee Meetings:

  • Endowment Subcommittee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room A.
  • Program Committee Meeting. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery Room B.

Heritage Luncheon (Abstract 171). Chair: Michael F. Smith, Ph.D. (University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA). Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Vandenberg Room.

1:45–3:05 pm

Module Session V. (Four concurrent sessions.) DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

A. Mechanisms of Fertility/Infertility. Uterine Receptivity/Implantation (Abstracts 172-174). Chair: Francesco J. DeMayo, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA). Co-chair: Priya Mittal (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Indrani C. Bagchi, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA). "Molecular Mechanisms of Implantation: Stromal-Epithelial Crosstalk."
  • Platform. Geetanjali Sachdeva, Ph.D. (National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai, India). "HMGB1 Protein (High Mobility Group Binding Protein-1)—A Component of Human Uterine Secretome and Its Functional Relevance."
  • Invited Talk. Christopher R. Murphy, Ph.D. (University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia). "Coming Unstuck Gracefully: How Uterine Epithelial Cells Let Blastocysts In."

B. Translation of Basic Science to Real-World Practice. Humans/Nonhuman Primate Models (Abstracts 175-177). Chair: Emre U. Seli, M.D. (Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA). Co-chair: Rajini Sreenivasan (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). SGI Exchange.

  • Invited Talk. Shawn L. Chavez, Ph.D. (Oregon National Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon, USA). "Non-Invasive Detection of Chromosomal Abnormalities During Pre-Implantation Development: A Cross-Species Comparison."
  • Invited Talk. Nathan R. Treff, Ph.D. (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, and Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, Morristown, New Jersey, USA). "Translating Basic Methods of Molecular Genetics into Improved Clinical Treatment of Human Infertility."
  • Invited Talk. Bruce A. Lessey, M.D., Ph.D. (Fertility Center of the Carolinas, Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, USA). "Root Causes and Consequences of Endometriosis and Progesterone Resistance."

C. Interrelationship of Reproduction and the Environment. Obesity/Nutrition (Abstracts 178-180). Chair: Aileen Keating, Ph.D. (Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA). Co-chair: John F. Odhiambo, Ph.D. (University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Romain Lambrot, Ph.D. (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada). "Low Paternal Dietary Folate Alters the Sperm Epigenome and Is Associated with Negative Pregnancy Outcomes."
  • Platform. Haijun Gao, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA). "Ghrelin Signaling in Appetite Regulation Is Uncoupled in Pregnant Rats Fed a Low Protein Diet."
  • Invited Talk. Hasan Khatib, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA). "Transgenerational Effects of Maternal Nutrition on Reproduction and Health Traits."

D. Ovarian Workshop. Mechanisms of Ovulation and Luteinization (Abstracts 181-183). Chair: John S. Davis, Ph.D. (University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA). Co-chair: Abigail L. Zezeski (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Mario Ascoli, Ph.D. (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA). "Multiple Roles of the Heterotrimeric Gq/11 in Ovarian Physiology and Fertility."
  • Platform. Heidi A. Trau (Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA). "Angiogenesis in the Primate Ovulatory Follicle Is Stimulated by Luteinizing Hormone via PGE2."
  • Invited Talk. Rina Meidan, Ph.D. (Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel). "Hypoxia—A Driving Force in Corpus Luteum Formation."

3:05–3:25 pm

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

3:25–4:45 pm

Module Session VI. (Four concurrent sessions.) DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballrooms A–D.

A. Mechanisms of Fertility/Infertility. Placentation and Parturition (Abstracts 184-186). Chair: James C. Cross, D.V.M., Ph.D. (University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada). Co-chair: Omonseigho Esangbedo (University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Ana M. Franchi, Ph.D. (CONICET–UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina). "Endocannabinoids and Pregnancy Loss."
  • Platform. Evdokia Dimitriadis, Ph.D. (MIMR-PHI Institute of Medical Research, Clayton, Victoria, Australia). "The Role of Interleukin-11 in Placentation in Mice."
  • Invited Talk. Kathleen M. Caron, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA). "Fetal Signals that Contribute to Maternal Adaptation to Pregnancy."

B. Translation of Basic Science to Real-World Practice. Cancer (Abstracts 187-189). Chair: Bo R. Rueda, Ph.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA). Co-chair: Jitu W. George, Ph.D. (Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Ronald J. Buckanovich, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA). "Teaching Old and New Dogs a New Trick."
  • Platform. Jae-Wook Jeong, Ph.D. (Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA). "Overexpression of Mig-6 Suppresses Endometrial Tumorigenesis through Inhibition of ERK Phosphorylation."
  • Invited Talk. Judith A. Smith, Ph.D. (University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA). "From Bench to Bedside and Back: Keeping Research Clinically Relevant."

C. Interrelationship of Reproduction and the Environment. Obesity/Nutrition (Abstracts 190-192). Chair: Stephen M. Downs, Ph.D. (Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA). Co-chair: Florencia Ardon, Ph.D. (Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Roger G. Sturmey, Ph.D. (The Hull York Medical School, Hull, UK). "Fatty Acid Metabolism and Embryo Health."
  • Platform. Carol L. Keefer, Ph.D. (University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA). "Determination of Glycolytic and TCA Cycle Activity of Early Cleavage and Blastocyst Staged Bovine Embryos Employing [13C]-Labeled Substrates and Mass Spectrometry."
  • Invited Talk. Rebecca L. Robker, Ph.D. (The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia). "Protecting Oocytes from Hyperlipidemia—Shared Pathways in Mice, Cows, and Women."

D. Pregnancy/Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. Epigenetics and Gametes/Gonads (Abstracts 193-195). Chair: Melissa A. Suter, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA). Co-chair: Fang Xie (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA).

  • Invited Talk. Piroska E. Szabó, Ph.D. (Beckman Research Institute, Duarte, California, USA)."Remodeling the Epigenome in the Male Germline."
  • Platform. Keith Siklenka (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada). "Histone H3 Lysine 4 Di-methylation in Sperm Is Implicated in Embryo Development and Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance."
  • Invited Talk. Toru Nakano, M.D. (Osaka University, Osaka, Japan). "Gene Silencing of Male Germ Cells by piRNA."

4:45–5:05 pm

Break. DeVos Place, Secchia Lobby.

5:05–5:50 pm

Awards Presentations. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

  • SSR Trainee Research Awards
  • Lalor Foundation Merit Awards (Supported by a grant from the Lalor Foundation)
  • USDA NIFA AFRI Travel Fellowships (Supported by a grant from USDA NIFA AFRI)
  • Cornelia Post Channing New Investigator Award
  • Best International Abstracts
  • Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation Travel Awards (Supported by the Asia-Pacific Biomedical Research Foundation)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Trainee Travel Fellows (Supported by Burroughs Wellcome)
  • FASEB-MARC Awards (Supported by FASEB-MARC)

5:50–6:45 pm

SSR Business Meeting and Closing Ceremony. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom B.

7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Barbecue. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery.

8:30 pm–12:30 am

Dance. DeVos Place, Grand Gallery.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

7:45–9:45 am

2014–2015 Board of Directors Meeting. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Pearl Room.

8:30–10:30 am

Trainee Forum: Maintaining the WorkLife Balance. Chair: Anthony K. McNeel, Ph.D. (USDA-ARS, Clay Center, Nebraska, USA). Co-chair: Annie E. Newell-Fugate, D.V.M., Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA). Organized by the Trainee Affairs Committee. DeVos Place, Steelcase Ballroom D.

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