October 28-29, 2021 | Start Time TBD*
*Program is in development and subject to change
The live portion of this conference has concluded and all presentations are now available for purchase on demand. Registrants to the live event may access this content anytime for up to 9 months following the event.
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Worldwide, deaths from adverse pregnancy outcomes of preterm birth (PTB) and stillbirth (SB) represent the longest, deadliest pandemic in human history. Neonatal infection (e.g. sepsis) is the main cause of death for children under 5 years; with premature babies being especially susceptible to infection. While the final common pathway for SB, PTB and neonatal sepsis is associated with aberrant inflammation in the maternal-fetal dyad, lack of insight into the underlying mechanisms has hampered identification of effective upstream preventative or downstream therapeutic interventions. A focus on immune regulation during pregnancy and in early life is thus urgently warranted. This interdisciplinary Keystone Conference on maternal-fetal-newborn immunity brings together the world’s experts across maternal, fetal and neonatal/infant immunity for the first time with the following goals:
‣ For Short Talk Consideration: Sept. 16, 2021
‣ For ePoster Presentation: Oct. 14, 2021
Final ePoster / SciTalk Submission: Oct. 17, 2021
Financial Aid Application: Oct. 14, 2021
*Abstract submission is required in order to submit an ePoster and/or Scitalk
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as individuals from low- and middle- income countries (all career stages) working in science and medicine-related fields, are eligible to apply for a FREE registration code.
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Kjersti M. Aagaard
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, USA
MIT and Harvard University, USA
University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany
Carolyn B. Coyne
Duke University, USA
Kevin Paul Kane
University of Alberta, Canada
Sabra L. Klein
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Tobias R. Kollmann
Telethon Kids Institute, Australia
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Mihai G. Netea
Radboud University, Netherlands
Ajoke Sobanjo-ter Meulen
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA
University of Western Australia, Australia
Sing Sing Way
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA
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