Program - Wednesday, March 8

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Wednesday, March 8
Thursday, March 9 Friday, March 10 Saturday, March 11
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
Hall A
15:00-16:40
Opening Ceremony | A word from the Presidents and Opening Lectures
  Chairpersons: Luis Cabero Roura, Spain and Alberto De Leiva, Spain 
15:00-15:10

A word from the Presidents and Authorities
Moshe Hod, Israel; Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Italy; Eduard Gratacos, Spain

Toni Comin, Minister of Health, Generalitat de Catalunya
Rosa Corcoy, Director of Diabetes Unit, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Gemma Tarafa, Commissioner of Health, Barcelona City Hall

15:10-15:40 The Great Obstetrical Syndromes
Roberto Romero, USA
15:40-16:10 Why we develop autoimmune diseases; the role of nutrients and the effect of the microbiome
Yehuda Shoenfeld, Israel
16:10-16:40

The March of Dimes Prematurity Research Centers: Learning the causes of preterm birth
Joe Leigh Simpson, USA

16:40-17:40
Plenary Session 1 | The Omics and Pregnancy Induced Complications
   Chairpersons: Vincenzo Berghella, USA and CN Purandare, India
16:40-17:00 Genetics, Maternal Fetal Medicine and  the Great Obstetrical Syndromes
Philippos Patsalis,Cyprus 
17:00-17:20 Metabolomics and the great obstetrical syndromes
Vassilios Fanos, Italy
17:20-17:40 Microbiome and the great obstetrical syndromes
Omry Koren, Israel
17:40-20:00
Plenary Session 2 | New Frontiers in Maternal Fetal Medicine; Connecting the to the F via Neonatal to Later Life
   Chairpersons: David McIntyre, Australia and Boyd Metzger, USA
17:40-18:00 The Embryo; Unraveling the Syndrome of Diabetic Embryopathy; From cell signaling to clinical care. Connecting the bench to bedside
Ulf Eriksson, Sweden

18:00-18:20 The Fetus; Brain and Cardiovascular Development under Adverse Perinatal Environment
Eduard Gratacos, Spain
18:20-18:40 The Neonate; developmental origins of health and disease
Mark Hanson, UK
18:40-19:00 The Mother; Obesity – it all starts in the womb
Yair Yogev, Israel
19:00-19:20 The Mother; Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension and Pregnancy; Which Pregnancy Induced Complication is more hazardous to the mother and offspring?
Gerard Visser, the Netherlands
19:20-19:40 Maternal Medicine Meets Fetal Medicine – Putting the "M" back in Maternal Fetal Medicine 
Mary D'Alton, USA
19:40-20:00 Closing the day - Merging the perinatal hypotheses
Moshe Hod, Israel

20:30-22:00 Welcome Reception (Location: at the Tent)