Thursday, November 1st

Part 1: 8:30am - 12:00pm

The Placenta and Prematurity                              

Preterm birth, inflammation, and cerebral palsy: molecular imaging and nanotechnology Dr. Roberto Romero

Placental failure: causes and consequences - Dr. George Saade

When you can't prevent prematurity - Dr. Alan Flake


Part 2: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Functional Imaging of the Fetal Brain and Placenta

Advanced in vivo functional imaging: interrogating the placenta-brain connection - Dr. Antonio Frias

Emerging functional brain connectivity in the fetus - Dr. Moriah Thomason

Cortical development in the ex-utero fetus - Dr. Jeffrey Neil

Evening Reception


Friday, November 2nd

Clinical Applications Breakfast Sessions:  8:00am - 9:30am

(attendees may register for 1 breakfast session)

Management of the complicated transitional period - Dr. Dan Licht and Dr. Gil Wernovsky

Neurogenetic counseling of the fetal patient - Dr. Paul Kruszka and Ms. Meg Menzel

Fetal infectious encephalopathies - Dr. Roberta DeBiasi and Dr. Sarah Mulkey

Fetal MRI as a neurodiagnostic tool - Dr. Gilbert Vezina and Dr. Matthew Whitehead

Part 3: 9:40am - 12:30pm

Monitoring Brain Well-being in the High Risk Newborn

Multimodal neuro-monitoring in the high-risk newborn - Dr. Adré du Plessis

Lost in transition: monitoring brain well-being at birth - Dr. Geraldine Boylan

EEG in the preterm infant: windows on neuronal connectivity - Dr. Mark Scher


Part 4: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The Opioid Epidemic and the Fetal Brain     

The neurobiology of addiction - Dr. Aaron White

The opioid exposed dyad and neonatal abstinence syndrome - Dr. Lauren Jansson

Developmental outcome of children with prenatal opioid exposure - Dr. Barry Lester

Breakfast and lunch will be served on both days. We invite you to enjoy an evening cocktail reception immediately following the close of the Day 1 plenary session.