Program Faculty

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Day 1:Thursday, November 1st

Session 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


Session 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

Day 2: Friday, November 2nd

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

  • 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

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

Monitoring Brain Well-being in the High Risk Newborn

  • Monitoring the immature brain in crisis: Targeting the relevant pathophysiology - Dr. Adré du Plessis

  • Lost in Transition- Monitoring the brain using EEG in the early newborn period - Dr. Geraldine Boylan

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


Session 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

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