IFPA Meeting 2010 Workshops Report II: Placental pathology; trophoblast invasion; fetal sex; parasites and the placenta; decidua and embryonic or fetal loss; trophoblast differentiation and syncytialisation

A. Al-Khan, I. L. Aye, I. Barsoum, A. Borbely, E. Cebral, G. Cerchi, V. L. Clifton, S. Collins, T. Cotechini, A. Davey, J. Flores-Martin, T. Fournier, A. M. Franchi, R. E. Fretes, C. H. Graham, G. Godbole, S. R. Hansson, P. L. Headley, C. Ibarra, A. JawerbaumU. Kemmerling, Y. Kudo, P. K. Lala, L. Lassance, R. M. Lewis, E. Menkhorst, C. Morris, T. Nobuzane, G. Ramos, N. Rote, R. Saffery, C. Salafia, D. Sarr, H. Schneider, C. Sibley, A. T. Singh, T. S. Sivasubramaniyam, M. J. Soares, O. Vaughan, S. Zamudio, G. E. Lash

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Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting. At IFPA Meeting 2010 diverse topics were discussed in twelve themed workshops, six of which are summarized in this report. 1. The placental pathology workshop focused on clinical correlates of placenta accreta/percreta. 2. Mechanisms of regulation of trophoblast invasion and spiral artery remodeling were discussed in the trophoblast invasion workshop. 3. The fetal sex and intrauterine stress workshop explored recent work on placental sex differences and discussed them in the context of whether boys live dangerously in the womb.4. The workshop on parasites addressed inflammatory responses as a sign of interaction between placental tissue and parasites. 5. The decidua and embryonic/fetal loss workshop focused on key regulatory mediators in the decidua, embryo and fetus and how alterations in expression may contribute to different diseases and adverse conditions of pregnancy. 6. The trophoblast differentiation and syncytialisation workshop addressed the regulation of villous cytotrophoblast differentiation and how variations may lead to placental dysfunction and pregnancy complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S90 - S99
Number of pages10
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIFPA 2010 - International Federation of Placenta Associations Meeting: Fetus and Placenta: A perfect Harmony - Crowne Plaza Santiago, Santiago, Chile
Duration: 19 Oct 201022 Oct 2010


  • Placenta
  • Trophoblast
  • Workshops

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