Ovarian Workshop

SSR 53rd Annual Meeting 

Ovarian Workshop:
Developmental Origins of Ovaria
n Diseases

*The Ovarian Workshop Requires Separate Registration Fee* 

Organizers: Aileen Keating, Kutluk Oktay, Aleksandar Rajkovic

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together experts in the area of ovarian biology and engage SSR attendees in various topics that will range from germline development to clinical translational research in ovarian dysfunction.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Session I: Ovarian Genesis and its Consequences
Moderators: Aileen Keating, Kutluk Oktay, Aleksandar Rajkovic

1:00 - 1:15 pm   Introduction of Session I

1:15 - 2:00 pm   Regenerating the Human Germline from Skin Punch Biopsies
                           Amander Clark

2:00 - 2:30 pm   Gene Editing for Idiopathic Infertility
                            Kyle Orwig

2:30 - 3:00 pm   The Importance of Getting it Right; How Chromosome
                           Segregation Defects in Oocytes Cause Age-Related Infertility
                            Greg Fitzharris

3:00 - 3:30 pm   Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:00 pm   Genetics and Epigenetics of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
                            Margareta Pisarska

4:00 - 4:30 pm   Genetic Approaches to Study Gonadotropin Regulation of
                           Ovarian Function
                            Raj Kumar

4:30 - 5:00 pm   Initiation of Independent Cell Volume Regulation in the
                          Oocyte at Ovulation
                            Jay Baltz

5:00 - 6:00 pm   Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Session II: Developing Ovary: Intrinsic and Extrinsic Determinants of Ovarian Health
Moderator: Aileen Keating, Kutluk Oktay, Aleksandar Rajkovic

8:00 - 8:15 am   Introduction of Session II   

8:15 - 9:00 am   Roles of Germ Cell Connectivity in Ovarian Reserve Formation
                          and Ovarian Aging

                           Lei Lei

9:00 - 9:30 am   Early Life Adversity and Impacts on Ovarian Function
                           Deborah Sloboda

9:30 - 10:00 am  The Aging Ovary and Ovarian Cancer Risk
arbara Vanderhyden

10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:00 am  Epigenetic Regulation in the Germline: Lessons from Mouse
                             Mutants and Environmental Perturbations
                              Marisa Bartolomei

11:00 - 11:30 ​am  The Maternal mRNA Translation Program and Oocyte
                              Developmental Competence: A Genome-Wide Perspective
                               Marco Conti

11:30 am - 12:00 pm  NIH Priorities for Ovarian Research
                                     Susan Taymans 

12:00 - 12:15 pm      Closing Remarks