Ovarian Workshop

Ovarian Workshop:
Developmental Origins of Ovaria
n Diseases
(Separate Registration Fee: Members: $125, Trainees $75, Non Members: $200) 
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