2nd Annual Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute Symposium

Friday, November 15, 2019 | Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute invites you to its second annual research symposium!

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute invites you to its second annual research symposium on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the Li Ka Shing Learning and Knowledge Center, Berg Hall. This event will bring together faculty, trainees, students, and postdocs to explore the latest developments and innovations in maternal and child health research.

Attendees will learn about the research funded by the Institute across campus, the programs and resources available to advance research in this area, and the researchers and scientists who are making an impact in the maternal and child health community. 

This event will feature keynote speaker, Diana W. Bianchi, MD, the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. She will deliver her keynote address on “Using Precision Medicine to Develop Fetal Treatments.”

The symposium will include poster sessions and networking opportunities throughout the day. Following closing remarks, attendees can interact with speakers in a speed-dating style gathering hosted by former Stanford participants of the Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine. 

AGENDA

8:00am-8:45am - Registration and Light Breakfast 

8:45am-9:00am - Opening Remarks 

  • Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute
  • Paul King, President and CEO, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford
  • Cynthia Brandt, PhD, President and CEO, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health


9:00am-10:00am - Welcome Introductions and Keynote

Moderator: Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute; Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor of Dermatology, Stanford School of Medicine

  • Diana W. Bianchi, MD, Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Keynote Address: The Earlier the Better: Using Precision Medicine to Develop Fetal Treatments


10:00am-11:00am - Session 1: Maternal and Perinatal Medicine

Moderator: Leslee Subak, MD, Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor, Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford School of Medicine

  • Virginia Winn, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Reproductive Biology); Preeclampsia: Who is at risk and can we figure out why
  • Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD, Director, Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research; Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics (Allergy and Clinical Immunology); Allergy and Asthma Prevention and Therapy for Children


11:00am-11:15am - Break

11:15am-12:15pm - Session 2: MCHRI Partners Program

Moderator: Mark R. Cullen, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Medicine, of Biomedical Data Science, and of Health Research & Policy, Stanford School of Medicine 

  • Gary Darmstadt, MD, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health; Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatal and Developmental Medicine)
  • Erin Gibson, PhD, Research Scientist, Neurology and Neurological Sciences; Tri-glial Dysregulation Following Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment
  • David Miklos, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine (Blood & Marrow Transplantation); Chimeric Antigen Receptor Therapies are Curing Mothers and Children with Blood Cancers
  • Avnesh Thakor, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)


12:15pm-1:15pm - Lunch Q&A with Keynote Speaker, Diana Bianchi

1:15pm-2:15pm - Session 3: Early Career Investigators and Trainees

Moderators: Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Medical Genetics and Stem Cell Transplantation); Melissa Mavers, MD, PhD, Instructor, Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

2:15pm-3:15pm - Session 4: MCHRI Faculty Scholar, Pilot Grant, and Transdisciplinary Initiative Program

Moderator: Hugh O’Brodovich, Arline and Pete Harman Professor of Pediatrics (Emeritus), Stanford School of Medicine 

  • Jeremy Dahl, PhD, Associate Professor, Radiology (Pediatric Radiology)
  • Manpreet Singh, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)


2:56pm-3:00pm - Closing Remarks

  • Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Stanford Maternal & Child Health Research Institute


3:00pm-3:45pm – Poster Session 1

3:30pm-4:30pm – Speed Dating Session hosted by Stanford MCHRI Eureka

3:50pm-4:30pm – Poster Session 2

3:30pm-4:30pm - Afternoon Wine and Cheese Reception


ANNOUNCING KEYNOTE SPEAKER!

Diana W. Bianchi, MD, is the director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and head of the Prenatal Genomics and Therapy Section for the Medical Genetics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Read more.

NOW ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS!

DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:00PM

We invite you to present at our annual 2019 MCHRI Symposium! We are now accepting all abstracts focused in maternal and child health research which will be reviewed and selected to present during our poster sessions.  All MCHRI-funded faculty and trainees (past and current) are highly encouraged to submit an abstract describing their projects and associated research. Read more.