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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. (C) 2011 Published by IFPA and Elsevier Ltd.
Author(s): Al-Khan A, Aye IL, Barsoum I, Borbelyd A, Cebral E, Cerchi G, Clifton VL, Collins S, Cotechini T, Davey A, Flores-Martin J, Fournier T, Franchi AM, Fretes RE, Graham CH, Godbole G, Hansson SR, Headley PL, Ibarra C, Jawerbaum A, Kemmerling U, Kudo Y, Lala PK, Lassance L, Lewis RM, Menkhorst E, Morris C, Nobuzane T, Ramos G, Rote N, Saffery R, Salafia C, Sarr D, Schneider H, Sibley C, Singh AT, Sivasubramaniyam TS, Soares MJ, Vaughan O, Zamudio S, Lash GE
Publication type: Editorial
Publication status: Published
Issue: Suppl. 2
Print publication date: 13/01/2011
ISSN (print): 0143-4004
ISSN (electronic): 1532-3102