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2017 ISFB Presentation Slides

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Thursday, August 24th

Session 1: Brain Development in an Unsupportive In Utero Environment - Diagnosis and Consequences



Fetal Heart Rate: What It Does and Does Not Tell Us

Alistair Gunn

Non-Invasive Quantitation of the Fetal Circulation and Oxygenation

Mike Seed

Fetal Brain Development in an Environment of Chronic Hypoxia

William Pearce

Session 2: Supporting Brain Development in the Ex Utero Fetus: How Far Are We From Optimal?



Quantitative Comparison of Brain Development in the In Utero
versus Ex Utero Fetus

Catherine Limperopoulos

Nutritional Influences on Brain Development in the Ex Utero Fetus

Mike Georgieff

Optimal Oxygenation for Ex Utero Fetal Brain Development*

Emin Maltepe

Friday, August 25th

Session 3: Genomic and Epigenomic Mechanisms Underlying Differences in Brain Development



Non-Invasive Fetal Testing Beyond Karyotype: What's in it for the Fetal Brain

Diana Bianchi

The Role of Gender in Fetal Brain Development*

Eric Vilain

The Environment-Genome Interplay and the Emergence of Neuro-Epigenetics

Lubo Zhang

Session 4: The Emergence of Consciousness and Pain Sensation



Formation of the Mind and the Emergence of Consciousness

Hugo Lagercrantz

Pain in the Ex Utero Fetus: Does It Play a Role in the Altered Neurodevelopment
of Prematurity?

Ruth Grunau

Breakfast Breakout Sessions:



The Essentials of Neurogenetic Testing

Meg Menzel      
Annapurna Poduri

Using MRI to Advance Fetal Neurodiagnosis 

Charles Raybaud
Matthew Whitehead

Developing a Transitional Fetal-Neonatal Program

Taeun Chang
Sarah Mulkey

Fetal Ultrasound: the Cornerstone of Fetal Neurodiagnosis

Dorothy Bulas
Ashley Robinson

*This speaker has declined to make the presentation slides publicly available