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Program Schedule

2019 Testis Workshop Program Schedule

The XXV North American Testis Workshop

April 03 - 06, 2019
Program Chair: Kathleen Hwang, MD
Program Chair: Wei Yan, MD, PhD
All sessions will be located in the Ritz Carlton Ballroom unless otherwise noted.
Speakers and times are subject to change.

DateTimeSession
OVERVIEW  
03
Wed
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
GENERAL SESSION  
03
Wed
7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Program Chair:
Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy
03
Wed
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Antigens and Blood - Testis Barrier
Speaker:
Kenneth S. K. Tung, MD
University of Virginia
03
Wed
8:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
OVERVIEW  
04
Thu
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
04
Thu
7:15 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
GENERAL SESSION  
04
Thu
8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
BENCHMARK LECTURE I
04
Thu
8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.
Chair and Introduction
Chair:
William Wright, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
04
Thu
8:05 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Study of the Testicular Microenvironment In Vitro
Speaker:
Jan-Bernd Stukenborg, PhD
Karolinska Institutet and University Hospital
04
Thu
 
SESSION I: CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS IN TESTIS FORMATION
04
Thu
8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Chair and Introduction to Session I
Session Chair:
Marie-Claude Hofmann, PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
04
Thu
9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Pig Testis Organoid Formation
Speaker:
Ina Dobrinski, DVM, PhD
University of Calgary
04
Thu
9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Human Testis Organization In Vitro
Speaker:
Andrej-Nikolai Spiess, PhD
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
04
Thu
10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Break
04
Thu
10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Genetic Networks that Act in Somatic Cells of the Testis to Mediate Germ Cell Development
Speaker:
Guy Tanentzapf, PhD
University of British Columbia
04
Thu
11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Short Talk #1
Speaker:
To Be Determined
04
Thu
11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Short Talk #2
Speaker:
To Be Determined
04
Thu
11:50 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
04
Thu
 
SESSION II: GERM CELL DIFFERENTIATION IN RESPONSE TO LOCAL AND ENDOCRINE FACTORS
04
Thu
1:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Chair and Introduction to Session II
Session Chair:
Elizabeth Snyder, PhD
Rutgers University
04
Thu
1:15 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Testicular Architecture is Critical for Mediation of Retinoic Acid Responsiveness by Undifferentiated Spermatogonial Subtypes in the Mouse
Speaker:
Jon M. Oatley, PhD
Washington State University
04
Thu
1:55 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Potential Use of Stem Cells for Fertility Preservation
Speaker:
Clifford L. Librach, MC, FRSCS(C), FACOG
University of Toronto
04
Thu
2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Break
04
Thu
2:55 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Human Testis Organoid Formation
Speaker:
Ellen Goossens
Vrije Universiteit Brussels
04
Thu
3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Short Talk #3
Speaker:
To Be Determined
04
Thu
3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Short Talk #4
Speaker:
To Be Determined
04
Thu
4:05 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Poster Session I
OVERVIEW  
05
Fri
7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
05
Fri
7:15 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
GENERAL SESSION  
05
Fri
8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
BENCHMARK LECTURE II
05
Fri
8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.
Chair and Introduction
Chair:
Katherine Loveland, PhD
Monash University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research
05
Fri
8:05 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Spermatogonial Niche Development
Speaker:
Blanche Capel, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
05
Fri
 
SESSION III: SOMATIC CELLS FUNCTION IN RESPONSE TO LOCAL FACTORS
05
Fri
8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Chair and Introduction to Session III
Session Chair:
Mirella Meyer-Ficca, PhD
Utah State University
05
Fri
9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Somatic-Germ Cell Interactions
Speaker:
Michael D. Griswold, PhD
Washington State University
05
Fri
9:40 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Peritubular Cells of the Human Testis: Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) and More
Speaker:
Artur Mayerhofer, MD
Ludwig-Maximilian-University
05
Fri
10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Break
05
Fri
10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Role of the Interstitial Cells in Spermatogonial Stem Cell Development
Speaker:
Tony De Falco, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
05
Fri
11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Short Talk #5
Speaker:
To Be Determined
05
Fri
11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Short Talk #6
Speaker:
To Be Determined
05
Fri
11:50 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)
05
Fri
11:50 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
Testis Workshop Executive Committee Meeting
05
Fri
 
SESSION IV: TESTICULAR FUNCTION IN RESPONSE TO MAN-MADE CHEMICALS
05
Fri
1:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Chair and Introduction to Session IV
Session Chair:
Benson T. Akingbemi
Auburn University
05
Fri
1:15 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.
Effects of Flame Retardants on Testicular Function
Speaker:
Barbara F. Hales, PhD
McGill University
05
Fri
1:55 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Phthalate Exposure-Induced Epigenetic Modification in Humans
Speaker:
Shu-Li Wang, PhD
National Health Res Institutes
05
Fri
2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Break
05
Fri
2:55 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Effects of Endocrine Disruptor Mixtures on Male Reproduction
Speaker:
Martine Culty, PhD
University of Southern California
05
Fri
3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Short Talk #7
Speaker:
To Be Determined
05
Fri
3:50 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Short Talk #8
Speaker:
To Be Determined
05
Fri
4:05 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Poster Session II
OVERVIEW  
06
Sat
7:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Registration/Information Desk Hours
06
Sat
7:15 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
GENERAL SESSION  
06
Sat
8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
BENCHMARK LECTURE III
06
Sat
8:00 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.
Chair and Introduction
Chair:
Janice L. Bailey, PhD
Laval University
06
Sat
8:05 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Testis & Plastics: 25+ Years of the Estrogen Hypothesis
Speaker:
Kim Boekelheide, MD, PhD
Brown University
06
Sat
 
SESSION V: PATHOGEN EFFECTS ON TESTIS FUNCTION
06
Sat
8:55 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Chair and Introduction to Session V
Session Chair:
Dolores J. Lamb, PhD, HCLD
Cornell University
06
Sat
9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
Zika, Testis Infection, Clinical and Vaccines
Speaker:
Gary Kobinger
Laval University
06
Sat
9:40 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Break
06
Sat
10:00 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Zika and West Nile Virus Infection on Testis Function
Speaker:
Saguna Verma, PhD
University of Hawaii
06
Sat
10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
The Immunology of Male Reproduction
Speaker:
Mark Hedger, PhD
Hudson Institute and Monash University
06
Sat
11:20 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
NIH (NICHD, NIEGS, NIA)
Speaker:
To Be Determined
06
Sat
11:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Concluding Remarks and Acknowledgements
Speaker:
Wei Yan, MD, PhD
University of Nevada
06
Sat
11:50 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Announcement of the XXVIth North American Testis Workshop
Speaker:
Wei Yan, MD, PhD
University of Nevada
06
Sat
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Adjournment