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Placenta. 2019 Feb 10. pii: S0143-4004(18)31201-3. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2019.02.003. [Epub ahead of print]

IFPA meeting 2018 workshop report I: Reproduction and placentation among ocean-living species; placental imaging; epigenetics and extracellular vesicles in pregnancy.

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1
Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden.
2
University of Pennsylvania, USA.
3
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.
4
The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
5
State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology, USA.
6
St Marianna University, Japan.
7
Nagasaki University Hospital, Japan.
8
Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan.
9
Sophia University, Japan.
10
BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Canada.
11
Mie University, Japan.
12
Nagasaki University, Japan.
13
Tokyo Medical University, Japan.
14
The University of Queensland, Australia; University of Concepción, Chile.
15
Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Japan.
16
Saga University, Japan.
17
Saitama Medical School, Japan.
18
Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark.
19
Jichi Medical University, Japan.
20
Okinawa Churashima Research Center, Japan.
21
University of Sydney, Australia.
22
Mother Infant Research Institute, Tufts Medical Center, USA. Electronic address: potierneyginn@tuftsmedicalcenter.org.

Abstract

Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting as they allow for discussion of specialized topics. At IFPA meeting 2018 there were nine themed workshops, four of which are summarized in this report. These workshops discussed new knowledge and technological innovations in the following areas of research: 1) viviparity in ocean-living species; 2) placental imaging; 3) epigenetics; and 4) extracellular vesicles in pregnancy.

KEYWORDS:

Epigenetics; Exosomes; Imaging; Placenta; Viviparity

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