September 20th - 23rd 2022

preliminary progam

Dawes Lecture

Professor Anna Osello
Professor Anna Osello
Professor Anna Osello
Professor Anna Osello
Virtual an Augmented Reality  – 
New Challenges for Perinatal Care

Anna Osello, Civil Construction Engineer at Politecnico di Torino and PhD in Drawing and Survey of the Building Heritage at Spaienza University of Rome, is Full Professor of Drawing, Member of the Board of Administration and of the Information Technology Strategy Commission at the Politecnico di Torino. She is holder of several courses including Virtual Reality and frailty in the context of the Great Challenges (Health) of the Politecnico, focusing on VR as a form of communication that, using interactive and simulation tools, allows new opportunities both in the rehabilitation and in the cultural entertainment of frailty people.

Professor Osello is Head of the Drawing TO the Future research and teaching laboratory integrated with the VR@polito components     http://www.drawingtothefuture.polito.it/

She performs Interdisciplinary research on BIM Building Information Modeling, Digital Twin, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Smart Advanced Modeling for Care themes and heldscollaboration in several competitive national and international research projects on the same fields. With La Casa nel Parco proposed solutions for e-health as an application of ICT technologies beyond the state of the art in the management of health processes, telemedicine and telemonitoring, in order to support the accessibility and interoperability of health information and services, the decentralization of care, the rationalization of resources and the improvement of care pathways.

Professor Osello is author of more than one hundred publications (including UGLIOTTI, F.M. & OSELLO A. 2022). Implementing Digital Reality and Interactive Technologies to Achieve Society 5.0. IGI Global - Under submission and Principal Investigator of approximately 40 research grants with several master's degrees (Building and Civil Engineering, Architecture, Biomedical engineering, and ICT for smart societies) using a methodology of research based oninterdisciplinarity and interoperability.

tuesday 20th

2.30 pm

5.30 pm

6.00 - 7.00 pm

Chairs

Alessandro Rolfo Diego Gazzolo

Registration

Welcome and Opening

Alessandro Rolfo

Diego Gazzolo

Anna Maria Nuzzo

Annual Geoffrey Dawes Lecture

Virtual an Augmented Reality – New Challenges for Perinatal Care

Professor Anna Osello

8.30 pm

Welcome Dinner

wednesday 21st

Chairs

Alessandro Rolfo Chiara Novielli

9.00 am

9.15 am

9.30 am

9.45 am

10.00 am

9.00 - 10.15 am

ORAL SESSION I: CELLS & THERAPY

Oral Talks (10+5 min)

Feasibility of umbilical cord blood collection for autologous cell therapy applications in extremely preterm infants.

Graham Jenkin (Australia)

PIEZO1 upregulation by TNF-a: Pro inflammatory effects on mechanosensitive pathways in umbilical endothelial cells.

Germán A. Arenas (Chile)

Characterization of Milk Derived Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MDMSCs): New Insight for Clinic Applications.

Anna Maria Nuzzo (Italy)

Expanded Umbilical Cord Blood CD34+ Cells Are Immunomodulatory In A Rat Model Of Neonatal Brain Injury.

Tayla Penny (Ausytalia)

The effects of early administration of umbilical cord blood cells after injurious ventilation on cerebral white matter injury.

Nhi T. Tran (Ausytalia)

10.15 - 11.00 am

Chairs

Luc Zimmerman  Guido Wassink

11.00 am

11.15 am

11.30 am

11.45 am

12.00 pm

12.15 pm

COFFEE BREAK:   Posters viewing

11.00 – 12.30 pm

ORAL SESSION II: NEURODEVELOPMENT I

Oral Talks (10+5 min)

The impact of SARS-CoV-2 on placental mitochondrial function and child neurodevelopmental outcomes: preliminary findings from a Victorian cohort study.

Emily J. Camm (Australia)

The sympathetic nervous system contributes to post-hypoxia-ischaemia cerebral hypoperfusion and suppression of neural activity.

Simerdeep K. Dhillon (New Zeland)

Utility of Electroencephalography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detection of Inflammatory Brain Injury in the Neonatal Rat.

Petra B. White (New Zeland)

Linear and non-linear fetal heart rate variability measures: biomarkers for evolving fetal brain injury.

Michael J. Beacom (New Zeland)

The neuroprotective action of tacrolimus when given before or after the onset of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in neonatal rat pups.

Madeleine Smith (Austalia)

Inflammation-induced loss of cortical interneurons is associated with reduced high frequency brain activity in near-term fetal sheep.

Sharmony B. Kelly (Austalia)

1.00 - 2.30 pm

LUNCH

Chairs

Amanda Sferruzzi Perri  Ebe D’Adamo

2.30 pm

2.45 pm

3.00 pm

3.15 pm

3.30 pm

2.30 – 3.45 pm

ORAL SESSION III: CARDIOVASCULAR

Oral Talks (10+5 min)

Early and late postnatal effects of hypobaric hypoxia during gestation in the vascular function of guinea pig.

Emilio A. Herrera (Chile)

Early Origins of Cardiovascular Dysfunction in an Embryonic Model of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea During Development.

Jack. P. Barry (United Kingdom)

Dissociation between cardiovascular ageing and developmental programming of cardiovascular disease.

Youguo Niu (United Kingdom)

Predicting minimum blood pressure from single decelerations in heart rate during umbilical occlusions in near-term sheep.

Antoniya Georgieva (United Kingdom)

Moderate developmental hypoxia increases cardiac reactive oxygen species production and sensitises the mitochondrial permeability transition pore to calcium.

Kerri LM Smith (United Kingdom)

3.45 - 4.30 pm

COFFEE BREAK   Posters viewing

Chairs

Emily Camm Danilo Gavilanes Jimenez

4.30 pm

4.45 pm

5.00 pm

5.15 pm

5.30 pm

4.30 – 5.45 pm

ORAL SESSION IV: NEURODEVELOPMENT II

Oral Talks (10+5 min)

Persistent Cortical And White Matter Inflammation After Therapeutic Hypothermia For Ischemia In Near-Term Fetal Sheep.

Kelly Q. Zhou (New Zeland)

Lack of benefit from slow rewarming after therapeutic hypothermia for ischemic brain injury in near-term fetal sheep.

Alice McDouall (New Zeland)

Delayed hypothermia for 24 hours provides neuronal, but not white matter, protection after mild cerebral ischemia in near-term fetal sheep.

Guido Wassink (New Zeland)

Potential timing of intervention during labor to prevent fetal hypoxic brain injury.

Masahiro Nakao (Japan)

Fetal creatine prophylaxis treatment for post-asphyxial electrographic seizures.

Nhi T. Tran (Australia)

6.00 - 8.00 pm

8.30 pm

FNPS Executive Board Meeting

DINNER

THURSDAY 22ND

Chairs

Chiara Mandò Anna Maria Nuzzo

9.00 am

9.15 am

9.30 am

9.45 am

10.00 am

10.15 am

9.00 – 10.30 pm

ORAL SESSION V: FETAL & PLACENTAL COMPLICATIONS

Oral Talks (10+5 min)

Tadalafil treatment for fetal growth restriction: the long-term developmental prognosis.

Shintaro Maki (Japan)

Predicting long-term outcomes after hypoxia-ischemia in preterm fetal sheep.

Benjamin A. Lear (New Zeland)

RNAseq analysis identifies PPAR signalling and calcium binding as key players in the hypoxic mouse placenta.

Emma Siragher (United Kingdom)

Evaluation of placental oxygenation by using blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI): Establishment of placental function assessment methods and evaluation of fetal growth restriction (FGR).

Shoichi Magawa (Japan)

The role of Piezo1 in the embryonic vasculature during healthy and complicated development.

Anna L. K. Cochrane (United Kingdom)

Non-invasive fetal and postnatal cardiovascular monitoring in guinea pigs gestated under chronic hypobaria.

Emilio A Herrera (Chile)

10.30 - 11.15 am

COFFEE BREAK   Posters viewing

Chairs

Emilio Herrera Tomoaki Ikeda

11.15 am

11.30 am

11.45 am

12.00 am

12.15 am

12.30 am

12.45 am

11.15 – 1.00 pm

ORAL SESSION VI: MATERNAL HEALTH, PRENATAL STRESS & FETAL DEVELOPMENT

Oral Talks (10+5 min)

1.00 - 2.30 pm

Chairs

Diego Gazzolo Alessandro Rolfo

LUNCH

2.30 – 4.00 pm

POSTERS PRESENTATION

1. Malaria in pregnancy alters the expression of genes involved in placental metabolism of thyroid hormones in a sex-specific way.

Tania M. Ortiga-Carvalho. (Brazil)

2. Fetal programming of obese phenotype induced by artificial light at night is rescued by maternal melatonin treatment.

Diego Halabi (Chile)

3. Characterisation of cortical pyramidal interneurons after LPS exposure in late gestation fetal sheep.

Sharmony B. Kelly (Australia)

4. Effects of ganaxolone therapy on oligodendrocyte maturation in the preterm guinea pigs at childhood age.

Jonathan J. Hirst (Australia)

5. Assessment of Placental Anti-Oxidant Defense Markers in vaccinated and not vaccinated COVID-19 Third-Trimester Pregnancies.

Anna Maria Nuzzo (Italy)

6. Decreased tight junction expression in brain cortex of guinea pig neonate gestated in intrauterine hypoxia.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Candia (Chile)

7. Early Capillary Blood Parameters in Preterm and Term newborns.

Marica Perrotta (Italy)

8. Neuroprotective effect of connexin hemichannel blockade with tonabersat after mild hypoxia ischemia in the neonatal rat 

Alice McDouall (New Zeland)

 

9. Inhibition of IL-6 using a Novel Peptide (HSJ633) Improves White Matter Injury in Preterm Fetal Sheep Exposed to Progressive Inflammation.

Sharmony B Kelly (Australia)

10. Impact of chronodisruption during gestation on vascular function and oxidative stress in adult rats.

Diego Halabi (Chile)

 

11. Physiological Circadian Rhythms in Preterm Lambs are Disrupted by Intra-Venous Exposure to Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Claudia M. Pedulla (Australia)

12. Early predictors of abnormal MRI patterns in asphyxiated infants: S100B protein urine levels.

Giorgia Gasparroni (Italy)

13. Gestational Hypoxia decreased antioxidant capacity in the brain parenchyma of guinea pig newborns.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Candia (Chile)

14. Impaired Expression of Mechanosensing Genes in Human Pregnancy Complicated by Fetal Growth Restriction and Chronic Hypoxia.

Bernardo J. Krause (Chile

15. Postnatal pulmonary trajectories of antioxidant and vasodilator enzymes expression are affected by hypobaric hypoxic gestation in guinea pigs.

Adolfo A. Paz (Chile)

4.30 - 8.00 pm

9.00 pm

SPORTING EVENT

 

GALA DINNER

FRIDAY 23RD

Chairs

Suzie Miller Diego Gazzolo

9.00 am

9.15 am

9.30 am

9.45 am

10.00 am

10.15 am

10.30 am

9.00 – 11.00 am

ORAL SESSION VII: PERINATAL COMPLICATIONS

Oral Talks (10+5 min)

Does physiological-based cord clamping improve the cardiopulmonary transition at birth in growth restricted lambs?

Beth J. Allison (Australia)

Developmental Hypoxia Increases Susceptibility to Cardiac Ventricular Arrhythmias in Adult Offspring.

Mitchell C. Lock (United Kingdom)

Do squishy sheep have altered sleep? Development of sleep states in a new model of fetal growth restriction.

Victoria J. King (New Zealand)

A multi-modal approach for post-asphyxial seizure detection in preterm fetal sheep.

Olivia J. Mills (New Zealand)

Nebulisation to simplify surfactant delivery for infants with breathing difficulties after birth.

Allana Gurney (Australia)

Elevated Airway Liquid Volume At Birth Impairs Oxygenation And Lowers Arterial pH In Spontaneously Breathing Near-Term Lambs.

Indya M. Davies (Australia)

Brain connectivity deficits in fetal growth restriction are attenuated with maternal lactoferrin supplementation during pregnancy.

Ingrid Dudink (Australia)

10.45 - 11.15 am

11.15 - 12.30 pm

12.30 pm

1.30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

AWARDS COMMITTEE MEETING

CLOSING REMARKS

LUNCH   Awards Presentation 2022

The effects of maternal weight during pregnancy: a single centre retrospective observational study.

Valentina E. Bounous (Italy)

Placental respiratory chain features in Obese Mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

Gaia M. Anelli (Italy)

Translocator protein stimulation in the postnatal period following prenatal stress elevates BDNF production and restores behavioural and myelination deficits to control levels.

Gabrielle K. Crombie (Australia)

Oxidative and epigenetic profiling in plasma of overweight and obese pregnant women.

Chiara Novielli (Italy)

Intra-Amniotic Exposure to Lipopolysaccharide Disrupts the Developing Circadian Rhythms of Ovine Fetuses.

Claudia M. Pedulla (Australia)

FHR evolution patterns and brain MRI findings in infants with severe cerebral palsy born in 28–33 weeks’ gestation.

Masahiro Nakao (Japan)

Tracheal Occlusion with Self-Unplugging Hydrogel Improves Lung Outcomes in a Lamb Model of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Mar Janna Dahl (Australia)

Malaria in pregnancy alters the expression of genes involved in placental metabolism of thyroid hormones in a sex-specific way.

Tania M. Ortiga-Carvalho. (Brazil)

Fetal programming of obese phenotype induced by artificial light at night is rescued by maternal melatonin treatment.

Diego Halabi (Chile)

Characterisation of cortical pyramidal interneurons after LPS exposure in late gestation fetal sheep.

Sharmony B. Kelly (Australia)

Effects of ganaxolone therapy on oligodendrocyte maturation in the preterm guinea pigs at childhood age.

Jonathan J. Hirst (Australia)

Assessment of Placental Anti-Oxidant Defense Markers in vaccinated and not vaccinated COVID-19 Third-Trimester Pregnancies.

Anna Maria Nuzzo (Italy)

Decreased tight junction expression in brain cortex of guinea pig neonate gestated in intrauterine hypoxia.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Candia (Chile)

Early Capillary Blood Parameters in Preterm and Term newborns.

Marika Perrotta (Italy)

Neuroprotective effect of connexin hemichannel blockade with tonabersat after mild hypoxia ischemia in the neonatal rat pup.

Alice McDouall (New Zeland)

Inhibition of IL-6 using a Novel Peptide (HSJ633) Improves White Matter Injury in Preterm Fetal Sheep Exposed to Progressive Inflammation.

Sharmony B. Kelly (Australia)

Impact of chronodisruption during gestation on vascular function and oxidative stress in adult rats.

Diego Halabi (Chile)

Physiological Circadian Rhythms in Preterm Lambs are Disrupted by Intra-Venous Exposure to Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Claudia M. Pedulla (Australia)

Early predictors of abnormal MRI patterns in asphyxiated infants: S100B protein urine levels.

Giorgia Gasparroni (Italy)

Gestational Hypoxia decreased antioxidant capacity in the brain parenchyma of guinea pig newborns.

Alejandro Gonzalez-Candia (Chile)

Impaired Expression of Mechanosensing Genes in Human Pregnancy Complicated by Fetal Growth Restriction and Chronic Hypoxia.

German Arenas (Chile)

Postnatal pulmonary trajectories of antioxidant and vasodilator enzymes expression are affected by hypobaric hypoxic gestation in guinea pigs.

Adolfo A. Paz (Chile)