2021 Contraceptive Symposium

July 21 Session

User Needs for Improved Contraceptive Choice

4:00 – Welcome and Opening Comments, Diane Duffy, Eastern Virginia Medical School

4:05 – Jenny Higgins, PhD, MPH , University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Sex Matters: Sexual Acceptability’s Role in Contraceptive Needs, Choices, and Behaviors

4:50 – Giovanni Traverso, MB, BChir, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Novel Drug Delivery for a Once-a-Month Oral Contraceptive

5:05 – Heather Jaspan, University of Washington, USA
Effects of Contraception on Mucosal Microbiome

5:20 – David Turok, Univeristy of Utah, USA
Utah – Contraception As You Want It

5:35 – Oral Presentation

5:45 – Oral Presentation

5:50 – Closing Comments

July 28 Session

Leveraging Unique Female Physiology to Discover New Contraceptive Targets

4:00 – Welcome and Opening Comments, Darryl Russell, The Univerity of Adelaide, Austrailia

4:05 – Francesca Duncan, Northwestern University, USA
Harnessing In Vitro Follicle Development and Ovulation for Ovarian Contraceptive Discovery

4:50 – Joy Winuthayanon, Washington State University
Blocking Semen Liquefaction: The Development of a Novel Contraceptive for Women

5:05 – Eric Reiter, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France
Towards Nonhormonal Contraception by Nanobody-Mediated Modulation of Ovarian GPCRs

5:20 – Leo Han, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), USA
Development of High Throughput Screening for Cervix-Based Contraceptives

5:35- Alaknanda Emery, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Targeting N-Cadherin During Ovulation- a Non-Hormonal Contraceptive

5:45 – Eliza Curnow, Univerisity of Washington, USA
Development of a Non-Hormonal Female Contraceptive by Targeting Oocyte Specific Metalloprotease

5:50 – Closing Comments

August 4 Session

Application of Novel Models of Male Reproductive Function for Contraceptive Discovery

4:00 – Welcome and Opening Comments

4:05 – Paula Cohen, Cornell University, USA The Boys Are Back In Town: (Re-)Visiting Strategies For Male Contraception

4:50 – Maxwell Edmonds, Northwestern University, USA Engineering the Testis: Current State and Future Perspectives

5:05 – Margarida Fardilha, University of University of Aveiro, Portugal Modulation of sperm Motility with Bioportide that Target Protein Phosphatase 1 Complexes

5:20 – Jeffrey Lee, University of Toronto, Canada Nanobodies to Block Sperm-Egg Fusion

5:35- Jiyang Zhang, Northwestern University, USA
Mouse Ovarian Follicles from Encapsulated in Vitro Follicle Growth (eIVFG) Preserve Molecular Signatures of Mammalian Ovulation

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