The Inflammation in Reproduction, Pregnancy and Development, Satellite Symposium was held from 17 - 20 August 1016 at the Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa, on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns in Queensland, Australia.
The committee had put together a world-class scientific meeting that will highlighted cutting-edge topics in basic and clinical reproductive immunology and developmental immunology. The program covered the immunology of pregnancy, the placenta and the fetus, female and male gamete development and embryogenesis, and developmental origins of health and disease.
There was a special focus on the mechanisms by which inflammation underpins pathologies of reproduction and pregnancy, and programs the development of the embryo and fetus to determine the health of the infant and child, including early life origins of non-communicable diseases such as metabolic syndrome, allergy
and asthma, and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Travel grants and awards were presented for best oral and poster presentations, to student and trainee delegates.
Sarah Robertson and Mark Hedger
Co-convenors, Symposium Organising Committee
Reproductive Immunology 2016