IFPA meeting 2016 workshop report III: Decidua-trophoblast interactions; trophoblast implantation and invasion; immunology at the maternal-fetal interface; placental inflammation

John D. Aplin, Alexander Beristain, Sonia DaSilva-Arnold, Caroline Dunk, Christina Duzyj, Thaddeus G. Golos, Ulrike Kemmerling, Martin Knöfler, Murray D. Mitchell, David M. Olson, Margaret Petroff, Jürgen Pollheimer, Leticia Reyes, Pepper Schedin, Michael J. Soares, Jennifer Stencel-Baerenwald, Kent Thornburg, Gendie E. Lash

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Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting as they allow for discussion of specialised topics. At IFPA meeting 2016 there were twelve themed workshops, four of which are summarized in this report. These workshops related to various aspects of placental biology but collectively covered areas of decidual-trophoblast interaction, regulation of trophoblast invasion, immune cells at the maternal-fetal interface, and placental inflammation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 13 2017



  • Decidua
  • Inflammation
  • Invasion
  • Macrophages
  • P. gingivalis
  • Placenta
  • Trophoblast
  • Uterine natural killer cells
  • Zika virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Developmental Biology

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