SLIMP 2021 postponed to 2022

Dear SLIMP members,

We hope you are all safe and healthy in these difficult times. The current COVID-19 outbreak has changed our personal and professional lives and created challenges for all of us. We are facing a rapidly evolving unprecedented situation and Latin America is not out of this crisis. Words are not enough to express the sadness and sincere empathy for those who are suffering and have experienced loss around the globe.

The need for self-isolation and social distancing to control the rate of infection means that holding live events or gathering in large groups is somewhat irresponsible. Also, it is highly probable that restrictions on international travel and closed borders will be implemented until most of the world population is vaccinated, no earlier than 2021. The Covid-19 crisis is already causing a worldwide economic crisis, and funds are being used to cope with urgent needs for citizens. In many of our countries, travel grants, and financial supports for the organization of meetings were canceled until further notice. In this regard, initial funds provided by the Universidad Javeriana to support the organization of SLIMP2021 were frozen until next year, making it difficult to organize the event on the scheduled date.

For all these reasons, together with the local organizing committee, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the SLIMP 2021 meeting to 2022. Thus, the IX SLIMP was rescheduled to May 4-6, 2022.

At the moment, we feel this is the most sensible decision to ensure our safety and make sure that most of our members will be able to attend our meeting.

We hope that, as soon as possible, we can begin the road to recovery and to seeing you all in Bogota at SLIMP 2022.

Please take care of yourselves,

Alicia E. Damiano
SLIMP president
Ulrike Kemmerling
SLIMP representative
Dolores Busso
SLIMP representative

The IFPA 2019 – VIII SLIMP

After over two years of preparations, the IFPA 2019 – VIII SLIMP meeting passed, and we can proudly say that it was an amazing success!
We had 18 lectures, 4 symposium, 12 workshops, 4 educational activities, 7 mid-career short presentations, 2 oral sessions, over 300 poster presentations and several awards, among other activities. You may check the full program we had here

You also can see the photos of the event in these albums::

Furthermore, there were 410 registrees from 31 countries. You can see
the demographic details here.

The abstracts are published in Placenta Journal:
Placenta Issue 83
Pages e1-e118.
Link to index

Finally, we congratulate Paula Accialini (Awardee), Felipe Gallardo (First Mention) and Nathália Azevedo Portilho (Second mention), the SLIMP New Investigator Awardees at VIII SLIMP!

We hope you enjoyed the meeting and to see you in the next one: IX
SLIMP 2021 in Colombia!!

IFPA&SLIMP 2019 Confirmed program and late abstract submission

It’s been a while since the last update on the upcomming meeting. We already passed the regular abstract submission as well as the early registration.

But is not too late! The late abstract submission is still open until July 10th.

Besides that, now we have confirmed the main speakers, the
program and also detailed information about the
workshops.
Check on the IFPA2019 webpage or the links above to see all the details!

Hope these news make you excited for the IFPA & SLIMP 2019.

IFPA & SLIMP 2019 LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Registration and abstract submission for IFPA & SLIMP 2019 are open!!

We’re glad to announce that the registration and the abstracts submission are now open for the upcoming meeting!
In the links above, you will find all the information you need on registration fees and abstract instructions. Remember that all Latin America based delegates can apply for a 50% discount!

Another important news is that IFPA has organized a Pre-meeting Clinical Symposium aimed for physicians, where worldwide recognized expert will discuss some scientific advances in reproductive areas that have clinical impact. Along with that, the list of speakers, program, workshops and special activities have been updated.

Hope these news make you excited for the IFPA & SLIMP 2019.

Remember to save the date! 10-13 September 2019

IFPA & SLIMP 2019 LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL Vascular Cell Functions in Health and Diseases – SANTIAGO – CHILE

Dear Colleagues.

We are pleased to announce that Heidelberg University (Germany) in a joint effort with researchers from the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico) and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile will run an International Summer School (ISS) for doctoral students in the topic of Vascular Cell Functions in Health and Diseases

Up to 25 outstanding doctoral students from selected universities in Europe and Latin America will be invited to participate in the ISS.

The objectives of this project are to strengthen academic collaboration between Asia, Europe and Latin America and to foster networks of young researchers from these regions. All costs (attendance fee, travel and accommodation) for doctoral students who have been awarded a scholarship will be covered by this program.

Please find enclosed the Official Call and Application Form for the ISS to be held at the HEIDELBERG CENTER LATIN-AMERICA in SANTIAGO DE CHILE, between October 7-19, 2018.

Doctoral supervisors can nominate their students for the summer school scholarship; however, self-nominations are also invited.

As part of the activities of the ISS, we are proud to make the First Call to participate as a presenter at the International Postgraduate Workshop 2018 (IPW 2018). IPW 2018 main topic is Human Pregnancy Complications in Diabesity and will run between October 17-18 (i.e., within the ISS) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Santiago, Chile). IPW 2018 will include keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations and is open to applications from undergraduates, MSc, PhD, postdoctorals and researchers. Please send us a letter of intent to attend and presenting your results at the IPW 2018 in conjunction with the ISS.

Please let us know whether you need further information at:

J Kroll, Jens.Kroll@medma.uni-heidelberg.de 

G García-Rivas, gdejesus@itesm.mx 

L Sobrevia, lsobrevia@uc.cl

Looking forward to a positive reception to this call to participate of the ISS (and IPW 2018), best wishes,

CLICK HERE FOR: OFFICIAL CALL

CLICK HERE FOR: APPLICATION FORM

Research Assistant Postgraduate Position in CHILE

The Cellular & Molecular Physiology Laboratory (CMPL) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile is seeking applicants for a research assistant postgraduate position.

Project: Role of insulin receptors and adenosine receptors in prevention of fetoplacental endothelial dysfunction by insulin in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

Position is expected to start on: March 1st, 2018.
Applicants must submit via e-mail an abbreviated CV (max. three pages) and two references (including e-mail address and telephone). Not a letter is required at this stage. Applicants will be interviewed (videoconference).

Contact: Professor Luis Sobrevia
Postal address: Marcoleta 391, Santiago 8330024, CHILE
E-mails: lsobrevia@uc.cl or sobrevia@me.com

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Confirmed Awards and Speakers

There has been some really interesting news for the IFPA & SLIMP 2019 meeting in the official website.

We previously announced that there was going to be several awards. Now we know that there will be awards based upon abstract or presentation for new investigators, with many awards on each category!
These awards aim to help the participation of new investigators in this or the next meeting.
Also, there will be recognition awards for investigators nominated by the community for their outstanding contributions to the field.
All conditions to participate and the prizes are available here.

Another important announce is the list of confirmed Speakers and Workshop, Symposia & Special Activities Organizers (available here). There a several renowned international speakers as well as many speakers from our society that have already confirmed their participation. We will publish the details of the activities soon.

Hope these news make you excited for the IFPA & SLIMP 2019.

Happy Holydays and Happy 2018!

Remember to save the date! 10-13 September 2019

IFPA & SLIMP 2019 LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Some news about the next meeting

As we already announced, IFPA and SLIMP 2019 will be held together. Now we can also confirm the location: it will be at the Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Futher more, all Latin America based Senior, Mid-career and New Investigators will be able to apply for a half price reduction in the registration rate.

There will be numerous possibilities for free registration fellowships for New Investigators, based on the abstract ranking. More than twenty of these fellowships will be specific for Latin America based researchers!

We are also glad to announce that there will be special sessions and activities for New Investigators. 

Start now planning the research to share at IFPA & SLIMP 2019!!

Save the date! 10-13 September 2019

IFPA & SLIMP 2019 LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE