The Latin American Society for Maternal Fetal Interaction and Placenta was founded in 2000 to promote the advance of research in this area and to encourage the interchange of information between clinical and basic research.
This Association organizes meetings, courses and conferences and plays an increasing role in raising awareness for issues of mutual interest for Latin America in Clinical and Basic Science in the field of maternal fetal interaction. The SLIMP meetings are supported by registration fees and grants from Scientific Agencies and Scientific Companies.
The Constitution of the Society (ATA1.pdf) is available for inspection.

Committee and Officers

The Society is run by a Committee of unpaid volunteers elected by the members each 2 years at the SLIMP meetings. The SLIMP is represented by an elected member of the Committee in Placenta Associations of the Americas – PAA. SLIMP Committee are in charge of the upcoming meetings and website.

The Committee generally meets each two years, at the SLIMP Meeting. Additional meetings are arranged from time to time. Courses and additional meetings should be submitted to the Committee for consideration.

Members of the Society are encouraged to send proposal for Scientific and Education activities at any time. Meeting attendees who have completed the membership form are automatically considered members of SLIMP.

The Latin American Society for Maternal Fetal Interaction and Placenta Committee is represented by:

  • Alicia Damiano (Argentina)
    SLIMP President – Representative in PAA and IFPA
  • Ulrike Kemmerling (Chile)
    SLIMP alternate in PAA and IFPA
  • Dolores Busso (Chile)
    SLIMP Alternate in PAA and IFPA

SLIMP Representatives within Latin American Countries

Alejandra Erlejman (Argentina)
Alexandre Borbely (Brasil)
Alicia Jawerbaum (Argentina)
Andrea Leiva (Chile)
Angela Cadavid (Colombia)
Carlos Escudero (Chile)
Cecilia Soñora (Uruguay)
Cecilia Varone (Argentina)
Claudio Barbeito (Argentina)
Cristina Ibarra (Argentina)
Estela Bevilaqcua (Brasil)
Evangelina Capobianco (Argentina)
Gloria Barbosa Sabanero (México)
Grazzia Rey (Uruguay)
Mariana Farina (Argentina)
Marilza Rudge (Brasil)
Mercedes Olaya Contreras (Colombia)
Nora Martinez (Argentina)
Reggie García Robles (Colombia)
Rossana Ramhorst (Argentina)

SLIMP Early Career Researchers (ECR) Representatives

Ana Racca (Argentina)
Flavia Sacerdoti (Argentina)
Jusciele Moreli (Brasil)
Natalia Szpilbarg (Argentina)
Paola Andrea Ayala Ramirez (Colombia)

Website Administrators

Esteban Grasso (Argentina)