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Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting as they allow for discussion of specialized topics. At IFPA meeting 2011 there were twelve themed workshops, four of which are summarized in this report. These workshops related to both basic science and clinical research into placental growth and nutrient sensing and were divided into 1) placenta: predicting future health; 2) roles of lipids in the growth and development of feto-placental unit; 3) placental nutrient sensing; 4) placental research to solve clinical problems: a translational approach.

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33 Suppl


S4 - S8


Animals, Biomedical Research, Diet, Dietary Fats, Female, Fetal Development, Health Status, Humans, Male, Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena, Obstetrics, Placenta, Placentation, Pregnancy, Translational Medical Research, Women's Health