Preterm Birth Prevention: Targeting the Local Immune Response

Time: 2:00 pm
day: Pre-Conference Focus Day


  • Activation of the local innate and adaptive immune response at the cervical-vaginal interface is associated with cervical shortening and premature birth
  • Outlining the potential involvement of host immune-microbial interactions stimulating immune activation
  • Exploring the possibility of novel immunomodulatory strategies to be used to reduce the rates of premature birth