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Centre for Trophoblast Research


The CTR 2023 annual meeting was held on July 3-4, 2023 in celebration of our Next Generation Fellows.

Talks covered a diverse range of topics related to trophoblast biology, placental development, and reproduction. 

Download the 2023 meeting booklet

2023 Programme 


Confirmed speakers: 

Miguel Branco, Vicente Perez Garcia, Nick Burton, Naomi McGovern, Irving Aye, Courtney Hanna, Erica Watson, Kathy Niakan, Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, Paulina Latos, Priscilla Day-Walsh, Claire Senner, Yoel Sadovsky, Annettee Nakimuli, Hilary Critchley, Theresa Powell, Hubert Schorle



The annual meeting was held at Newnham College, Cambridge and online. Newnham College was established in 1871 as one of the first women’s colleges, set in stunning gardens and within an easy 5 minute walk to the town centre.  

As in-person spaces were limited, we also welcomed delegates for the full academic programme online.


Call for posters & flash talks

For 2024 we will be welcoming abstract submissions in any area of placental research. For more information, visit our abstract submission corner


Conference dinner and social programme

The conference hosted a three-course dinner on the evening of the Monday, 3rd July at Newnham College, with a drink’s reception prior. The dinner was held in celebration of the CTR Next Generation Fellows and all conference attendees were welcome to attend. The cost for the dinner was £40, payable at registration.


Registrations and fees

Registration for the 2024 Annual Meeting will open in March 2024. 

The in-person registration fee includes:

  • Full access to scientific programme: oral and poster presentations, and networking on campus
  • Access to the online conference portal to network with online participants
  • Refreshments during the conference. 

Virtual registration fee includes:

  • Access to the virtual event portal (Log in details will be emailed a few days before the event starts)
  • Live-stream sessions, including online networking channels

In-person attendance (both days)

CTR members*  Free
Academic (non-members) £25
Industry £150

Online-only attendance (both days)

CTR members* Free
Any non-members £25

* Please note that this includes honorary members and group members of CTR group leaders.

Travel visas

Citizens of many countries can travel to the UK for a course without needing a visa. Please check the UK government website for visitor information 

Confirmed attendees requiring a letter to support a visa application should contact Erin Slatery (


Travel and Accommodation 

There is limited accommodation available on-site which can be booked directly through Newnham College ( We invite delegates to explore alternative options around Cambridge, including convenient hotels, guest rooms, and college rooms. For more information, please visit:



If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Erin Slatery ( or Tamsin Smyth (



Thank you to The Company of Biologists for their support of the 2023 CTR Annual Meeting through their Scientific Meeting and Sustainable Conferencing funds.

We welcome sponsors for 2024, please contact Erin Slatery ( or Tamsin Smyth (

Registrations and fees

Registration for 2024 Annual Meeting will open March 2024

If you'd like to know more complete our short enquiry form and we'll let you know when 2024 registration opens. 

Fees for 2023 attendance
(both days) 

In-person attendance 

CTR members* Free
Academic (non-members)    £25
Industry £150



CTR members* Free
Any non-members £25


* Please note that this includes honorary members and group members of CTR group leaders.