Fetal Programming and Environmental Exposures: Implications for Prenatal Care and Pre-Term Birth
|Event Date/Time: Jun 11, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2012|
This conference will provide a neutral forum for discussion to multidisciplinary science investigators such as toxicologists, obstetricians, neonatologists, pediatricians, endocrinologists, epidemiologists, public health and regulatory experts from basic research to clinical settings, including experts in embryonic, fetal, and childhood development, reproductive medicine and biology, and environmental toxicology. Conference attendees will explore the impact of genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors on the stages of prenatal development, including pre-implantation, implantation, decidualization, placentation, fetal programming in utero, and links to pre-term birth and other pregnancy disorders.
Experts with diverse perspectives will engage in a dialogue about possible ways in which we can better predict, assess, and decrease the effects of environmental and genetic factors that predispose to adverse fetal outcomes and pre-term birth, thus lowering the enormous associated physical, psychological, and economic costs.