Fetal Programming and Environmental Exposures: Implications for Prenatal Care and Pre-Term Birth

Venue: The New York Academy of Sciences

Location: New York City, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 11, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 30, 2012
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Over the past two decades, it has been increasingly recognized that prenatal environmental and pharmaceutical exposures can adversely influence fetal programming, which plays a role in pre-term birth and is linked to lasting adverse health effects and the risk of adult health disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center are jointly presenting a 1.5-day scientific symposium to explore recent discoveries, challenges, and future research directions that further our understanding of the complex environmental and genetic factors, and gene–gene as well as gene–environment interactions responsible for fetal programming in utero and pre-term birth.

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.


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Registration Pricing By 4/20/2012 After 4/20/2012 Onsite: 6/11/2012 Member $200 $250 $275 Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member $125 $175 $200 Nonmember Academic $250 $300 $325 Nonmember Corporate $300 $350 $375 Nonmember Not for Profit $250 $300 $325 Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember $125 $175 $200