Scientific collaboration is integrated into the meeting activities in many ways. Joint sessions with the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society (NBTS) are featured throughout the meeting and provide a great start to Monday. You will not want to miss the Special Lecture Systems Medicine and Proactive P4 Medicine: A Revolution in Healthcare presented by Dr. Leroy Hood. This joint lecture will define our contemporary view of systems biology and discuss the emerging technologies (measurement and visualization) that will transform biology and medicine over the next 10 years, some of the computational and mathematical challenges that are fundamental to the revolution in biology and medicine, and the impact P4 medicine has on society and several ISB-strategic partnerships that have been established to attack the technical and societal barriers to the realization of P4 medicine.
Two great sessions will occur on Monday at 9:00 am. The March of Dimes Symposium entitled Advances in Early Diagnosis of Birth Defects and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes will focus on different modalities to facilitate earlier identification of birth defects in human pregnancy as well as a talk on the state-of-the-art translational research on the development of epidermal electronics and their application. The Mechanisms platform session will feature ten presentations selected from submitted abstracts.
The Elsevier Distinguished Lecturer, J. David Sweatt will address Epigenetic Mechanisms in Intellectual Developmental Disabilities at 1:30 pm. The lecture is followed by a Joint Symposium on Epigenetics. A platform session will also occur at 2:30 pm on the topic of Pregnancy Registry and Public Policy.
The Hot Topics Symposium: Neural Tube Defects Cluster in Washington State will begin at 3:45 pm and will describe the recent recognition of a cluster of babies born with anencephaly or spina bifida in a three-county area of Washington State.
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