Wednesday begins at 8:30 am in the Westmount room with the Teratology Society and European Teratology Society Exchange Lecture, entitled Endocrine Disruptors: A Regulatory Solution in Search of a Problem?
At 9:30 am, the Cerebral Palsy: History, Mechanisms, and Prevention Symposium will be held in the Westmount room. This symposium will provide an overview of past and ongoing Cerebral Palsy research, focusing especially on new developments in etiologic research, including work that takes advantage of new ‘omics technologies and of newborn blood archived after genetic screening, as well as newly discovered avenues to prevention.
Platform Session 4 will be held concurrently in the Mont Royal room. The session, Alternative Models, consists of nine presentations.
The Mechanisms of Postnatal Reproductive Development/Puberty, and Methods of Evaluation Workshop will be presented at 1:30 pm. This workshop will focus on recent research assessing the effects of xenobiotics on the onset of puberty, including differences in signaling mechanisms between humans and animals, with the aim of understanding which animal models would be best for predicting effects in humans. In vitro, nonclinical, and clinical studies will be presented, highlighting work in males and females, mechanistic ways to evaluate onset of puberty, and the timing of puberty in children. The presentation will be held in the Westmount room.
Platform Session 5 entitled In Vitro, Stem Cells, and Alternative Approaches will be held concurrently at 1:30 pm and will feature ten presentations.
For more details about the Annual Meeting, visit the meeting website. Information about daily activities can be viewed via the Annual Meeting Blog.