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Early Career Life Scientists’ Symposium: International Symposium on Reproductive Health

Part of the Early Career Life Scientists’ Symposium scheme run in by the Physiological Society, the Biochemical Society and the British Pharmacological Society.

07 May 2021

Abstracts deadline: 19 Mar 2021

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Part of the Early Career Life Scientists’ Symposium scheme run in by the Physiological Society, the Biochemical Society and the British Pharmacological Society.
 



Accumulating evidence suggests that parental health, even before conception, may affect offspring development. Stressful environments during critical periods of growth and development that include preconception, pregnancy, and early childhood, could cause long-term effects that may impact on offspring’s health and disease. These environmental factors include maternal and paternal metabolic and endocrine function, exposure to endocrine disruptors, pollutants, environmental stressors, and also the use of assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs), among others. In this sense, periconceptional and prenatal care are crucial for improving infants' health and preventing the development of different pathologies, such as diabetes, neurocognitive disorders, and other multifactorial and complex diseases during adult life.

This one-day symposium will address these topics via different roundtable sessions, including:

• Maternal-fetal interface
• Maternal effects on pregnancy and offspring health
• ARTs effects on embryo and offspring development
• Paternal effects on fertility and offspring health
  

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