S48 Endocrine Disruptors Alter the Female Reproductive Tract

Program: Symposia
Basic/Clinical Session
Saturday, March 7, 2015: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 1 (San Diego Convention Center)
**This session is eligible for CME credit**

Chair:
Kenneth Steven Korach, Ph.D., NIH-NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC

Nothing to Disclose: KSK

Chemicals that can alter the function of the endocrine system are ubiquitous in our environment. The Endocrine Society has defined an endocrine-disrupting chemical (EDC) is an exogenous chemical, or mixture of chemicals, that can interfere with any aspect of hormone function, including the regulation of hormone synthesis, secretion, and actions.  The developing female genital tract is especially susceptible to the effects of xenoestrogens, potentially increasing the risk of uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and uterine cancer.

9:30 AM
Carmen J Williams, MD, PhD, Lab of Reprod & Dev Toxicology, NIH / NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC
Nothing to Disclose: CJW
10:00 AM
Hong-Sheng Wang, PHD, Department of Pharmacology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Nothing to Disclose: HSW
10:30 AM
Antonia Navarro, PhD, Dept. of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine, Northwestern Univ, Chicago, IL
Nothing to Disclose: AN
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