S26 Developmental Reprogramming of Endocrine Functions by Environmental Factors

Program: Symposia
Translational Session
Friday, March 6, 2015: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 1 (San Diego Convention Center)
**This session is eligible for CME credit**

Chair:
Gail S Prins, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Nothing to Disclose: GSP Disclosure Not Provided: PG

New research is uncovering the role of epigenetics in programming fetal development, increasing susceptibility to acute and chronic disease. Development is a highly plastic process and any changes that occur during development due to environmental influences can be carried to future cells via alterations in epigenetic regulation of gene expression. These changes, functional in nature, may not appear until later in life leading to increased susceptibility to diseases. This session will focus on basic mechanisms that lead to altered developmental programming, mainly epigenetic changes. While this is a mechanistic basic session, it should have wide interest due to the widespread focus on developmental programming and later risk of diseases caused by a variety of environmental influences. It is likely that many if not all diseases have their origin during development.

9:30 AM
Michelle Lane, PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
Disclosure: ML: Inventor of product that have a licence to, Vitrolife.
10:00 AM
Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Nothing to Disclose: SMH
10:30 AM
Emilie F Rissman, PHD, Dept Biochem & Molec Genetics, Univ of Virginia Schl of Med, Charlottesville, VA
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