November 9-10, 2009
Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Teratology (DBGT) Branch, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine (CDBPM), NICHD
Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Bethesda, MD
This meeting brings together currently funded researchers whose work focuses on the developmental mechanisms or the genetic susceptibility and variability of human structural birth defects. The Working Group is unique in that it includes both basic scientists and clinicians, and that the projects they oversee emphasize the translational aspects of birth defects research.
The meeting provides a forum for the investigators to discuss the plans and progress of their research, communicate and interact, exchange ideas and information, share resources, and foster synergistic collaborations that will enhance the research goals of the NICHD Birth Defects Initiative. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jonathan Gitlin, James C. Overall Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, who also serves on the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council.
Dr. Lorette C. Javois, DBGT Branch, CDBPM, NICHD
Tel: (301) 435-6890