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NICHD Eighth Structural Birth Defects Meeting

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August 10-12, 2011


Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Teratology (DBGT) Branch, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine (CDBPM), NICHD; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Legacy Hotel and Meeting Centre, Rockville, Maryland


This meeting brings together 25 researchers currently funded through NICHD’s Birth Defects Initiative, as well as other select NICHD-funded investigators who comprise the Birth Defects Working Group (a total of 40 grantees). The Working Group is unique in that it includes both basic scientists and clinicians, and in that the projects it oversees emphasize translational aspects of birth defects research. These recurring meetings are designed to maintain an interactive environment for investigators interested in multidisciplinary approaches to enhancing understanding of the genetic epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, developmental biology, and genetics of structural birth defects. The research areas covered include (but are not limited to) neural tube defects, cardiac defects, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, limb defects, skeletal dysplasias, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, pituitary defects, congenital contractures, club foot, cryptorchidism, and craniofacial defects. This meeting provides a forum for investigators to discuss plans for and progress of their research, exchange ideas and information, share resources, and foster collaborations in support of the research goals of the NICHD Birth Defects Initiative.


Dr. Lorette C. Javois, DBGT Branch, CDBPM, NICHD
Phone: (301) 435-6890

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