9th Annual Structural Birth Defects Working Group Meeting

April 8-10, 2013


Developmental Biology and Structural Variation Branch (DBSVB), Division of Extramural Research (DER), NICHD; National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; NIH Office of Dietary Supplements


5635 Fishers Lane, Room T508/T509, Rockville, Maryland


These recurring meetings are designed to maintain an interactive special interest working group of investigators who are interested in multidisciplinary approaches to enhancing our understanding of the genetic epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, developmental biology, and genetics of structural birth defects.

The research areas covered currently include the study of neural tube and other structural central nervous system defects, cardiac defects, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, limb defects, skeletal dysplasias, osteogenesis imperfecta, congenital contractures, club foot, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, pituitary defects, cryptorchidism, and craniofacial defects.

The meeting provides a forum for investigators to discuss the plans for and progress of their research, exchange ideas and information, share resources, and foster synergistic collaborations relevant to the research goals of the Birth Defects Initiative and Working Group. In addition to smaller discussions about topics related to birth defects research, the meeting will also feature a round table discussion on tissue morphogenesis and biophysical and biomechanical aspects of embryonic development within the context of understanding normal development and structural birth defects.


Dr. Lorette C. Javois, DBSVB, DER, NICHD
Phone: (301) 435-6890
E-mail: lj89j@nih.gov

Please note: Views expressed during NICHD-sponsored events do not necessarily reflect the opinions or the official positions of NICHD, NIH, or HHS.
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