10th Annual Structural Birth Defects Working Group Meeting

December 8-10, 2014


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


Fishers Lane Conference Center
5635 Fishers Lane
Conference Rooms T508/509
Rockville, MD 20852


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

More Information


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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