Invitation to European Teratology Society Virtual One-Day Meeting, September 15, 2020

Please see the invitation below from Arantza Muriana. BDRP members may register for this event at the same rate as ETS members (150€) (a discount of 55€). To do this, BDRP members should register through the ETS website ( at the non-member rate. Then send an e-mail to Pia Schröder at ETS ( and cc BDRP headquarters ( that you registered and are a BDRP member. BDRP HQ will reply to confirm your membership status (2020 dues must be paid), and ETS will put a credit for the difference in registration rates on your credit card.

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am contacting you with a mixture of feelings. The ETS council regrets not being able to celebrate this year’s ETS meeting in Madrid, but we are happy to partially replace it by a virtual one-day event in order for our members and collaborators to share their current findings in the field of reproductive and developmental toxicity. Therefore, I would like to invite you all to the 1st virtual one-day event of the European Teratology Society (ETS), to be celebrated on the 15th of September online from 10:00 am to 5.00 pm (Central European Summer Time).

Programme (All times are CEST)

10:10 am Welcome by Arantza Muriana, Nicola Powles-Glover and Steven Van Cruchten

10:30 – 12:00 pm Short communications, Chairs: Arantza Muriana & Elena Menegola

10:30 am Screening of multi-endocrine disruptors in zebrafish, María José Mazón- Biobide, Spain

10:45 am In vitro biotransformation of proteratogens in different laboratory animal models, including the zebrafish, Chloé Bars, Comparative Perinatal Development, University of Antwerp, Belgium

11:00 am Assessment of neurodevelopmental adverse effects induced by Intra-uterine growth restriction and testing of future therapies; Application in an in vitro rabbit neurosphere model, Britta Kühne- GRET, INSA-UB and Toxicology Unit, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Barcelona and BCNatal-Barcelona Center for Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (Hospital lClínic and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu), Fetal i+D Fetal Medicine Research Center, IDIBAPS, Spain

11:15 am A new guide to diagnose thalidomide embryopathy in Japan, Fumihiko Hinoshita, Department of Nephrology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Japan

11:30 am ZNF48 and ZNF84 are potentially involved in the regulation of genes affected by thalidomide, Thayne Kowalski, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre; CESUCA, Brazil

11:45 am Challenges when designing juvenile animal studies that meet global regulatory expectations, Luc De Schaepdrijver, Janssen Research & Development, Belgium

12:00 – 1:00 pm BDRP and European Teratology Society Exchange Lecture Early Principles of Teratology: Does Karnofsky’s Law Still Apply, Chairs: Susan L. Makris, US Environmental Protection Agency and Nicola Suzanne Powles-Glover, AstraZeneca

Dr. David Karnofsky: The First 50 Years European Teratology Society, Derek R Newall, European Teratology Society Past-President

Dr. David Karnofsky: Can He Rest in Peace or Do We Have a Way to Go? BDRP, Alan M. Hoberman, Charles River

1:00 – 2:00 pm LUNCH

2:00 – 3:00 pm COVID-19 during pregnancy and lactation, Michael Ceulemans, KU Leuven, Belgium

3:00 – 5:00 pm Growth retardation: clinical outcome, Chairs: Steven Van Cruchten & Alan Hoberman

3:00 pm Intrauterine growth restriction: clinical consequences on health and disease at adulthood, Umberto Simeoni, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland

3:40 pm Neurodevelopmental outcomes of fetal growth restriction, Brigitte Vollmer, University of Southhampton, UK

4:20 pm Placental phenotypes in fetal growth restriction: Lessons from experimental animals, Jorge Lopez-Tello, University of Cambridge, UK

5:00 pm: closing remarks, Nicola Powles-Glover, president ETS/ Arantza Muriana 2021 meeting coordinator

Come and join us for this exciting program, a great opportunity for sharing your knowledge with colleagues and discuss hot topics in a virtual environment. I am also looking forward to welcoming you all to Madrid in September 2021 for our next ETS meeting. For further updates and registration, please check

With warmest regards, keep safe and healthy!

Arantza Muriana

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