Teratology Society Annual Meeting Highlights - Monday, June 26

Morning Highlights

Breakfast with the Teratology Mentors will take place in Mt. Oxford at 7:00 am. Advance signup is required.


Keynote Speaker Larry I. Wolk will deliver his lecture Cannabis in Colorado: The Impact of Legalization on Children and Families on Monday morning at 8:00 am in Aspen Ballroom. Dr. Wolk is executive director and chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Since joining the agency in September 2013, he has overseen flood recovery, a federal shutdown, and the promulgation of the nation’s first air quality rules specific to methane reduction for oil and gas operations. His new frontier is addressing the myriad issues surrounding medical and retail marijuana.


The RSA/FASD-SG, Teratology Society, OTIS, and DNTS Exchange Symposium, Evaluation of Fetal Risk in the Context of Multiple Co-Exposures, will begin at 9:15 am in Aspen Ballroom. This is a joint session with DNTS, OTIS, and the Research Society on Alcoholism.


Platform Session 2 will take place at 9:05 am in Colorado Ballroom B. Nine platforms will be delivered during this session touching on the theme of Mechanistic and Clinical Teratology.


Coffee and pastries will be available for meeting attendees in Aspen Foyer at 7:30 am.


Afternoon/Evening Highlights

At 12:00 PM, the Past Presidents’ and Honorees Luncheon will begin in Maroon Peak. This event is by invitation only.


The March of Dimes Symposium will be held in Aspen Ballroom at 1:30 pm. This symposium, The Complexities of Caring for the Pregnant and Lactating Patient with Chronic Inflammatory Disease: Maternal and Fetal Considerations, will cover what is known about the diseases including the effects of, and on pregnancy, what is known about the background risk for fetal outcomes, the benefit/risk of commonly used medications to treat the diseases, clinical practice guidance and case presentations. The symposium will include discussion on how this information is reflected in the revised pregnancy and lactation labeling. This is a joint session with OTIS.


A joint session with DNTS, Male Breast Health: The Role of Developmental Exposures on Childhood and Adult Outcomes Symposium, will occur in Colorado Ballroom A at 1:30 pm. This symposium will focus on the role of environmental factors in proper development of the male mammary gland and susceptibility to early and later life changes and disease.


Poster Session 1 will begin at 5:30 pm in Capitol Peak Ballroom. A full list of posters presented during this session is available in the Annual Meeting Program on the Annual Meeting website. Exhibits will be attended during this time. This event will be held jointly with OTIS and DNTS.


For more details about the Annual Meeting, visit the meeting website. Information about daily activities can be viewed via the Annual Meeting Blog.



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