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2020 PPTOX-VII

International Conference on Prenatal Programming and Toxicology

September 30th – October 3rd, 2020
Chicago, USA

PPTOX-VII: International Conference on Prenatal Programming and Toxicology

The 2020 Prenatal Programming and Toxicology (PPTOX) meeting, the seventh such international gathering, will be held in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA on Sept 30-Oct 3, 2020.  It will include a mixture of invited front-line presentations, video sessions with prominent colleagues, contributed oral presentations and posters, a trainee forum and targeted discussions. We hope that this PPTOX conference will attract toxicologists, epidemiologists, pediatricians, endocrinologists, basic biologists and other specialists, educators, and regulators with an interest in environmental health, developmental toxicity, and human disease etiologies.

PPTOX focuses on a burgeoning research field that addresses interference in crucial developmental processes during early life, when cells, organs and physiologic systems become fully operational and lay the foundation for optimal functions of the mature organism. Exposures to environmental toxicants during these critical windows adversely affect development, reprogram future organ functions and modify disease risks.  To address these urgent issues, biennial meetings of international researchers commenced in 2007 (PPTOX-Faroe Islands, https://www.pptox.dk/) to share information and data, develop impact statements and continue expansion of the field.

Other successful PPTOX conferences have been held in Miami (2009), Paris (2012), Boston (2014), Kita-Kyushu, Japan (2016) and the Faroe Islands (2018), see https://www.pptox.dk/.  Selected  papers and a meeting summary report from PPTOX-VI were published in Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 2019 Aug;125 Suppl 3 (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/17427843/2019/125/S3). Funding for a small number of travel fellowships is being sought to facilitate participation of students and colleagues from developing countries.

Preliminary Schedule

Confirmed Speakers

Ayman Al-Hendy
University of Illinois–Chicago

Patrick Allard
UCLA

Linda Birnbaum
NIEHS

Andreas Baccarelli
Columbia University

Bruce Blumberg
UC-Irvine

Joe Braun
Brown University

Susan Buchanan
University of Illinois–Chicago

Terrence Collins
Carnegie Mellon

Jodi Flaws
University of Illinois

Takao Hensch
Harvard

Kim Harley
UC-Berkeley

Joel Kaufman
University of Washington

Jacques Robert
University of Rochester

Robert Sargis
University of Illinois–Chicago

Martha Susiarjo
Rochester University

Amalie Timmermann
University of Southern Denmark

Jacquetta Trasler
McGill

Mary Ward
NCI

Pal Weihe
Faroe Islands

Conference Location

Conference Center at Feinberg Pavillion of Northwestern Memorial Hospital


251 E. Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Directions and parking information are available at www.nm.org.

Travel Information

Chicago Hotels

Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile

198 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611, US
Hotel Website

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago
Magnificent Mile

152 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611, US
Hotel Website

Travel Information

Chicago Hotels

Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile

198 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611, US
Hotel Website

Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile

152 E Huron St, Chicago, IL 60611, US
Hotel Website

Directions

From O’Hare International Airport

From Chicago Midway International Airport

Conference Program Committee

Co-Chairs:

Philippe Grandjean

Gail Prins

Andy Anderson

Peter van den Hazel

Beate Ritz

Cheryl Walker

Robert Barouki

Jerry Heindel

Remy Slama

Pal Weihe

Susan Buchanan

Margaret R. Karagas

Lesli Stayner

Andrea Gore

Reiko Kishi

Jordi Sunyer

Eun-He Ha

B. Paige Lawrence

Laura Vandenberg

Local Arrangements Committee

Maria Argos

Philippe Grandjean

Sola Olapade

Gail Prins

Rob Sargis

Mary Turyk

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