21 January 2004. CHE gene expression call.
June 2003. Second World
Congress on Fetal Origins of Adult Disease. Brighton
Centre, UK. "The Fetal Origins of Adult Disease concept (FOAD)
concept is bringing new insights into pathogenesis. Poor fetal growth
and small size at birth are associated with an increased risk of
coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis
and some neurological disorders in adult life. The epidemiological
studies which showed this have now been extensively replicated.
They have led to the hypothesis that these disorders originate through
unbalanced nutrition in utero and in infancy."
2-3 October. Reproductive
Toxicology and Chemicals: a matter of timing? Copenhagen.
A conference organized by the European Environmental Agency and
ReproSafe, a research programme supported by the Swedish EPA. The
conference will consider scientific and regulatory challenges created
by the impact of exposure timing during development on the nature
and the magnitude of the effect. "The conference invites experts
as well as generalists from the organisations within the EU, the
EU industry and NGOs, and in national governmental agencies"