February 11, 2011

Advance Notice

Course looks at predicting lifespan health

The study of fetal programming is the focus of a two-day course Feb. 17-18 at the Emory Conference Center.

"Predicting Lifespan Health" will give a broad introduction to fetal programming, the process whereby environmental influences acting during development alter gene expression and program the body's structures and functions for life.

A body of evidence shows that adult chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, originate through this process by adverse influences during development.

Sponsored by Emory's Office of the Provost and the Emory College, and the office of the British Consulate-General, Atlanta, the conference is intended for postgraduates from a wide range of disciplines, including basic science, clinical science, anthropology, economics, nutrition and public health. 

The conference cost is $50 for faculty, staff and non-Emory attendees; $25 for students. View the agenda and register online.

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