Today's Challenge for Protecting Children's Environmental Health for a Lifetime

Monday, 17 February 2014
Grand Ballroom C North (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Elaine M. Faustman , University of Washington, Seattle, WA
This talk sets the stage for the Symposium by developing the case for a dynamic, lifecourse framework for children’s health risk assessment and management, starting from before conception and incorporating critical windows of exposure and susceptibility over early life stages. The power of community-based cohort studies, coupled with basic research on epigenetic reprogramming and genetic polymorphisms emphasizes the value-added by interdisciplinary collaborations.