The 2014 Duke Toxicology Spring Symposium “Cognitive Impairment Caused by Developmental Neurotoxic Exposure: Mechanisms, Consequences and Therapeutic Treatment” will be held March 7, 2014, 9AM-3PM in the Searle Conference Center, Duke University. This symposium is sponsored by the Duke University Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program, Duke Superfund Research Center and the Duke NICHES Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center.
Synopsis: Neurotoxic exposure during pregnancy and early childhood can cause long-lasting cognitive dysfunction. Learning impairment and attention deficit have been found after early life exposure to heavy metals and pesticides. Developmental exposures to other environmental chemicals and drugs are also being found to cause persisting neurotoxicity which leads to long-term cognitive dysfunction. This symposium brings clinicians and researchers together to advance understanding of the risks posed by developmental neurotoxicity to the cognitive function of children who will ultimately determine future prospects of our society. — For more information, including the agenda and driving directions, please visit this page.
Registration is required for this event.