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Stress during pregnancy impacts babies' immune system and psyche 

October 9, 2013
12 noon to 4 p.m.
Room N303, Life Sciences Research Institute (LSRI)
1348 Summer Street, Halifax

This workshop is an opportunity to discuss current research on how stressors during pregnancy affect the developing fetus, leading to negative neurological and immunological health outcomes for the newborn.

Opening with a buffet lunch at 12 noon, the workshop will feature presentations by:

Dr. Andy Stadnyk, immunologist, Dal/IWK, affect of immune stimulation during pregnancy on offspring immunity
Dr. Linda Dodds, perinatal epidemiologist, Dal/IWK, an overview of Nova Scotia's pregnant population
Dr. Tobias Kollman, immunologist, UBC, maternal infections and fetal immunity
Jillian Ashley-Martin, PhD candidate, Dalhousie, impact of prenatal exposure to environmental chemicals on newborn immune system development
Dr. Kathleen Pajer, psychiatrist, Dal/IWK, impact of mother's stress response in pregnancy on baby's stress response
Dr. Ian Weaver, psychology and neuroscience, epigenetic determinants in fetal and postnatal programming
                                                          
If you're interested in attending, contact Dr. Andy Stadnyk, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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