Edited article from PRweb, published by the Teratology Society
In San Antonio, the Grand Hyatt is certainly the epicenter of life downtown. But on June 29th, it’s likely to be the epicenter of attention worldwide. In the most highly anticipated session of the Teratology Society’s Annual meeting, Brazilian Scientists will give a “special report” on the latest findings surrounding the Zika virus.
“Zika is an urgent emerging health issue. There is still much we do not know about critical windows of susceptibility, mechanisms of action, and ways to mitigate risk,” said Tacey E. White, PhD, Teratology Society President. “As the premier source for cutting-edge research and authoritative information related to birth defects, our society is uniquely positioned to bring together clinical researchers and basic scientists to attack these issues from all sides.”
With just weeks before U.S. travelers prepare to descend on Brazil for the Olympics, Dr. White hopes the collaboration of Zika researchers will stimulate much-needed research in order to stop Zika sooner rather than later. “My hope is that highlighting this research in a high quality scientific forum will motivate other researchers to get involved.”
About the Teratology Society
The Teratology Society is made up of over 700 members worldwide specializing in a variety of disciplines, including developmental biology and toxicology, reproduction and endocrinology, epidemiology, cell and molecular biology, nutritional biochemistry, and genetics as well as the clinical disciplines of prenatal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatology, medical genetics, and teratogen risk counseling. Scientists interested in membership in the Teratology Society are encouraged to visit http://www.teratology.org.
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