Oct 2007: China - Pollutants and Development

The Effect of Environmental Pollutants on Fetal and Child Development: A Global Issue
Hangzhou, China
October 26 - 27, 2007

Presented by: The Programme for Global Paediatric Research™ and the Chinese Pediatric Society of The Chinese Medical Association

In cooperation with: The Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Shanghai Children’s Medical Center and Xinhua Hospital, affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine


PGPR’s sixth symposium was held October 26 and 27, 2007 in association with the Chinese Society of Pediatrics of The Chinese Medical Association. The sessions focussed on the effects of environmental pollution on fetal and child development. Particular emphasis was placed on child health in developing countries. The symposium was comprised of expert presentations providing an overview of the problems, issues and instances of work that is being done; poster presentations from selected abstracts on related issues; and structured panel discussions and open forums focused on determining research that is needed.

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A meeting summary and report are being prepared.