Oct 2007: China - Pollutants and Development
The Effect of Environmental Pollutants on Fetal and Child Development: A Global Issue
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.
Speakers and Topics:
- Children's environmental health research: Past, present and future
Shilu Tong, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
- Household air pollution and children's health and development
Kirk Smith, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A. - presented by Allan Smith, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
- Exposure to tobacco smoke in utero and during first year of life: effects on development
Ruth Etzel, Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, U.S.A.
- Prevention of Health Effects in Children from Energy-Related Air Pollution Frederica Perera, Columbia University, New York, U.S.A.
- Status of current environmental challenges in China
Xiaoming Shen, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children’s Environmental Health, Shanghai, China
- Arsenic pollution: Global distribution - evaluation and monitoring
Bibudhendra Sarkar, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
- Health impacts of early life exposure to arsenic
Allan Smith, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.
- Childhood lead poisoning: Sources, outcome, treatment and global dimensions
John F Rosen, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, U.S.A.
- Epidemiological survey of lead poisoning in children in Zhejiang Province and study on neurotoxicity and immunotoxicity of lead
Zhiwei Zhu, Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
- Prevalence of selected major birth defects and air pollution
Meng Mao, West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University School of Medicine, Sichuan Province Key Laboratory of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, and Ministry of Education for Disease Monitoring System of Women and Children and Bank of Biological Resources, Chengdu, China
- Environmental risks and birth defects in Shan Xi, China
Xiaoying Zheng, Institute of Population Research, Peking University, Beijing, China