International Symposium on Reproductive Health
WHAT’S THE EVENT ABOUT
Accumulating evidence suggests that parental health, even before conception, may affect offspring development. Stressful environments during critical periods of growth and development that include preconception, pregnancy, and early childhood, could cause long-term effects that may impact on offspring’s health and disease. These environmental factors include maternal and paternal metabolic and endocrine function, exposure to endocrine disruptors, pollutants, environmental stressors, and also the use of assisted reproductive techniques (ARTs), among others. In this sense, periconceptional and prenatal care are crucial for improving infants’ health and preventing the development of different pathologies, such as diabetes, neurocognitive disorders, and other multifactorial and complex diseases during adult life.
To address these topics, we organized a one-day symposium with different roundtable sessions, including:
• Maternal-fetal interface
• Maternal effects on pregnancy and offspring health
• ARTs effects on embryo and offspring development
• Paternal effects on fertility and offspring health