Update From Copenhagen: New Science on Hormone Disruptors and Reproductive Health

June 3, 2009
10:00 am US Eastern Time

UPDATE 5/27/09: CHE regretfully must cancel the upcoming Partnership call--Update from Copenhagen: New Science on Hormone Disruptors and Reproductive Health--that was scheduled for Wednesday, June 3 at 10am PT / 1pm ET. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope to reschedule this call in the future. 


Join us on Wednesday, June 3 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 7pm Central European to discuss exciting new data from the 5th Copenhagen Workshop on Endocrine Disrupters http://www.reproduction.dk/cow2009/index.htm, held at the University of Copenhagen, May 20-23, 2009. The Copenhagen workshops consistently feature a multidsciplinary group of distinguished international scientists and cutting-edge new research emerging from the environmental and reproductive health fields. Link to past workshop proceedings here http://www.reproduction.dk/index-filer/Workshops.htm.

This year's Copenhagen workshop will focus on new science regarding the health effects of exposures to endocrine, or hormone, disruptors present in our everyday lives, including in our food, in products we commonly use and in our homes. The workshop will feature mixture studies and links between effects in laboratory studies and observations in wildlife and humans. Some of the topics to be covered include hormone disruptor impacts to prenatal reproductive development, reproduction, obesity, puberty, brain development and thyroid hormone function. The workshop is intended to facilitate an exchange of information and views both within the scientific community and with experts engaged in regulation and policymaking.

On this call presenters will discuss and comment on the highlights from this year's workshop.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Pete Myers, PhD, CEO, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Shanna Swan, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Chair of Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Professor of Environmental Medicine; Professor of Community and Preventative, Medicine University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistr

The moderator of this call will be Steve Heilig, MPH, Director of Public Health and Education for the San Francisco Medical Society and CHE.