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Texas Birth Defects Research Symposium

Brought to you by the Texas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention, one of the CDC Centers for Birth Defects Research and Prevention.


Austin Texas

Texas Birth Defects Research Symposium

April 19, 2006

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Austin, Texas


Conference Agenda and Presentations Coming Soon


In 1997, the first Texas Birth Defects Symposium was held in Brownsville with a primary focus on the tracking and study of neural tube defects (NTD) along the Texas-Mexico border. In the nine years since, the Texas Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention was established, and active research collaborations have developed that have steadily moved us toward greater understanding of the causes of birth defects and their prevention.

Agenda in Brief:

  • Genetic epidemiology of birth defects
  • Birth defect rates in Texas: border v. non-border residence
  • Pre- and post-fortification rates of various birth defects
  • Population-based analysis of birth defects associated with anotia/microtia
  • Is the prevalence of gastroschisis and omphalocele in the US rising?
  • The effect of paternal age on prevalence of selected birth defects
  • Obesity as a risk factor for birth defects
  • Pesticides & genitourinary defects
  • Hazardous waste sites and birth defects
  • Helicobacter pylor, neural tube defects, and micronutrient deficiencies
  • NTDs & the environment in China
  • Exposure to fumonisins and the occurrence of neural tube defects along the Texas-Mexico Border
  • Late-breaker

Selected Posters:

  • Linking teratogen information service and birth defects registry databases…
  • Microcephaly in Texas, 1999-2002
  • Demographic disparities in omphalocele prevalence and infant survival, Texas 1999-2002
  • Prevalence of encephalocele in Texas, 1999-2002
  • Alcohol Consumption By Women Before and During Pregnancy
  • National Prevalence Estimates for 18 Selected Birth Defects, 1999-2001
  • Epidemiologic Features & Clinical Subgroups of Anotia/Microtia in Texas, 1999-2001

Who Should Attend:

  • Public health professionals
  • Clinicians
  • Researchers from other fields
  • Anyone with a personal or professional interest in birth defects


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Our Sponsors:

March of Dimes Texas Chapter

Texas A&M Insitute of Biociences and Technology

Last updated May 19, 2010