WHAT: Sex Begins in the Womb, a conference of leading scientists who will report how the environment and genetics influence fetal development. The meeting, part of a Sex Matters campaign to educate the research, medical and lay communities about sex biology differences, will explore current research ranging from the influence of sex hormones on brain development to unlocking the mystery behind recurrent miscarriages. Berlex Laboratories, Inc., an affiliate of Schering AG, is providing a grant for the conference.
WHEN: Conference runs 8:15 am to 6:00 pm.
Interviews with key speakers are available throughout the day by appointment, and media are invited to attend any portion of the conference.
WHERE: The Crown Plaza Cabana
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, Calif. 94306
WHY: The Society for Womens Health Research, founded in 1990, is the nations only nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to improve the health of women through research. The Society advocates increasing funding for research on womens health, encourages the study of sex differences that may affect the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and promotes the inclusion of women in medical research studies.
Berlex Laboratories, a U.S. affiliate of Shering AG, Germany, is a major supporter of the Sex Matters medical and public education campaign being conducted independently by the Society. The company is both a research pharmaceutical company focusing on female health care, neurology, cancer, heart disease, dermatology, diagnostics and radiopharmaceuticals and a biotechnology company that conducts research from its Richmond, CA facility.
Many Factors Influence Fetal Development
By the time a tiny embryo attaches to the uterine lining, it has already received important genetic instructions on how it will develop. If a male
Contact: Michele Robinson
Society for Women's Health Research