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Early Life prevention for a healthy development and aging - International workshop

Wednesday 13 July 2016, h. 15.30

Medicine Classroom G, viale Europa 11, Brescia

Early life exposure to a variety of hazards poses health risks that can target various life stages from infancy to the old age. Early exposure windows are extremely relevant and our understanding of the exposure timing and nature of hazards is crucial for effective prevention. This seminar will explain the current trends in research focusing on the first 1,000 days of life starting from conception and their importance for potential development of chronic diseases that may affect individuals across their entire lifetime. New technology allows us to reconstruct the exposure in the different time windows and relate them to later health outcomes. The Italian experience and plans on these important aspects will be presented at the national and local level. The workshop is highly multidisciplinary in nature and will target various medical discipline and Public Health.


  • Prof. Maurizio Memo, Vice Chancellor, University of Brescia
    Welcome and Introduction
  • Prof. Sergio Pecorelli, Chancellor, University of Brescia
    Importance of the first 1,000 days paradigm
  • Prof. Robert Wright, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
    Sensitive exposure windows for early life toxicity
  • Prof. Manish Arora, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
    Shed teeth assessment as a new biomarkers of exposure from prenatal life
  • Prof. Avi Reichenberg
    Environmental and genetic determinants of developmental disorders
  • Prof. Elisa Fazzi, University of Brescia
    Visual assessment in newborn as a tool for early neurodevelopmental diagnosis
  • Dr. Ranieri Guerra, Italian Ministry of Health
    Environmental health strategy of the Italian Ministry of Health
  • Prof. Roberto Lucchini, University of Brescia, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
    From neurodevelopment to neurodegeneration in the province of Brescia