Over the past 3-4 decades we have seen a decline in both male and female fertility. This may be related to growing number of environmental toxins called Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that mimic, block, or interfere with hormones in the body’s endocrine system and interfere with normal functioning of hormonal systems. EDCs have been associated with a diverse array of health issues and have become a major public health problem. These endocrine disruptors, are linked with developmental, reproductive, brain, immune, and other problem.
Endocrine disruptors are found in many everyday products, including some plastic bottles and containers, liners of metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, and pesticides.
EDCs in the female can contribute to an earlier onset of puberty; once they become adults, this exposure may also lengthen menstrual cycles and accelerate menopause. EDCs can also affect the duration of fertility and may shorten a woman’s reproductive lifespan. One needs to act to prevent exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) all around us and take steps toward making the world safer for all and also preventing loss of fertility.
Reproductive medicine specialists, reproductive endocrinologists, gynaecologists, endocrinologists, embryologists, scientists interested in ART, nurses and midwives working in reproductive medicine
Expected educational outcomes
Participants having completed this course will be fully updated with evidence-based knowledge on effect of environmental toxins on fertility and how to prevent the effect of these endocrine disrupters on fertility.
Innovative aspects of the course
World experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology will provide lectures on this aspect.
Endocrine Disruptors: How They Affect Reproduction
Speaker: Professor Jaideep Malhotra (Agra, India) [ Click to view speaker’s bio ]
Intervention Studies to Reduce the Effects of Environmental Toxins
Speaker: Professor Linda Giudice (San Francisco, USA) [ Click to view speaker’s bio ]
What Did We Learn from Fukushima?
Speaker: Professor Atsushi Tanaka (Fukuoka, Japan) [ Click to view speaker’s bio ]