Early Life Programming and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

July 28-30, 2009

Hill Pavilion
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
380 S. University Ave


The purpose of this conference on Early Life Programming and Neurodevelopmental Disorders is to bring together both basic and clinical scientists to facilitate collaborative efforts between these groups with overlapping interests in affective disorders, schizophrenia, and maternal diet. As studies support a major contribution of early life programming in disease susceptibility, there is a critical need for a forum in which basic and clinical scientists can share their most recent findings and future directions in order to facilitate collaborations and the best utilization of materials, and for the promotion of cross-disease interest discussions to occur such that underlying mechanisms, genes, and strategies can be shared.


Organizing Committee

Tracy L. Bale, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Eric Nestler, Ph.D.
Mount Sinai Medical School

Tallie Z. Baram, M.D., Ph.D.
University of CA, Irvine

Jill M. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Brigham & Womens, Harvard

James I. Koenig, Ph. D.
University of Maryland

Conference Coordinator
Amber Marchesano

Meeting Sessions and schedule


Registration Materials


Information for trainee travel award applications



Housing Information. We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for meeting attendees at the Hilton Inn at Penn (web address below). Rooms must be reserved by July 10, 2009 to receive this discounted rate.